Whether or not the unwashed masses will recognize it, or even care, she showed us that she has absolutely amazing control over her voice. It doesn’t mean that she has to spend the rest of her life singing like Patsy Cline, but she subtly said “Hey, there’s a helluva a lot of untapped talent in here…you just got to give me a chance”
Come to think of it, she might be one of those people that’ll do better to come in second or third so she can work with a different label and isn’t stuck doing strictly pop/Top40 music.
WRT Scott. I’m confused. I just don’t see it. I mean he’s not bad, but IMHO he’s not that great either. I guess I just don’t see how he got this far. I’m sure we can all agree he’s not going to win and we’ll probably never hear from him again after that (maybe one album). I don’t know what it is about him. Even going beyond his voice, he just seems too uptight. Like he needs to loosen his belt or unbutton the top few buttons of his shirt or something. He just looks like he’s going to pop or trip over something and shatter.