Fantasia Barrino; Photo: AP

Fantasia Barrino

, you had Gothamist at Summertime. We admit that we've only been watching American Idol here and there, but it always seems that we end up seeing the final. And we're glad you won. And Diana DeGarmo, we take back our bad feelings about you (now that you haven't won) - you looked like you were having fun last night and you were very gracious. And you're just 16 - if this is your biggest failure in life, you're doing good.

The Times' Virginia Heffernan called it "a supremely satisfying night." Gothamist has to agree: Seeing Simon Cowell laugh at John Stevens' awkward body and singing during the medley (that just went on and on) was worth it.