I would not pay a cent to hear that man sing. He has a decent voice, good at best, but nothing special. It was evident on the finale when you heard all of the duets and the rest of the top 12 singing all in succession that he didn't have the best voice. Hell not even close, I wouldn't put him in the top 5. Paris and Chris stole the show IMO they both seemed to be a step ahead of the rest of them. I thought that Eliot sounded good again also. In the last duet with Kat (who doesn't even have an incredible voice herself) and Taylor I was just stunned that Taylor won, it was pretty clear to me who had a better voice. Overall a pretty crappy season... there is a ton of talent in the top 12, but Taylor winning kind of killed it. All the people who loved him for how he performed and entertained will be awful dissappointed when all they get is hearing him on a CD without watching him. I actually think that a number of the top 12 other than Taylor will end up with successful careers:
Kat will end up on Broadway - she has that kind of voice (see Somewhere over the Rainbow) and the looks.
Chris will have a successful career as a rock artist - its clear that he is here to stay, seeing as the moment he got voted off he was getting offers from established bands such as Fuel.
Paris will sing Jazz/R&B and be very good at it. She had the best voice in the competition (IMO) and she's only 17.
Eliot will be a decent R&B singer. He's got a great voice but I don't know how marketable he will be.
Lisa Tucker - The "sleeper" of the group. Already successful on Broadway, got a guest spot on the OC, young and good looking, and as she proved last night a great voice. A true triple threat.
Anyways... yeah. Taylor Hicks =