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Didi Benami gets clawed up on 'American Idol'

Didi Benami says she meows before hitting the "American Idol" stage, and she's hilarious as she demostrates it.  Ha! She says she looked up "indulgent" after Simon used his favorite word on her, but still didn't get what he meant.

She does a stripped-down version of "Lean on Me," on a stool in jeans and a brown/white peasant blouse top. Her voice is a bit thin for the song, seems more whiney than anything. She's totally likeable, and it's fun watching her perform the song, but vocally it's not strong. She's shrieking at points.

Randy is shaking his head, wouldn't have chosen a soul song, shows more what you can't do. Ellen loves her voice in general, and presence, and smile, and energy, but says it's not the greatest song choice. Kara just says, "it wasn't good," and that she's lost the uniqueness of her voice and that it's all over the place.

Simon calls it screeching and a "bad choice of song" as someone in the audience yells "boo!" Man, she's giving the judges the look of death. She's like near tears with Ryan, and doesn't give any comment at the end.

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