by Hilton Hater at

There's a Haley, a Hollie and a Hallie. There's also the daughter of a World Series pitcher and a young woman who auditioned five years ago and has now made a triumphant return.

Indeed, it's a mixed, talented bag of female American Idol semifinalists. They'll perform live for the first time on Wednesday night, so now is the time to place your early bets.

Sort through the following Fox promotional pics and then select a favorite and let's see if one of these females can break the string of male Idol champions...

  • Haley Johnson Photo
  • Hollie Cavanagh Picture
  • Baylie Brown Photo
  • Brielle Von Hugel Photo
  • Chelsea Sorrell Photo
  • Elise Testone Photo
  • Erika Van Pelt Photo
  • Jen Hirsch Photo
  • Jessica Sanchez Photo
  • Shannon Magrane Photo
  • Skylar Laine Picture
  • Hallie Day Photo

WHO IS YOUR FEMALE FAVORITE?

 

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by Hilton Hater at

Darn you, American Idol.

Every season, we know the opening rounds will feature a number of sob stories. We know you'll contrive various situations and shove certain contestants down our eye sockets because they have an interesting personal tale - and yet, every season, we fall for it.

Case in from last night's Pittsburgh auditions: Hallie Day, a 24-year old from Baltimore who dropped out of high school and admitted that she attempted suicide years ago. But now she's on the road to recovery and, following her take on Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive," the aspiring artist "could win," said Jennifer Lopez.

Watch her audition now and learn about her background now:

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