You were the first person to bring country music to 'Idol.' Who do you think has done the best job of keeping country alive on the show?

Obviously Carrie Underwood was a huge part in that. And now you've got Kellie [Pickler], Phil [Stacey] and Bucky [Covington]. As far as this year, I'm still catching up. I've been trying to watch clips on the internet. I know there's a country person in the group, but no one has really stuck out to me in the country format yet. But that can change! Everything changes from week to week, depending on what you choose to do.