And then there were 60.

American Idol chopped down its contestants from 100 tonight, cutting 40 hopefuls and bidding farewell to Hollywood. The competition next heads to Las Vegas, where singers will take on The Beatles catalog and 20 more wannabes will be eliminated.

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Get ready, American Idol fans. Here comes Jacob Lusk!

The 23-year old from Los Angeles was scarcely featured during that city's original round of season 10 auditions. But he stood out from all other contenders on last night's group night, joining forces with Naima Adedapo - another rumored member of the top 40 - for an a cappella version of the Temptations' "Get Ready."

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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]