I started watching in season 5. My favorites have been Chris Daughtry, Katherine McPhee, Jordin Sparks, Blake Lewis, and both Davids (but mostly David A). Going waaay back, I think Chris should have won. I, along with just about everyone else, was SO surprised when he got out. I love both Jordin and Blake, but I'm glad Jordin won. Like the judges said, Jordin had a better voice, but Blake was more of an entertainer. They're sooo cute together, though! Take a look at this interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gB3TcLK7Y4o
Archie.... I just gotta say it, he is too cute! And is amazingly talented. David Cook's a great rocker, but I'm more of a fan of David Archuleta.
And Sanjaya.... don't remind me. I hated him ever since his audition with his sister. I thought she was better than him and deserved to make it... at least more than she did. He had NO talent, whatsoever, and he didn't deserve to stay in the competition for so long. I didn't find him "cute" at all... unlike my mother.
I was ashamed to admit I was related to her...
And Jason Castro... he had more talent than Sanjaya, but not enough to keep him in the competition for so long. I think he should have left MUCH earlier.