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5:2 RUBEN STUDDARD

PRO: Even Simon has a soft spot for him

CON: R-u-u-u-ben backlash

BOOTED! VANESSA OLIVAREZ

PRO: Her funky look stood out from the crowd

CON: Her singing didn’t

2:1 CLAY AIKEN
PRO: That voice!

CON: Those ears!

BOOTED! JULIA DEMATO

PRO: All-American beauty

CON: All-American beauty envy

10:1 JOSHUA GRACIN

PRO: Semper Fi, dawg

CON: In this competition, country isn’t king

4:1 TRENYCE

PRO: One-name mystique…think Cher or Madonna
CON: Also think Tiffany

50:1 RICKEY SMITH

PRO: “Nicest guy in the competition,” says Simon

CON: Ditto

40:1 CARMEN RASMUSEN

PRO: Homespun charm won last year

CON: There’s only one Kelly

75:1 COREY CLARK

PRO: Impressive vocal range

CON: Where’s the party?

20:1 KIMBERLY CALDWELL

PRO: Energy to burn

CON: You can burn out too early

15:1 KIMBERLEY LOCKE

PRO: Sultry songstress

CON: Simon can be a weighty critic

BOOTED! CHARLES GRIGSBY

PRO: Smooooth stock boy

CON: Low-key style didn’t stack up