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'American Idol' recap: Top 11 come into focus on movie night
'American Idol' recap: Top 11 come into focus on movie night

The Top 11 on "American Idol" tackled songs from the cinema on Wednesday night, and in keeping with the theme, many of the singers seemed to come into artistic focus for the first time. As each stepped forward to sing a song either written for or "heavily featured in" (or in some cases, loosely connected to) a film, they faced heightened stakes. They were singing not only to remain in the competition but also to earn a spot on the summer "Idol" tour. But more than anything, they probably did their best in hopes of not displeasing Harry Connick Jr. They succeeded. "The competition, as far as I'm concerned, started tonight," the tough-love judge...

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