'American Idol': The Season's Most Emotional Moments -- So Far!

From unbridled joy to profound disappointment, here are the most riveting and heartfelt moments on season 10 of Idol (12 Photos)

Jennifer Graham Kizer on Feb 23, 2011 at 5:44PM

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'American Idol': The Season's Most Emotional Moments -- So Far!

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Chelsee Oaks

During the Nashville auditions, 23-year-old Chelsee Oaks earns her Hollywood ticket alongside her ex-boyfriend/singing partner, Rob Bolin. But by the second day in Hollywood, Bolin has been cut. Then Oaks' friend and fellow contestant, Jacqueline Dunford, gets sick and drops out of the competition. Having lost her support network, Oaks gives a respectable but deflated performance in round 3, singing Kelly Clarkson's "Because of You." "I did the best I could with the circumstances at hand," she says. Sadly, her best isn't enough to make it to the next round.

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