American Idol judges screen Portland performers

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- "American Idol" judges Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson and host Ryan Seacrest were in Portland over the weekend screening contestants for the next season.

The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/rkVQcK ) they held a news conference Sunday where one of the questions was about the "Keep Portland Weird" slogan.

Lopez said that would explain some of the performers they saw.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com