A Vote for Didi Benami

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Earlier this week, my esteemed colleagues voiced their opinions on the best American Idol auditions in Hollywood.

M.L. House put his support behind Andrew Garcia, certainly a talented musician I'm curious to hear more from.

The Barnacle countered a day later with a solid argument for Lilly Scott. I like her, too.

But after hearing more from Didi Benami last night, I can't sit back any longer and let this burgeoning star sing another note without someone in her corner. This acoustic performer was the most consistent among those already welcome into the top 24.

From strong renditions of "Hey Jude" to Terrified" to "Angel," she gets my (very) early vote as the semifinalist to beat. Check out her performance below from her first night in Hollywood:

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All season long, the TV Fanatic staff will be (politely) bickering over our favorite contestants. We invite all readers to join in!

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