Yes, the ballads have been challenging. I have found myself bored, even with my favorite contestants singing! lol
For some reason, the season I recall with so much variety was season 10. They had Pia Toscano, Lauren Alaina, Haily Reinhardt. James Durbin, Paul McDonald, Scotty and Casey Abrams. I LOVED the night that Casey performed with Jack Black. We were up dancing and having a blast! Rather raunchy, but it was fun.
That season had a lot of variety and it was fun.