You didnâ€™t beat the competition. You crushed the competition.
- Simon Cowell to David Archuleta, after the former finished his second song last night, "Love Me Tender."
I'd pack your suitcase.
- Simon Cowell to Jason Castro, after the former finished "I Shot the Sheriff" last night.
These two quotes pretty much summed up the performances of the final four last night. Syesha Mercado and David Cook were solid, while Castro was a mess and Archuleta was terrific.
Which of these finalists put on your favorite performance last night?