You are... delivering unbelievable songs with integrity and originality.

Paula Abdul [to David Cook]

Randy Jackson: Dude, you are so good tonight, you are exactly what this show is about: finding the best singer we can find and the best singer of season seven is right there!

This is just the way the music business is. When you’re performing in front of 25 to 30 million people and you’re not making the effort to make your self into a star I don’t think you’re doing yourself any favors so that’s why I said it.

Simon Cowell

I’m thrilled that the California supreme court overturned the ban on gay marriage. I can’t wait to get married. We all deserve the same rights, and I believe that someday we’ll look back on this and not allowing gays to marry will seem as absurd as not allowing women to vote.

Ellen DeGeneres

I’m like a black Christina Aguilera [or] Alicia Keys.

Syesha Mercado

I don’t know what to say. I just want to say thank you.

Syesha Mercado [following her American Idol elimination]

If I’m gonna base it on who has done the best performances over the live shows, David Cook deserves to win.

Simon Cowell

I think that, especially with things like [Idol], people like to stereotype so easily. Just because a guy is really easy going... People have always said that [about me]. When I was younger I was real hyper and they'd think I was always drunk and I had never had a drink of alcohol until, like, last year. But the fact is I've never been high in my life.

Jason Castro

He's given me a lot of good advice and helped me from making any dumb decisions. He understands more than anyone what I want in music, and I've felt really blessed to have someone like that.

David Archuleta [on his controversial father]

It was a little bit like Chihuahua trying to be a tiger.

Simon Cowell [following David Archuleta's attempt to sing a Chris Brown song]

He's like a pair of old pajamas that you know feel good.

Paula Abdul [on Jason Castro]

It’s just getting tough for me. I think my inexperience is coming in. This week I tried to pick two [songs] I knew and even that, I screwed it up.

Jason Castro [asked about his disappointing final two performances]
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