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Up until last night, Reed Grimm appeared to be one of the most confident American Idol contestants in recent memory. The guy initially auditioned with the Family Matters theme song, after all.

But the season 11 contestant - who grew up on stage, singing alongside his family - showed some panic in Hollywood, as he was told shortly before it was time to perform that he could not sing a capella as he had planned. He had to include the band.

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Jen Hirsch has something in common with Colton Dixon: both are back on American Idol, hoping for a better fortune.

Each tried out for the show on seasons past (Dixon on 10, Hirsch on nine) and each has now advanced to Hollywood the second time around. How far can Hirsch go? All the way, if last night's rendition of "Georgia on My Mind" is any indication.

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Colton Dixon really hopes the second time is a charm.

This Murfreeboro, Tennessee native came oh-so-close to the top 24 on season 10 of American Idol, and didn't even plan on trying out for season 11. But he showed up a couple weeks ago to support his sister, got roped into a song... and there he was last night, on stage in Hollywood.

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It's a good thing Joshua Ledet got on that plane to Hollywood, isn't it? Who knows how far he'll go now.

This 19-year old from Louisiana - who started singing at the age of three in church, and who is a rumored member of the top 24 - told the American Idol judges last night that he nearly couldn't board his flight due to anxiety.

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The official death certificate for Whitney Houston has been filed with Los Angeles County and made available to the public - but it reveals very little about the singer that we didn't already know.

The document runs through the basics - name, date of birth, occupation ("entertainer"), marital status, next of kin (Bobbi Kristina) and place of death - and also confirms that she'll be buried at the Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, New Jersey.

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Did American Idol just take a jab at The Voice?

In an ad that aired last night, the Fox series hypes this evening's two-hour episode by recounting its past success stories, which includes nine Grammy Awards, one Oscar and artists such as Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert, Kelly Clarkson, Chris Daughtry, Scotty McCreery and Jennifer Hudson.

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