Crystal Bowersox, of course, joins Lee DeWyze and Casey James in the "American Idol" top three, leaving Michael Lynche out in the cold. Not sure why they did it this way; no real drama, why not have Big Mike and Casey at the end?

He's got a great voice, but just made some really poor song choices some weeks. Glad the judges saved him when they did. He was different than others, more self-assured, real somehow; not a kid in any way.

And I still think his "Will You Be There" last night was pretty good. He sings it even better now, just throwing it all out there.

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