You are right Junkie Girl, that Bryan got voted off after "New York state of Mind". I didn't find it sleepy at all, but enough voters must have found something wrong with it or just liked other vocalists better that season. But it still was a favorite of mine, and it was one of only a few that I downloaded from itunes. I thought that Bryan's age hurt him as he was one of the older contestants that year (in his mid 20's lol). Since I am decades older than that, age didn't matter to me then or now. I just know what I like. Tessanne who was a great vocalist and belter performer wore on me too as the season progressed. She deserved the win but I don't know how well she is doing post her voice season---anyone know?