American Idol judge Simon Cowell recently told TV Guide it would have to be a miracle if Adam Lambert and Danny Gokey didn’t face each other in this season’s finals.
Even though Cowell seemed to predict a victory by Gokey, he reminded TV Guide’s readers that anything can happen in the finals and used last year’s David versus David showdown to make his point.
When you get into the final, everything changes hugely because now you’ve got the whole country focusing on just two people. And I think at the point, Adam would go in at a slight disadvantage. Danny is the safer option – he hasn’t taken as many risks. So I would put it at 55/45, Danny versus Adam. But one song could change everything. I thought David Archuleta walked the final last year. Sitting in that theater, judging the audience, if I had a million dollars to bet, it would all have gone on David Archuleta. We were literally gobsmacked that David Cook won.