Don't get me wrong. I think Chris is very talented. However, I think he's been getting way too much credit for making his songs "his own." When he did "Higher Ground," he as much as admitted he was using the Chili Peppers' version, and Simon was like, "You made it your own." No, he didn't. Same goes for "I Walk the Line" if it's the same as the Live version.
I also think that there is some merit to what Rob said on this week's podcast...I noticed that there was more exciting lighting & stage effects when Chris was singing, but I thought I was just being silly. Now that someone else has mentioned what might be these subliminal messages while Chris performs, I'm not sure that AI is being fair.