There were tears in my eyes when Brooke White was voted off of American Idol tonight. There were other singers better than her on the show, but she brought real emotions to songs like "I am I said" and "Let It Be".
When she smiled it was like a ray of sunshine in my life, and when she cried it was like a storm in my soul.
While Carly Smithson was my first choice for American Idol, Brooke was actually my third choice behind David Archuleta. David, probably, gets as many votes for his cuteness as he does for his singing.
At this stage of the competition, it should have been Jason Castro who got voted off. Jason's voice is too weak and montonous to compete with the others.
Syesha Mercado has a fine R & B voice and she delivered "Thank The Lord For The Nightime", very well. However, her appeal may be lacking with young female voters who are coming out in droves to vote for their favourite "cutie and/or hotie" guy.
David Cook has his moments as a power rock singer, but he doesn't have the range or the depth of the other Idols.
American Idol has become a popularity contest for whoever is watching at the time. The biggest win is making it to the top ten. Brooke finished fifth. Without a doubt, she will have a performing career ahead of her and one of her songs will be "Let It Be".