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'American Idol' recap: Trolling for talent in the City of Brotherly Love

'American Idol' recap: Trolling for talent in the City of Brotherly Love

Good talent isn’t easy to phind in Philadelphia — at least judging from Wednesday’s episode of “American Idol,” in which the show traveled to the cheesesteak capital of the world to audition aspiring singers for its 15th and final season.

The City of Brotherly Love brought us a few trainwreck contestants: We met a guy who failed every question in a tete-a-tete “Idol”-contestant trivia test administered by Season 2 runner-up Clay Aiken (all the answers were Aiken himself), unsuccessfully auditioned with boom-box accompaniment, emerged with his shirt over his head, and then declared that he was “pissed” not only for himself, but...

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