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American Idol: The Best of Week One

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It's early. It's very, very early.

But here's a quick ranking of our favorite top five contestants - along with their audition videos - from the initial couple episodes of American Idol. All made it through to Hollywood:

1. Kady Malloy: Young, cute, able to impersonate Britney Spears and Carrie Underwood. What's not to like? Except for the way she spells her first name perhaps.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPqodamEVL0&eurl=http://www.buddytv.com/articles/american-idol/american-idol-best-of-the-best-15804.aspx[/youtube]

2. Angela Martin: A single mother whose child suffers from a rare disease similar to Cerebral Palsy, Martin was more than a sob story. She can sing! Be careful with how cheesy you get, though, such as inserting Simon's name into a song.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z-FOF4LUes&eurl=http://www.buddytv.com/articles/american-idol/american-idol-best-of-the-best-15804.aspx[/youtube]

3. Kristy Lee Cook: Confidence was not an issue for this crooner. Simon said she isn't as good as she thinks, but there should be time to improve during her days in Hollywood.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8hxo--7ehU[/youtube]

4. Colton Swon: It may just be his name. But the fact that this solid singer also plays the guitar opens up an exciting new world for someone who reminds us of Chris Daughtry.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnVOe-vJpso[/youtube]

5. Pia Easley: An atypical personality, look and name. This model/musician brings a different element than most contestants.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSycy4u7xPs&eurl=/2008/01/the-pia-easley-american-idol-audition/[/youtube]

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I think you got Kristy mixed up with Kady. Slimon told Kristy she should be more confident in herself.

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