By Sandra Gonzalez
Updated August 15, 2011 at 08:51 PM EDT
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The last four standing on The Glee Project are certainly not who I would have put in the finals when the show first started. (That was about a year-and-a-half ago at this point, right?) Over the weeks we have seen some surprising exits, some welcomed ones, and some totally disappointing ones.

But now we have Alex, Samuel, Lindsay, and Damian left standing. Yes, four. There was no elimination last night, proving that Ryan Murphy is a guy with a soft spot for a quartet of kids following their dreams.

So let’s size the final four up.

Alex: I was touched by his performance of “His Eye Is On The Sparrow,” and not just because he shared that it was the song played at his father’s funeral. (Although, that really helped get a lump in my throat.) He’s definitely one of the strongest vocalists left in the competition, but past displays of his character have been questionable. (See: Bitchery in “Duets.”)

Samuel: He’s a rock star. He doesn’t look like anyone on Glee right now, he doesn’t act like anyone on Glee now, and he’s probably someone Glee could use right now. So he probably won’t win. If he does, I owe everyone a cookie.

Lindsay: I have reservations about Lindsay. Aside from looking a bit like dark-haired Quinn (Dianna Agron), she behaves a lot like Rachel Berry (Lea Michele). She’s like a Glee hybrid, and if that’s anything like other hybrids, it sounds terrifying. Her vocals are strong, but still pale compared to some of the others currently on the show. Her vocal performance on “Defying Gravity” proved that.

Damian: He’s “Mr. Personality” in the competition, according to Murphy, and I have to agree. I mean, what’s not to like? (Wait, he’s 18, right?)

Of course, my opinion means zip. Actually, none of our opinions do because they picked the winner months ago. That said, if they don’t pick the person who wins the poll below, we’ll be really pissed and say ugly things. So get voting!

(I voted for Damian, because Google tells me he’s 18, and when Google tells me convenient information, I believe it.)