'American Idol': Ashley Rodriguez has 'it,' says Simon Cowell

Did you miss Ashley Rodriguez, Simon Cowell's It Girl from last night's "American Idol?"

We think Rodriguez is reminiscent of Jordin Sparks and one staff member declares her "a frontrunner." Do you agree? Check out her audition video.




Simon Cowell thinks she may have "it," that --ahem-- X factor that producers look for in stars.

You can also hear Ashley performing Sarah Bareilles' "Gravity" here. It's quite good. She also has a MySpace page.

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