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March 7, 2008
Idol Chatter: We have our Top 12


The votes are in - all 36 million of them - and viewers nailed it with their picks for the "American Idol" Top 12 (pictured).

(Now, if we can just pool our resources and get a Xanax prescription for Ramiele Malubay, we're good to go. I'm not trying to be mean, but Ramiele, who advances in the competition, continues her major meltdowns as other contestants get voted off.)

Anyway, Thursday night's results show yielded few surprises. It opened with Season 6 runner-up Blake Lewis performing "How Many Words,", a cut off his upcoming CD. The beatboxer from Seattle didn't wow the crowd, but he was sporting some nice threads.

The first three guys to advance (and sit on those goofy silver thrones) were David Cook (who was told Lionel Richie loved his take on "Hello" on Tuesday night), teen sensation David Archuletta and Jason Castro (my dark horse favorite).

Two gals advanced next - Brooke White and Syesha Mercado. And, the first elimination was sooo obvious. Kady Malloy heads home. I just wish she had elected not to sing one last time. ARGHHH!

David Hernandez and Michael Johns made it five guys. Luke Menard is the first dude to depart.

Brooke and Syesha are joined by Ramiele, Carly Smithson and Amanda Overmyer (with hair extensions). Asia'h Epperson and Kristy Lee Cook get to wait out the long commercial break before getting the results to determine the final gal to get through. That would be Kristy Lee, who is probably the weakest of the six girls.

Danny Noriega and Chikezie were the last two guys. Danny fidgeted with his fingers, but he didn't crumble with his ouster. In fact, he sang "Tainted Love" better than Tuesday.

Next up? It's everyone for himself/herself. Host Ryan Seacrest mentioned the Lennon/McCartney songbook, so perhaps that's where the competition will start in earnest.

Note to Ramiele's roommate: Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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