- You have to show you're a versatile singer who can handle a variety of stuff. If you're primarily a country singer, though, you should only sing country.
- Being old-timey is good, but being old-fashioned is bad.
- It's a singing competition, not a popularity contest, yet the results are based on a popular vote.
To me, though, the most interesting thing is that, until last week, the show had contestants named both Castro and Noriega. Was there also a Pinochet who got voted off when I wasn't paying attention?