Well again IMHO, she did. They are both different styles and ranges but I thought Melinda had far more control of her abilities than Jordin. Jordin cracked a few times throughout some of her performances. That, (too me) is an issue when it really comes down to performing live in front of thousands on tour, or on t.v. shows. Will Jordin grow into a great singer, probably but she's not there yet as far as I'm concerned. Is Melinda famous now, yes I soon will not forget Melinda Dolittle, but her fame should have been based on her winning AI for her singing talents alone not that she got the boot and two singers who were not in her league were kept over her. But unfortunately that' how Idol works and I'm glad the music industry doesn't work the same way. I personally thought Blake should have been bounced before Melinda and actually before Lakisha and believe me I was no fan of Lakisha, but her voice was far greater than Blake and isn't he like 27 years old. Proof in the pudding again that the younger crowd is voting for what I think are some of the wrong reasons to vote for an American Idol. Any way like I stated earlier, I'm done with the show and I absolutely don't care who wins this year or any subsequent year.