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Jessica Sanchez, Phil Phillips jump into 'American Idol' top 24

Jessica Sanchez, who really came on strong last week and knocked my socks off on "It Doesn't Matter Anymore," up next on "American Idol" -- I think the 16-year-old is easily in.

Final song is "The Prayer" -- slow, sincere and controlled. Judges are dead quiet listening, has this interesting tone, reminds me a bit of Brooke White from season seven, except she can hit the high notes too.

Yeah, she's got to be one of the faves going into the top 24.

She is crying as she faces the judges, "I want this so bad." She's in, her whole family's there, all jumping up and down in excitement. "I've been watching this show since I was a little girl, and now I made it -- it's crazy."

Phil Phillips next, I like him a lot too. Big smile, charisma, and a good voice. Plays the guitar and sings "Treat You Right," Jennifer Lopez is grinning like crazy listening.

He's through, too.

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