I'm a big R&B fan, and Big Mike doesn't do it for me. Although his vocals last night were probably the best of the night, his delivery screams Las Vegas Lounge Act. And I like the guy.
I'm tired of balladeers. Most of the hit tunes are not performed by balladeers. The premise of the show is to find a recording artist, not a lounge act.
No one stands apart from the pack for me except Crystal. Although, with her health issues, I don't know how she would be able to do what's necessary as a recording artist ... tours are grueling.