Bo is great, he really has the same honesty about singing and performing that previous winners had, especially Fantasia. Although their styles are different, the performances are similar in how pure/raw they are, the song comes from deep within.
And about unemployment - his boss could have let him work until he had to leave for AI, but no, the boss decided to kick him to the curb right there and then. His boss could have waited a couple months, but I guess it was the pride there that could not make such allowance. I can certainly understand why Bo collected unemployment between being fired and starting at AI, he is an adult and has to make the ends meet somehow. It is hard to find a job for 8 weeks, usually employers are looking for long term commitment.