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Scott McCreery

'American Idol' recap: Twelve show off their solos

'American Idol' recap: Twelve show off their solos

With 12 solo performances to pack into an hour-long show, “American Idol” didn’t have time to waste on Wednesday night. It did, however, allow itself a quick moment at the outset for Ryan Seacrest to establish the stakes.

“This is the only show that truly takes someone undiscovered and turns them into a superstar,” the host told the Top 24 in a run-up to the evening’s performances, half of whom would perform this week and the other half next. “And today is the first step to make that dream a true reality. … One of you standing in this room is about to be the winner of Season 15.”