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Published:May 18th, 2010 15:10 EST
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Dark Horse Casey James May Win American Idol

By Robert Paul Reyes

A lot of Americans can`t name the Speaker of the House or the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, but almost everyone can name the three American Idol finalists. I`m not criticizing the priorities of the public, after all John Roberts and Nancy Pelosi will never have as many Twitter followers as the American Idol contestants.

casey jamesCrystal Bowersox has been the judges` favorite from the beginning, but I don`t think she`s America`s sweetheart. The bar singer from Ohio has been compared to Janis Joplin, but Joplin never would have made it in today`s music scene where looks and dancing ability trumps talent and dedication. Crystal is destined to be a bridesmaid, her Melissa Etheridge vibe doesn`t translate into American Idol champ.

Lee DeWyze`s raspy voice and rocker sensibilities may be enough to take him all the way to the top. Tween girls will vote for the handsome rocker, and their mothers will vote for him because he`s not edgy like an Adam Lambert.

But dark horse Casey James may walk away with the crown, he`s an outstanding guitarist, an adequate singer, and most importantly he`s irresistible to teen girls and cougars. I like Casey`s brilliant guitar work and his humble demeanor, who cares if he`s not the most talented, I hope he wins.

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