Could eBay reveal the next 'Idol' champ?

1564__taylorhicks_l_1There’s a hundred different ways to try to handicap the winner of American Idol‘s fifth season: AOL’s weekly poll, DialIdol.com, the message-board comments on EW’s TV Watches. And now, believe it or not, eBay.

According to sales figures from the online auction site, gray-haired dude Taylor Hicks (pictured) leads the eight remaining contestants in total items sold (388) and average sale price ($19.70) over the last month. He’s followed by Chris Daughtry (309), Ace Young (224), Kellie Pickler (120), Katharine McPhee (80), Bucky Covington (73), Elliott Yamin (23), and Paris Bennett (10). Granted, the eBay method is hardly scientific — I can’t imagine most of Idol‘s non-teenage-girl fans are clamoring to purchase a glass pendant commemorating Ace Young’s Earnest Crooner Gaze No. 147™ — but just in case, I might have to go bid on that ”Elliott Yamin Is My Idol” t-shirt. Not for me, of course, it’s for, um, a friend. You got a problem with that?

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  • Christina

    It’s pretty much a given that Taylor is either going to win or be the runner-up this season. Everything is pointing towards that. Taylor is going to be playing it safe tonight by singing “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” so his frontrunner position won’t be affected.
    Kellie Pickler might take the fall after she sings “Bohemian Rhapsody” tonight. And Ace should put the nail in his coffin after he sings an R&B version of “We Will Rock You.”

  • Connie

    Bucky will sing “Crazy Little Thing Called Love.” Paris will sing “Somebody to Love.” Ace will sing “Bohemian Rhapsody” (thus solidifying him as Constantine Cubed). Chris will sing “Stone Cold Crazy” but the Metallica version. Elliot will sing “You’re My Best Friend.” Taylor will sing “Fat Bottomed Girls” for his friend Mandisa! (In reality he’ll sing “Under Pressure”) Kellie will sing “We Are the Champions” and Katharine will sing “I Want to Break Free” or “Radio GaGa”

  • Christina

    USA Today attended the rehearsals and this is the song list:
    Ace Young, We Will Rock You
    Bucky Covington, Fat Bottomed Girls
    Chris Daughtry, Innuendo
    Elliott Yamin, Somebody to Love
    Katharine McPhee, Who Wants to Live Forever
    Kellie Pickler, Bohemian Rhapsody
    Paris Bennett, The Show Must Go On
    Taylor Hicks, Crazy Little Thing Called Love

  • Brad

    Ace is the worst. He really should go home. Bucky may not be the best singer in the competition, but he at least seems sincere and unaffected. I can stand one more week of Bucky – I’ve had more than my fill of Ace.

  • Stephanie Travitsky

    Chris- Stone Cold Crazy
    Taylor- “Somebody to Love”
    Bucky- “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”
    Paris- Radio Ga Ga
    Kathrine- “39” (hopefully, she needs to show a folky side)
    If not then “I want to Break Free”
    Kellie- “The Game”
    Ace-“Your’e My Best Friend”
    Elliot- “Killer Queen” or “It’s a Kind of Magic”
    However, if what Christine says is true then Paris is in trouble: “The Show must go on, is one of THE most powerful and most difficult songs that Bryan May ever wrote. If anyone is a true Queen fan that song was on their last studio album “Innuendo”, a year later Mercury passed away. The song was his farewell, and it might be too big for Paris. If she pulls it off then her votes are going to go throught the roof!

  • pamela

    Here is what I think each should sing…We’ll see
    Contestant Song
    Elliott I Want it All
    Ace You’re My Best Friend
    Taylor These are the Days of Our Lives or Under Pressure
    Katherine I Want to Break Free or Jazz
    Chris I Was Born to Love You
    Paris Somebody to Love
    Bucky Crazy Little Thing Called Love or Save Me
    Kellie Headlong or I Want to Break Free

  • pamela

    Here is what I think each should sing…We’ll see
    Contestant Song
    Elliott I Want it All
    Ace You’re My Best Friend
    Taylor These are the Days of Our Lives or Under Pressure
    Katherine I Want to Break Free or Jazz
    Chris I Was Born to Love You
    Paris Somebody to Love
    Bucky Crazy Little Thing Called Love or Save Me
    Kellie Headlong or I Want to Break Free

  • Dee

    Don’t feel bad. I’ll buy a Elliot t-shirt. He is so underrated and gets no love. I love Chris and Taylor but they don’t need me…they have lots of fans.

  • Dee

    If this is true I can’t imagine kellie singing Bohemian Rhapsody. I hope that will be her downfall.
    Ace can go home to. I’m not a Bucky fan but I think he’s such a nice guy.

  • V.M.L.

    I hope Kellie loses. We don’t need anymore Jessica Simpsons!

  • Arlo J. Wiley

    I really do hope Taylor wins. He’s the best they have!
    And as for what he should sing tonight…I’m hoping for “Somebody to Love.”

  • Basia

    Taylor shouldn’t win as he’s NOT the best vocally. Chris & Elliott are the best male’s in this. Chris should win hands down.

  • alex

    YAMIN, I wanna YAMIN with you!

  • DDWILD

    I love to watch Taylor preform. It is so great to watch his “moves” and see him get “into” the song he is singing. He is a real showman.

  • marsha

    BUCKY NEEDS TO GO..CANT UNDERSTAND A WORD HE SINGS. KELLIE HAD GUTS TO TRY BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY AND I THOUGHT SHE DID A GREAT JOB…SHE HAD FUN WITH IT..TAYLOR IS VERY ENTERTAINING…KATHERINE BELONGS ON BROADWAY..CHRIS ROCKS..

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