Tuesday's episode of "American Idol" left fans fearing the show had peaked with the success of last week's "Pants on the Ground."
The one-hour show, which featured auditions in Chicago, was underwhelming at best. Of the 12,000 hopefuls who auditioned in Chicago, just 13 made the cut for Hollywood.
Even guest judge Shania Twain seemed a little under-utilized. Her most memorable moment? Complimenting a contestant's rear end. Kind of.
Of the 13 advancing singers, we saw eight, including:
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*Katelyn Epperly, whose dad recently left her family
*Charity Vance, a teenager who helps out at her parents' Arkansas hair salon
*Angela Martin, who has a long history of "Idol" auditions. Her dad was killed during her first audition. Her second go-around was interrupted when she had to leave for a court date due to a traffic violation.
*John Park, a student at Northwestern University
*Paige DeChausse, who once almost died from an asthma attack