Good review MWM. I mostly agree with your takes.
TOTALLY agree about Taylor. I like to vote for the performances I enjoy most. Taylor gets my vote on this one.
Katharine...excellent. Yes, bad dress, but I still think she's hot.
My fourth favorite: Mandisa. Hope she sticks around for a long time.
BTW, if the axe doesn't fall on Kevin tonight, then you know there's a huge conspiracy by geeks everywhere to keep him in. Holy smokes, dude needs to be off this show! I can't take him. He even referred to himself as a sex symbol.