American Idol in Los Angeles: Karen Rodriguez Stands Out

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"Our Los Angeles auditions have been far from successful."

Hey, at least Ryan Seacrest was honest during last night's edition of American Idol, as few contestants shined in The City of Angels.

But we met one hopeful who's a rumored member of the top 40: a 21-year old from New York, Karen Rodriguez actually sung to Jennifer Lopez a few years ago on MTV. She remains enamored by J. Lo to this day, which is exactly how the judges felt about Karen's rendition of Whitney Houston's "You Give Good Love."

Watch her in action now and decide: does Rodriguez has a chance this season?

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