EDITORIAL 'MCPHEEVER' RETURNS.ANOTHER year, another season of "American Idol American Idol is an annual American televised singing competition, which began its first season on June 11, 2002. Part of the Idol franchise, it originated from the British reality program Pop Idol. ," and -- once again -- a Val is stealing the show.
Last year it was Katherine McPhee of Sherman Oaks, who made it all the way to the final round while winning the hearts of the home crowd and the nation.
This time it's Sabrina Sloan of Studio City, who on Wednesday received a standing ovation from judge Paula Abdul Paula Julie Abdul (born June 19, 1962) is an American multi-platinum selling Grammy Award-winning singer, dancer, television personality, jewelry designer, and Emmy Award-winning choreographer. . Even that notorious crank, "Idol" judge Simon Cowell Simon Cowell (born 7 October, 1959) is a British artist and repertoire ("A&R") executive for Sony BMG in the United Kingdom and a television producer, more commonly known as a judge on television programmes such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, American Idol , called her performance "the best yet."
This being the Valley of the Stars, it's no surprise that so many hometown home·town
The town or city of one's birth, rearing, or main residence.
Noun 1. hometown - the town (or city) where you grew up or where you have your principal residence; "he never went back to his hometown again" faves have become national "idols." Still, it's fun to root for them. As Abdul put it, Sloan isn't only a great talent; "she's a Valley Girl to boot" -- two good reasons to cheer her on to victory.