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Gave up on 'American Idol'? Seven reasons to watch again
Gave up on 'American Idol'? Seven reasons to watch again

This week, “American Idol” continued its bid to win back viewers' hearts with yet another jolt to its format. Billed as "Rush Week," the high-stakes round started the season's live shows, and was the first time finalists would sing for America’s vote. In recent years this part of the competition would feature contestants vying for a spot during a semifinals round in Las Vegas. Instead, Rush Week will slice more than a third of the finalists in just a week. PHOTOS: Concerts by The Times The tension was immediate Tuesday night as the round also doubled as an elimination with the top 15 women whittled down to 10 -- in front of a live audience. It...

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