LONDON - It is no secret around Buckingham Palace that Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip make it a point to always watch American Idol and Dancing With The Stars.
Neville Twickenbuck, a reporter for The Tickety Boo News Agency stated that while both shows are being telecast the Royal couple has left strict instructions that they are not to be interrupted even if they get a call from French President Nicolas Sarkozy, or American President Barack Obama, or even British billionaire Simon Cowell.
When asked who the two favored on American Idol this season, the Queen immediately replied that they each liked Pia Toscano and were certain that she would be the eventual winner.
She then expressed how totally and utterly shocked both were when they watched her get eliminated so early in the AI season.
Prince Philip pointed out to Twickenbuck that he and his wife had correctly picked the last five American Idol winners. He proudly boasted that not even the top Las Vegas oddsmakers could make that claim.
The Queen rather somberly noted that after having chosen the previous five winners both were disappointed and upset that their 'winning' streak had ended.
Twickenbuck asked the Queen who their previous winning picks had been.
She smiled, took a sip of her tea, and replied Lee DeWyze, Kris Allen, David Cook, Jordin Sparks, and Taylor Hicks.
Prince Philip said that the two came very close to almost picking David Archuleta over David Cook in season seven but are glad they stuck with Cook since they just learned that Archuleta has already been let go by his recording company.
Twickenbuck asked who the Royal couple is rooting for now that their favorite has left the show. They looked at each other and grinned.
The Queen quickly answered that she is pulling for Casey Abrams, the singer with the biggest guitar she has ever seen and Prince Philip said that he is pulling for that North Carolina cowboy who sure does look a lot like President George W. Bush, Scotty McCreery.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Queen Elizabeth apparently does not realize that the musical instrument that Casey Abrams plays is an upright bass.]