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Kristy Lee Cook - Top 10 - SINGS GOD BLESS THE USA !!(AMERICAN IDOL 3/25 SHOWS PATRIOTISM)
YouTube ^ | March 25, 2008 | julvett

Posted on 03/25/2008 8:05:25 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay

Idol contestant, Kristy Lee Cook, brings down the American Idol House tonight with rendition of Lee Greenwood's mega hit:
God Bless the USA"
Simon says: "Brilliant "



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KEYWORDS: americanidol; godblesstheusa; idol; kristyleecook; leegreenwood; nationalanthem; supportthetroops
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Thought this deserved mention. How many "contestants" come out on stage & let loose on a
Patriotic Song -"God Bless the USA! - "I'm Proud To Be An American" - in front of millions of critics who have the
Power of the VOTE (1-866-436-5709) to make or break?

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Hope the Troops are Listening!!


1 posted on 03/25/2008 8:05:26 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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God Bless The U.S.A.
by Lee Greenwood

If tomorrow all the things were gone,
I’d worked for all my life.
And I had to start again,
with just my children and my wife.

I’d thank my lucky stars,
to be livin here today.
‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom,
and they can’t take that away.

And I’m proud to be an American,
where at least I know I’m free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.

And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.

From the lakes of Minnesota,
to the hills of Tennessee.
Across the plains of Texas,
From sea to shining sea.

From Detroit down to Houston,
and New York to L.A.
Well there's pride in every American heart,
and its time we stand and say.

That I’m proud to be an American,
where at least I know I’m free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.

And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.

And I’m proud to be and American,
where at least I know I’m free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.

And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.


2 posted on 03/25/2008 8:09:33 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

She did a great job tonight. After two weeks of mediocre performances, she hit a home run.

I though Simon (the Brit) was going to say the “God Bless America” song choice was a bit cheesy.

But even he agreed. It was fantastic.


3 posted on 03/25/2008 8:09:46 PM PDT by Mr. Brightside (Michael Reagan: My Dad Would Back McCain http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1970504/posts)
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To: fight_truth_decay

She did really well.
Especially in contrast to the kid before her that sang a hippie anti-war song.


4 posted on 03/25/2008 8:09:49 PM PDT by Fox_Mulder77
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To: fight_truth_decay

I was also impressed with Brooke’s version of Every Breath You Take and the last guy’s version of Billie Jean.


5 posted on 03/25/2008 8:10:55 PM PDT by Mr. Brightside (Michael Reagan: My Dad Would Back McCain http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1970504/posts)
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To: fight_truth_decay

I like this girl. I was surprised that Simon liked this number.


6 posted on 03/25/2008 8:11:14 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: fight_truth_decay

You know, I think she’s about the worst singer out of the top 10, but God bless her little heart.


7 posted on 03/25/2008 8:12:24 PM PDT by swatbuznik
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To: Senator Goldwater

Simon was right about the choice of this song; it was brilliantly smart. Miss Cook WILL get votes (and lots of them) just for the song choice. That she sang it well is icing on the cake.

Regards,

PS: My favorite performace of the night goes to Mr. Cook’s “Billie Jean”, though. I thought it was fantastic.


8 posted on 03/25/2008 8:14:29 PM PDT by VermiciousKnid
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To: fight_truth_decay

i like kristy

and the judges really liked her performance and song choice tonight

yet, i like brooke white more

she is a person of faith and i get the feeling it comes through - to me - in how she treats the lyrics of many of the songs she selects - she’s always so positive and full of joy


9 posted on 03/25/2008 8:16:03 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Fox_Mulder77
Simon said his (antiwar) song sounded like when characters in an animation get together in chorus!

Cook definitely hit it out of the park!


10 posted on 03/25/2008 8:16:05 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

She needs a lot of help!! go vote everybody!

Bless her Heart!


11 posted on 03/25/2008 8:19:48 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: fight_truth_decay

She was fantastic! I’m glad that someone finally had the courage to go out on a limb and be who they are! You go girl!

Thanks for posting the words to one of my favorite songs!


12 posted on 03/25/2008 8:19:57 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Thanks for posting this. I was so surprised but so happy to hear Kristy sing this song. Definitely a song that could make or break her. She really did the song justice and I hope it inspired many patriotic Americans to vote for her as I did. Way to go Kristy! God Bless the USA and God Bless Kristy! :)


13 posted on 03/25/2008 8:21:35 PM PDT by RockerMom2MyHero (Fight the Good Fight - Keep the Spirit alive!)
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To: fight_truth_decay

I think I’ll send the words to the song to that stupid Principal in MN who denied the Vets For Freedom to speak at his school as planned.


