Seventy contestants are left as "American Idol" starts its Las Vegas round with music of the 50s.
They take buses to get there from Hollywood; this is where I make my yearly plea that Fox bring some "Big Brother" to this show -- who sat next to whom on the bus, what were the meals like, how did they decide on roommates; these things are interesting and would help us develop rooting interests, show them!
Skylar Laine gets spotlighted in her group; Colton Dixon's up there, too, didn't know his sister also made it. Cari Quoyeser starts the group out on with her unusual tone on "Dedicated to the One I Love," Chase Liens picks it up.
Wow, Laine shows off her brassy pipes, Dixon is also good. No real life to the group overall, feels a bit stagey and forced, but some nice vocal solos. Judges liked the harmonies, even as applause from the other contestants is tepid. They all move on, except for Quoyeser.
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