American Idol revealed its 12 season nine finalists last night, eliminating four contestants in the process.

Two of those eliminations were easy to see coming: We'd have gone with Paige Miles and Tim Urban instead, but it's hard to argue with viewers sending Katelyn Epperly (the weakest of this season's singer/songwriters) and Todrick Hall (more of a dancer than a singer) home.

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While Crystal Bowersox broke out the electric guitar last night and put on an incredible show once again, we highlighted her American Idol performance last week.

Therefore, Siobhan Magnus gets the honor this time. The glassblowing apprentice from Cape Cod, Massachuetts sang an entire verse of "House of the Rising Sun" a cappella, remaining in control throughout.

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After asking American Idol semifinalists to take down their MySpace, YouTube and Facebook pages, it looks like Fox has lightened up a bit.

In the video below, Andrew Garcia, Alex Lambert and Lee Dewyze thank fans for all their love and support, while also giving out the contestants' updated addresses on the aforementioned social networks, along with Twitter.

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If a baseball player were to get a hit three out of every four at bats, he'd be a first ballot Hall of Famer.

If three out of every four couples on The Bachelor got married, viewers might not consider the show more of a farce than Sarah Palin's claims to be a serious political figure.

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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]