Creighton Fraker is unique. Let's all agree on that. The guy conducted a sword fight with a fire hydrant during his pre-performance montage on American Idol last night.

But give the season 11 contestant credit for embracing his quirks and telling the audience: "You have to be who you are." Fraker then went out and sang the perfect song to go along with that theme: Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors."

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According to Steven Tyler, Chase Likens resembles Brendan Frazer and made many "mummies" at home happy last night.

No, really, that was the response the Aerosmith singer delivered to this American Idol hopeful following his live audition of "Storm Warning." Jennifer Lopez, meanwhile, agreed that, yes, Likens has "movie star good looks," which may bode well with the ladies.

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Jeremy Rosado is a really nice guy. That's what the American Idol judges were telling us over and over last night, with Randy Jackson pointing to the way Rosado comforted many hopefuls during opening auditions.

That's great and all - but it's never a good sign, show wise, when the panel is talking more about your heart than your voice.

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Oh, how we miss Simon Cowell. He would have torn into Eben Franckewitz last night.

Not that we want to see a 15-year old cry on stage, but let's be honest: this Justin Bieber lookalike is not ready for primetime, and certainly not ready to try his voice on an Adele single.

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It's not hard to imagine Colton Dixon on Broadway, is it?

This American Idol veteran - who tried out for both previous seasons and hadn't even planned on giving it a third go until the judges convinced him during his sister's opening audition this year - covered "Decode" on last night's live audition show, leaping atop a piano to close the performance and looking like he belongs in "American Idiot" or "Rock of Ages."

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Already the parents of two beautiful daughters, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are now the proud mom and dad of a beautiful baby boy as well! Congratulations!

The A-list couple, who got married back in 2005, have proven pretty skillfull at picking out pretty girl names, with Violet and Seraphina. The little boy's name?

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It's safe to say Deandre Brackensick might be the most polarizing contestant on season 11 of American Idol.

The high school senior - who could easily pass for at least 25 - possesses a unique look (that hair!) and a unique sound (that voice!), both of which caused the judges to fall all over themselves with praise. Randy even said Brackensick was one of the most commercially-ready contestants the show has ever had.

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Reed Grimm kicked off the first live American Idol show with serious energy. Or serious drumming, we should say.

Indeed, the confident contestant didn't just show off his Jagger-like moves in this Adam Levine cover; he also demonstrated his versatility - drawing comparisons to Casey Abrams in the process - by moving around on stage and taking on a drum set at one point. It was different and entertaining, that's for sure.

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On last week's episode, we watched Tamra and Eddie patch up their relationship after a wayward boob grab in Catalina. We also saw Vicki and Alexis awkwardly learn of the newfound friendship Gretchen and Tamra are rekindling at Heather’s painting party.

Tonight, we’ve got comedy, and, of course, drama. What else went down tonight? Find out with in THG's Real Housewives of Orange County +/- recap below!

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