Bobby Bennett and the tall pale girl were no-brainers. Could see those cuts a mile away.
Becky O'Donahue's early departure surprised me...although I never thought she had a chance to win the whole thing.
I won't miss any of the three mentioned above.
I was surprised/disappointed to see Patrick Hall go so early. I thought he had great potential and would have liked to seen him go at least a couple more rounds to see what he could bring.
My fam thought David (the crooner) would get cut tonight. Still think he will soon.
We think there are about six or eight contestants with legit shots at the title:
Chris (probably a long shot but we like him a lot)
Mandisa (another long shot but we really like her too)
Katherine (could easily win the whole thing)
Lisa Tucker (will probably finish in the top three because her vocals are so strong)
Paris (has to be a clear favorite)
Ace (probably the leading male candidate)
Elliot (think he lacks appeal--needs to lose the Amish look)
Kelly (no way she wins it all but she's so adorable and her story will carry her a long way)