Great write up/re-cap Jeffrey.
I found myself agreeing with you on everything. I was a Kelly Pickler fan and was disappointed with how she did. I know she can do better. But it was the first night so I suppose we can give a little leeway for nerves.
Overall, I was disappointed with the girls. I only liked Mandesa, Paris, Katherine and Lisa (not necessarily in that order). But last year at the beginning, Vonzel wasn't that impressive (IMO), but as time went on, her confidence grew and she just kept getting better and better. So we'll have to see what the others can do as time goes on.