‘American Idol’: Say Good-bye to Hollywood

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American Idol
Episode Title
Hollywood Round One

Last night, American Idol flew 164 successful contestants from eight previous episodes to Hollywood, California, ostensibly to pick the best singers, though really to weed out the ones who looked worst under real TV lighting (they were sent home immediately). For the very first time, hopefuls were permitted to use instruments onstage. Man, we hope the producers never make that mistake again.