I am ECSTATIC!!!!! I could not STAND Melinda- she sounded exactly the same EVERY time and was so phony!!! I was getting so bored with her.
Honestly, there have been other Melindas and Jordins in AI so far- probably at least one in every season. Has there ever been another Blake Lewis?! For those of you who don't like him, too bad. Face it, folks, he's one of a kind. I think he made AI HISTORY with his rendition of "You Give Love a Bad Name"!!! Plus, he totally STOMPED the girls last week! By the way, Melinda butchered the Whitney Houston song- listen to the original and it did not compare at all. Now how can they say that Blake's "Roxanne" was not as good as the original, while they hail Melinda for ruining a timeless classic???
Melinda was the right person to go last week, and, personally, I think it was ridiculous that she was in the competition- the "resident pro"?! That was such bull! She had a career in music that was making her money, and AI is for amateurs.
I was rooting for a Jordin vs. Blake finale from the beginning- the best girl and guy are left! Jordin is great, but she tends to shout at the end of almost all her songs. Blake has had several performances deemed "best performance of the night" (British invasion night, latino/spanish night, rock night, etc.) by the judges. They both have had some good and some bad performances, but one can't truly say which one is "better" because their styles are so different and they both have had their "moments" where they shone. Now it's just down to personal taste, because they both earned that spot in the finale. All that's left to say is...GO BLAKE!!! That's my opinion!