American Idol 2010: Rating the Top 3

It has all come down to the American Idol final 3!  They each have given us some amazing vocals and not so great vocals but they have came out each week and entertained us and deserve to be in this coveted spot. 

When we had our Top 24, I told my husband that in a perfect world it would be Lee, Casey and Crystal as the final 3 and I got my wish.  I’m hoping Casey or Lee take it all but the masses seem to be pulling for Crystal so I wouldn’t be surprised if she won the whole thing.

The problem I have with Crystal is we’ve already lived through the Janis Joplin era so when she makes an album will anyone really get into it?  I just don’t see how we can make this hippie chick current.  If I want to listen to “Me and Bobby McGee” I will throw in the Joplin CD not Bowersox but hey this is just my opinion.  Usually the original artist of a song is hard to beat but there are a few rare exceptions.

Disappointment is what I feel about Lee Dewyze.  I like the guy and I think he has a good sound when he can stay on pitch but he is not at all consistent.  The best he had ever done was when he couldn’t use his guitar so maybe the guitar is getting in the way of him focusing on the vocals. 

So here’s hoping the underdog Casey James takes the crown!  He has had his rough moments but out of everyone regardless if he wins or not, he will be the most successful.  Casey is a fantastic musician with good vocals.  He has a chance for a great career.

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  1. Casey will have a fantastic career ahead of him. the guy is humble, sincere, grateful and extremely dedicated to his music. He is already a winner. good luck Casey! You deserve all the best! 🙂

  2. Yes! Casey the one with the whole package, including humility, modesty and a heart of gratitude, and CAN SING (DEFINITELY!!!!) ..he is the one to vote for. He is so into music, win or no win…and isnt this what AI is all about? Music? Ability to sing? Have the wholesome package? The synonym for all this is CASEY JAMES!!

  3. I for one hope Crystal wins. She isnt just another Joplin wannabe. Have you even heard the music she wrote? It is awesome, and not at all an old copy. She is current in her own music. She will be the most successful, the other 2 will do one song and fade..MARK my WORDS here!

  4. Out of the three finalists. Casey is the worst!!! He’s vocals are too bad and ohh, out of this wprld. lol
    Crystal, has the most advantage because she has a great voice, but nahh,she’s too predictable
    Lee, he has the most progress out of them, his voice is amazing too. So I hope Crystal and Lee would be in finals. Casey should be voted off from the start, or would have not made it in the auditions.

  5. Go to you tube and listen to Crystals song Holy Toledo and Farmers Daughter then come back and say she is predictable. I think not! I heard her speak in Toledo and she is down to earth, and has a heartfelt passion to give to give back to others!!Plus she can sing! Lee is good yes but I think he will be another Kris Allen win make a song and be forgotten.! Casey he cannot sing. He should have went before Mike!

  6. i think all 3 of them are fabulous in their own way, but i still hold that Casey James is the best. No one is any worse than the other at this stage, and we hope that the best overall man/woman wins to be fair to everybody. But for me, its Casey James 🙂 Said that a thousand times. 🙂

  7. Crystal has an awesome voice….but I would not buy her records….Casey is a great guitar player but his vocals are not up to par….Lee is very humble and likeable but most importantly his voice is awesome!!….I would buy his records! I believe he has the most appeal to the masses…go Lee!!!!

  8. I am hoping it will be Casey. Lee is great, but he has this unsure feeling about himself, and it would be hard to get ahead, Crystal, is starting to sound like a broken record, same speed, Casey has had his bad times, but he seems to put alot of variations in his vocals and the music..i feel he can go into country and be a big seller…like Josh Gracin or Bucky Covington..i vote Casey to be the winner..

  9. Go and search Lee Dewyze songs in top rating internet online radios and in one click Lee Dewyze and his songs will appear. I’ve typed the name of Crystal Bowersox but none would appear. It means she’s not recognized by the majority not only in the US but in other countries.

  10. Crystal has said multiple times she missed playing small venues, and when interviewed during the recent homecoming she stressed being mom comes first… makes one wonder how ready and committed she’ll be as American Idol.

  11. I mean vote for YOUR favorite non-stop & hope for the best…..You would be surprised how many times you can vote with re-dial.

  12. If Chrystal wins she will have a challenging adjustment that will certainly contrast her prior lifestyle….Duh….That is when she will be forced to make some serious decisions regarding her committment to a professional singing career & all of the rigors that are involved…Her baby will grow rapidly as she works to establish herself as a singer with a career.

  13. I like them all but Casey James is the man. Does it really matter who wins? They will all get record contracts when the show is over. Casey

  14. I got a strong feeling that Lee Dewyze would win this thing. He’s totally the whole package. :”> <3

  15. Check Crystals original songs in youtube (Farmers Daughter as my fav) then judge how she will fare on the contmeporary music. Even the mentors does agree that Crystal is special. She’s not janis joplin wannabe,she has her own unique style and by far the most original among the 3.

  16. Hi People

    The No. 1 is either Lee or Casey. I think of the two, Casey has potential coz he could jamm and rock and he could also take slow numbers that melt every girl’s heart no to mention his adorable handsome kind innocent looks. However, he needs to overcome his shyness and step out of it. Kara never goes wrong with her pick as she is the expert in music genre. Casey has an impeccable flawless silky smoothie voice.

    Lee is also good as he could woo the girls fans with his husky & sexy voice. Acoustic vocal with volume.

    Crystal has a common voice. At times, struggling with some notes and her carpet and the bottle on the microphone stand and her locked hair, bare feet, tatoo, made her very gypsy-typed.Not sure whether she is current & could lure young people to her show or not as she is a mama. She would probably be relevant in the 70’s the hippie era not relevant in our era.

  17. America, i can’t vote.

    Don’t overlooked the truth, that Lee’s voice is unique and has this magnet-like voice. One of its kind. No imitation or sound alike. Original.

    Casey – natural singer. Consitent very smooth and not wet, not dry, just perfecto!:-)

    Don’t regret it, if you dont vote these two as your No. 1. Vote on my behalf plssss. We will go to their live concert in Asia. We are waiting for you here in Asia. Make a tour here, all of us will go ga-ga over you. Please don’t let us down.

  18. At this point, I’m conflicted. IMHO, Crystal is the best artist of the three. However, I can’t see how she make a great CD if she wins the contest and gets the AI recording contract.

    Do I hope she “wins”, or do I hope she goes home on Wednesday and gets a contract which will let her be her kind of artist?

