Is Hollie Cavanagh the Next Carrie Underwood?

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The American Idol finalists did not make things easy on themselves last night.

Joshua Ledet covered Mariah Carey. Elise Testone tackled Led Zepplin. And Hollie Cavanagh dared to make the mistake that has haunted many contestants before her: she took on a single by an Idol icon; in this case "Jesus Take the Wheel" by Carrie Underwood.

Cavanagh definitely has the chops to pull off the track, but it's impossible not to compare her to Underwood - the most successful competitor in the show's history - when watching/listening to the performance. Did Hollie do Carrie proud? Could you see her following in Underwood's enormously impressive footsteps?

Judge for yourself:

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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]

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Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]