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W.T. Thompson leaves his job, Brittany Kerr the NBA to do 'American Idol'

"American Idol" contestant W.T. Thompson is greeted by

"American Idol" contestant W.T. Thompson is greeted by the show's host Ryan Seacrest on the show's Season 11 debut which aired Jan. 18, 2012. Credit: Fox

W.T. Thompson, who was working in a prison but quit to audition for "American Idol" after he couldn't get the time off, is up next. He has a good, pleasing country voice. Steven Tyler says no, Jennifer Lopez says yes. Then they trick his family into thinking it's a no but Randy Jackson apparently took a chance. He seems like a nice, sincere guy ... he'll do well.

Nutty Erica Nowak tells Steven Tyler he's her "future ex-husband."She is like seriously obsessed with him. She got a big hug during which she grabbed his rear. Funny that the shoe's on the other foot for once.

Does a not-great "Super Duper Love." It's not horrible, but its nothing special. Then she gives Randy Jackson a grab at the end as well.

NBA dancer Brittany Kerr is next. She walks in, says her name, and Tyler says, "I say yes."

Sings "Spoiled," and you know, she can actually sing. "You're on pitch and you're good looking," says Tyler. He advises her to listen to some old blues to learn how to push out her voice. 

Jennifer Lopez says no, but Randy and Steven say yes.

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