I'm going to go out on a limb (where's that out-on-a-limb emoticon ) and say that Danny won't win.....unless he really steps up his game - and I like Danny. I think he rushed through the beginning of his song to get to the power section. It was an uneven performance to me. I think he can do better (and I love his glasses). I just think that there are more ways to really own your song than adding riffs all over the place. That's not owning it....that's being indulgent, IMHO. It's like adding sprinkles to a bowl of ice cream. If the ice cream is nothing special, the sprinkles won't make it memorable either.
Again...I like Danny, and would like to see him go far. I just hope he steps it up. And I agree with ThePinkOtterPop -- those family members are not doing this guy any favors by waving around his wife's picture.