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Published:May 24th, 2011 14:06 EST

Disaster! American Idol Finale Way Too Country For America To Handle!

By Robert Paul Reyes

Put on your cowboy hat and your cowboy boots Y`all. The American Idol Finale is a country Lollapalooza featuring the country-pop princess Lauren Alaina vs country crooner Scotty McCreery.

The Idol Finale reeks of a country shindig at a trailer park in Kentucky. The demographics for the Idol final performance show will trend Middle America with a country flavor. America moves to a rock or rap bet, not to a country twang. Tonights` show should be telecast by CMT, not the Fox Network.


You can have Lauren`s Southern charm and innocence, I`ll take Haley Reinhart`s angry pout and her raw sexuality. You can have Scotty`s good manners and respectful attitude, gimme James Durbin`s quirky personality and punk histrionics.

American Idol came back like gangbusters thanks to the audience-friendly new judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez. But the countrified finale may well destroy the long-running hit show.

Tyler and Lopez are loathe to criticize any performer, but for the good of the show they should savage all of the country contestants next year. American Idol and America may not survive another all-country finale.

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