And so the final 13 begins. With both bangs and whimpers. There were some pleasant surprises (go Kris Allen
!) and some predictable disappointments (fail, Danny Gokey). Let's discuss further after the jump.
For the uninitiated, if you're out there, we've finally arrived at the final round, when 13 singers will belt every week in the hopes that some large pocket of teen girls or some long-forgotten state will rally behind them and vote over