  19. An artist must be able to sell their records, not just be AI and then plataeu. Crystal as i see it, her voice is a bit “painful” to listen – sharp tone like always pussy soft yell and mono-type (sorry not personal just my own opinion ).

    Lee’s voice is stereo has “body” and great for radio and concert. Casey not bad, versatile and will do well in a band group. He can sing sentimental and band jam, like what Kara said.

    This time, Simon didn’t get it right. He doesn’t know what he is talking this season, a bit disorientated. Sorry, perhaps love in the air and off focus this season.

  20. Casey James is by far the best. He can do it all. I’m hoping he’ll win, but even if he doesn’t he will be the most successful. GO CASEY!

  21. lee has the most current voice that you could hear playing on the radio!! vote for lee!!!!!!!

  22. While I’m not enthusiastic about any of the three, in my opinion Lee should be the Idol. Casey is sweet and handsome and a fine musician, but he doesn’t know how to work a stage or a crowd. Crystal also displays little or no showmanship. In order to have a successful career as a singer these days one must tour. The money is in touring. If a million people buy your CD at $12 you get a % of it. If a million people see you on tour their average expenditure is $150. You get a % of that. If you headline your tour, your % is greater than if you are an opening act. [see adam Lambert vs. Kris Allen.] A successful tour leads to more Cds sold and a future album. Neither Crystal nor Casey has the energy to put on a decent stage show. So Lee is the better candidate from a business perspective.

  23. Crystal — Janis Joplin?
    Lee – Billy Joel/Bruce Springstien Mesh?
    Casey — Bob Seger/Stevie Ray Vaughn Soundalike….

    All of them are throwbacks…..and will do well with the over 35 crowd. Not sure any of them appeal to the under 25 crowd…..

  24. When I look at Crystal I see her as a mixture of a suburban housewife and a Hippie. Her vocals for some reason don’t turn me on. From the very beginning I had been rooting for Lee, Casey, and Siobhan.As for the last one there is nothing we can do as she is gone. I am convinced that had she heeded the judges and curbed her screams she would have won. As it stands I believe that all in all Casey deserves to win.

  25. crystal seems to be the winner here, she takes to the stage like a duck to water. casey seems to be struggling, lee is her only competition

  26. You are kidding, right? Casey?? He might make an ok guitar player in a band. His vocals can be used as backup with some engineering. I don’t think he should have made the top 12, no less the top 3. He is the Jason Castro of this season. Blue eyes will only carry them so far in the world of music. For me, it is a toss up. Personally, I am voting for Lee but Crystal will equally deserve the crown should she win.

  27. @Ashley………I will agree with you on one point……Casey is the best guitarist I’ve heard on AI but singer??????

  28. Casey blows. He’s a Bob Seger retread. To be honest, the only reason I like Crystal is because she is different and quirky. Lee is not bad, but I definitely think Casey will go home next.

  29. So true about Crystal and the GREAT Janis J….that was my era and Crystal does not even come remotely close…just a wannabe….I do see her have a certain type of success but not on the scale that most people think. I think Lee will do an outstanding vocal….the song is over-rated…he knows this and I am hoping he willo put a rock spin on it. Casey may also come through…the pressure is on for these two. The expectation for Crystal, perhaps. is to do something different with this song…but other than her “folksy style…what can she do?? I do not believe that the judges expectations of what Crystal can do will be met..Of the remaining 3, my vote is for Lee.

  30. Casey the eye candy should win.Us ladies deserve something yummy to look at.But either way he’ll be a star.

  31. PLEASE…this is NOT about eye candy….this is all about VOCALS…please do not undermine Casey….hasn’t he been through enough embarrassment with Kara…He won’t win….Lee will; but he will make a name for himself…

  32. Sorry Ashley, but you are so fickle. You let one disappointing performance of Lee’s change your opinion? It was only disappointing because he has WOW us with other performances and we were expecting to be WOWED again! And we were–the duet with Crystal was outstanding!!!Casey is great on the guitar, but this isn’t a guitar contest. His voice just isn’t good enough. Talk about inconsistent! He will go home this week.

  33. The whole season has been a disappointment for me. From the 3 remaining I really dont care who wins but if I really had to chose I would pick Lee.

    Next season I would kick out Kara and Ryan they were so awful. Without Simon will not be the same. This season Simon was so bored, seems he wanted to run away lol. He said whatever instead of judging as he used to. What a joke!
    If American Idol doesn’t come back I wouldn’t mind UNLESS they truly care of the show and find something fresh and encouraging.

  34. Yes Ellen I change my mind a lot lol. I’ve always had Lee and Casey and number 1 and 2 and I will admit I flip flop between the two. I want them both in the finals to sing it out.

  35. Ellen @39 i so agree with you on Ashley… wasn’t she rooting for Lee all along (so she’s said), i suppose she’s doing exactly what people say about AI judges – swaying the votes?

    Lee has always been willing to try something outside his comfort zone and to be honest, that is what it takes to succeed. Casey has a range also (not in musical notes), he can sing different genres. Crystal just wants to do what she wants to do (which means limited).

    Lee has the voice, the skill, the willingness to keep improving, the determination to make something good, the personality, the stamina, and he LOVES his fans, so he will be the ONE.

  36. What I would’ve liked to of seen was a Casey and Lee Duet. I bet those 2 would’ve really jammed together.

  37. If you look at all the homecoming concerts, you will find that Casey is most at ease and has that idol quality. As for Lee, he is too emotional and seriously he just lacks personality. Wonder how someone perform on stage when he cannot hold his emotions. Crystal as usual the same kind of folk song singer…everytime i listen to her, i will take toilet breaks…that is how boring she is.

  38. #38 ROSE…..They have all made a name for themselves…..and they all should be getting a record deal, especially the top 3…..unfortunately they all won’t make it big because not everyone watches or cares about AI…we do and we will buy our favorite’s CD but only the cream of the crop will make it and that is not necessarily the top 3….e.g. Jennifer Hudson, Chris Daughtry, Keli Pickler, etc.

  39. Wenyen @44…a lot of us like to be emoted so Lee and that aspect of his personality are what we love

  40. You are CRAZY when you say Crystal does Janis only.You need to do some research before you go writing articles like this one.Crystal sounds like Janis,Bonnie Rait,Melissa Ethridge,but mainly she sounds like Crystal.As for Casey,he is horrible.He cannot sing at all and his looks alone are carrying him through.Lee is an okay singer,but Crystal will have the best career.

