'American Idol' recap: The judges pick the top 40

Whether they're better than the guys or not -- and so far, on the whole, they do seem more talented -- the young women competing on this year's "American Idol" are all long shots for the win. After all, as we were reminded in the show's opening moments, there hasn't been a female winner in six years, not since Jordin Sparks took the contest in Season 6.



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