'American Idol' Names Their Top Ten Finalists


After last night's surprise dismissal of Jermaine Jones, American Idol had only one contestant to send home tonight to meet their quota for the final ten. If you don't want to know who was eliminated, read no further!  

Following a night of songs from the year they were born, the remaining eleven hopefuls endured a tense hour of commentary from their Wednesday performances, punctuated by lively appearances from Demi Lovato and Daughtry.

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In the end, Elise Testone, Erika Van Pelt and Shannon Magrane were designated as the bottom three and Shannon Magrane was given the unfortunate news that she did not make the cut this week.

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Although Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez were given the opportunity to use their one save on the 16-year-old singer, Shannon's rendition of the Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men ballad One Sweet Day failed to move the three enough to keep her in the running.

From here on out, the competition consists of Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez, Heejun Han, Elise Testone, Deandre Brackensick, Colton Dixon, Erika Van Pelt, Skylar Laine, Joshua Ledet and Hollie Cavanagh who, following the announcement of our next American Idol, will all appear in the Idols Summer Tour.

Until then, don't miss the next episode of Idol airing Wednesdays and Thursdays nights on FOX.

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