Another great recap! And again, you do an excellent job of balancing the snark with the sincere appraisals of the performers.
And your following quote about Kris is very perceptive:
"Kris Allen’s making it to the Top 3 of American Idol is a victory for musicianship on American Idol. No matter if you “care” for his style or not, I have to say that the skills he has shown in choosing, arranging, interpreting, singing, and accompanying songs on this show all season have displayed an extremely sophisticated musical sensibility and a deep well of talent that explains his success"