As we all know...that has happened before. Some past AI "winners" have been record-selling flops, while others have done exteremely well. The same could be said for folks in the top 3 in the past...so there are actually multiple winners the way this "contest" rolls out. I would not be surprised to see 4-5 people from this year's crop of top 10 getting some kind of record deal. The only thing that seems disturbing is when Randy or JLO have agendas to "promote" their personal favorites week in and week out, despite not necessarily being the top talent. The show seems to be evolving in some ways from a singing talent and popularity contest to only a popularity contest.