I love Heejun, I think he's charming and funny and adorable, but I do think he's bought into the hype around him too much, and sadly, his vocals are suffering. I don't know what it is, because pre-the live shows, I loved his tone and phrasing, but he's just not bringing it. I still like him, but I don't see how he'll even remotely go the distance at this point.
Phillip Phillips continues to be the obvious winner, in my opinion, and he's done the opposite of Heejun, in that he never impressed me pre-the live shows, but post them, I've been really digging him. And his performance tonight of "Moving Out" was fantastic. The song was recognizable, but he really made it his own.
My new favorite, though, is Colton Dixon. He has not impressed me at all, to the point where I didn't even like him and didn't think he should have made it past Vegas. But last week, his performance was a showstopper for me, and was the first time I saw someone in AGES on AI actually come across like a ROCK STAR! And tonight, his "Pianoman" was gorgeous and vulnerable and strong, and I'm officially a fan. He's my favorite now.