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Some were shown playing the keyboard, guitar, or even the drums.If the judges approved of the contestant's performance, they received a "free pass" to the third and final round of performances, and 48 contestants were given this "free pass".Another auditioner who gained some public attention was Renaldo Lapuz who sang his own composition "We're Brothers Forever" which he wrote for Simon Cowell.He was later asked to return to perform in the finale.This year the process was altered slightly to ensure that no talent would be prematurely dismissed.

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Prior to Idol he worked as a bartender at the "Blank Slate" in Tulsa, where he would also occasionally play shows.Changes were planned for season 7 designed to return attention to the contestants by providing more information on their backgrounds and families.A major change for the seventh season was allowing contestants to play musical instruments, an element that originated on Australian Idol and can also be seen on Norway's Idol and Canadian Idol.The Hollywood week took place at the Pasadena Civic Center in Pasadena, California, over a period of five days.A total of 164 contestants were invited from the seven audition cities.