wednesday night i watched performances by american idol's final four 2011. each of the four gave amazing performances. i had no idea which of the four would be eliminated.
that left scotty and james, one of the two would survive to sing another night. for the other, the journey toward a dream come true would come to a gut wrenching, horribly disappointing end. as the two stood, each with an arm across the other's shoulder, each hoping against hope that it would be he chosen to go on, each hoping against hope that he would not be the one leaving, i knew.
the other three, with perfect teeth, perfect smiles, perfectly "good looks" got more votes. whether that was a conscious or an unconscious decision on the part of the voters, i can't say. i hope it's not the case but it appears to me to be a case of prettiness prejudice. james received fewer votes because he is less a looker than the other remaining three.
admittedly it's just a theory on my part. i have faith that, though he did not win the 2011 american idol title, he will be offered a recording contract. randy, jennifer and or steven will see that he gets a deal. i have to beleive that.