Well, we survived another week of "American Idol." My consensus on this week's audition shows? Dallas was significantly better than Los Angeles. Also, it was nice to finally see guest panelists like Katy Perry and Neil Patrick Harris disagree with the other judges.
For those of you keeping count, 155 contestants have advanced to Hollywood. The city producing the most golden tickets? Boston, with 32. The fewest? Chicago, with 13.
Tuesday, "Idol" returns with an 8 p.m. episode featuring Denver auditions with Victoria Beckham. Wednesday, there's the dreaded "Best of the Rest" show packed with filler audition footage. That show airs at 9 p.m.
In the meantime, here's a roundup of some of this week's biggest "Idol" news:
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*Is new "Idol" judge Ellen DeGeneres already wearing out her welcome? Maybe. RadarOnline reported this week that DeGeneres and judge Simon Cowell aren't speaking to each other -- a feud spurred in part by Cowell's tardiness on set.
*Carrie Underwood will sing the national anthem before Super Bowl XLIV.
*The Internet buzzed with rumors that a Top 24 finalist had been cut from the show for violating his confidentiality agreement. Learn more about that singer on our "Idol" blog.
*"Pants on the Ground" made headlines again. Brothers from the Detroit area told their local Fox affiliate that "Pants on the Ground" is alarmingly similar to "Back Pockets on the Floor," a song they recorded in 1996. Compare the songs by clicking on the links that accompany this page.
*Fans researched the past of Todrick Hall, a Dallas auditioner who advanced to Hollywood. After his audition aired Wednesday night, Web sites linked to claims that he once charged children $50-$75 to perform in a theater production that never came to town. Hall starred in "The Color Purple" with Fantasia.
*Finally, "Project Runway" alum Daniel Franco made an "Idol" cameo Tuesday night. Did you catch it?