The Pulse: A Look at the Top 12 on American Idol

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We're down to a dozen on American Idol.

With the elimination of Ashthon Jones, season 10 has whittled its number of finalists down to 12. Who impressed our staff the most last week?

Pia Toscano earned another standing ovation, Casey Abrams howled his way into our hearts and James Durbin proved that he's a lot more than just a rocker. As the contestants head into tomorrow night's performance show and sing for your votes again, catch up on anything you may have missed via this edition of The Pulse:

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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]