Who have you been rooting for?
If you follow my tweets, I think you'd get an idea who I'm liking. I'm crushing on Phillip. That song that he sang at the very end [Tuesday] night ["Home"] is a smash, no matter what. He's so unique, and he's so true to who he is.
What was your favorite performance this year on the show?
I loved when Joshua Ledet sang "When a Man Loves a Woman." I was in New Orleans, which of course is where he's from, and I was just like, "Go Joshua. I'm here, I'm rooting for you from your hometown." That gave me chills.