By EW Staff
Updated March 15, 2004 at 05:00 AM EST

Matthew Rogers’ pros and cons

Booted off March 24

AGE 25

HOMETOWN Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

FINALS-QUALIFYING SONG ”What You Won’t Do for Love”

HE SAYS [About his pitch problems] ”I’m working on my breathing.”

PRO He’s got Ruben’s teddy bear quality…

CON …but he’s still got those darn pitch problems.

EARLY WORD FROM SIMON ET AL. Simon grudgingly gave him a score of 3 out of 10. Ouch.

WE SAY He’s headed home soon if he doesn’t start nailing the notes.