I’ve done this every season since Carrie won: a thank you note to you, the readers and contributors to this blog.
I can’t believe I’ve done this for six years. It’s been quite a ride. Sure, this year was tough to get through. Ratings were down. The competitors weren’t all that inspiring and the producers struggled to get the shows done on time. And now we say goodbye to Simon. But you haven’t gotten rid of me yet! I’ll be blogging as usual off season. Feel free to check in every day or on occasion.
We’ll be tracking the past alums (there are now more than 100), Simon’s replacement gossip and all things “Idol.”
Despite it all, traffic is up significantly this year on this blog while most other “Idol” blogs saw sharp drops. That’s all thanks to you contributors (and Larry Platt, too.) Cover It Live helped make live shows palatable, too.
And I will now thank many of people who make this blog what it is, especially Deirdre, who helped sub for me the week of my honeymoon in January and who I finally met a few weeks back in Peachtree City. She is the true heart and soul of this place. I thank her so much for her contributions.
And while Linny was limited by her work, she is a great No. 2. Others who make this blog great: Harm, Harriett, Andi, Honu, Candlerboyz, KPH, Mercedes S, Highlander, Rickster, Tami, Nana, wreckedpizza, RxDawg, KellyandCarrieFan, Chuckles, Woodpappy, Mike S, Neg, OldFart, Rosita, JD, JTesla and anybody else I’ve forgotten. (A special shoutout to Rohofan!)
If anybody wants a Bo Bice CD, email me your address at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have a couple left. Also email me if you feel I left someone out above (and I’m sure I did.)