10th Place, American Idol Season 9
Who do you think is going to win tonight?
I really want to see a girl win – but as much as I want to see a girl win, I want to see a real artist do something amazing, and I think that Phillip is that. I think he's the next big thing.
If Jennifer Lopez doesn't come back next season, what will you miss most about watching the show without her on it?
The support that she gives to the contestants is unreal. That's what's been missing from the show for so many years, I feel, is the support. When you're getting up on stage for the first time in front of millions of people like that and you've never done that kind of thing before, you need to have people rooting for you and be able to give you construction criticism and she does that really really well.
Who should replace her if she leaves?
I think that it should be a woman, because I think the whole motherly vibe should be part of the show. I think that's what she brings to it, and a realness that is spectacular. Somebody was talking about Katy Perry earlier. Rihanna would be a good judge. She's been on the show so many times, so it might be good for her to come back and do it.