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March 2, 2011
'American Idol': Sing like you've never sung before

By Kathy Morrison
kmorrison@sacbee.com

If the 12 female "American Idol" semi-finalists were paying attention Tuesday night, when their male counterparts performed, they surely picked up a valuable tip: Sing your hearts out tonight or you'll be going home Thursday.

The dozen guys were competing for just five finalist spots, and the five could easily be the night's best performers: Brett Loewenstern, Scotty McCreery, Jacob Lusk, James Durbin and Casey Abrams.

You others, even cute Stefano Langone, well, thanks for playing. And anyone who picked a ballad, too bad. That's not going to stick in voters' minds when James is channeling Judas Priest and Casey is blasting "I Put a Spell On You."

Tonight you gotta bring it, ladies.

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