Okay, so more than half of the contestants didn’t exactly make the case that they’re ready to be the next Taylor Hicks, let alone Kelly Clarkson.But hey, it beats the living daylights out of a lip-synched group number, doesn’t it?

‘s Season 12 finalists and stretch it out over a 90-minute telecast?

Well, you can start with a super-awkward framework for the episode that requires Ryan Seacrest to dash back and forth from the stage to a tiny holding room, retrieving finalists one at a time and leaving the unfortunate castoffs to stew in their own anxiety and terror.

Dixon, who often spoke about his faith while on the show, released a Christian album called in January.

Chicago native Devin Velez is another standout performer.

I also met several other Idol such as: Adam Lambert (Season 8 runner up), Danny Gokey (Season 8), Haley Reinhart (Season 11), Casey Abrams (Season 11), Taylor Hicks (Season 5 winner), Scott Mac Intyre (Season 8), and Blake Lewis (Season 6). photo credit: Ifelicious " data-medium-file=" data-large-file=" class="size-large wp-image-15350" alt="Psy Gentlemen American Idol finale Nokia Theater" src=" width="400" height="600" srcset=" sizes="(max-width: 400px) 100vw, 400px" /May 16, 2013 — Jennifer Lopez performs at the American Idol finale.

Some seemed to blossom with all of the fan and media attention like Lazaro Arbos. Most were very friendly and willing to talk to fans, take photos, and sign autographs. photo credit: Ifelicious " data-medium-file=" data-large-file=" class="size-large wp-image-15383" alt="Candice Glover American Idol Season 12 winner" src=" width="400" height="600" srcset=" sizes="(max-width: 400px) 100vw, 400px" /May 16, 2013 — American Idol Season 12 runner up Kree Harrison. photo credit: Ifelicious " data-medium-file=" data-large-file=" class="size-large wp-image-15377" alt="Adam Lambert American Idol party" src=" width="400" height="600" srcset=" sizes="(max-width: 400px) 100vw, 400px" /May 16, 2013 — Psy performs at the American Idol finale. They're also not ashamed to share their faith with the world while they're at it.Angie Miller, who many expect to be crowned winner this year, often tweets about her faith."Church isn't the only time to worship and hear from/spend time with God.The good news, however, is that Nigel Lythgoe & Co.introduced the idea of a victory song for each singer before he or she decamped to the Idol Couches of Safety (TM).Let’s get to the results: Paul Jolley: Heart’s “Alone” | Grade: C Burnell Taylor: india.arie’s “Ready for Love” | Grade: B Curtis Finch Jr.: John Legend’s “So High” | Grade: C Devin Velez: Israel Houghton’s “The Power of One (Change the World)” | Grade: B Lazaro Arbos: Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” | Grade: C- Janelle Arthur: Dierks Bentley’s “Home” | Grade: B Candice Glover: Rose Royce’s “I’m Going Down” | Grade: A Angela Miller: Beyoncé’s “I Was Here” | Grade: B- (tears may have affected the vocal a bit) Amber Holcomb: Chaka Khan’s “I’m Every Woman” | Grade: B- Kree Harrison: Susan Tedeschi’s “Evidence” | Grade: A- [Can I just say Keith Urban’s ecstatic facial expression during Candice Glover’s performance (see accompanying screengrab) kind of says everything that needs to be said? (I vote for Breanna and Elijah, but I suspect it’ll be Aubrey and either Charlie or Nick.) And with that, let me turn things over to you. Did the speed-dialing, powervoting nation get it right?