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'American Idol' sudden death: Five women cut

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Idol Amber Holcomb
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SPOILERS ahead! To see which ladies made it to the Top 20, read on.

Mariah Carey, Ramblin’ Woman, steps it up in Vegas! Read the full recap.

In a new twist, Idol is spending three whole weeks in Vegas this season. On tonight’s show, 5 of 10 women suffered the¬†spike-to-the-heart SUDDEN DEATH¬† blow from one of Nicki Minaj’s heels. Thursday night, 5 of 10 guys will head home. Lather, rinse, and repeat next Wednesday and Thursday — and we’ll have our Top 20 for season 12 at the end of Thursday’s show.

Here are Wednesday’s results:

ELIMINATED

Jenny Beth Willis

Kamaria Ousley

Brandy Hotard

Isabelle

Shubha Vedula

MOVING ON

Tenna Torres

Adrianna Latonio

Kree Harrison

Angela Miller

Amber Holcomb (pictured)

Happy with the list so far? Wasn’t Kree incredible? I love how the gist of Randy’s commentary to her was that she was so good she didn’t even need to slut it up. An anomaly!

Discuss now, and stay tuned for my full recap later on… Update: Here it is!

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All ‘American Idol’ recaps on EW.com

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