Kind of like last year and the difference between Kris and Adam. But then, "ain't that America." Earlier this evening, I told Rand I thought Lee would win; the "America" who watches AI will vote for a paint salesman...or a married guy from Arkansas...before they will vote for an unmarried mother or a flashy guy who wears nail polish and eye makeup, regardless of the talent and ability to sing. And when it was time for the grand announcement, I said "Lee" one second before Ryan did.
Even after Crystal outsang and outperformed Lee by a mile last night...and tonight.
So, I predict that Crystal--now in the eye of whoever it is that decides to record someone--will do well for herself. She certainly has the stage presence--even tonight--and I think her talent has never been in question.
Frankly, I miss Simon already.