For about five million "Leaplings" or "Leapers" in the world, today is special. A person born on the quadrennial 29th of February only gets a birthday every four years!

The coolest thing about having a birthday on Leap Day? Becoming a walking, talking conversation piece by virtue of being born. The downside? The other three years.

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The bar is already set very high for Joshua Ledet.

This season 11 hopeful covered a song by one American Idol icon last night (Jennifer Hudson's "You Pulled Me Through") and was then referred to by Steve Tyler as "Mantasia," a clear reference to season four winner Fantasia Barrino.

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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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