14 posted on 03/25/2008 8:22:18 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: Mr. Brightside

In season 2, the top ten sang that song right after we went into Iraq on the Wednesday night show. The group went on to record it as a single due to a positive response from fans.

Since Simon is one of the producers, it doesn’t surprise me at all that he has an appreciation for the song.

He was correct, strategically she hit the song choice out of the park.


15 posted on 03/25/2008 8:25:12 PM PDT by PrincessB ("I am an expert on my own opinion." - Dave Ramsey)
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To: RockerMom2MyHero
RockerMom2MyHero: "I hope it inspired many patriotic Americans to vote for her as I did. Way to go Kristy! God Bless the USA and God Bless Kristy!"

1-866-436-5709


16 posted on 03/25/2008 8:30:53 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: Mr. Brightside
Billie Jean

Think I like his arrangement better than the original..intelligent singer.

17 posted on 03/25/2008 8:33:13 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

I never voted in an American Idol before and tuned in with 10 minutes to go in the show. But for her bravery to sing a song about God and country in Hollywood and her love of the USA, I had to vote twice - once for her and once for her choice of song.


18 posted on 03/25/2008 8:33:54 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Ask me again tomorrow.)
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To: Wuli

I like Kristy because she brings a little bit of country to the competition, but man she chooses terrible songs(except for that journey song and God Bless the USA).

Now Brooke White I love, she has this entirely genuine feel to her, I do agree with the judges on the musical arrangement tonight but it was still a soulful performance by her.

David Cooke is great to, I prefer his styling more than the others and he is the best performer I think they may have ever had.

I hate David Archuletta, that little brainwashed liberal bleeding heart freak’s song choices annoy the hell out of me. I think even the judges would agree with me there.


19 posted on 03/25/2008 8:39:07 PM PDT by aft_lizard (born conservative...I chose to be a republican)
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To: Kirkwood
Crush the vote for Kristy on "American Idol"

NEW YORK – More than 400,000 AFL fans have walked through the turnstiles this season and millions more have watched AFL games on ABC and ESPN2. Week 4 of the AFL’s 22nd season wrapped up last night when the Grand Rapids Rampage trounced the Kansas City Brigade, however, one member of the AFL’s extended family will be on the national stage on tonight (Tuesday, March 25), and the AFL wants you to vote!

Colorado Crush quarterback JOHN DUTTON’S sister-in-law, KRISTY LEE COOK, is a finalist on season seven of American Idol. Cook, a 24-year-old singer from Selma, OR, auditioned for the show at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, home to the Philadelphia Soul, last August.

"The AFL is like one big family," said Dutton. "It would be wonderful if everyone involved in the League – fans, players, coaches, staffers, and owners – showed their support for Kristy. Our immediate family is already proud of her and votes every week. I hope the AFL family will join me and vote for Kristy on Tuesday night."

Cook will perform on Tuesday, March 25, at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on FOX. Watch American Idol and vote for Kristy via text message or phone with the information provided during the telecast

www.arenafootball

20 posted on 03/25/2008 8:42:07 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: aft_lizard
David Archuletta, that little brainwashed liberal bleeding heart freak’s song choices annoy the hell out of me

Tell us how you really feel! lol


21 posted on 03/25/2008 8:44:32 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: aft_lizard

“I hate David Archuletta, that little brainwashed liberal bleeding heart freak’s song choices annoy the hell out of me. I think even the judges would agree with me there.”

LOL - coke through the nose on that one. Too funny.


22 posted on 03/25/2008 8:48:48 PM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: aft_lizard

I’m in total agreement with you. I would pay money to hear either Brooke or David C sing. He is amazingly good.


23 posted on 03/25/2008 8:51:00 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Ask me again tomorrow.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Awesome!


24 posted on 03/25/2008 8:57:19 PM PDT by RockerMom2MyHero (Fight the Good Fight - Keep the Spirit alive!)
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To: Kirkwood

Yeah, David’s Cook’s rendition is far superior to the original, IMHO. However, it almost seems like I can see David’s hair receding before my eyes! Sorry..


25 posted on 03/25/2008 9:00:21 PM PDT by swatbuznik
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To: Kirkwood; aft_lizard

David C ROCKS!


26 posted on 03/25/2008 9:01:21 PM PDT by RockerMom2MyHero (Fight the Good Fight - Keep the Spirit alive!)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Smokin hot.


27 posted on 03/25/2008 9:02:56 PM PDT by karnage
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To: fight_truth_decay

I can’t hear this song without misting up.
Same with the National Anthem.


