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American Idol Week 3 Auditions Highlights: The Ginger's Got Soul

The best of the last round of auditions

Liam Mathews

This is the last week of auditions before American Idol heads to Hollywood. These are our favorite performances from Jan. 20 and 21.

Colette Lush is a redhead with a lot of soul. Her reaction when she gets her ticket is adorable. The only thing not great about Colette is her pants.

Stephany Negrete is the total package: gorgeous, great energy and a mesmerizing voice. The judges don't love her audition, but they can tell there's more to her than what they see.

Avalon Young has a very different voice and energy than a lot of American Idol performers. "I'm crying, I don't cry," she says when she gets her golden ticket. It's rare to see someone so appealingly mellow on American Idol. She's just cool. And her interpretation of Beyoncé's "XO" is very interesting.

This guy knows that flattery will get you places: Mackenzie Bourg auditions with a medley of songs by Keith Urban, Harry Connick Jr. and Jennifer Lopez. And he has a cute hipster look that will get tween girls across America swooning.

Who did we miss? Let us know in the comments!