  41. I feel the same way about Crystal. She sings best when she sings “janis joplin” type songs. Crystal has that “I’ve been treated unfairly” look on her face everytime she sings. She is not a happy camper in any situation – including American Idol. I feel the judges want her to win and will promote her singing while ranting and criticizing Lee and Casey. Lee and Casey are mature people who can see the judges would like to kick them off. So can the audience. I hope everyone votes for Lee and Casey just to cause the judges plan to backfire.

  42. hey guys i like Crystal (n her baby:)) but i think she can be pretty boring at times . so i think shell be heading home dis week . n i think Lee n Casey the cutie r equally gud . dey both rock da stage . at least they make me wanna get up n dance .bt wen it cumz to being no 1 i think Casey shud win this year . cuz hes had more of those “moments” i think . bt eveone has his own opinions 🙂

  43. if i were a producer or a recording executive, i wouldn’t want to work with anyone who’s difficult if i have a choice (and choices abound)… crystal looks a huge challenge and baggage – her rug, her mic thing, her attitude… both guys look a lot more willing and agreeable and that’s a big plus in the business world

  44. Compare to most comments from overseas of the USA, I think that I’m the only one person say that I can vote from old continent. I needn’t to pay more for the vote calling, the problem is time. I prefer to vote for sombody really move me to call 3AM in the morning, and I can’t see the show in live, but one night later.

    Last time I called to vote for Casey about 30 minutes, just the week after his version “Don’t” moved me. I said to myself: OK, he is the guy worth that I wake up 3AM in the morning, accompagned the lonely light from “La tour Eiffel”; find his number here, with the song “Blue sky”. Ok, the song seems sensual and sweet, so I voted blind. Later I found that this performance is horrible, even the studio version is banal. Now I don’t vote any more, sleep well till real morning, then take a look here about the result. Don’t care who would win any more.

  45. Crystal will be the second-best American Idol in the show’s nine seasons — second only to Carrie Underwood. She has an amazing voice and will blaze her own trail in our pitiable world of Lady Gaga wannabees. If Norah Jones can do it, so can Crystal.

  46. @ #50 Ronnie…I so agree….Crystal does appear to have a lot of emotional baggage and an argumentative streak…Lee appears to be an artist that would prove to be a healthy challenge for any producer, recording ecec…etc

  47. OH Curt @ # 52 Please …not Nora Jones…. she is in a class by herself…in a good way…I do, however like the Lady Ga Ga thing…now that is pitiful…I do raise the bar a little more for Crystal in that respect…Voting for Lee.

  48. Casey James has the musicianship, the vocals and the experience to secure a very successful music career.
    It would be better for Casey if he doesn’t take the title. He doesn’t need 19 Entertainment to “mold” him into a marketable product. Regardless, I will vote for him and hope he makes it to the top two.

  49. Ronnie, I don’t see how I’m swaying the votes. I’m just stating my opinion from week to week. Sometimes it is Lee and sometimes Casey and even Crystal. Now that the top 3 are in place my opinion is for the best vocals and casey was better than lee last week. Again this is my opinion and if it changes this week because Lee does something amazing then I will write about that.

  50. Ronnie…..your giving Ashley to much credit, she is just voicing her opinion just like we are…..and believe me…we don’t all agree…..lol

  51. Most people admit that Crystal is a very good singar but that kind singar elsewhere now.
    I feel Crystal is a friendly and openhearted neighbirubg big sister who is very good at a song.that I feel all the time

    I am big fan of Lee, but Casey will be the most talented among the top 3.
    His looks will certainly become his weapon. In addition, he is humble man.
    Which I like.

    I really hope top 2 will be between Lee and Cacy

  52. As the old saying goes…”we all can agree to disagree”…I really wanted aaron to go all the way…but being in the top 5, to me, must have really been a milestone for him. Since he and Siobhan ( loved her quirkiness and vocals ) are no longer in the running…my vote goes for Lee…!!!!

  53. ROSE…….Your right and I agree with you…My votes were for Siobhan and since she is gone my votes are for Lee…..

  54. What is lost here, as I read through these various posts, is the fact that these 3 are all different in artistry, sound, and genre. But uniquely good performers. You can say they sound like this artist or that artist but that is all moot once the show is over. They have all been given a stage and an audience to share their abilities and at this point it can be determined that each is marketable in some way. But let’s look at this contest for what it is…it is a glorified karaoke contest with worldwide appeal and major corporate sponsership. Kudos to the final 3 for being true to their musical roots and able to add freshness to the competetion. When compared to the rest of the field they are not only the best vocally but were the best musically. I look foward to seeing what these individuals do with their careers post-idol because I feel they each have an individuality that once tapped into will show how much better they are than previous contestants.
    What is truly sad is that many people are judging not on musical ability but on selling power which is a poor reflection on our society. Do you think that some of the great musicians of the past 60 years played music a certain way to sell records and make money…granted there are many that have, but the true classics and true virtuoso’s of music were not this way. They made music the way they wanted. This is something that should have never changed. If you don’t like a contestant don’t vote for them if they happen to win don’t buy their music, but let’s not discredit any individual still remaining because all are immensly talented.

  55. @Ashley56, swaying votes is not necessarily bad, especially when your job is to stir and make things interesting/exciting, and if you’re able to sway votes like the judges (as we know), i would be the last one to mind, honestly 🙂

  56. Crystal and Lee are by far the best vocalists. No doubt Casey has the looks and charm but fails week after week to even come close to Lee and Crystal’s performances. One thing people have to look at is “STAR QUALITY”. I will rate the 3 as Crystal first, Lee second and Casey third. I truly believe that Casey will be sent home this wewewk and it will be a toss up for the top position. My money is on Crystal, she has it all; voice, range, stage presence, confidence, humility and grace. Is it true, she does have a voice similar to Joplin but she actually has more of a range than Joplin had. EXPECT GREAT THINGS!

  57. If it was left up to the 4 judges Crystal would win, Lee would come in 2nd and Casey sent home this week. I hope the voting audience votes for the best, all around singer, not on looks.

  58. @ 62 Ronnie…agree….the judges do it all the time…but isn’t like nice when we can focus on who is going to win AI and take our minds off of the oil spill in the Gulf…last I read, it could go up toward the East Coast …not a good thing at all…voting for Lee…

  59. I was blown away by your Crystal comments. To each his own I guess but i think your ear is off. Crystal has a lot more talent than both of them put together.

