VIDEO: Karen Rodriguez Eliminated On American Idol — It’s Down To The Final 11

With the fewest votes, 21-year-old New Yorker Karen Rodriguez was eliminated on Thursday night’s  edition of American Idol, and has all the details of the star-studded evening for you.

Rodriguez, who sang Taylor Dayne’s Love Will Lead You Back on Wednesday’s program, was joined in the bottom three by Naima Adedapo and Haley Reinhart.

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After Rodriguez tried to save her spot with a rendition of Mariah Carey’s Hero, the judges commiserated, ultimately deciding they weren’t going to going to use their one save for the season to keep her in the competition.

Rodriguez, a good sport, said “it just felt great to at least have that one [last] chance” before exiting the stage.

In a group number  that would made the cast of Glee proud, the finalists did a rousing mash-up of Steppenwolf’s Born to Be Wild and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way.

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The show also hosted two high-profile acts Thursday, in returning champion Lee Dewyze, who sang Beautiful Like You; and pop mega-stars the Black Eyes Peas, who performed Just Can’t Get Enough as a tribute to Japan.

The remaining contestants in this year’s competition include boys Casey Abrams, Scotty McCreery, James Durbin, Jacob Lusk, Stefano Langone and Paul McDonald; and girls Pia Toscano, Lauren Alaina, Thia Megia, Adedapo and Reinhart.

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