May 24, 2007 07:30 AM by Joe Blackmon
Now that Jordin Sparks has been crowned the winner of American Idol 6,
it’s time to look back at the performances and comedy segments from the
American Idol 6 finale. Which performances stood out at the best?
Which joke segments were the most memorable? Here are our choices for
the best moments from the American Idol 6 finale.
Blake Lewis might have ultimately lost American Idol 6, but he had perhaps his best performance of the season on the American Idol 6 finale. Teamed up with Doug E. Fresh, Blake Lewis showed exactly what he can do when he performs a song that does fit within his style of music. Blake Lewis & Doug E. Fresh showed what beatboxing is all about, and likely earned the genre many new fans with their performance. It was nothing less than astonishing.
While Melinda Doolittle might have been eliminated one spot short of making the final two, she reinforced just how wrong that elimination was with her finale performance with Bebe & CeCe Winans. Ryan Seacrest pointed out that Melinda use to sing back up for them and now she’s singing with them. Based on what Melinda showed during her performance, we doubt that she will ever be singing back up again.
Overall, most of the performances on the American Idol 6 finale were strong. There wasn’t really anyone who crashed and burn. Some of the more exceptional performances included Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Green Day, and the African Children’s Choir. The tribute to The Beatles Sgt. Pepper album also came together nicely for everyone involved.
While the performances were solid, the comedy segments fell a little short of the previous two seasons. For the most part the Golden Idol Awards weren’t that great, but the “Best Buddies” award shined above the rest. Up for “Best Buddies” were Jonathan Jayne & Kenneth Briggs, Amanda Coluccio & Antonella Barba, and Ryan Seacrest & Simon Cowell. While the replay of some of Seacrest and Cowell’s classic exchanges from this year were hilarious, the award ultimately went to Jonathan & Kenneth, which was the correct choice.
Ryan Seacrest asked Kenneth how he felt about Simon Cowell’s bush baby comment, and Kenneth said “You know, at first it hurt me, I couldn’t believe someone could say that.” Then, Kenneth added “You know what Simon if you hadn’t said what you said then I wouldn’t be where I’m at, and I forgive you. Thanks man, lighten up, I have.” As an image of a real bush baby flashed on the Idol big screen, Seacrest told Kenneth that American Idol had sponsored a bush baby on his behalf at the Milwaukee County Zoo.
Do you agree or disagree with our selection of the best moments from the American Idol 6 finale? Which other moments would you have included? Which moments that we selected would you have left off?