  60. Those of you wanting Casey to win. Havent we had enough Rock A Billy’s? Lee is good I will give you that. Crystal is the artist here. She knows who she is as an artist and goes for it. Hhow will she fit her idol career in with her mother hood? Come on now Mothers have been doing this for years no biggie, u do it. She has been doing it for years! She knows music and has a special talent none of the others have. UNIQUE Lee and Casey will just be flashes in the pan.

  61. Karen I agree and this kind of taste in music here is why the last few American Idol winners have went no place. So maybe Casey should win. So he can sit down and stop grating my ears with his music. The runners up usually do better at succeeding. Time will tell. But Casey has got to go!He cannot sing. All you girls look past his looks. Close your eyes and listen….lol

  62. deb @68… true, mothers have been working wonders and performing miracles since the dawn of time, but realistically can you imagine crystal carrying her baby (and her rug, and the fragile glass mic thing, etc) to Haiti or Addis Ababa like what AI had David Cook do for their global missions?

  63. Finish your thesis at the library. No one wants to read a book here. The question before us is how do we rate the top 3. That can be accomplished in three sentences.

  64. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE CASEY & LEE IN THE FINALE…CRYSTAL HAS TALENT DON’T GET ME WRONG..BUT I THINK THE GUYS ARE MORE CURRENT AND PULL FOR THEM. I DO BELIEVE ALL 3 WILL GET SOME SORT OF CONTRACT, MAYBE EVEN MIKE WILL..I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SEE MORE FROM AARON, THAT KID CAN SING!!!!

  65. The thing that has impressed me about Lee is how he listens to the judges and mentors and treats it as being helpful. Even when told he is good he thinks he could do better. I don’t see this as not being confident, but as not becoming complacent. He seems to have strong work ethic, healthy family relationship, strong loyalty to those he cares about. People have said he is the kind of guy you would want your daughter to date, one you would want as a friend. Ok, he’s a nice guy! But dang! The boy can sing!! My vote for Lee!

  66. Donna @ # 74. I AGREE…watching the videos of the parade andhim singing was awesome. He is indeed is genuine and humble. Just a very nice young man that happens to have an enormous talent. Voting for Lee…

  67. In a perfect world this competition would be about the vocals, but this is not a perfect world. It is the World of American Idol.

    At this point in the World of American Idol the fans will call in their votes for their particular favorite. I say “fans” because only the dedicated viewer who is already committed to 1 of the final 3 will bother to call and put up with the waits and the need to redial and redial.

    Unless one of these final three bombs horribly this is a popularity contest and very few voters will be swayed at this point. If these 3 truly have musical talent then any of them will have a musical career post Idol and winning is not a guaranteed path to sure success.

    Everybody has their opinion and nobody’s opinion is wrong, it is just theirs. It may differ from mine, but it is still valid for them. As they say, “Opinions are like noses, everybody has one”.

    Let’s just hope that all 3 sing to the best of their ability and its a great competition, even if it really is a popularity contest at this point.

  68. OF THE 3 Crystal is by far the best . but this season has been pretty boring–nobody ever again like adam lambert. we hope he goes far.
    cannot understand that he did not sell as many albums as that “old lady” with a really average voice.there will never be a voice or personality like Adam.

  69. Casey FTW! 🙂 Been rooting for Casey since the beginning of the show. I hope it goes down to him and Lee. Crystal, to me is not this Current singer that can really be famous or, like the contest winner title, AMERICAN “IDOL”. I think it has to be someone with great talent and idol-material as well. That’s my opinion though.

  70. I was surprised Crystal sang the national anthem with her child glued to her hip. I don’t think she is showing the world how she can handle the riggers of a tour when she preforms with her child. Just my 2 cents.

  71. I have read the following more than once: prior to Lee’s audition for Idol 9 2010, he already has record deal with a record company plus his most recent album was released earlier this year. Why is he allowed to be on idol?

  72. Come’on Mothers unite and vote for Crystal. The boyz will do fine in without winning AI.

  73. CASEY is the only idol I have voted for this season and that is simply because I feel he is the best! Unique voice, check. Good looks, check. Humble, check. Killer guitar skills, check. Class act, check. He doesn’t try to be something that he’s not…he is who he is…GO CASEY!! Watch the video of his homecoming at the hospital where he visited, or when he is singing with his mama! WOW!! Check out his performance at the lounge he performed at…TRIPLE WOW! He was throwing sexy ALL OVER THAT PLACE!!!

    I like all of the top 3 and think they all deserve to be where they are, but I’m all about CASEY! CASEY FANS…KEEP VOTING FOR HIM AND GOD BLESS!!

  74. Lee for the win…what is with the mothers vote for Crystal….not with her singing the National Anthem with a baby on her hip…I am a mother and a grandmother and my vote goes for Lee.

  75. Glad to see we are thinking alike! Casey James and Lee Dewyze in the finals if I have it my way. I personally like Casey best but am unsure if an Idol contract is what he needs for a year with his Rhythm and Blues style. Saying that, I would not mind either Casey or Lee winning.

  76. I don’t usually watch Idol, but I am so glad I caught an early show this season. I pegged Crystal as the won who should win early on. It has been great to see a talented folk/classic rock singer break through the typical glam pop ceiling of AI. Even those who don’t like her style can’t deny that she has been the most consistent all season. I am rooting for her all the way, with Lee as a close second. He has clearly been the most improved over the season, and has much potential. Casey is a hottie and a great guitar player, but I think his vocals are more appropriate for back up. I would be happy to see him eliminated this week, but wish him all the best.

  77. Casey James is just amazing. Watch his latest videos from his homecoming. He is the very best.

  78. I think a rug, mic or how she wants to tell the story musically pales compared to a musician snorting in the back room, drunk from downing a litre of vodka or sexually occupied in the back room when it comes to trying to record music. I would encourage any musician who gets creative from inspiration at recording time.

  79. Shannon, I couldn’t agree with you more, Crystal has been the most consistant performer on AI. If you have read the professional reviews, Crystal has been slated to win, at least since the top 12. Lee is excellent too. It will be between Lee and Crystal.

  80. The remaining three have the talent to succeed in the music industry. All with their own type of music. I prefer the sound of Lee and hope he brings a big surprise to the finals and knocks everyone off their feet. I believe he has the potential of an American Idol and needs to come out of his shell which is holding him back (slightly). Casey will go on to do his usual good performances and Crystal will show her usual great talent. But for me it is LEE ALL THE WAY.

  81. Let’s just accept the fact that people has differents tastes. But we should think that AI is not a guitar contest,not a contest for looks, and not a contest of personality. Come on America! it is a singing contest!! and only Lee and Crystal can sing but not Casey.

