Singing on “Idol,” and facing the wrath of religious traditionalists

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The Orthodox Israeli girl who got suspended for her performance on Israel's "The Voice."  RNS photo courtesy MySpace Video (http://www.myspace.com/video/vid/109130807)

The Orthodox Israeli girl who got suspended for her performance on Israel's "The Voice." RNS photo courtesy MySpace Video (http://www.myspace.com/video/vid/109130807)

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(RNS) The biggest worry for "American Idol" contestants is whether the judges will let them sing on the next show. For some singers on Idol-type programs abroad, it's that religious extremists will kill them.