I'm still out on a limb with Harry Connick being a judge. He's a bit of a 'twit', in my opinion (not knocking his talent at all). His bedside manner leaves something to be desired. Nothing personal, Harry, but what's with the scruff stuff on your face? And I like men with beards. I wonder if he's preparing for some bit part or something . . .
Being a people watcher, one thing that struck me is the difference between the girls and gals. The gals were somewhat 'catty' (imagine that) and self-centered; they lacked the empathy and caring for one another. When the guys were chosen, eliminated, or performed you could see they showed much more feeling for each other . . . fist bumps, pats on the shoulder, and even hugs.
They're down to the final 13 - now the competition really beings. I will be watching! I haven't voted yet but, of course, do have my favorites! *smile*
Good luck everybody; I think it's going to be a great season of unexpected talent!