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Let's give Chelsea Sorrell a couple props:

  1. It's not easy to go first on any American Idol audition show, especially with your very first live performance.
  2. It takes courage to cover possibly the greatest contestant in series history, Carrie Underwood.

But the gamble didn't really pay off for Sorrell last night, as Randy Jackson noted the questionable song choice and J. Lo - who later admitted she was too nice to the guys the evening before - referred to the rendition as "nasally." Ouch.

Watch the cover of "Cowboy Casanova" now and compare it to our favorite from the night, Hollie Cavanagh.

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Hollie Cavanagh was born in England, but lives in Texas. Hence her unusual accent. This American Idol semifinalist also looks her age, something that can't always be said for 18-year olds on the show.

So it's safe to say we didn't expect to hear the major pipes that emanated from Cavanagh last night, as she simply stood at the microphone for a cover of Christina Aguilera's "Reflections," and sounded very much like that incredible star herself.

Jennifer Lopez told Hollie she thinks she can win the whole thing and we agree. We'd make her the very early favorite, along with Phillip Phillips on the men's side. Do you agree? Watch and listen now:

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The heat in the kitchen was almost more than fans could stand on Wednesday night for the Top Chef: Texas season finale as the two contestants - Paul Qui and Sarah Grueneberg - battled it out for the $125,000 prize.

Ultimately, it was the former who was crowned Season 9's Top Chef.

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Both chefs with a connection to the Lone Star State - Paul Qui currently cooks in Austin and Sarah Grueneberg was born there - battled hard until the end.

The finale was "about as close as it can get," according to head judge Tom Colicchio, who told the contestants, "You both should be very, very proud."

But in the end, Padma Lakshmi announced, "Paul, you are Top Chef."

"I am extremely happy to see my dad and mom being there and everybody I have met through out this journey," Qui said, almost at a loss for words.

"The magnitude of what we've done since San Antonio is so broad I can't describe it."

Sarah was upset. "I thought for second it was going to be me and it wasn't," she said while crying. "I think I deserve to be Top Chef but it wasn't my day."