Who's the best ''American Idol'' finalist?
TAYLOR HICKS So the gray-haired 29-year-old looks and sounds more like he’s 49. No matter, Taylor’s disarming Joe Cocker-meets-Ray Charles chops make him the underdog pick of the season. And did we mention he plays a mean harmonica?
MANDISA The history of music is filled with great Plus-size Pipestresses. Mandi, take your place among ’em. Kudos for dropping that superfluous last name (as EW suggested) and womanhandling Simon without the use of a harmonica.
Ryan Seacrest hosts as Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan guide aspiring singers on their way to superstardom.