"American Idol" in San Diego may have been held on the USS Midway, but it wasn't out to sea -- the talent was strong and several possible winners, led by Aubree Dieckmeyer and a guy named Wolf, emerged.
Oh, and Jim Carrey's daughter can sing.
I ranked everyone below. Put in your own thoughts in the comments or on Twitter using #ndidol.
1) Free spirit Aubree Dieckmeyer uncorked a surprisingly nuanced, interesting voice on Michael Buble's "Feeling Good." It may be the best we've heard so far this year. "I haven't heard anybody sing with that kind of flavor in her voice," in Steven Tyler's words.
2) Mechanic Jason "Wolf" Hamlin was good on "Midnight Special," great when he got to play his git-fiddle on "Folsom Prison Blues" -- authentic, fun and compelling to listen to.
3) Frat boy Kyle Cruz luckily sang "nothing like you look," in Steven Tyler's words, on "Angel of Mine." With his fun personality and textured voice, he could be in top 12, too.
4) Ashley Robles looks good, is likable and showed off huge vocals on Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" -- not rocket science to predict, as Steven Tyler did, that she's "going to be big."
5) Jayrah Gibson's smooth, classic R&B voice prompted Randy Jackson to call him "mad, mad good."
6) Ali Shields rapped and then knocked Corinne Bailey Rae's "Just Like a Star" out of the park; not quite sure what to make of her, except that I am looking forward to seeing her again.
7) Jim Carrey's daughter Jane Carrey was not bad with her version of Bonnie Rait's "Something to Talk About," but it was her sweet and honest personality and compelling story that really got her to Hollywood.
Her dad said "yaaay!" when she called to tell him she'd made it, and said he couldn't wait for America to find out how great she is. Hope he shows up in Hollywood, along with the other proud parents.
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