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Skylar Laine says she's actually never sung a Whitney Houston song before.

With "Where Do Broken Hearts Go," she may have done the late icon justice.

To be sure, Skylar Laineis no Whitney Houston ... or even Jessica Sanchez.

However, American Idol often rewards the underdog who strays out of his or her genre and picks up unfamiliar or challenging material quickly.

She doesn't sound like Whitney, but Skylar is who she is, and that's formidable - a country girl who has proved she can sing anything. Take a listen:

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Jessica Sanchez sang Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" on American Idol this week, and with it, may have established herself as the Season 11 frontrunner.

Seriously. If Jessica Sanchez wasn't in your Top 5 heading into Wednesday night, she is now. It was awesome, in one word. Don't believe us? Take it from the panel:

Jennifer Lopez: [at a loss for words] "Just, just amazing."

Randy Jackson: "This is one of the hardest songs to sing."

Steven Tyler: "You may be The One. You just made 40 million people cry."

LOL. Try 20 million at best, Steve ... which is no small feat of course. In any case, listen to the nearly flawless performance and try to hold back the tears below ...

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