Actually it seems like Lauren and James will be our F2 this season. Just like last season it was clearly between Lee and Crystal. (And Crystal was still robbed)
Yep, as I'd predicted some time back lol! But I'm HOPING that this time, it'll be a replay of Carrie-Bo... It's a somewhat similar combination of a country girl versus a rocker. Geez.
I wouldn't say that Crystal was robbed in her season. After all, she peaked so early and was a favourite right from the start. We know that these people don't win in the end. Lee, on the other hand, started out raw, but he grew so much over the season and gained way more votes as a result. It was the same case with David Archuleta and David Cook, and Adam Lambert and Kris Allen.
But this season, if it's really down to James and Lauren, it'll be an exciting fight. None of them peaked from the start, but both just grew over the season. Who will prevail, mainstream-ness, or female voters? Maybe what we can hope for is that all of Scotty and Haley's votes will go to Lauren. Hee.