    Go find a guitar contest for casey, go find a contest in good looks for casey, and go find a personality contest for casey. Casey has the worst voice

  82. GO LEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO GO GO GO LEE!!!!!!!

  83. Go for LEE!!! i know he would be a great recording artist out of the three.

    @Maria Ana, I 110% agree with you

  84. OMG i cant believe that there´s a lot of people hoping casey in finale o.O!!!!
    wtf?? i think he´s leaven this week =)!
    Finale: CRYSTAL vs LEE

    WINNER: CRYSTAL==>she´s not janis -.-!!
    she is unique and the best so far… and about “me and bobby mcgee” i really think that she just rock this son!! the best version ever…

  85. Casey is the total package. He will be successful with or without Idol. Lee is off pitch too much. Crystal is good. I hope for a Casey Crystal finale.

  86. Casey james is a humble singer. He is a nice boy and always smile and never talk back to the judges. I love his attitude and his personality. I prayed for him to be a winner. I wish to buy his cd whether he is a winner or a loser.

  87. total package for Casey? what are you thinking about? he can’t even sing it good. hello americans, he only got looks, but Lee is more hotter,cuter,and more handsome than Casey. And FYI! Lee has the whole package.

  88. i like casey….lee looks sleepy all the time.and crystal looks much older than she really is.someone says she looks pregnant.given her health issues and her child she’s gonna have a rough time on the road….

  89. Americans are idiot if they vote for Casey. if last season’s ai is worse, I think this season will be the worst if Casey wins

  90. Casey James, you have survived your toughest weeks, so please make sure you give it your all whether its the Judges’ choice or your own pick. You are amazing each week and your voice has a tenderness of its own. Just do your very best, give your all and you will do fine. Forget what others are saying about any of you aspirants, each is entitled to his or her preference. Never let what you cannot control affect you. So way to go, Casey!!!!!!

  91. At the start..I thought Crystal was the best. She’s a hippie..maybe that’s why I liked her. ( I grew up in that era). She sounds quite a bit like Janis Joplin. She has an awesome voice..but after hearing her week after week..it all seems to sound the same. She has been my fav…but now I’m not so sure. She almost seems to have dis-connected from the audience lately. Look at her videos & her eyes. The passion isn’t there like it was at first.
    Lee..another good vocalist. Again..Lee can really sing & has amazing talent w/ the guitar. But he also gets very pitchy once in awhile yet the judges seem to let it slide most of the time. I also think he has trouble connecting w/ his audience.
    And then there is Casey. Great voice..great guitarist..but because he is a so good looking..people think he shouldn’t win. Why not? His version of the song “Mrs. Robinson” was awesome !!..they were not fair to him on that. Kara was embarrassed to say it was good after acting like a silly school girl.
    I personally have listened to all 3 of these contestants videos over the last few weeks..and as much as they ALL are great… I’m starting to pull for CASEY. He’s a fantastic musician that deserves to win as much as the next.

  92. I am not crazy about any of them… We heard greater voices during previous AI seasons… Crystal has her own genre, but she needs to adapt – She’s got her own mind, her own opinion… Her high notes are not always musical but rather screechy. Lee has got potential but is often pitchy. Casey is musical and has got a good voice but he needs to work on his personality on stage.. it will come with experience I guess…

  93. My favorite and the most talented in my opinion, was voted off. Siobhan was amazing, her vocals were great, but what I liked the best was that she didn’t just sing, she entertained. That young woman is going to be a star. I felt this same passion for Adam Lambert, and he is a star. As far as who I think deserves it at this point, would be Crystal, strictly for vocals.. None of the three remaining perform, Casey seldom got off his tail end to sing a song and when he did, he just stood there. I agree he plays excellent guitar, but vocally he will probably be best suited as a back up singer. Lee has a raspy unique vocal, but once again, he just stands there like a deer caught in headlights. So that leaves Crystal, again vocally she is the best of the remaining three. I like to close my eyes sometimes and just listen to the vocal, and in doing so if it was just about strong vocals, Aaron, would still be there, and like Siobhan he entertained, The only thing he lacked was experience. I wish all three of the remaining contestants, good luck.

  94. I think # 76..Elocs..you may have summed this up best. We all have opinions..and nobody is right or wrong. It all boils down to personal preference at this point. It about the “style” we like to listen to the most. Let’s face it..all three of these contestants are highly talented individuals. Each have had good moments where they chose the right song ( and got great reviews because of it)..and other moments where they may not have. Doesn’t really make one better than another. We choose or vote on what & who we LIKE. Who sounds the best? I don’t know. They ALL are good. I will most likely vote for Casey though.

  95. i am so sure lee and Crystal will be the final 2 and lee will win this season!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  96. I know I will only buy Casey’s record and not the other 2. I posted all the contestants video on youtube and under youtube, there is a INSIGHT software which will tells you about the viewers’attention on the videos. Casey has the longest attention as compared to the other two which means when 1 listen to casey’s song, they will tend to listen to the full song as compared to Lee and Crystal which viewers may just click and go.

  97. My..my…all the opinions! The one with the most votes will win it…whether you agree or not. That reality…nature of the beast…and democracy to name a few. Your opinion does not matter…nor mine…only opinions transferred into votes! American Dream number 2: “Put your money where your mouths are”!

  98. ALL YOU GUYS WHO WANT OR THINK CASEY SHOULD WIN PLS PLS PLS VOTE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN CAUSE I THINK HE IS THE REAR DEAL! HIS SONGS ARE COMMERCIAL AND PEOPLE WOULD LOVE TO BUY HIS CD. On the other hand Lee is shy…has issues pulling his pants during performance and strangely doesnt smile so much. Crystal is good but not an entertainer. At one stage ppl will definately forget her.

  99. Between Crystal and Kelly Clarkson’s concert, i will go to Kelly Clarkson. We have Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood in AI.
    It had to take another girl to be better than these two AI to be next AI, otherwise no point, when no one goes for your show and buy your CDs. Who can beat Kelly and Carrie benchmark?

  100. Crystal are deserve to be the winner… because she in so unique, in Idol we want to find the new style of singers…
    Lee and Casey are good… but they are just ordinary… many singers in USA and UK have the same characters like them… Casey, his voice character is familiar with Bo Bice and Bucky Covington… Lee Dewyze is good but he is very very very looks like David Cook but not as great as David, so we don’t want to find the Next David Cook Idol or the 2nd Bo bice Idol… isn’t it…???

