Don't you love Andrew Lloyd Weber? No? "They've got to sing it as if it's their very, very last night on the show," he observes. Master of the obvious, he's ready for a judge's chair.

"The World I Know"? How many other people know it? Seems to me you should pick something familiar if you want to get America to vote for you. On the other hand, Cook killed it.

Cowell had it right. The kid understood the competition better, reprising his beloved "Imagine," even if his performance in the final round, to the ears of one TV critic, was less exciting than Cook's.

Only one more day. Phew!