Taylor Hicks!!! Well it was pretty much just like everybody thought. After the votes were counted the Soul Patrol had mounted an effective campaign to put an end to McPheever, at least as far as American Idol goes.
The season five finale itself was actually a pretty good show. They had quite the wide assortment of guest singers. Paris Bennett with Al Jarreau, Katharine McPhee with Meatloaf, Chris Daughtry with his favorite band Live, a Burt Bacharach medley of songs performed by the Top 12 with him playing the piano, and many others including two songs right before the results by Prince.
So by the vote of the American Idol fans the number one rank goes to:
Who did you want to win on season five of American Idol? Did America make the right choice?