American Idol:

Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 05/21/2008, 07:00pm

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97.5 million votes came in. A record for the show by more than 23 million.

56 percent to 44 percent is the way the voting went.

Randy Jackson’s jacket looks like Captain Kangeroo’s

The top 12 returned for a group sing. The Temptations’ “Get Ready” is the song and the kids all look wholesome dressed in white.

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