Eighth is not so greath: Caleb Johnson
REASONS: At some point the judges are going to turn on him. It’s clear they don’t like him. Connick’s going to start spouting about how he’s all show and no substance, Urban’s gonna say something sexy in Australian and J-Lo’s going to say she has no idea who the Fabulous Thunderbirds are. His voice is terrific, but it’s not so good that it surpasses the WGWGs.
WHY WE’RE IDIOTS: People go bananas for this guy. Remember James Durbin? It could end up like that, minus the Tourette’s. He’s either rocking his way to the top or going down in flames and it’s going to be awesome to watch either way.
WHY WE’RE NOT: The judges are going to tell him he needs to show his sentimental side and he’s going to butcher a slow song. Which is why I hate when judges tell people to do something they don’t want to.
WHY WE’RE ROOTING FOR HIM: This guy is the perfect spokesman for Dudes Review Idol. How many times has he asked producers if he can slam Bud Heavys out of the Coke cups post performance? A million? He’s a contestant for the people.