liedenfrost, I really enjoy and appreciate your in-depth commentary - so glad to see you in here! - but I must agree with razorbacker - I wouldn't change a thing about the Clarks. A huge part of their charm is their acoustic style - hell, with their talent and presence, they don't need the subterfuge of additional instruments. I think it would crowd their sound, which I really believe is perfect the way it is.
Upon reflection, I'm also glad FB went home. Not because I didn't like them, because I did - for me, they were right behind the Clarks. However, their departure might spur some of the other bands, particularly Sixwire, to step up their game. I was brutally disappointed in Sixwire this week, and agree with judges - they just dialled in that performance. At least now it's clear that all the bands are at risk, every single week.