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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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."