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Jessica Sanchez outshines Neil Diamond, Reba McEntire, Skylar Laine on 'American Idol'

Jessica Sanchez arrives at the

Jessica Sanchez arrives at the "American Idol" finale in Los Angeles. (May 23, 2012) Credit: AP

Skylar Laine is back on "American Idol," singing a high-powered version of "Turn on the Radio" with Reba McEntire.

Laine's really fearless, she goes all out and seems right at home up there with a country superstar; they even look like mother and daughter.

Jessica Sanchez up next, reprising her show-stopping version of "I Will Always Love You." It might have been the best single performance of the season.

And I'm shaking my head again in disbelief; not quite the emotion of the first time, but still shows off her fantastic talent.

The male finalists -- sans Jermaine Jones -- then take the stage, doing a medley of Neil Diamond hits.

It's not that great; Colton Dixon stands out, and I'm always happy to see Heejun Han. And Joshua Ledet is electric as ever; but the other guys are forgettable, and there's no chemistry.

And then Diamond strolls out, singing "Sweet Caroline." He's one of my favorite singers; still gives it his all, even if his voice isn't what it used to be.

After a break, Jennifer Lopez heats up the stage as only she can; just fun watching her dance around up there, seems to love performing.

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