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Another finalist booted from 'American Idol'

By Derrik J. Lang

AP Entertainment Writer


LOS ANGELES >> It wasn't a laughing matter for Heejun Han on "American Idol."

The goofy 22-year-old nonprofit organizer from New York who found his way back into the judges' good graces after weeks of silly on-stage antics was eliminated from the Fox singing contest. After receiving the fewest viewer votes, Han couldn't convince the judges to save him Thursday by reprising his serious take on Leon Russell's "A Song for You."

"Heejun, let the record show you knew this was coming yourself," said "Idol" judge Steven Tyler.

Han was joined in the bottom three by 18-year-old finalists Skylar Laine of Brandon, Miss., and Hollie Cavanaugh of McKinney, Texas. Laine was lauded by the judges during Wednesday's idol-themed performances for her energetic rendition of Miranda Lambert's "Gunpowder and Lead," while Cavanaugh failed to light up Tyler and Randy Jackson with Carrie Underwood's "Jesus, Take the Wheel."

The eight remaining singers will return to the stage to perform 1980s tunes for viewer votes next Wednesday.

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awsomeron wrote:
This guy needed to go a long time before he went. Bye Bye. Idol is very good this year, this is the first year I have watched it except for the last two week in about 4 years. I believe that a lot of good careers will come out of this. If the Tour comes to Hawaii I will go in see it.
on March 30,2012 | 01:01AM
kailua000 wrote:
Bye Bye Idol, Hello K-Pop. I bet he gets really big in S Korea,. I like the boy, seems like a very good person. Funny too.
on March 30,2012 | 01:08AM
Manapua_Man wrote:
This guy doomed himself when he made the public statement the he "is not trying to be a superstar". He just want to be "true to himself". Nice attitude, but that will not win you American Idol, which is a game show competition. On AI, you have to be willing to step it up every week and do whatever it takes to stay at the top... be a "superstar". If you are not willing to do that... you are wasting everyone's time on the show.
on March 30,2012 | 06:17AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
on March 30,2012 | 06:36AM
Grimbold wrote:
American idols is all we need, ha ha ha . Nothing worthwhile watching on TV.
on March 30,2012 | 04:57PM
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