I always love seeing the final three go back to their hometowns. They get choked up. Their families get choked up. I get choked up.
And for all the times during the season that I may think they've hit sour notes or not lived up to some standard of performance, it's good to remember that these are young people following their dreams. More power to them. Reach for the stars, I say. Keep striving. Keep perfecting your craft. Don't give up.
I don't think the final two was a surprise to very many people. Lots of people were predicting a Lee and Crystal finals ten weeks ago. And that's what we're going to get.
Tonight, we said goodbye to Casey. Young man, I wish you the very best.