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On Tuesday, the second day of  "Hollywood Week," a slew of  teary-eyed American Idol hopefuls were given the boot and sent home--and once the contestants are narrowed down to 12, they'll be heading to a Mediterranean-style L.A. mansion, where they'll live together, TooFab has learned.

Sources tell TooFab that 324 aspiring Idols were sent to Hollywood this year, compared to 187 last year. Many of those cut from the competition on Tuesday in Pasadena, Calif.,  were brought to tears. "There was so much rejection and humiliation," says a source.


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