Well, it's a huge likeability factor as mentioned and bringing something different to a performance.

For guys this week I liked best: David Cook & Jason Castro

It's just something about the emotion they brought to it that made it work for me.

For girls this week I liked best: Amanda and Brooke

Amanda was real. Brooke, I don't know. Just something about it that I enjoyed. She's very likeable, ya know?

It's amazing to me that many of the AI contestants can have great voices, but do nothing to inspire. Maybe it's because they're really not thinking about the song and its message. They're watching themselves from the inside out...

Anyway, it is interesting to read everybody's reactions! Kinda fun! I still like David Hernandez...there's lots of potential there...we all have to have our favorites, no?

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write,
if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be,
he must be. -- Abraham Maslow, American Psychologist