Thursday, May 25, 2006
Roll Tide! and Taylor Hicks
Jay Reeves with Associated Press has put forth several articles on Taylor Hicks,' this one, Hometown Abuzz Amid 'Idol' Final featured in the Washinton Post. MSNBC featured Taylor Hicks’ Alabama hometown abuzz "Roll Tide and Taylor Hicks" signs were prevalent according to the reporter present.
For the proud Alabamians this is a perceived victory for their state, developing a name as producing some of the best contestants for American Idol. Ruben Studdard, season 2 winner, Diane Digarmo season 3 runner-up, Bo Bice, season 4 runner-up, and now Season 5 winner, Taylor Hicks.
My daughter attends the University of Alabama (Roll Tide)and she has commented to me how much excitement Taylor has brought to the area. Talk about Hicks dominating local news programs, area venues.
Hicks winning Idol has once again brought pride to the state and shows why the phrase 'Stars Fell on Alabama' can hold many meanings for the state.