Kristy Lee Cook impressed judges on the first night of American Idol auditions. The hopeful singer actually signed with a record label in...

We all know Kristy Lee Cook can't sing too well... but we just learned she's singing the praises of Andrew Dobner.

Indeed, the recently eliminated American Idol contestant is engaged to Dobner, who proposed on March 17. The couple had kept the news "on the down-low" because "I just wanted to be focused on Idol," Cook said.

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A series of mediocre performances finally caught up to Kristy Lee Cook last night, as the pretty American Idol contestant with a disdain for Simon Cowell was voted off the show.

Cowell was a constant thorn in Cook's side, telling her on Tuesday night "you didn't give me chills," but "you managed with what you could."

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Who's on easy street and who's on the chopping block tonight? After last night's American Idol performances, we've done our best to answer that.

Believe it or not, a Kristy Lee Cook elimination actually looks unlikely tonight, as her rendition of "God Bless the USA" was well received. She was also right in between favorites David Archuleta and David Cook, which should help.

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Tuesday's American Idol featured the top 10 contestants performing songs from the year they were born. You'll be happy to know that not a single contestant â€" they are all far too young â€" sang anything by the Beatles, for a change!

It was a night of strong performances, but one stole the show.

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Now that American Idol has whittled down its contestants to the final 24, our Power Poll gets serious.

Only talented competitors remain in what many followers consider to be the show's most impressive season to date. But who is leading the pack heading into tomorrow night's performance of the top 12 males. Let's find out...

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We're off to Hollywood!

As American Idol enters its fifth week of auditions, the show truly begins: contestants are judged in Hollywood and only the best of the best move one. Before they do, however, let's rank the top hopefuls so far in our third Power Poll of the season...

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

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

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As one of the very early favorites in the seventh season of American Idol, Kristy Lee Cook is not exactly an undiscovered talent.

The young country crooner was signed to a record deal in 2001 and released an album called "Devoted." Here's the title track's video from that CD:

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Kristy Lee Cook Biography

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