After the hellish but also incredibly delightful group round, the remaining 100 or so American Idol hopefuls must perform in front of the judges solo. This is a make-or-break event for the contestants, as a great performance could really save them for weeks to come (Andrew Garcias acoustic "Straight Up," anyone?). Also, if theyre not featured tonight, followed by a shot of J. Lo radiating approval, theres no guarantee they will get votes from "America."Haley Reinhart is up first with her crackly but girly voice that I am starting to adore. I was expecting to be a lot more critical this season -- and Im sure that time will come -- but for now Im just enjoying watching all these young people who are more talented than I could ever hope to be.
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