I think a lot of people make this connection between Kelley Clarkson and Carrie. (sweet, innocent, small town girl) And to me, ther is just NO comparison. Carrie just doesn't have the "it" factor. Whereas Kelly just owned the stage. In addition to be the strongest vocally, Kelly brought her songs to life. You couldn't help but tap your foot and/or sing along. Carrie sings beautifully (although I thought last night was a disaster, vocally. Yuck!) But, she has given us no glimpse into who she is or why certain songs affect her. (assuming they do) She is just flat somehow.