Last night's celebrity coach, Tony Bennett, has made 106 albums. In other words: these American Idol contestants have a looooong way to go.

But they all treated viewers to solid performances last night, as none of the renditions could be considered bombs. And, yes, that even includes Sanjaya Malakar. He was decked out in a white suit and sang as off-key as ever. Yet he didn't make us wanna destroy our own eardrums for once.

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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]