A female will win this season of American Idol. I'm calling it right now.
Will it be Crystal Bowersox, as my colleague Mr. Probst favor?
What about Didi Benami, who co-critic L.J. Gibbs stands behind?
Both are solid choices, but both (along with Lilly Scott and Janell Wheeler) are serene guitar players, obvious Taylor Swift clones, that will cancel each other out. Who will leave standing?
Ashley Rodriguez. This Boston native has the looks and talent to go all the way. She also possesses the experience, having actually sung at the Berklee Performance Center with artists such as Philip Bailey and Chaka Kahn.
Watch her Hollywood audition below and just try to make a case against Rodriguez: