Robbie Rosen was a typical Merrick teen whose life changed...

Robbie Rosen was a typical Merrick teen whose life changed after a successful audition on "American Idol."

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Who made it through the Hollywood round on "American Idol"? Well, they cut a bunch of favorites from the pool of 323, but Merrick's Robbie Rosen and a lot of big names were among the 168 who survived -- including Jacee Badeaux, Rob Bolin, Chelsee Oaks, Lauren Alaina and James Durbin.

Here's my list of the featured people who advanced, in order of the ones I like most to not-so-much. Although at this point everything's based on air, since at most we've seen them for a few minutes.

-Baby-faced and sweet-voiced Jacee Badeaux
-Exes Rob Bolin and Chelsee Oaks 
-Throwback Emily Ann Reed
-Top favorite Lauren Alaina
-Brothers Martin and Aaron Gutierrez
-James Durbin, who has Tourette syndrome
-Deep-voiced Scotty McCreery
-Dapper Jerome Bell
-Karaoke host Clint Jun Gamboa
-Bullied 16-year-old Brett Loewenstern
-Long Island's Robbie Rosen
-Big-voiced Paris Tassin
-Crier Hollie Cavanaugh
-Crash survivor Stephano Langone
-Chris Medina, whose girlfriend is in a wheelchair
-Colorful Thia Megia
-Country Jackie Wilson
-Bearded throwback Casey Abrams
-Soulful Jacqueline Dunford
-De-coupled Rachel Zevita 
-Awkward oddball Ashley Sullivan

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