Who is going to win Season 13 of American Idol? It’s easy. Ben Briley.
REASONS: It is entirely possible producers had a feeling Neco Starr or Briley would end up in the Top 5 and both would make a run to the final. So put them up for a vote and let America decide. This is only my theory because he got voted into the Top 5 and now he has a fan base that wants to vote for him. He’s got the country thing down but with a tinge of rock in his blood. It’s like Daughtry, David Cook, Lee DeWyze and Philip[ Phillips procreated and had a super contestant. Briley’s going to rock the shit out of Idol, sing enough pop country to steer the votes his way and away from Southern Bros CJ Harris, Caleb Johnson and Dexter Roberts and when it comes to the final, he’ll be so “aww shucks” everybody will vote for him. Including Neco Starr.
WHY WE’RE IDIOTS: This is classic DRI overthinking. Briley is good, but not this good. He’s going to get stomped by the WGWGs and when it comes time to sing genres that aren’t rock or country, he’s going to get destroyed by the competition. Plus, on the list of people who the judges will use a save on, he ain’t up there.
WHY WE’RE NOT: He’s a good looking dude. Just rough enough that wives can fantasize about him without feeling dirty and young girls can pick him because “he’s so much more mature than Sam.” Musicians who watch – and there are plenty – will appreciate how he admires old-school bluesy and classic rock and click his name online now and then. He’s going to sweep people off their feet with stories of his wife and at some point producers are going to say “Oh shit, this guy’s gonna win, we need more info on him.”
WHY WE’RE ROOTING FOR HIM: He’s our pick to win. Maybe he’ll say “The only people who picked me was some random blog and now I want them to be my friends.” Godspeed Ben. Godspeed.