The first 12 semifinalists competed last night on American Idol, and only three will advance to the finalist round. The judges will add three "wild cards" of their own.
This marked the first live show for new judge Kara DioGuardi, and host Ryan Seacrest commented, "It's starting to look like The View over here."
The contestants chose songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart, going back to since the charts began. Since the contestants had a wide selection of tunes, many of them seemed to flounder when it came to song choice.
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