Apparently someone at FOX or the people who count the votes could not keep a secret. For the first time I can remember, the winner of Idol was announced about 8 hours prior to the show actually airing. Matt Drudge announced the winner of the show yesterday afternoon, got it right and said it was not even close.
By now we all know that Scotty McCreery won Idol and I am sure he will be a big country star. I think Lauren Alaina (who should have won) will have an album or two, but I worry about her long term success. Anyway, Drudge went on to say that Scotty won by double the votes and it was the biggest blowout in Idol history.
That scoop is pretty impressive. Yes, you have a 50% chance of being right if you are guessing, and FOX does not release individual vote totals so there is no way of knowing if it was that big of a blowout, but you are still announcing the winner and you are going to look foolish if you are wrong.