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Earlier this week, Simon Cowell said he hoped a female would come out on top of American Idol this season.

As loyal fans know, the judges often tweak comments and try to manipulate votes in the direction of contestants they're cheering for, so this is a comment worth taking seriously.

Two people that would love to prove Simon correct are Ashley Rodriguez and Lilly Scott. Both stood out after a week in Hollywood, but each for different reasons.

Rodriguez brings energy and a big voice to the stage. Let's face it, she's also gorgeous. Scott, meanwhile, is one of several singers that appears to be following the mold of Taylor Swift, singing beautifully and strumming her guitar.

Contrast the hopefuls below and let your voice be heard...

  • Ashley Rodriguez Image
  • Lilly Scott Promo Photo

Which of these contestants will go farther on American Idol?

 

We've also pitted Crystal Bowersox and Janell Wheeler against one another. Cast your vote between those two hopefuls now!

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by Hilton Hater at

Pretty young women with guitars were all the rage this week on American Idol.

From Didi Benami to Janell Wheeler, you seemed to have serious potential in Hollywood if went acoustic and had breasts.

To many, though, Lilly Scott put on the best opening week performance. Don't believe us? Watch how the judges and fellow contestants reacted below:

Scott lead singer and guitarist of the band Varlet.

She hails from Littleton, Colorado and sang the National Anthem at Mile High Stadium in Denver when she was five.

What do you think of her chances to go far on season nine?

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