I have a colleague at the office who loves American Idol. During the first two seasons, I never watched a single episode. Last year, I had a neighber that was working on the Fox crew while they were taping auditions in New Orleans. When she came back she kept saying, "watch for Leroy".
So, between her cue and my colleague's passion for the show, I decided to give the program a whirl. During the first few weeks the program aired, I watched. I got sort of bored with the auditions so I stopped. Then, I started again after they had whittled down the contestants to just 10. I never voted, I just watched but I watched every episode after this.
I loved Bo Bice. Every time I would leave the office on days that Idol would air, I would say, "Ok Guys, I'm going home for my weekly dose of Bo". He was my guy. I also loved Baby V (Vonzell Solomon) and Carrie but just not as much as Bo. When it came down to just the three of them, I was torn between Carrie and Vonzell. Still, I wasn't voting, I just watching.
So then it's the last episode, it's down to just Bo and Carrie and I'm still cheering for Bo.
Carrie gets up there and sings her very last song "Angels Brought Me Here". While she throws every last effort into this song, every hair on my arm stands on end. I am so moved. I can't even recall if Bo got a chance to sing after that or not but her song and my reaction was all I could remember. I voted for Carrie that night. I voted for her 3 times! Bo Bice? Who the hell was Bo Bice?
I have been waiting and waiting for her to produce a single. And now she has finally released "Jesus Take the Wheel". I think the title is cheesy but I absolutely love the song. I think she is wonderful. I still like Bo a lot but Carrie made her way past him and I'm so proud of how she has turned out.
She was worth all three votes.