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So much for the "no diva" rule

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Asia'h Epperson is first up and violates the "no diva" rule with Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody."

"I recorded that great song with the great Whitney Houston," Randy Jackson said. "It was a tall order...but you showed you deserve to be here."

"I'm not so enthusiastic. At best, it was second-rate Whitney," Simon Cowell said.

Kady Malloy, in the bottom three last week, tempted fate with a Queen's "Who Wants to Live Forever."

"You have a massive lack of personality," Cowell said. "It's like 'The Stepford Wives.'"

Amanda L. Overmyer picked Joan Jett's "Hate Myself for Loving You."

That's the Amanda we loved when we first saw her...well done," Jackson said.

"If I'm being honest, I thought it was fantastic," Cowell said. "You absolutely nailed that song."

Carly Smithson pile-drove through Cyndi Lauper's "Drove All Night" (technically violating the no-diva rule as Celine Dion also recorded it).

"You keep smashing it every week," Jackson said.

"I don't think you chose the right song," Cowell said. "You're a million times better than that song."

Kristy Lee Cook's "down home" rendition of Journey's "Faithfully," should ensure that her own journey continues for another week. "That could be a hit for you," Paula Abdul said.

Ramiele Malubay was a bit shaky on Phil Collins' "Against All Odds."

"It was good, but old-fashioned," Cowell said.

Brooke White sang Pat Benetar's "Love is a Battlefield" and emerged battle-weary. That song is nothing without a shoulder-shimmy or two. "Two weeks running you've done a great performance," Cowell said.

Syesha Mercado also tackled Houston with "Saving All My Love For You."

"Predictable, but good," Cowell said.

I'm thinking Asia'h and Kady look like goners. What do you folks think?

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