Random thoughts on this rather boring season:
1. Scotty did a very good job, indeed. But for my money, he's no Patrick ("The Voice") Thomas. Then again, Thomas is three years older (he's 20) and that extra three years of training, practice, and life experience makes a big difference, AFAIC. One thing I've grown tired of this season is the constant "just give him/her a few years, he/she will be great" observations. That's not what this show is supposed to be about. It's not called "Future American Idol" or "Potential American Idol". Then again, the goal of the show appears to be to get the most viewers and make the most money, and finding an idol is secondary.
2. James Durbin really has a lovely voice when he's not screaming or being drowned out by a band. He also, IMHO, has the "it" factor that Simon Cowell talks about. He is so personable on the stage and seems to have good instincts for what to do with a song. I also happen to think a number of women might find that Tourettes twitching a bit endearing.
3. Haley has never, in my mind, really established what type of singer she wants to be. I think that's because she's really a cabaret singer, and AI doesn't promote that genre.