Since I know most of you don’t have all morning to search the haystack of clichés for a handful of sharp responses among Fox’s Q&As with all 24 American Idol semifinalists, PopWatch has done the heavy lifting for you. In fact, once you’ve read our five most award-worthy interview moments, the only reason to visit the show’s official site would be to see Paris Bennett’s alarming new ‘do. (As my pal Dawnie says, un-be-weave-able.)

  • Most Honest: Katharine McPhee
  • Do you think the audition process was fair?
  • ”No, they let go of some really good people and kept people who were pretty.”
  • Most Amusing: Bucky Covington
  • If you win, who will you thank first?
  • ”The camera.”
  • Most TMI: Heather Cox
  • What would people be surprised to learn about you?
  • ”I have a crooked toe and I can speak in a secret language.”
  • Most Subtly Flattering to Paula: Ace Young
  • Who is your favorite judge and why?
  • ”I love them all; they’re straight up.”

Did any of the semifinalists’ answers surprise you, or change how you felt about them? All must be revealed, people.