Bam! That was so jam-packed I'm dizzy.
Prior to the episode, I thought Gigi had it in the bag, and then I thought Crystal might just wacky her way to the win, but I didn't see Jaida scooping the crown.
Jaida won the closeup lipsync, I thought. Then faded out a bit in the next performance, compared to the flair and creativity of Crystal and Gigi. I really thought, after the first two lipsyncs, Jaida would be out.
I didn't focus on her in the final one, as I was mesmerized by Gigi's costume change - that was really clever. So, I was a bit, What?@!, at the winner announcement, at first. But on rewatch of the final lipsync I see why Jaida won. Because the passion and the power, and the embodiment of the song, always matter more to Ru and she had that in spades. Plus funny, unassuming, polished, and with heart.
Anyway, they all would have been worthy winners. What a great season (minus that other bit).
Great to see Heidi get some cash! And really nice that all the girls left got 2 grand, also. I will buy Pantene as thanks for that!