28 posted on 03/25/2008 9:09:11 PM PDT by CaptRon (Pedicaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: Senator Goldwater
I like this girl. I was surprised that Simon liked this number.

I have had the pleasure of meeting her the day of the first show this season. She is a sweetheart and was very shy. Top quality woman! VOTE!!!

29 posted on 03/25/2008 9:14:39 PM PDT by wanderin
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To: CaptRon

Gives ya chills! the good kind...........
COOK
Text: 5709 AT&T
1-866-IDOL-09


30 posted on 03/25/2008 9:19:02 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: wanderin
Lines are all busy..easier to text
31 posted on 03/25/2008 9:20:19 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: swatbuznik

Receding hairline? LOL! I can relate!


32 posted on 03/25/2008 9:21:24 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Ask me again tomorrow.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

If the lines give a busy signal, then it may be too late to vote. The voting ends 2 hours after the broadcast in your local area. I guess left coasters can still vote.


33 posted on 03/25/2008 9:25:28 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Ask me again tomorrow.)
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To: aft_lizard

i think David Cooke and the dark haired girl show the greatest degree of “professional” talent at this point

i wish David Archuletta had a)waited a few more years, b)got emancipation from his dad (a stage-dad bully) and c)got out on the road for a couple years with ANY musical group (peer review)

i think he does have the clearest voice, the widest tonal range, as much power behind that range as any of the guys and the most melodious voice of the guys

negatively, he lacks maturity as well,

which also gives him one positive quality in this type of personality showcase - his honest, big grin of near embarrassment when he is praised for a good performance

i didn’t know he was a ‘liberal’


34 posted on 03/25/2008 10:39:52 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Wuli
The show reminds me of the Democrat Primary race,

( yes she was good )

35 posted on 03/25/2008 10:58:36 PM PDT by KTM rider (McCain '08, ....better than the alternative)
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To: Wuli

David Archuletta is amazing for his young age, and may take the whole enchilada before this is over, especially if the teenage girls vote in droves. I agree with your assessment of his vocal skills, so I am not sure why you would have him wait to enter AI. He has already won some national talent contests. I also think he might do for John Farnham (covering his world hit “You’re the Voice”) what Jason did for Jeff Buckley and Leonard Cohen a few weeks ago. Apparently half the country discovered “Hallelujah” for the first time. Farnham is an incredibly talented Australian singer who for a time filled in as lead singer for Little River Band. He is a music icon in much of the world but virtually unknown in the U.S.

Cook and Archuletta are obviously the top vote-getters most weeks, and deservedly so. Kristy Lee Cook won’t be in the bottom three this week, but she is clearly one of the weaker performers in this group. My guess is Brooke, maybe Carly, will be the final woman still standing near the end of the run. This year’s winner will be Cook, Archuletta, or possibly Michael Johns.


36 posted on 03/25/2008 11:01:41 PM PDT by BuckeyeForever
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To: Wuli
Simon made the comment the song did not fit him. Simon also added he guessed David did not choose the song. Maybe the dad chose the song, if as you suggest, Papa Archuletta is a stage dad bully. It was a Hippie song. Kid is immature. Did they show concern at the onset that David might not be able handle success if it should come? He was talking about prom as well..what male high school student worries about prom? The last place they really want to be.


37 posted on 03/25/2008 11:02:50 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: BuckeyeForever
Kristy Lee Cook proved she can deliver tonight, however. She does have the IT that goes with being a star. Some of the best singers of Idol past have lacked the IT quality and are short lived. Cook, himself, is already prone to make money. So is Johns. Brook as well. Archuletta looks like a little wind up toy and does not have a relaxed stage presence; but looks like a likeable kid.

Takes time to grow into the show watched by millions, soon will be stars appearing to coach, and when you look back at the first days and then what they are like near the end is a major transformation.

38 posted on 03/25/2008 11:12:19 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

“Did they show concern at the onset that David might not be able handle success if it should come?”

i don’t think it is up to the judges to ask themselves that question; it is up to the parents; do the parents have that concern? i don’t think so; they have been entering david in talent contests for at least the last five years (star search)

david’s emotional immaturity showed during the period they were culling the top 24 down to the top twelve; he was so remorseful at the departure of one of the gals that, during her final song before leaving, he was trying to hide from the cameras, ducking behind the guy standing next to him - but, three or four times the cameras got him and he was really losing it; apparently that gal had caught the scene at least once on one of the monitors and immediately walked over to embrace david once her song ended

i appreciated his emotional honesty but understood he needs to, as a professional, reign the display of it in more - it does beg the question of maturity


