Originally Posted by goettling
More than 63 million votes were cast, "more than any president in the history of our country has received," Seacrest said.
People can vote multiple times for Idol so that isn't a surprising statistic.
I liked the finale but fast forwarded through most of it except for the duets and Prince. For me the duets and performances by the gals and they guys reconfirmed that the final two were the correct final two. I do think Mandesa should have gotten further, but her weight made her unacceptable to many voters. I also think that Paris should have gone later on in the program.
The Meatloaf/Katharine duet was totally unexpected as was Elliot and Mary J. I loved Prince's performance.
I predict that someone will do a remake of the Wizard of Oz with Katharine as Dorthy. Look for Taylor as a soulful country scarecrow.