  101. Casey James is the best. GO CASEY GO! Listen to him on youtube. He`s amazing. A fantastic musician and will go far. As for him not having personality onstage, check out his homecoming vids. FANTASTIC!

  102. Ashley; After reading your comment/artcle; I agree with pretty much everything you’ve said.
    Only I think that Casey should win/ Lee 2nd &
    Crystal takes 3rd. (But it probably doesn’t matter that much…they’ll all keep singin’ &
    playin’ guitar & even develop more confidence
    in themselves especially while performing on tour.)

  103. I was just thinkin’ that all three of them are
    so modest & sweet & have become friends. If asked to rate tonight’s outcome; I think they would all predict 3rd position for themselves!!
    I am a Glambert, Kradam, Kradison, Adison…..
    It really makes a big difference which year a
    person competes in this AI. There was a lot of talent last year that could have done better this year; such as the likes of Alexis Grace/for one. And others as well!

  104. Probably will be Lee and Casey up in the top 2…getting old and bland with Crystal…who knows…maybe a tie for #1…Lee and Casey…if not, then Lee (although, he seems to be going pretty well with his song getting air time)…who knows…and IF votes even count..ha ha ha…then my vote goes for Lee.

  105. r.r.
    Crystal is recognized in the music world already. She is the first American idol contestant to make the top 100 hit billboard. She was number 90 right next to Carrie Underwood, for her song Holy Toledo. So you really need to know facts before you say something. I agree Lee has an awesome voice as well as Crystal. Casey I cannot see why he is still there unless its just girls thinking he is cute. If you like the old looking long haired hillbilly rocker type then I guess so but I dont see it!
    GO CRYSTAL!!
    She was very humble and thankful when she was here on her home town visit. Even at times choking up. She played one song and afterwards choked up and got teary eyed saying. I have played my songs for years and never once got that kind of cheer. She thanked the crowd and told them she loved them. She is very grateful. People need not judge a contestant as being humble grateful and all that without knowing someone. This should be about singing talent!

  106. Casey is the best in my opinion. I really hope it will be Crystal and him in top 2. Lee….not at all. He isn’t as good as those two.

  107. @flakky
    I completely agree with you. Casey is the best of them all. But also like me some Crystal. Lee is only there because..well we all know why he is there so no need to keep repeating that. Casey/Crystal FTW!!!

  108. I think that Casey and crystal should be in the top 2. Lee should be leaving on Wednesday. Hopefully. Lee just doesn’t have what Casey and Crystal have. Lee can’t do what Crysatl and Casey can do with their voice. Go Casey and Crysatl!!!!!!!!!

  109. GO CASEY!!!!!!!! IF U WANT 2 LISTEN 2 GOOD MUSIC AFTER THIS SEASON, VOTE 4 CASEY AND CRYSTAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LEE JUST………… BORING!!!!!

  110. Waiting in anticipation to see what way America is going to jump with this one! Nothing clearcut as we saw last year! What can I add? Oh yes…I’ll buy Crystal’s CD anytime. The other two, in my opinion, have too much competition from too many similar artists to qualify for my CD collection.

  111. I CAN”T VOTE so USA pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee get it right. Last year we were shocked…tho maybe a favour to Adam as he was FREE to do his own thing….Lee has the voice, Casey the looks and I would love to see him do more rock..Crystal has had the judges all the way and hardly put a foot wrong and she looked amazing in the Tuxedo ..!!! CRYSTAL 1 LEE 2 CASEY 3 my prediction

  112. Crystal has awesome vocals, but I love Lee and Casey. I hope they are the top two. I would be very sad to see either of them go. I have downloaded their songs and love them. I also enjoy listening to Crystal’s songs and Mike’s songs. All of the top four are great. Wish all four could win.

  113. Since the top 24 my choices were Crystal, Lee, Siobhan & Didi…. Never thought Casey will get this far… How many “good weeks” has he had???? Either Lee or Crystal will be worthy winners…

  114. CRYSTAL is the most talented, amazing singer with heart and a soulful delivery. She is not just a hippie chick. She is a richly gifted woman who is humble and reflects truth. Lee is talented. Casey is just pretty. Can’t believe he’s lasted that long in the competition.

  115. VOTE FOR LEE. i hope Lee wins. He is so cute. Casey’s a princess but Lee is such a man. He is a hottie, for sure. AND he sings so much better than Casey – he has had so many great performances but Casey had only a few good performances. and crystal is great, too.

  116. I think Lee can win the whole thing. Maybe Crystal will be in the top two with him. I like how Lee sings and i think he’s marketable. casey is a bit bland, i can see from his performances. a nice face isn’t enough. crystal has a great voice but her songs are dying down as well. my bets are on lee because the girls love him and he has a good personality. if casey wins, he will disappear after a while.

  117. You have got it right in America so far with the voting, now get it right on the night and vote for Lee, by far the best singer in the competition

  118. Casey really should have been voted off from the begining,yes we have lived tha Janis Joplin Era but we have also already lived the Huey Lewis era as well, He is not original, he is only still around because tha majority of the female fan base appreciate his ‘good looks’ well I for one will applaud the day he goes home, can’t stand his voice, or his hair. We already have 1 chad Kreuger we don’t need another. Lee and Crystal are simply awesome. I will be happy when either of them wins, I think Crystal wants it more though, and we shall see….I hope this isn’t another Rueben Studdard / Clay Aiken year…that soooooo should have been clay! this year should be Crystal or Lee GO HOME already Casey!

  119. Gotta put in my 2 cents, for what it is worth.
    Crystal and Lee Showdown. Casey is precious as well, but just too shy, super great on the guitar but kind of lacks in the singing. I gotta go Crystal. Lilly and Didi were my favs.

  120. CANYON….I’m waiting too!!!!With the right promoter she’ll probably be bigger than the winner of IDOL…..

    SUEBEE…..I enjoyed Lilly too….Its seems like a lot of the good ones are gone, never had a chance. They seem to want Crystal to win but I’m rooting for LEE….then again I rooted for ADAM……Love his CD…

  121. Well Hello Phyllis –
    I like Lee too! My niece and nephew vote for him most of the time as well. We all get together every Tues, watch “our” show and vote as we each see them. It is too funny to see how different we vote some nights. My mother gets goosebumps over Crystal – as she did last year with Adam L. Have a great evening – hope the weather is nice in Las Vegas – we are suppose to get 4″ of snow tonite – UGH! Love the snow Dec – Mar. This middle of May stuff isn’t so much my cup of tea. Oh well – enjoy the show.

