I wasn't a fan before this season, and ended up watching a lot of it with my girlfriend. I took an immediate liking to Taylor. He was one of the few people that really looked like they loved performing, and he had a ball with it. Despite negative reviews almost every week from Simon, he took home the prize tonight.
The show was pretty good, including a lot of Burt Bacharach music as sung by the 12 finalists, and as played by him on the piano. They all sounded good, most notably (to me) Mandrisa. Based on voice alone, she was easily one of the top 2. Toward the end, Dionne Warwick came out, and Prince made a last minute appearance. He and David Blaine must have been separated at birth.
Anyhow, a decent show for the last half hour, though it dragged quite a bit for the first 90 minutes.