Vanessa Wolfe next on 'American Idol,' along with Andrew Garcia -- two of my favorites. He's gonna sing "Straight Up," on acoustic guitar. Hmmm....

Wow, he turns it into something slow, souful and interesting, has got Randy (and me) smiling right away, it's one of the best Hollywood round songs ever. Totally original, shows off his great tone.

"That was genius," says Kara, "Paula would be screaming and yelling and dancing... you just owned that moment." Oohh -- compares him to Adam Lambert! Yeah, I can see that.... He's definitely gotta be a finals favorite right now.

Vanessa next, she seems like Kellie Pickler mixed with Brooke White. Sings "No Rain," and it's the perfect pick -- shows off her different voice. Ellen wants her to come out more, don't be so nervous.

Andrew moves on, but oh no, Vanessa doesn't! Just based on that I'd have sent her through, she wasn't amazing but it was good. Plus she's just totally different....

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