Amy, I agree with you about the screaming. What really bugs me about it is the way he sticks his tongue out when he does it. The notes are beautiful, always perfect, but why does the tongue have to come out of the mouth? Now, I said always perfect, but that awful song that Kara cowrote sounded really off. I thought Kris sounded a little off on that one too, so maybe she wrote the wrong notes - HA! There was too much up and down and all over the place with it.
Yes, Mad World is the most beautiful song - we googled it and found a version where the guy made a video with school kids forming pictures shot from the roof of a school. I thought Kris's first 2 songs were fantastic. I beg to differ with Simon on the 2nd one - I thought he totally made that his own with new chords and there were strings in the background that made it fancier.
And for the first time, I didn't vote because I think both of them are fantastic. In other news, did anyone watch Glee? I guess that's taking the time slot - it was HI-larious! The cheerleader coach is the best.