Blake Lewis, American Idol Finalist

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Is it just me or did American Idol suddenly get mind-blowingly good tonight?

Even the worst performance, Jordin, was worth cheering for (with devil-horned hands pumping in the air—don't act like you didn't do it!). And the best performance? Well, let me just say that I've been shot through the heart, and you're to blame, Blakey. You give Idol a good name.

Here's what I'm thinking: Silly, pop-'n'-lockin' Blake-bot could actually win this thing.

A little behind-the-scenes scoop: Insiders tell me that the producers considered Blake very much an underdog at the start of the season, trailing far behind the likes of vocal powerhouses Melinda and LaKisha. But he's gained momentum and support with each passing week.

And tonight, that beatbox rendition of "You Give Love a Bad Name" proved he's sort of a musical whiz kid—and anything but cookie-cutter. So ladies and gentletubers, I do believe we have ourselves a dark horse!

So who do you think? Does Blake stand a chance? Someone else deserve it more? Honestly, I'm torn. Help me out by weighing in below...

P.S. The biggest travesty of this season? I'm told there isn't a single diva among the remaining finalists. No wretched behavior. No competitive snark. No backstage sabotage, including covert laxative-spiking of the drinking water. Truly a likeable bunch—which makes it all the more hard for us fans to choose. Hmph!

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