I have been a huge Adam and Danny fan since the beginning. I initially thought Adam had no chance to win due to his polarizing performance style, and also due to the issue of his sexuality. I think that by changing things up and taking chances, plus his musical knowledge and humble approach -- he can definitely win this thing. Plus, Danny stagnated no doubt. And not because he hasn't performed reasonably well every week, but I think his lack of a broad base of music hurts him, leading also to a lack of edge and surprise. Simon calls it a lack of star power but I think he was too sheltered (not having a tv growing up so I hear and the musical influences limited). Kris is coming up (loved three or four of his performances), but I think he is inconsistent, even more so for Matt. Honestly, liked all of the top 7 each to their own degree. I think of Allison the same as Danny. She has a great voice and performed consistently well but every week seems mostly the same.
I do want Adam to win, and I don't think or at least hope it won't cramp his style. I think that David Cook was crimped down a bit, and his music sounds too much like the Nickleback lite stuff of Daughtery. Then again, Daughtery did not win and his is the most overtly commercial fare of anyone. Still love David Cook, don't get me wrong. He was the first one in a long time that made me really look forward to tuning in. I feel the same way about Adam now. I cannot imagine Adam not winning this thing.