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'American Idol' recap, The sudden death round

'American Idol' recap, The sudden death round

Ten ladies, one song, one chance, no mercy. It's the sudden death round.

Contestants take the stage of The Mirage in Las Vegas, in front of their first live audience. This week's show begins with the ladies. The first ten will perform and only five will survive and move on to the next round.

Jenny Beth starts the night with a country song, clad in a pink and black tutu dress. She delivers a mediocre performance and the judges hold back nothing, lettng her know that the performance wasn't that strong. Certainly not how you start the show.

Teena, our Camp Mariah graduate, delivered what felt like a lounge act to me, but the judges enjoyed it. Teena reminded Nicki of...