Why did that change? Not because people are really more into her. More likely because:
-week after week of not seeing her go when she deserved to convinced a certain percentage of people that they must be missing some kind of point with her--that she must be cool and they simply hadn't seen it yet
-people got distracted by other bad peformances or got focused on other really GOOD performances (remember, you vote FOR people, not against them). In other words, it might be a statistical fluke. The SAME number of people as every other week, a hardcore fan base, could have voted for her this week, and it might have been relatively better, percentagewise, because some of the others could have had surprise drop-offs in their own voting and a few others surprise add-ons.
-or this could be a V.F.T.W. type situation--that site we dare not mention who urged people to vote for stinkers on AI. I have no reason to believe its them per se, and no real desire to look, but that doesn't rule out a general feeling that people are starting to vote for her just as a joke. But ONLY just recently, as I said, since she HAS been in the cellar until now. And in all of those weeks dwelling there, didn't get booted ONLY because of Supernova, not because of the public voters.
Actually went back and checked:
Week 1 B3
Phil, Chris, Matt
Week 2 B3
Jill, Zayra, Chris
Week 3 B3
Jenny, Dana, Josh
Week 4 B3
Patrice, Zayra, Phil
Week 5 B3
Jill, Dana, Patrice
The only reason she's around is because Newstead wants to marry her. ;-)
Zayra mentioned that she wasn't given an earpiece, couldn't hear herself and hence the pitchiness and flat notes. Interesting !
Zayra may be used to singing with an earpiece and most professionals won't sing without one. It is a reasonable request, what's the big deal here ? Just give her the earpiece.
Z is definitely gaining lots of fans fast. Good on her. She deserves to stick around longer.