03-30-2012 04:11 AM - edited 03-30-2012 08:41 AM
IMO, she would not have won the whole thing, but I would not have been surprised to see her in top 5. Any other year on Idol and she would have been top 3. She has great natural stage presence, pure strong pop voice and solid control over it. She was ready and willing to be molded. I love the new look too- really framed her pretty face nicely. I felt we saw her leave before we got the chance to see her stretch her wings.