'American Idol' will be crowned tonight

Wednesday, May 21, 2003

With the exception of the Super Bowl or the Academy Awards ceremony, tonight's conclusion of "American Idol" (7 p.m., Fox) will probably be the highest-rated prime-time show of the year. Its hype and buildup certainly rank right up there with the annual football classic.

So who will it be: the velvet-voiced Ruben Studdard with the Pavarotti profile? Or Clay Aiken, the Dixie Pixie? If you believe in cliches, then everybody's a winner when it gets this close. Tell that to Al Gore.

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