I didn't watch any of this show, so my opinion probably doesn't matter or make any sense. But, here's what I think:
I don't think this guy goes anywhere. At best this dude is Barry Manilow for like 2 years. His first record will sell like hotcakes, but that'll be it. Guys don't go anywhere on that show. That Ruben dude won, and he's old news. Justin whats-his-face and Aiken are not talked about anymore either. That Bo guy has like one song, but that'll be it for him.
Clarkson and Underwood are hot chicks...they are going strong...big news there.
They'll produce many more hit records before they're done. This McPhee or whatever her name is will have a better career than Taylor Hicks...I guarantee it.
The next Idol winner will be a hot chick...I'm already seeing the pattern.