Michael Johns – The boy wore another scarf. I loved last week’s look but this scarf? Hmmm. Jury is still out. All that to say, he did great! I think the boy has found his niche. Chasing rabbit time: Okay, I know y’all are all thinkin’ it. Paula’s dress? Albeit lover-ly, but a wee bit on the small side, yes? That’s it. Syesha Mercado – All y’all know that I’ve been a fan of hers from the git-go. However, I think she’s tryin’ to impress everyone by singing these powerhouse songs. She is a great singer, and can really imitate others but I’d like to hear what she does. But, I still enjoy her voice a lot. She don’t need to go impressin’ me. Jason Castro – Again, I will be buyin’ that boy’s CD for my Nano. He knows exactly what he sings well and he sings it well. So soothing…like sittin’ on your back porch sippin’ some sweet tea, with Splenda of course, kind of soothing. Me likes that boy even though he’s an Aggie. Kristy Lee Cook – Wow. I do believe, in my humble opinion, that this was her best performance. Chris and I absolutely enjoyed it. We all know she’s struggled in this competition and choosing this song was perfect for her. We really believed her. Might even buy her country CD one day 🙂 Chasing rabbit time #2: Why are so many of the contestants arguing with the judges? Aren’t the judges supposed to be the experts here? I’m just sayin’. David Cook – We were not fans of the choir on this song. And the song wasn’t our favorite either. But, when I watch that boy sing, he’s just got the star quality. He is so comfortable and will be on many stages in the near future. Carly Smithson – PRIH-tee sure I could not pull off her outfit. That gold belt? Well, y’all know EXACTLY what part of my body it would hit. Chris says she just looks mean when she sings. I kinda feel that way, too. And, if I’m being honest, I’m a little afraid of her. Tis true. She’s a pretty girl. And she can sing. But tonight’s performance was just blah. David Archuleta – Eh. Okay. The boy can obviously sing. His ability to hear things that no one else can hear and then deliver those things is pretty amazing. Chris calls him a melodic visionary. Hmmm. Let’s ponder that for a moment, shall we? Little David will sing some great ballads one day. For us, it was a good performance but not like it was when he sang Imagine. Brooke White – She’s a sweet girl. And I like her. The thing I like about Brooke is that she chooses songs that she knows she can sing well. She and Jason are very similar creatures. I will enjoy her music in the NEAR future because her voice range is my voice range and y’all know I’m gonna sing like the dickens when I’m in my car. And my kitchen. And my shower. And my bathtub. Cuz I do that. Who’ll go? Syesha possibly? And, dare I say it, maybe Carly? Depends on the votes, people. Best performance? Surprisingly, I liked Kristy Lee’s the best. The only one that gave me chills. Chasing rabbit time #3: Chris said that if he were on AI he would have chosen Whitney Houston’s The Greatest Love Of All. In fact, the kind gentleman actually sang his own rendition right here in our living room just a few seconds ago. 50″ TV to watch AI: $1,200 Yearly Tivo service that allows us to skip the commercials: $120 Chris singing The Greatest Love of All in his falsetto: Priceless.