My favorite performance of the night: Taylor Hicks
Surprisingly good: Kevin Covais
Lyrical Mastery: Melissa McGhee
Beating out Bucky once again and well on the way to sweeping the weekly hillbilly award: Kellie Pickler
Once again underrated: Elliott Yamin
OBVIOUSLY in till the end: Mandisa, Chris, and Taylor.
And a nod to the producers for having the foresight to put together and air a piece about Melissa forgetting the words right before she went on live tv and forgot the words.
Going home: I now think it may be Bucky and Melissa. Ace was awfully boring but he won't go home just yet.