Few were shocked when Amanda Overmyer was given the boot on American Idol Wednesday night. Including Amanda herself.

"I just know how different I am," Overmyer told reporters during a Thursday conference call. "I know that I target an older audience and a different audience maybe than American Idol provides."

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To paraphrase a Beatles classic: the second week in a row of John Lennon/Paul McCartney songs on American Idol was A Hard Day's Night for the final 11 contestants.

Only one received an outpouring of support from all three judges. Can you guess who it was?

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Sorry, David Archuleta lovers, but you cannot forget the lyrics to a song and hold on to the top spot in our American Idol Power Poll.

Feel free to write in and voice your complaints about your favorite singer dropping in the rankings - just make sure not to forget the words when you do...

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What must Kristy Lee Cook do to get eliminated from American Idol?

No offense to the lovely singer. We'd never wish an elimination on anyone. But her butchering of a Beatles classic seemed to make her the front-runner to be voted off the show last night. Instead, David Hernandez said goodbye.

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American Idol finalists sang tunes from the John Lennon/Paul McCartney song book last night - and the results were nothing short of shocking!

The man known simply as Chikezie stepped up with a performance of "She's a Woman" that was among the most entertaining of the season. He bounded around on stage with the energy of a toddler, causing Randy Jackson to say he "smashed it."

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Tonight marks the first show featuring the top 12 contestants on American Idol. They'll be singing renditions of classic Beatles songs, crowd favorites that are guaranteed to deliver a fun evening for all.

Except the person who gets eliminated tomorrow night. But that's over 24 hours away.

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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]