May 22, 2007 07:30 AM by Joe Blackmon
Even though Blake Lewis seems to be the underdog by many accounts,
there are some very solid reasons why he could still win American
Idol 6. Blake Lewis is one of the most original American Idol
finalists ever. He’s not afraid to take chances, and taking chances
can sometimes pay off big. If Blake scores with an original twist on a
song that he sings during the final performance show, it could very easily propel him
to an American Idol win.
The fact that Blake Lewis is thought of as an underdog could also help him in the vote. His fans will be very dedicated in voting multiple times to make sure he has a shot at winning. If American Idol has taught us anything over the years, it’s that dedicated fans can pull off an upset.
In the most recent results show, Blake Lewis also likely won some points with viewers over his positive relationship with his dad. Often times the story on American Idol has been about parents who might not have supported their son or daughter’s singing ambitions, but it was obvious that Blake’s dad was 100% behind him.
Another positive for Blake is that he really appears to be a genuinely nice guy. When Melinda Doolittle was eliminated during the most recent results show, Blake didn’t jump up and down and celebrate. Blake immediately offered sympathy to Melinda, and it was obvious that he was more concerned with how Melinda was doing than with celebrating his continuation in the competition. In short, Blake’s actions showed that he has a lot of class.