She's proud to be an 'American Idol'

Kristy Lee Cook was born in 1984, but she doesn't remember much about that.

She does remember that she's been very nearly sent home week after week.

"God Bless the USA"? She's daring you to send her home this week.

"Great song choice," declares Randy

"Poignant and respectful," says Paula.

"Your best performance by a mile," says Simon, who acknowledges that this is a really smart song choice, too.