It was tough for Andrew Garcia to overcome mixed criticism from the American Idol judging panel, the recently eliminated contestant says.
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Although Garcia wowed the judges during Hollywood Week with an acoustic cover of Paula Abdul's "Straight Up," he never seemed to find that same spark in his subsequent performances. Garcia says the advice of the judges — who seemed to always compare everything to the Abdul cover — wasn't making it any easier.
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