Best Pyro: Tate Stevens' 'Bonfire'
It rained confetti on Diamond White, an angelic Paige Thomas flew through the sky, and plenty of other acts used smoke-and-mirrors tactics to try to better their performances, but no one nailed it like Tate Stevens with his rowdy rendition of Craig Morgan's "Bonfire." Set amid a tire fire – seriously, we've never seen so many tires stacked on one stage – flames licked up the screen behind him as huge plumes of real fire shot up all around him. Maybe Britney Spears' brain suffered a meltdown when she said it wasn't his best, because it was definitely his most winning performance. Now, who's got some marshmallows?