Thursday, May 31, 2012


Season 11 Idol Winner, Phillip Phillips
I know I'm a little late to the game here, by about a week, but who's I'll finally say CONGRATS to Phillip Phillips, American Idol's Season 11 Winner.

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 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! Ryan would so often's time to dim the lights.....and here we Eddie Idol is.......OUT!



  1. Eddie Idol, thanks for all the good work covering American Idol? I will miss the blog. I was disappointed that Josh did not even get a chance to shine in the final competition showdown, and it should have been a Jessica / Josh finale.

    Phillip Phillips is very similar to previous idol winners Kris Allen and Lee Dewyze. Obviously, the typical AI viewed likes these guys, as they keep winning. I'm not sure what they see in them that I don't.

  2. THANKS RAY! Agreed totally on the JJ finale and also that PP is just another guy with a guitar and very similar to Kris and Lee.
    Idol as a show, their voting system and the judging needs to change and needs an overhaul. And if it doesn't, it's life on TV is short lived. And who knows when another girl may win.

  3. Aw shucks, Eddie!! You know how to make a girl blush! It HAS been lots of fun -- always enjoyed your posts and your passion for AI! Just a little thought .... maybe you should consider blogging for The Voice next season!

    It's been my pleasure posting and reading your thoughts on AI!



    1. Thanks Kimmy! Maybe I will do the VOICE next year, but for now I'm going to concentrate on starting a 'Wine Blog' over the summer, and have some real fun with that. I may hit you up for some ideas on that! Cheers!