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From the depths of Salt Lake City, Utah, hometown of golden child David Archuleta, they came: some swell, some lousy, and one whose only saving grace was the pal dressed in a baby-pink bunny suit he brought along for moral support.
Actually, we didn't think Greg the Rabbit's friend was so bad. But maybe Chris Kirkham would have had better luck with the American Idol judges if he had just stashed Greg's foot in his pocket.
Overall, however, Wednesday's Idol pulled more heartstrings than usual, with lengthy segments devoted to 29-year-old David Osmond (Donny is his uncle), who's been battling multiple sclerosis for three years; angel-faced divorcée Megan Corkrey; senior class president Austin Sisneros, whose "aw, shucks" Archuleta vibe seems geniune; and 17-year-old Rose Flack, who's been living with her best friend's family since losing her mom and dad.