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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