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Following the judges’ save of Jessica Sanchez last night, the top 7 finalists on American Idol returned to the stage last night, singing two tracks apiece: a “Now” hit from 2000 and beyond; and a “Then” soul cover.

Which contestant impressed you most with his/her first performance? Watch, listen and vote below…

Hollie Cavanagh took quite a risk to opening the evening, belting out a version of 2011’s biggest hit, Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.”

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Colton Dixon then went all gaga on viewers. Lady Gaga, that is! Check out his version of “Bad Romance” now.

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Elise Testone proceeded to give us the first Alicia Keys rendition of the night, taking on the heartfelt ballad “No One.”

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Phillips Phillips may not remind many of Usher, but he did that Atlanta native proud with a take on “U Got It Bad,” remaining one of the season 11 favorites.

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Jessica Sanchez, taking advantage of her second life on the show, also took on Keys, this time via the hit single “Fallin.”

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It was then back to Gaga for Skylar Laine, who made it very clear to the audience: folks, she was “Born This Way.”

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Joshua Ledet closed the first half of the evening with “I Believe,” an appropriate choice for someone known as “Mantasia,” wouldn’t you say?

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Seven performances down, seven to go. Which of the “Now” selections did you like best?