I really think they got it right, with Buddy, JA, and Miranda in that order. Miranda is good, but she is a bit too nasal and needs to learn to enunciate a little more clearly in her singing.
As for Brandi fans supporting JA ?? I have seen plenty of times since that scene where Buddy had his arm around Brandi and they seemed to have gotten over that little incident. The more I think about it, I'm sure the network showing that was just manipulation to get rid of Brandi since she seemed to have a great deal of support. Frankly, I thought she was not nearly as good as she thought she was.
I wonder if you all who were not crazy about JA just don't care for his style of music? Because I honestly thought he was the most complete performer on that show, and that was reinforced during the finale where he seemed more relaxed. I just hope some record label out there signs him up, because it was a disappointment to me that I didn't get to at least hear him say a few "last words" like Miranda did. I know, pandamonium had set in and Buddy was rightfully the focus, but I will really miss seeing JA every week.