Blake didn't even want to win, he just wanted to make the top 10 for exposure. Apparently it was a huge joke with him and his friends. If he didn't want to be there maybe he should have bowed out gracefully and led Melinda be in the finale. A Melinda/Jordin finale would have been 10 million times better.
Congratulations Jordin you deserved it, if Melinda wasn't there she is probably the second best choice. Runners up have poor track records no offense to Blake but I wouldn't assume he has it made since he didn't win, go look at past runners ups. Clay is the exception he the reason he was so popular is because of rabid idol fans. American Idol fans opinion means little because it is the new fans that the idols get that make the difference. In my opinion this is like season 4 when everyone whined about Carrie winning and that she wasn't the best and didn't have any stage presence and that Bo would outsell her. I think we are going to have a repeat of season 4 in that regard.