  122. This is really no longer a singing contest, but a popularity contest. The fans of all of these 3 have too much invested to refuse to call and vote for them even if they melt down. And at this point only the serious fans are going to go through the hassle and bother of calling in to vote.

    Either Casey, or Crystal, or Lee should have a career in music being one of the final three. Then again, any one of them may not–you never can tell for sure. But any shortcomings any of them may have can be overcome with hard work and good management.

    The one who wins Idol does not mean they are the best singer, just that they received the most votes. This, like democracy, is decided by those who show up to vote.

    I hope they all sing well tonight, but I am under no delusion that will make much difference in how many votes they receive. The fans of each will vote for them regardless.

  123. SUEBEE……ITS BEAUTIFUL HERE 84 DEGREES NO HUMIDITY…..ENJOY THE SHOW TOO…… STAY WARM!

  124. @148 Phyliss G ( Las Vegas) Lucky you !!! 🙂 It is cool and rainy up here in Northeast PA. Enjoy tonight. Go Lee !!!

  125. Lee should win this competition. He has the best vocals out of all. Lee and Kyrstal will probaly be your final. Don’t think Casey is gonna win, because all of America doesn’t come on here! And to get all of this wrapped up, it isn’t being racist of not liking “Big Mike”, it’s just poeple’s opinion. NOT ALL WHITE PEOPLE ARE RACIST YOU KNOW!

  126. #149 ROSE…..I’m sorry its cool and rainy. I’m originally from New York and today my friend said it was nasty up there too……that is the reason I am in Las Vegas….Its dry and beautiful…..
    Enjoy the show tonight and yes, GO LEE!!!!

  127. Go Lee….would definitewly buy a CD made by Lee, Aaron, Siobhan and Lilly (she had a good sound and also left too early)…Go LEE !!!

  128. I truly believe that Casey James will win the whole show. Best vocals. Crystal is just too old fashioned. Lee is just plain boring and looks sleepy all the time. Casey for the win. Vote Hard tonight! 🙂

  129. vote for lee tonight!! he has had great progress this entire season, he deserves to be in the finale!!

  130. But this final three is like a bouquet of elbows. I listened to Lee’s entire album, Slumberland, and he named it right. Even in a studio with engineers helping and re-dubbing. the boy can’t sing. Then I listened to everything Crystal has on YouTube. She can sing but doesn’t connect to any song. She sings louder or softer as required, but no emotion or spirit comes through. Finally I watched everything Casey has on line. Really good musician, adequate back-up vocalist. There is no Idol here. It doesn’t matter who wins. They are all bound for relative obscurity.

  131. CHARICE PEMPENGCO THE BEST THE BEST THE BEST
    SINGER OF AMERICAN IDOL
    GO HOME Crystal GO HOME CRYSTAL GO HOME CRYSTAL GO HOME CRYSTAL GO HOME CRYSTAL GO HOME CRYSTAL GO HOME CRYSTAL GO HOME CRYSTAL
    GO HOME CRYSTAL GO HOME CRYSTAL GO HOME CRYSTAL
    GO HOME CRYSTAL GO HOME CRYSTAL GO HOME CRYSTAL

  132. Well after watching tonight, I think that it should be Crystal voted off. Lee & Casey are the TOP TWO for the final! We’ll see.

  133. I’m on the West Coast, so I can’t agree or disagree with any comments about tonight’s show yet, as it won’t begin airing for another 45 minutes.

    RE: this article’s statement about “hippie chick” Crystal being too much like Janis Joplin…

    I’ve heard several of her originals, and though there’s a SLIGHT reminiscence of Joplin in her voice (though Crystal’s voice is much smoother than Joplin’s ever was), her originals make me think of Jewel long before Janice. Perhaps a bit of a both between the two… bluesy folk, or folksie blues, perhaps? (lol) I found her rendition of Chapman’s “Gimme One Reason” to be more fitting to her voice than Joplin’s songs, anyhow.

    A white woman with powerful blues vocals does not a “Joplin Remake” make. 😉

    Folk and the blues will always be in style, and always be current.

    I find all three finalists to be quite good in some areas, and quite lacking in others.

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  136. 🙂 Lee & Caseyy were my favoritee right from the beginning , I liked Tim too , but he is gone! I would really like for Lee too win, But if not, I will be happy too see it go too Casey! Either way 1st and 2nd will get a record deal 🙂

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  138. Is the spamming REALLY all that necessary?

    My favorites since about halfway through the season have been Crystal, then Lee, then Casey. (Aaron was in there long before he left.) However, favoritism aside, Lee stole tonight’s show.

  139. This is going to be tight.
    Casey’s Curls
    versus
    Lee’s Lovers
    versus
    Crystal’s Creativity

  140. Does anyone really believe that screaming and shouting “VOTE FOR LEE!!!” over and over will cause anyone to vote for him that don’t already intend to vote for him?

    Based on the actual singing it would seem that Casey should go home. He sang ok, but he was not given much of a song by Kara and Randy. Plus, he went first.

    Lee clearly did the best and had the good fortune to be last. But this is not the finale and it ain’t over till it’s over. Got to win next week too.

  141. Lee definitely rocked it last night. I felt bad for Casey…he did not appear to have it in him…it was like he has resigned himself to the fact that “suprise, suprise…I made it to the top 3, not sure how…I know I’m not gonna win…It was like he just stopped competing. I felt he did take an already mediocre song (Daughter’s)and made it a little better..have a feeling he will go home tonight. Crystal was not much better. Her voice doesn’t have the huskiness and grit that is needed to pull off a Melissa E song. Voted for Lee.

  142. I like all the contestants and want the best talented who deserves to win be Casey. He certainly has presence beyond the others. Even with all the negative comments from the judges week after week, he continued to take everything with a grain of salt, and remained true to himself . He’s amazing. I’m from Cape Breton , N.S. I will be looking out for Casey’s C.D. His vocal range is in a higher class of his own. I hope you win Casey. I’m praying for you!!!

  143. I think Lee or Crystal will win!!! First I thought Casey but now at the end of the season I think he shouldn’t have come to the top 12.His last performances have been awful!!! Lee’s last performances have been great and Crystal’s have just been okay!!! I think Lee and Crystal will be in the final and either one of them will win!I am hoping for the best!!! Simon didn’t always say the right things this season but without him the show won’t be the same!!! He has to stay!!!Cross your fingers and hope that the best man or women will win season 9!!!!

