America goes bezerk: No. 6, Sam Woolf
REASONS: I know what you’re thinking. WHOA! He’s the online gambling favorite to win the show, but here’s the dirty little secret – what he showed the other night singing “Babylon” makes me question if he has enough to get it done every week. He’s going to get outshined by Alex Preston and Ben Briley playing, he’s going to get out-younged by Malaya Watson and he won’t have the backing of MK Nobilette. Oh, and when he gets picked here? Zero percent chance he doesn’t get the save used on him.
WHY WE’RE IDIOTS: He walks into the contest the most popular of all the Idols. He’s got the most Twitter followers, offshore books making him the favorite and he’s pretty talented. The David Gray thing was a meh performance at the wrong time but his meh performances are going to get him through week after week. Plus, his dimples? To. Die. For.
WHY WE’RE NOT: I have a hard time justifying this pick other than calling it instinct and not wanting to pick the guy everyone is going to pick. If he’s not out here he ends up in the finals and finishes second.
WHY WE’RE ROOTING FOR HIM: Always love guys with the musical ability to take a song that’s not a guitar song and make it one. Want to see this kid do it all the time. Plus, CMoney had a mega-boner for John Mayer and Woolf does Mayer pretty well.