Phil Stacey by Frank Micelotta/Fox Phil Stacey by Frank Micelotta/Fox
Phil Stacey, one of

American Idol's two Wednesday castoffs, is singing the praises of the lone male left in the mix. As well as, yeah, the other three finalists. "I think

Blake is most likely to be the most original contestant ever on American Idol. He just blew it out this week with Bon Jovi," Phil said in a press conference call. " Melinda is possibly the greatest singer I've ever heard on the show; LaKisha sings with so much passion that it's hard to listen to her and not get chills; and Jordin has got a range that lasts for days, her upper notes have so much power behind them." Phil opted not to forecast the ultimate outcome, saying, "Honestly, I think it's anybody's ball game at this point. I'm really looking forward to seeing how it goes from here on out." As for this week's other elimination, the bad news for Chris Richardson's femme fans is he's... single. "I just got out of a three-and-a-half-year relationship back home," he shared. "All of the rumors that are going on" - including ones that put him in the company of Idol also-ran Alaina Alexander as well as The Hills' Lauren Conrad - "are just rumors. Those people are just my friends and acquaintances. I'm pretty much single, but still respecting the fact that I just got out of a relationship with my girlfriend." Who do you think will make it to this year's Idol finals? Vote in our new poll (bottom right).