Last night American Idol crowned their 13th winner
. Much like the previous four or five winners, Caleb Johnson will probably disappear after a year or so. After the obligatory few red carpets and radio appearances and launch of his record which will probably not do so well he will quietly be dropped from the label and in interviews in a couple of years will talk about how he is writing new material and can't wait to get back in the studio and sell a record that even less people will buy. It is too tough for winners to make their mark although they do much better than their other talent show competition. I think the winners think they will be catapulted into some type of Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson life changing experience but that is really unlikely. If there is a chance for anyone it is probably Jena Irene Asciutto since she is just 17 and there always seems to be room for young teens to get a record made and sold. No guarantee, but I think she has a better shot. What you should do if you win is go ahead and make your record and hope for the best, but use your initial fame and go do some Broadway. That is something you can make a career of and your winning status will help you get leads you would never have received otherwise.