i'm glad an Asian finally won one of these singing contests! (And an Asian-Jamaican at that!).
What's bothered me about these contests is how minorities seemed to have been weeded out of the finals. i have a hard time believing there aren't enough talented non-whites to make it to the finals.
Judith Hill, for example, really should have been in the finals (if not won it) -- but they kept over-doing her Michael Jackson connection to the point of turning people off of her...and that's so sad.