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Ashley Rodriguez of 'American Idol'
Think: A more polished, Latina Jordin Sparks.
Our Unscientific Hunch Before the Top 24: The "American Idol" producers would be over the moon if Ashley Rodriguez were to win this season and it doesn't seem like it's beyond the realm of possibility. She may be this year's contestant with a true diva voice and if she can hold off the guitar-playing blondes, she should be positioned for a long run. Allison Iraheta established a precedent for a successful Latina singer on "American Idol" and it wouldn't be surprising for Ashley to go at least that far.