Great show. There isn't a huge divide between the potential winners and the also- rans, as has happened in previous season. Randy has not used the word "pitchy" much because for the most part, the kids can sing. In the "old days", we knew who would be among the top three very early on.
If I had to summarize the season so far, it is FUN, something that has been sorely missing for several....ok many...seasons. We don't have to worry about the nasty remark ( and usually NOT constructive) from Simon. Even Ryan is enjoying himself and being silly without risked the homophobic comments from Simon that wore very thin....and made me think that perhaps one was protesting too much....HMMMM