IMO, girls are A LOT more entertaining when it comes to just singing and performance on stage and yes its definately personal preference. I also think it has to do with gender, I think guys find girls more entertaining and girls find guys more entertianing generally, but maybe its just me! I truely believe that Tamyra and Kelly were totally more entertaining than Clay or Ruben. Girls just have more flaver and more range IMO, they can belt better and dance better. Guys are kind of boring and their voices don't have as much range as really good girl singers, their voices are just nice, their not breathtaking. I would agree that Clay is an exception to that rule, but if you put him up against Kelly or Tamyra, he's not as good, IMO. Though, I think if it was to come down to Kelly and Clay on American Idol, I think Clay would get more votes because I think American Idol has more women and little girls watching than they do males.