Karen Rodriguez: Off to Hollywood!

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Ryan Seacrest summed up last night's American Idol audition episode simply and sadly: "Our Los Angeles auditions have been far from successful."

It's true. Only five golden tickets were handed out and only one of them went to a contestant rumored to be in this season's top 40: say hello to Karen Rodriguez.

Following this 21-year old's rendition of a Whitney Houston single, Steven Tyler said she possessed "spit and fire." She also wasn't shy about expressing her love for Jennifer Lopez, to whom the New York native actually sang on MTV's Total Request Live years ago.

Think K. Rod has a chance to go far? Listen and watch now:

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American Idol has some explaining to do. Steven Tyler was wearing a jacket for this show. When commenting about Karen Rodriguez, there is a momentary cut to Tyler who is wearing no jacket, different necklace and the shirt from the previous day. They inserted a comment that he did not make about her but inserted a clip from the previous day. Scandalous! Fraud!

American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]