39 posted on 03/25/2008 11:44:37 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: BuckeyeForever

“I am not sure why you would have him wait to enter AI.”

except for one time, i think he has played it too safe and not been risk-taking and creative enough in song choices and arrangements of what he has chosen

he has a fantastic voice

but, to see it does not take a lot of effort

but, without a lot of effort it is just a fantastic voice

not a fantastic performance

i think he has the greatest ability to make a WOW performance every time

but, he doesn’t

it could be (total guessing on my part) he is trying too hard to please his dad, and does not yet release himself completely

that could also be an indication of his lack of maturity

so

if he got out, in any form, in the music world, away from dad and just sang, entertained and listened to his performer friends, maybe THAT wow potential would rise to be seen all the time

i think simon’s comment about david’s song choice was clearly a “inside” criticism of david’s dad


40 posted on 03/25/2008 11:57:39 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: fight_truth_decay
David Cook is erroneously being credited with the arrangement of Billie Jean that he sang tonight. No. It's a note for note copy of an arrangement crafted and sung by Chris Cornell. Cornell sings it much better, too. Youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epXN1eUkFGU
41 posted on 03/26/2008 12:02:17 AM PDT by lonevoice (John McCain was a Kinoki foot pad in the Reagan Revolution)
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To: BuckeyeForever

Archuletta is a good kid, but someone keeps pushing him into the socialist camp song book. That one last night about guns was the last straw for me. The kid can be voted out any time as far as I am concerned.

The song he sang last night was putrid, ugly as can be and a activist anti-gun ‘feelings’ effort. “Boys and girls sing out, it’s time we quit looking down the barrel of a gun.” (Paraphrased)

Enough already!


42 posted on 03/26/2008 1:43:26 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Some think McCain should pick his No 2 now. I thought the nominee was No 2. And that No 1s me off!)
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To: fight_truth_decay

I like Kristy. I think she has a wonderful voice, but she still doesn’t know how to pick the right songs or control it yet. Even with the song she packed last night, she went woefully off course a few times. If you want to win, you simply can’t do that. And this was actually one of her better performances of late.

I had hoped she would start hitting some home runs, but she has failed to ignite. If she did, I think she could do well, but for some reason she just hasn’t been up to the task. Too bad really.


43 posted on 03/26/2008 1:45:51 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Some think McCain should pick his No 2 now. I thought the nominee was No 2. And that No 1s me off!)
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To: DoughtyOne

If anyone isn’t cutting it, it is Jason. He had maybe one good performance, but since then, he has failed to do anything different or even daring. After last night, I believe that Kristy deserves another chance more so than Jason. She has come a long way and is at least trying more than Jason. In my opinion, Jason is the weakest and needs to go.


44 posted on 03/26/2008 6:41:13 AM PDT by RockerMom2MyHero (Fight the Good Fight - Keep the Spirit alive!)
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To: fight_truth_decay

I never watch American Idol but after all the publicity I went to Youtube and watched the performance. I’m glad I did but I need to do something to keep my screen from getting fuzzy.


45 posted on 03/26/2008 8:47:59 AM PDT by oldfart (The most dangerous man is the one who has nothing left to lose.)
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To: lonevoice

Thanks for correcting.


46 posted on 03/26/2008 9:11:08 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: lonevoice

It was introduced by ryan seacrest as Chris Cornell’s version of Billie Jean, so an effort was made to give credit where it was due.


47 posted on 03/26/2008 9:13:24 AM PDT by MrShoop
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To: oldfart
I’m glad I did but I need to do something to keep my screen from getting fuzzy.

Emotional oldfart, are ya? ;)

48 posted on 03/26/2008 9:14:02 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: wanderin

She’s a sweetheart who lives right down the road. She’s
also a top student in TwKwan Do (sp?) taught by one of the local
HS coaches.


49 posted on 03/26/2008 9:19:45 AM PDT by OregonRancher (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints)
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To: RockerMom2MyHero

I completely agree with that. His voice doesn’t have depth, and if truth be told I’m not convinced he’d even be there if it weren’t for the ‘edgy’ dreadlocks.

He runs out of breath in the middle of verses.

Some folks were saying Kristy was this year’s Sanjaya, but I think this guy is. He has no voice. Kristy actually does have a very nice voice with a lot of power behind it. It’s just that she can’t control it yet and isn’t picking the best songs, last night being the exception.


50 posted on 03/26/2008 9:34:53 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Some think McCain should pick his No 2 now. I thought the nominee was No 2. And that No 1s me off!)
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