Blake Lewis still might beat Jordin Sparks?
Blake Lewis still stands a chance at beating Jordin Sparks. No, I'm not talking about a rematch for the American Idol title. I am talking about record sales, fame and ultimately cash.
Winning American Idol isn't really what it used to be. Yes, the original American Idol Kelly Clarkson is one of the biggest names in music today, but other than Carrie Underwood - no other American Idol winner has come anywhere close to Kelly's success.
Some Idol losers, however, have! You know that Oscar winning actress Jennifer Hudson. She is an Idol loser. So is rocker Chris Daughtry.
Maybe that's why Blake Lewis didn't seem to upset about losing to Jordin Sparks. The judges even agree.
"I think we suffer from Jennifer Hudson- and Chris Daughtry-itis, which is people who didn't win getting great careers and now a lot of the contestants believed it absolutely doesn't matter," Idol judge Simon Cowell told Entertainment Weekly. "Sometimes there's part of me thinking, 'You genuinely couldn't care less what we're got to say; everything's going your own way now.'"
The winner of success and fortune for this season has yet to be determined. Often times, producers will release the Idol winner and runner-up singles on the same day. That's the true test! Unless you're as talented as Jennifer Hudson - then you just have to hang in there!