We've got two words for you, Melinda Doolittle:
After last night's shocking ousting, the American Idol vocalist can find solace in the success of last year's surprising, early exit by Daughtry. The man has certainly found success since then.
In reality, though, were you that surprised when Ryan Seacrest sent Doolittle home to end the show? While one of the best singers this reality show has ever seen, it's evident by now that voters are looking for a lot more than mere range and talent.
They want Blake Lewis, his charm, style and beat boxing skills.
They want Jordin Sparks, her looks, charisma and and youthful innocence.
And they want to drive those that believe this is purely a singing competition, such as Simon Cowell, insane.
Fortunately, all types of American Idol viewers can be happy if Jordin wins. She has the look, personality and talent of a deserving winner. Vote for Sparks, folks, and we could easily have another Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood on our hands.