'American Idol' Gives One More Contestant The Axe


Last night, American Idol's final six contestants treated us to a night of songs by the legendary band Queen, but the rock 'n' roll fun had to come to an end. If you don't want to know who was eliminated, read no further!

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By pairs of two, the final six were separated into categories of safety and the bottom three with Jessica Sanchez and Elise Testone first up to brave the stage and hear their fate.

After a tense and lengthy build-up, Jessica was given the initial pardon sending Elise first into the bottom three.

Hollie Cavanagh and Joshua Ledet were up next, ultimately separating the friends from one another as Hollie was designated into the bottom three, giving Joshua the opportunity to sing in the competition another week.

Finally, Skylar Laine and Phillip Phillips were left to square off. Skylar was eventually directed to take her place in the bottom with Hollie and Elise, while Phillip took his place of safety amongst Jessica and Joshua.

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Stefano Langone and Katy Perry served to ease the tension with lively musical performances, however the axe ultimately came down and Elise Testone as she, unfortunately, was revealed to be leaving the competition this week.

Closing the show, Elise said her goodbyes with a performance of Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love.

The 2012 American Idol Live Tour dates were also announced. The tour launches in Detroit, Michigan on July 6 and wraps up on September 11 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For the complete list, click here.

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Tune in next week as the final five compete once more when American Idol returns Wednesday on FOX.