Well, what do you know?
18-year-old "Bayou Boy" Laine Hardy wins "American Idol" title.
"I can't believe it. I am just so thankful."
~ Laine Hardy gushing to host Ryan Seacrest
"We're incredibly proud. He deserved it. He's such a talented
young man and he's such a good young man."
~ Hardy's Talented Music program teacher Tim Richardson
It was a joyous night in Livingston parish, a rural area in
Louisiana. The crowd screamed and cheered. A fire truck sounded
its horn in approval.
A 24-year-old singer from California came in second. A 17-year-old
high school student from New York came in third.
What does he plan to do after winning the title?
Share a big pot of "Jambalaya" with his friends and family
on the bayou, just like Hank Williams did in his day ...
As Good As It Looks
* Origin: news://eljaco.se