I haven't had much chatter for this show in a few weeks, though we are faithfullly watching it. I'm just more and more convinced that Blake is the next American Idol; I've been a huge fan of his from the beginning, esp. since he is probably the standout with having the most unique sound/style. His rendition of Bon Jovi's "You Give Love a Bad Name" this week blew everyone else out of the water. I loved his own creative flair he added to it (Mel, did you watch? The song is a throw-back to RC days and made me think of you:)). I must admit, that even though Phil got the boot this week, he really had stepped up his game the past 3 weeks, finding a niche in country and even sounding pretty rockin' with his Bon Jovi song. I was so anxious to see who was going to get the second boot this week, Blake or Chris. And how FANTASTIC was their exchange on stage?! They both said they were "best friends" and "whatever happens, so be it--we'll be touring together anyway." I especially loved, loved it when Chris said, "I'll leave right now for him." Their humility was so evident, it actually gave me chills. Heth, I'm hoping for some Blake input! I know you love him, too. He's the one to beat!