Might Amy Davis have competition for most beautiful American Idol contestant this season?

Cardin McKinney received a ticket to Hollywood this week, despite a less-than-enthusiastic response to her audition from Simon Cowell. He referred to her performance as "theatrical," but in a bad way, we guess.

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Katharine McPhee and Nick Cokas married on Saturday, February 2 at the Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church before heading to a wedding reception at St. Viviana's in Los Angeles. The couple - and 300+ guests - had a blast!

Putting aside the speculation of a pregnant Katharine McPhee for now, take a look at some of these sweet wedding photos. We have to say, former American Idol star Katharine McPhee and Nick Cokas make a very cute couple.

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Katharine McPhee may be happy with her marriage to Nick Cokas.

But the former American Idol runner-up can't be thrilled with the performance of her self-titled debut album, which sold roughly 366,000 since it was released last February. Meanwhile, Simon Cowell simply isn't thrilled with McPhee herself.

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Two American Idol contestants that are rumored to make the final 24 of this year's competition have one thing in common: a background in modeling.

Amy Davis, for example, has appeared in ads for Wild Turkey Liquor, Vonage and an assortment of other companies. As her modeling biography also states, Davis has served as the lead singer for a band called 6th Element, as well as a Pink Floyd tribute band called Echoes of Pompei.

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The two American Idol contestants that stood out the most for us during last night's auditions in Atlanta each had a sad story to tell. But at least the evening ended well for Asiah Epperson and Josiah Leming...

Asiah Epperson: This novice of a singer belted out the Leann Rimes tune, "How Do I Live," in honor of her father. In one of the more sincere, tragic  back stories to ever accompany a contestant, Epperson's dad passed away in a car accident mere days before she tried out.

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As we prepare for the fourth week of American Idol auditions, it seems like a good time to break out our second Power Poll of the season.

With six solid episodes under our belt, here's how The Hollywood Gossip staff ranks this year's early contenders:

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Katharine McPhee and actor Nick Cokas wed Saturday in Beverly Hills, with 300 guests - including a gospel choir - filling a Presbyterian Church!

McPhee's bridesmaids wore floor-length pink dresses, matching the flowers, which included pink, purple, peach and white roses.

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Sorry, Simon Cowell. But you didn't make this year's Victoria's Secret What is Sexy? list.

Even more frustrating for this American Idol judge? His on-screen rival, Ryan Seacrest, did earn a spot in the latest rankings. The lingerie company announced this week that Seacrest has a sexy smile.

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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]