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American Idol - Dedicated To The One I Love: The Women Speak Up

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Dedication rounds continued last night with big voices, little skirts, and enough Whitney and Celine worship to maketh us puke. But these chicks mean business. With their breathy and booming display of vocal control they overpowered and outsang the boys for a second straight week.

Gina Glocksen (Dedicated to: Her Boif)
Punky hair stripe, tattoos, big heels and a fancy, red satin dress. Simon is confused about her image. We approve of her rocking Heart’s “Alone,” however “Barracuda” would have been cooler.

Alaina Alexander (Dedicated to: Her Moms)
The Cali Redlands native “ran out of steam” during a blah Dixie Chicks offering. She’s a cute girl with an ok voice, but she moves kind of like a ragdoll and looks like she might cry at any moment.

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LaKisha Jones (Dedicated to: Her 90 year old Grandma who has a crush on Seacrest)
Simon thought her choice of an Orange shirt was distracting, but LAist believes the shirt was Salmon, and flattering. LaKisha sang “Midnight Train To Georgia” and possibly did so better than Gladys. She continues to belt it out with poise and sincerity.

Melinda Doolittle
(Dedicated to: Her Stylist and Vocal Coach)
The smiling back-up-singer-that-could did a killer rendition of “My Funny Valentine” -- perhaps the worst song ever next to the entire Rush catalog -- which makes our girl a top contender for turd polishing. And she might win this competition too.

Antonella Barba (Dedicated to: Her Brother)
Looking like a '70s Barbie or maybe a Laugh-in extra -- both of those observations are compliments, by the way -- Ms. Barba grossly undersang the Celine megahit, "Because You Loved Me." This girl has had a rough week.

Jordan Sparks (Dedicated to: Her Brother)
Sexy and 17. But not a trollop. Go Jordan go. She went for Aguilera's "Reflection" and did so excellently with her "big ol' voice." It wasn't her best showing but it's doubtful she'd get kicked off the island for it.

Stephanie Edwards (Dedicated to: Mom and Dad)
Dangerously like Beyonce. And pretty. Look out.

Leslie Hunt (Dedicated to: Her Grandpa)
In leggings, and cowboy boots, Ms. Hunt delivered a mild version of "Feeling Good." She sounded in tune and ok, but she doesn't quite have the stage presence to make up for not having a massive voice. Plus, the scatting was a little forced and the dancing a bit jerky. I want to like her. I really do.

Haley Scarnato (Dedicated to: Her Fiance)
Little Miss "Queen of the Night" picked a song with lots of background vocals and got her ass handed to her by the judges. Granted, she doesn't sing like Whit, but it wasn't that bad either.

Sabrina Sloan (Dedicated to: Her Grandma)
In contrast, her big, pretty voice took over the Houston classic, "All The Man That I Need." Simon though she was just this side of shouting, but Randy and Paula just gushed.

Tonight the results show airs live on FOX at 8pm. Be there as the entire country crushes the dreams of more young talent and then makes them sing the song that gets them booted from the competition. This is a cruel, cruel world.