Left for dead a long time ago by many, Syesha Mercado continued to look good during the final four show. Here she is, singing Proud Mary.
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Ouch. Jason Castro's version of I Shot the Sheriff wasn't received too well. Think Simon Cowell was too harsh on the contestant?
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David Archuleta received rave reviews for his rendition of Stand By Me. Watch him sing this classic song now.
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Paula Abdul ruined American Idol during season seven's Neil Diamond night. She read the review for a performance that hadn't happened yet. Does that mean the show is scripted?
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David Cook put on the American Idol performance of the season with his version of "Always Be My Baby." He made Mariah Carey, and all his fans, proud.
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In this clip from Idol Gives Back, Brad Pitt gets a raucous ovation. He then introduces a video of Daughtry in Uganda.
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David Cook sings the song "Innocent." It was originally written and performed by Our Lady of Peace.
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Danny Noriega wants to thank his fans. Compared with past videos of the former American Idol singer, this one is quite tame.
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David Archuleta sings "Angels" on American Idol. Many fans would say the song is apt, considering the angelic status of Archuleta himself.
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Jason Castro delights fans with "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." It was the ideal song for the guitar maestro.
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David Cook closes out the Final 10 show for American Idol with a stirring performance of "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson. He completely reworked the hit song!
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We don't mean this in a bad way. Kristy Lee Cook said herself, on American Idol, that she can blow Simon Cowell out of his socks. Needless to say, the judge welcomed the challenge.
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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]