American Idol Hollywood Audition Photos

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It was a fast and furious broadcast of American Idol auditions in Hollywood last night.

Some early favorites, such as Sundance Head, were shaky in their performances. He was lucky to make the cut, for example.

Others, such as Sanjaya Malakar, impressed the judges immensely. But they were forced to watch friends, family members and other fellow Idol hopefuls head home.

Here's a photo recap of some of what went down ...


The sassy Melinda Doolittle tried to remain calm as she received approval for the next round.

American Idol Hollywood Audition Photos

What would Jesus look-a-like, Sean Michel, do? He'd go on to sing another day.

American Idol Hollywood Audition Photos 1

Is Simon Cowell ready to go home already? Chin up, cranky one, we've got a long way road ahead.

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An early favorite, Chris Sligh did nothing to diminish his popularity.

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