Last Night's 'American Idol' : By the Numbers

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18 mentions of Kelly Clarkson, who first auditioned in Dallas

24 contestants were heard singing Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone”

5 mentions of Carrie Underwood, who sings country music

15 farm animals appeared onscreen

12 cowboy hats appeared onscreen

24 golden tickets to Hollywood were handed out

1 cowboy named Drew Poppelreiter from Saltillo, Miss., got one of them

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