Erika Van Pelt Asks: What About Love, Me?

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Erika Van Pelt showed a lot of Heart on American Idol last night, choosing to cover the classic 1980s track "What About Love."

How did the mobile DJ's trip to Hollywood turn out? Not terribly, though not especially memorably, either. We aren't buzzing over Erika this morning the way we are over Hollie Cavanagh or even Elise Testone.

The singer seems to know her range, keeping everything in a mostly low, husky tone. The result? A "magical" performance, according to Steven Tyler and an "amazing" one according to Jennifer Lopez. Randy, meanwhile, gave Van Pelt props for her restraint. Watch now and see if you agree with these assessments:

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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]