Well the expected happened. A person with virtually no vocal ability managed to displace a really fine singer for the AI finale. I think even Jimmy's ears must be playing tricks on him. Phillip's performance of Bob Seger's great song was terrible. Off tune most of the way ( but heh, what does it matter if you hit the notes as long as you have feelings according to ST). AI will have to formally come out and say that vocal ability is of secondary importance in the competition. Might as well have them all lip syncing. AI requirements: be human, be willy to share your soul with millions of people many of whom have had one too many, be willing to hop around a stage, be able to strum a guitar, can speak.
In any case at least there will be one excellent singer in the finale, despite the sages of this forum who perhaps should keep their eyes open for liquor sales.
Would have far preferred a Jessica vs Joshua finale, but c'est la vie.