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Nice brother Colton Dixon, brash Briel von Hugel advance on 'American Idol'

Colton Dixon up next on "American Idol," talks before his final performance about his sister Schyler not making it this far with him -- he originally showed up just to support his sister but wound up auditioning.

She was cut last round; he dedicates "Fix You" to her. And ... is through. Has presence, serious about the music. Hugs his sister, in tears; "I have an amazing big brother" she says. Great story.

New York City's own Briel von Hugel, whose stage mom really needs to just fade away, up next. She's got a great voice, even if her personality is a bit annoying and combative.

"Certainly has the moxie of a star, but she has to prove she also has the skills," says Ryan Seacrest.

Wow, does "Killing Me Softly With His Song," totally distinctive and well-done. Is through! Big and loud celebration with her mom afterwards; such a New Yorker, actually -- brash and obnoxious ... but also talented.

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