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"American Idol:" How Many Mormons Made It Through Hollywood's First Round?

The first episode of Hollywood Week on the final season of “American Idol” sent some LDS contestants on to the next round of the competition.

The episode, which aired on Fox on Jan. 27, marked the first round of Hollywood Week. Contestants took the stage in groups of 10 but then performed individually. Following the performances, the judges — Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. — sent some contestants home.

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Amber Lynn Stoppel, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from California, announced on her Instagram account that she made it to the next round, in which contestants will perform in small groups. (See her stunning mashup of "Be Still My Soul" and "His Eye Is on the Sparrow.")


No clue why they didn't show these two lovely faces tonight. But have no fear, we made it through to group rounds! (But actually I do fear group rounds) #hollywoodweek #AmericanIdol @americanidol @jamesthe8th

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