|Season 11 Idol Winner, Phillip Phillips|
It certainly wasn't the outcome I was hoping for, as I thought for many weeks that it would be a Jessica and Joshua finale, as those two were far superior vocally to Phillip. With Joshua ousted the prior week, I thought Jessica was certainly the odds on favorite to take the title. But....America thought otherwise, and as the saying goes, it is what it is. So let it be written.......so let it be done.
With that said, this is my farewell and FINAL post to the Eddie on Idol blog, as I've decided that there will be no more posts on this year's or on any future seasons of American Idol competitions.
It's been a really FUN ride! From the days of posting my personal e-mails season after season to those close to me and who were truly interested in what I had to say, to Kimmy taking those thoughts and posting on my behalf to the Mercury blog, and finally to me taking over the blog the last few seasons. I always tried to be professional, but yet a bit 'edgy' and 'racy', and throw in a bit of that 'eddie-sarcasm' too. I always felt the need to add some flair to the posts, telling it like I thought without mincing words, and maybe at times over-stepping the boundaries of what I should and shouldn't say, but all in all, I tried to have fun with it, and I hope you all enjoyed reading my Idol recaps.
SPECIAL THANKS to those who have followed and supported the Eddie Idol journey for many years, including sweetheart Kathy, brother Ron, cousin Gregory, sister Judy, niece Pam, co-worker and friend 'Orange' Ray, special friends Pete and Mary, Cindy at the Mercury, Eileen and Diane at the Mercury, Publisher Tom Abbott, media partner Jim Lucas, and last but not least, the gal who started me on all this, Kim Toth, who cannot be given enough THANKS for all her support and help through the years. THANKS KIMMY.....YOU ROCK!!!
Final THANKS to all those readers who have taken the time to follow me through the Mercury's 'Town Square', your support has been very much appreciated!
Now......as Ryan would so often say....it's time to dim the lights.....and here we go........as Eddie Idol is.......OUT!