She has the name of a movie star, as noted by Jennifer Lopez. But does Thia Megia have the voice of an American Idol champion?

Only 15, the contestant displayed impressive confidence and comfort in front of the judges last night, delivering one of the best performances of the evening on Adele's "Chasing Pavements."

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She's 22. She's a Harvard graduate. She works in the White House. She loves our president, but NOT in a Monica Lewinsky-type way, she's quick to point out.

Oh, and Molly DeWolf Swensen is absolutely gorgeous, with a beautiful voice. Should we just crown her as the next American Idol already?

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We heard the story of Chris Medina days before this American Idol hopeful appeared on the show last night.

But that didn't make his Milwaukee audition any less emotional, as Medina recounted the story of his fiancee, Juliana, who got into a horrific car accident in October 29 and remained in a coma for over a month before awakening with brain damage.

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Simply put, Scott Dangerfield doesn't look like the next American Idol.

The 22-year old student teacher showed up for this week's Milwaukee auditions with long hair, glasses and an overall genuine demeanor. Seriously, the guy didn't seem nervous or anxious or like he was trying to show off for the cameras.

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American Idol lowered the minimum age to 15 this season, but a 27-year old stepped up and delivered one of the best auditions of the night in Milwaukee.

Jerome Bell, a wedding/Bar Mitzvah singer, wasn't afraid to tackle a classic (Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On"), belting out a powerful version that left Randy to give the dawg mad props for his "hot, crazy, vocals."

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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]