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American Idol Competition

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "American Idol" finalist Casey Abrams ended his song with a smooch.

The eccentric 20-year-old film camp counselor of Idyllwild, Calif., planted a peck on judge Jennifer Lopez after delivering a rockin' rendition of Maroon 5's "Harder to Breathe."

Lopez proclaimed that she loved Abrams' performance -- and his "soft lips" weren't bad either.

The Fox talent competition on Wednesday focused on 21st century songs.

High school student Scotty McCreery kicked off the show with an eyebrow-raising take on LeAnn Rimes' version of "Swingin'."

Tyler said he wished the deep-voiced 17-year-old "boot-scooted" more during his performance, while Randy Jackson dubbed the song choice as safe.

One of the seven finalists gets booted Thursday.

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