Latoya, Amy Make the 'Idol' Cut
02/25/2004 AT 07:03 PM EST
London captured nearly a third of the vote and celebrated her advance with a brief rendition of "All By Myself."
Meanwhile, Wednesday marked a rare moment of unity on "American Idol." Judges Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell agreed that the contestants in the third round of "Idol" were starting to resemble the talent for which the show has come to be known.
Even host Ryan Seacrest got in on the action. "This is best the group we've had so far," he said. "What a difference a week makes," Seacrest added, referring to the group that had performed Tuesday night.
It was a far cry from the previous week, when poor showings by nearly all the performers had the judges holding their noses and voting -- just so they could move on to future rounds. Tuesday's show even contained a rare display of affection for Simon when he agreed with a statement that Abdul had made. When he said, "I have to agree with Paula," she reached across her chair and kissed him full on the lips.
While London and Adams were advancing, another "Idol" hopeful's dreams were dashed. Donnie Williams, 20, who was scheduled to appear next week, was dropped from the lineup after being arrested in Danville, Calif., on suspicion of drunk driving, New York's Daily News reports. He was cut from next week's show and removed from the show's Web site.
In other "Idol" news, on Monday FOX will air "American Idol: Uncut, Uncensored & Untalented," a one-hour special featuring the best of the worst auditions, including newly minted star William Hung, whose version of Ricky Martin's "She Bangs" has turned the singer of dubious merit into an overnight Internet phenomenon.