Get Your Vote On With American Idol

Can you believe American Idol is in its 11th season already? It seems like only yesterday Kelly Clarkson was wowing us with her vocals when she won the show's first season.

This week sees the latest group face off for a final time with the two-part finale tonight and Wednesday night at 8 p.m. on FOX! Can you tell I am just a little bit excited? It's down to Jessica Sanchez from San Diego, California and Phillip Philips from Leesburg, Georgia.

I'm pulling for Jessica all the way. (Sorry, Phillip!) I just cannot believe the voice on this girl. And she is a girl. She's only 16 years old! But her voice is just so incredibly beautiful. Whether she wins or not, she definitely has a really promising career in front of her! I can't wait to buy her first album.

Jessica and Phillip will be singing three songs each in tonight's performance show, so expect some totally fantastic music. Wednesday night should be great too. Besides announcing the results of the voting, there will be all sorts of musical performances including Rihanna and Aerosmith!

It's funny because a few years ago when Steven Tyler joined the judges on American Idol, his fellow bandmate Joe Perry made fun of him. You know, he said he'd sold out. He pretty much said he'd never perform on the show. But a few years and tons of good press can make a world of difference I guess. Because Joe's been on the show before to help Steven out and now the whole Aerosmith band will be performing. Should be a real interesting night!

I think more companies should take to the American Idol format and let fans actually vote. M&Ms should offer three new colors and let fans vote on which one to do next! Or even cooler... movie producers should let fans vote on which actors or actresses can get some of the leading roles! Even stores should let customers pick some of their new products.

I think should start this new trend. We could show you guys some new bedding sets and let you vote on which one you'd most like to see us sell! Maybe we could work directly with our great designers like
Steve Madden or Vera Wang and get them to send us initial design sketches and let you vote on what they should make next! How much fun would that be?

Okay, let's vote. Which of these two two Laura Ashely sets do you like best?

Laura Ashley Yardley

Laura Ashley Caroline Quilt

Have a great rest of the week and don't forget to watch American Idol on FOX tonight and tomorrow! Go, Jessica!

Kim Pehle