Tuesday’s Idol: By the Numbers

Tuesday’s Idol: By the Numbers
Frank Micelotta / FOX

03/19/2008 AT 12:00 AM EDT

500 were in the audience, according to host Ryan Seacrest2, the number of weeks in a row that contestants sang Beatles songs 50, the percentage Simon Cowell declared this season's competition to be a popularity contest versus a talent competition 7, the points out of 10 Randy Jackson gave Amanda Overmyer's "Back in the U.S.S.R." 2, the number of mic stands David Cook had on stage. One was for a voice box 7, the number Carly Smithson tattooed on her ring finger this week 1 contestant, Syesha Mercado, had family in the audience for the first time and sang "Yesterday" Frank Micelotta / FOX

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