I can't stand Hatch and I'm glad he's gone, but I seriously don't think he would have lasted much longer anyway. At least one of the tasks and generally the final task is fundraising. How far can a reality star go? That also makes me wonder about Nene and Holly. Even Nene said last night that her friends didn't have that kind of money!
I am a huge country music fan and I've always been happy to see a country artist on CA. Trace Adkins was amazing to watch and I was pulling for him till the end, but Clint Black was an embarrassment to the country music community. "Sorry Honey, it was a small load of laundry, I took care of it myself...?" I've never been a fan of Big & Rich's music, but I'm becoming a HUGE John Rich fan. The guy is smart, talented, personable, business savvy, and isn't afraid to take risks. He has surprised me since Day 1 in his skills, and I am pulling for him to take this whole thing.
As for his guitar getting top dollar, I agree with the poster who pointed out that it wasn't the guitar that was sold as much as John and his charity being supported. Even if the only thing left on that wall was Naked Survivor Winner's fingerpainting, they would have paid $470k for it because they supported John Rich.
And in my opinion, Gary Busey is a lot smarter than he's letting on. If he was a loose cannon he would have flipped out when Meat Loaf was having his meltdown. Gary remained calm and didn't once cross the line. Mark and John weren't keeping Gary and Meat apart as much as keeping Meat from getting to Gary. There wouldn't have been a fight, I don't think Gary would have fought him. I think Gary knows that the way he's acting is good TV and he's looked at as the underdog, and he might just surprise everyone and turn it on when it's needed. That just might slap Star back a few steps.
My prediction for Final 3 is John Rich, Star and Lil' Jon, with John Rich taking home the prize.