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'Idol': Season 7 mixtape!

Some expected faves and surprising highlights make up our playlist for this edition of ‘American Idol’

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CHIKEZIE, ”She’s a Woman”
Beatles night, part one

WHAT SLEZAK SAID THEN: Chikezie started with (as Paula coherently noted!) an O Brother, Where Art Thou? vibe, and ended with me spontaneously bursting into applause at my TV screen and asking, ”O brother, who art thou?” Dude is gonna have trouble if he goes back to visit his former coworkers at LAX airport security, because with his gray, green, and white argyle sweater vest, that unexpected opening jolt of fiddle, banjo, and tambourine, and his till-now-unheard falsetto, Chikezie was a dangerous weapon on the Idol stage.