I'm not an American Idol fan. Really. I have NEVER watched a single full episode of that show and I'm actually proud of that. But I just watched the performance of one of the final 24 on this new season, and I think I want to watch American Idol just for Amanda Overmyer.
Her singing Joplin's "Mean Woman" for the audition was good, but I was blown by her rendition of "Light My Fire":
I know she will probably be ousted a few episodes down -- because the show is not about how well you can sing. I also believe the public that vote for this kind of show isn't always appreciative of that gravelly, brassy vocals of hers.
But for as long as it lasts, I really want to watch this girl perform.