I guess what people hear and see is very subjective, not only here but even in the articles I read about the idols. Well, whatever.
I think Carrie has star quality & a beautiful voice to match. She may not have a bubbly or dramatic personality but that doesn't mean she doesn't connect with what she's singing. How do people know that anyhow in a 90 second song???
She seems to have the same problem Anthony has in that neither of them has developed a "stage" persona. Stage personas are often fake. (Anthony tries but he comes off cheesy). The few moments we got to see Carrie during the group sing gave us a taste of what she will be like once she off the AI stage, and I can't wait.