American Idol” threw another twist at the contestants last night, as the judges made their first round of Sudden Death cuts, sending five hopefuls home.

Massachusetts contestants Angela Miller and Kree Harrison impressed both the judges, and for the first time, a live audience, as they hit the stage of The Mirage in Las Vegas determined to make their mark in the competition.

Miller, who performed an original song last week, sang a rendition of Jessie J’s “Nobody’s Perfect,” that left judge Randy Jackson in awe: “I think America is witnessing the building of a superstar.”

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