American Idol – I know. Some people hate it. It’s been fascinating and annoying and – when Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj were on it – a waste of airtime. The show deserves the cynicism it attracts, too, with too many so-called Idols having faded into nothingness. Now it’s a little too sweet but I’ll take that over mean any day. And it’s almost over for another season.
Alejandro isn’t like that. He’s a guitar virtuoso who’s humble but magnetic at the same time. It’s hard to believe that anybody could create something new with a guitar, but he has. And his songs are record-ready. He is in the final three, with the new Idol crowned in a few days. I’m actually pulling for Madison Vandenburg, the 17-year old with the flawless voice and happy demeanor. But I would download an Alejandro album tomorrow. Right from his audition, he had us. Luke Bryan’s reaction says it all.