If you care, this is for you. As for me, other than Carrie, I just don’t care.

Oddsmaker Installs Anwar as New ‘Idol’ Favorite
LOS ANGELES ( After many weeks of audition episodes and three more weeks of semi-final action, “American Idol” reached its Final 12 on Wednesday (March 9) night. Antigua-based Internet sports betting site has set Anwar Robinson as the favorite, leading three men with the lowest odds.
Anwar, a 25-year-old music teacher from New Jersey, closed Monday night’s show with a bang as his version of “What a Wonderful World” had the crowd on its feet and has 5/2 odds from InterTops. Rocker Bo Bice, told by judge Simon Cowell that this is his competition to lose, is the second choice with 3/1 odds, followed by the 7/2 odds for New York City’s Mario Vazquez.
“If music is the food of love, then at we are hungry for Anwar!” ejaculates Chief Operations Officer Michael Maerz. “He has true idol potential in his voice, stage presence and personality. But it is the American public who will decide who they want to see on that pedestal… billboard… CD cover… TV program …” Two weeks ago, Intertops’ competitor installed Oklahoma songstress Carrie Underwood as the early favorite, but apparently some on the luster has gone off of the golden girl after a couple so-so performances. Carrie has 11/2 odds, which makes her the second pick among the “Idol” women after only Nadia Turner, who gets 9/2 odds.
With the men dominating the ranks of favorites, it’s little surprise that both longshots are women. Intertops can’t spell “Lindsay” Cardinale’s name, but the site doesn’t figure it needs to, offering prohibitive 40/1 odds on the Louisiana thrush. Las Vegas wild girl Mikalah Gordon is next lowest with 30/1 odds. Round Mound of Sound Scott Savol has the worst odds among the men at 25/1.