  144. I don’t know why everyone is so hung up on Casey!!! He sings OK but defiantly isn’t the American Idol!! He shouldn’t be so confident with himself all the time!!

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  146. Lee is far the best, Cryustal is 2nd ,Casey well he can but he is not in the same standing as the other two. Girls stop looking at Casey and dreaming.

  147. Kat @ #170 I agree. I was also an Aaron fan. Siobhan shouls be where Crystal is and aaron should be where Casey is. But, alas, it is what it is. My vote goes for Lee. He really did rock the house last night. If Casey does stay tonight, it will be soley on his “good looks” (??) and not due to his talent. I feel the judges may be getting tired of Crystal…she has lost what little ooomph she had. We shall see tonight…and I PROMISE, I WILL NOT pull a “Spoiler” for all the West coast fans…. 🙂

  148. I love Casey James too:-) he is so sweet and humble!! in my opinion he should be 2nd and Lee 1st. The lady is a mess and boarding

  149. lee should definately win. i don’t understand what is so special about casey or crystal. lee is the best!

  150. After last night’s performances I have to say Casey is far out of his league, His songs all sound the same. The only one that was different was Daughters, I guess it;s hard to sound like huey Lewis when you are singing softly. Come on girls the man can’t sing…if he wins he will put out 1 cd and fade into the back ground. Crystal has been the same through the whole season, she’s always been great. She tries new things but has been consistant, Lee has really come alive in the last 4 or 5 shows. Just fantastic, he gave me goose bumps last night. The final two will be Crystal and Lee, No doubt…if it’s casey, I am sure I won’t be the only one to boycott American Idol for the seasons to come. It’s not about who looks best, but who sounds best, this would be Crystal and Lee Casey can’t sing…sorry ladies, he might be pretty to look at but boring to listen to.

  151. Lee is going to win!!!! i loveeeeeee himmm!!! i saw his hometown concert and it was amazingg!! im in love!!!

  152. Lee proved himself last night…I want him to win and then again I don’t. If he is #2, then he will not have to put up with all the restrictions that will likely be imposed…I do not think that Crystal will handle any restrictions very well..she appears to be argumentative and tempermental…

  153. Casey is by far the best. He is a true musician and singer. Since the beginning he has smiled and shown his joy of being on stage. He really is an American Idol. He actually sings for a living. He will continue to sing no matter what, he loves music and has me listening to music again. Janis Joplin matted hair tatoo and piercings galore and the screaming Paint Salesman, come on the judges have carried them through with their comments and help. Gosh, really the Hallelujah Choir as back up.. give me a break the guy seems to be about to cry every time he is on stage. They have pimped you (American audience) and those two since the beginning. They have thrown Casey under the bus every week – yet he remains humble and smiles. A gentleman. Thanks Casey for turning me on to music again. I have missed what music can do.

  154. If the voters know what they’re doing Crystal will take the win, Casey 2nd, Lee third. Last night Lee did well singing “Hallelujah”,(quelle surprise!) -It is the best song ever written! Everyone seems to forget how completely inconsistent Lee is, don’t let the fact that he did well at the end of the contest cloud your judgement to the fact that he is average at best. Hopefully you Americans will do the right thing.

  155. Big Mike, was the winner!!!! You are awesome big Mike, a shining humble star, your career will be amazing. shaz x

  156. OMG Casey failed miserably last night. The guy cannot sing. Lee sounded good but some of you are right he is not consistant. Now Crystal is the clear winner. The unique talent. We need a fresh new voice. She is not argumentive. In person she is very laid back, a very generous, open person. She cares for those around her. I dont know how many times in Toledo she told the fans. I love you guys. Thank you!
    Casey is so boring come on now. He is as boring as Kris Allen, and David Cook. You see how much they have really done.
    MOMMA SOX ROX!!!!!!!!!!!!

  157. We already agreed that if Casey wins we will boycott and not watch. We will know then it is rigged. He cannot sing and has gotten this far because women think hes cute…Is that any reason to vote for a singer??

  158. According to DialIdol, Casey is a goner and it’s not even close. Ultimately, the voting is what it is. Casey may have done ok last night, but it was the time when you needed to hit it out of the ballpark and do way better than just ok.

  159. I LOOOVVEE CASEY!!!!!
    Casie is definitely eye candy. I will say that first and foremost. I am thirty-eight years old, and he makes me feel as if I am nineteen again. I didn’t really like his first performance last night. His second performance was real good. I think just the fact that he is sooooo fine will help him a whole lot. I voted for him over one hundred times last night. I hope that all the other women out there are doing the same thing!!!! Go Casey, Go Casey, Go Casey!!!! I love you!!!! I think Lee and Crystal are great singers, too, but they don’t have the complete package like Casey.

  160. LOL @ elocs! I couldn’t agree more! RE: Casey, he’s a good looking guy, but I wouldn’t necessarily think of him as “eye candy” though I can see why some would.

  161. I know, my baby was voted off last night! It’s okay, because my next favorite is Lee. I like Crystal, and that girl can sing. Lee has really displayed a strong focus on winning. He has taken the judges commentary, and he has made something very positive out of it. Kasie was eye candy in this beholders eyes!!!!

  162. It’s a hard thing to accept, that I’m not going to see and hear Casey next week on American Idol.It’s a sad day for me.I like Crystal and Lee also, but it’s not the same anymore for me.

  163. If anyone doubts that Casey can sing, you should listen again to his song ” HEAVEN” on U TUBE . Sorry, I never understood why Randy was tearing him apart during the last few weeks?

  164. I think Casey has an amazing voice.I think that ever since Cara inappropriatley flirted with him,all the judges have gone out of their way to put him down every chance they had.I loved when he stook up for himself and said that ,”Not all comments were helpful”(That made 0 sence when Cara said he sounded like a lamb.)That is a pretty talented lamb!!!!!!!!I have no doubt that he’ll get a recording contract.People have to remember how great he is AFTER the show is over.I think Lee is amazing,but Chrystal has the uniqueness that could take her further.You would recognize her on the radio easier.I wouldn’t mind if either won though.Both-super talented.Last year,Adam was mountains above the others(CHris allen even said when he won,”It should have been Adam.)This year the top two are both fantastic.

  165. Crafty@ 79 I was among the crowd when Crystal sang the national anthem. When she ram over to pick up her son we all cheered. we thought that was great She will be famous and she will never let her son be left out like some do. He just watched her sing in awe. That made her even more down to earth. You dont know what you are talking about!

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