`Idol' chatter

On the eve of this season's finale, we cull the good, the bad and the bizarre

May 22, 2007|By Tim Swift | Tim Swift,sun reporter

Again, American Idol has the last laugh.

It was supposed to be all over in February when spunky backup singer Melinda Doolittle outsang everyone and their grandmothers. It was supposed to be ruined in March when Howard Stern and his Internet allies conspired to make the well-coiffed but talentless Sanjaya Malakar the winner.

But tonight and tomorrow, the show -- still the biggest on TV -- is poised to have one of its most competitive finales ever as trendy beatboxer Blake Lewis takes on 17-year-old diva-in-waiting Jordin Sparks.

On TV American Idol airs at 8 tonight and tomorrow on WBFF (Channel 45).

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