For the first time ever, Linda and I have watched the complete seasons of Dancing with the Stars and American Idol.
We were amazed at the talent we heard and saw and, like most, we had our favorites and we picked who we thought would win.
This has been the week of underdog upsets.
In the case of DWTS, I was sure that Gilles would win.
His sharp lines and Latin ability made him stand out from the rest.
Several times he was rewarded with a perfect score.
His nearest competitor to me was Melissa.
She came out of no where to also be such a crowd pleaser.
Her background in ballet dancing and being a Dallas Cowboy cheerleader aided in her talent to amaze the crowds.
Imagine my surprise when my pick for 3rd place winner ended up first.
Olympic gold-medalist Shawn Johnson took the trophy.
I wasn’t much better at picking them on AI either.
For most of the season I was convinced that the last two standing would be Adam and Danny.
Adam oozes talent but I was not thrilled with some pictures that surfaced on the internet about his private life.
Danny is a Christian and praise leader at his church.
His wife had died just weeks before the competition and it was her urging that convinced him to try out in the first place.
I was a little shocked when Adam was placed in the bottom three one night and even more surprised when Danny was the bottom three and was out of the competition.
This left Adam, who I thought would win, and Kris, another Christian and praise leader from Arkansas.
Last night as the two stood side-by-side it was announced that Kris was the new American Idol.
I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome of both programs and I realize that I’m not good at picking winners.
Well…there is one exception!
And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. Rev 19:14-15