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Heejun Han joyously moves ahead, Richie Law fought and lost on 'American Idol'

Richie Law next up on "American Idol," we should just all call him "cowboy" like Heejun Han does. I dislike his arrogance and self-centeredness and how he didn't get along with anyone, but like his voice quite a bit.

Does "Ring of Fire" for his last song. Judges give him praise; I think he'll be cut; and he is. I guess I'm glad, he'd have been super-annoying over an extended period of time.

Heejun Han up next, he's my favorite contestant this season. Sincere, great sense of humor, honest; works with special needs kids.

Does a stellar, passionate "New York State of Mind," it's got the judges grinning at each other.

He says deadpan that if he gets through, "I'll immediately hug Jennifer Lopez, and kiss her. That's every Asian man's dream. That's the American dream."

Steven Tyler strings him along, but he's through to the next round. He starts crying, is just so happy. Hugs Randy Jackson, and Lopez, and Tyler.

"We're all bozos on the bus until we find some way to express ourselves," Tyler says. Totally apt, actually. They spend a lot of time talking to him afterwards, he's obviously a judges' favorite too.

Is crying as he walks off, one of the most touching moments of the year -- this obviously means so much to him. His friend Phillip Phillips hugs him, lifts him up.

"Thank you for the great friends, and thank you for the opportunity," he tells the camera.

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