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No, Lilly Scott Was the Best in Hollywood

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With all respect to M.L. House, our resident American Idol expert, I've been glued to season nine so far and must disagree with his assessment:

Andrew Garcia, while perfectly talented and full of potential, was NOT the best singer in Hollywood.

As Kara DioGuardi and my fellow TV Fanatic critic agreed, Garcia was simply replicating a past Idol contestant with his acoustic performance of "Straight Up." It was solid, but not as original as it seemed.

That's why I dub Lilly Scott as the most impressive so far. If American Idol is all about finding a fresh voice, then the discussion starts and ends with Scott. Watch her rendition of Ella Fitzgerald's "Lullaby of Birdland" and tell me you disagree:

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I have never watch American Idol before until this season, but I'm actually liking it a bit. Lilly Scott is definitely a talent I would like to look out for. I love her blues/jazz vibe and I hope that America would have an open mind to love her sounds as well.

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I think she is incredible. Her voice is mellow, controlled, but she can also blast it out. I'm sorry that Simon stopped her; the little riff she added was beautiful. I'd buy her today if she recorded Lullaby. I only felt that about Cook 2 seasons ago. I hope she has a career regardless of what happens on Idol and that she isn't eliminated for being too "old fashioned."

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didi benami is also good...i like her!!!

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Very talented, but not sure will have the mass appeal which is needed for American Idol.