Everybody snickered a month in the past when there have been nonetheless eight singers in rivalry for the coveted American Idol crown and at 18-1, I should have been the one individual on the planet that instructed you plunk down so hard-earned money on Elliot Yamin. Yesterday extremely touted publications had been predicting the demise of my major man.

I imply even certainly one of my very own employer’s adopted up my so referred to as perceived ridiculous assertion, with a rebuttal from one other author. Hey, to every his personal and it’s like I’m bang on with each certainly one of my predictions.

Let’s flip the clock again to April 14, 2006:


Okay I admit I’ve hit all-time low as I’m about to put in writing an article on American Idol, however on the flip aspect, it’s important to admit, this present has energy! I’ve on this competitors sat on my sofa with my spouse who loves the present and on this specific competitors have seen the contestants twice. The primary time I noticed Elliot Yamin sing he was doing a Stevie Surprise tune referred to as ‘If You Actually Love Me” and I mentioned then and there that the competitors was over.

This man blew the competitors out of the water and even Simon needed to admit the man has the chops. This previous week I watched the competitors and it was the present with the “Queen “theme and this isn’t a simple group to mimic. I used to be surprised they did the voting and he was positioned within the backside three which meant there was an opportunity he would get eradicated. BS I cried out to my spouse, however then it name hit me like a ton of bricks, the man is brief and ugly and the superficial callers, couldn’t get previous this problem.

I am unable to be the one one to note that Elliott Yamin has the worst tooth on American Idol. However may his dental dilemma be as a consequence of diabetes and never poor hygiene?

However Elliott’s tooth aren’t the one uncommon characteristic on the 27 year-old contestant from Richmond, Virginia. His Abe Lincoln-style sideburns make him appear to be a cross between an Amish farmer and avenue gangster. And generally he even seems to be like a leprechaun cautiously coveting his pot of gold.

However significantly, Elliott can use his weirdo/outsider/creepy look to his benefit. Give it some thought – if his confidence continues to develop (and it ought to if Simon retains stroking Elliott’s ego), he could possibly be the unlikely long-shot that’s the subsequent American Idol.

American Idol sells the sizzle that anybody can win this competitors and what higher manner then to pick a Diabetes sufferer from a poverty stricken household to be the subsequent winner. Imagine me people American Idol will by the present Excessive Makeover and ship Yamin there and he’ll come out wanting by Brad Pitt.

I gave you the White Sox, I gave you Mickleson and now you will have an 18-1 longshot!

Now I don’t need to come throughout as some pompous you already know what, however this complete American Idol isn’t any totally different them betting on professional sports activities. The Phoenix Suns had been buried by the general public after recreation 5 of their collection towards Lakers and everybody was speaking in regards to the nice Kobe and Phil Jackson for coach of the yr.

After recreation 7 it was all Steve Nash and his posse. The Suns then took aside the Clippers in recreation one and everybody was speaking about all of the unsung heroes on the Phoenix staff. I warned you that the unfold of Suns -Four ½ was too low, however the guys with all the cash in Vegas, knew that betting is 90% public notion. The Clippers mauled the Suns final night time!

American Idol attracts thousands and thousands of viewers and needs to proceed that development. They promote the American Dream that something is feasible, plus they need controversy on the water cooler the subsequent day!

Elliott Yamin is the Steve Nash of American Idol that means that it’s alright to “Dare to Dream”!