It's also funny to remember what the Idol judges criticized in previous years - being too predictable and standing in one place all the time. Pia got the same criticism. And yet this season, they all were predictable and they all stood in one place and sang. Hysterical. What I would really like to know is a breakdown on the demographics for who actually votes. I don't see Idol being all that popular with the tweens anymore - but maybe I'm wrong. I believe I've heard that the demographics for Idol actually switched to middle age and older.
Last season on the Voice a WGirlWG won - does that count? I just think the winners have absolutely nothing to do with whether on not they play guitar, and more to do with likeability (as you said about Lee Dewyze) and charisma. I'm convinced that the majority of people who watch are more like myself - no idea what perfect pitch is, but like what they like and vote accordingly. It's never been about just the voice - on Idol or on this show - but about the intangibles.