Remember when boys ruled the roost on American Idol? Those days are clearly over, as all three of the bottom vote-getters of the eight finalists were male, with one getting sent home. Keep reading to find out who it was.
Devin Velez was bounced off Thursday night, despite a strong showing on Wednesday’s episode singing Smokey Robinson’s “Tracks of My Tears.”
While Velez came through like a professional in his survival performance of “Somos Novios” (“It’s Impossible”) — a set so vivid it brought Mariah Carey to tears — the judges’ panel did not choose to use their save card on the 18-year-old Chicago native.
“Unfortunately, it is not unanimous,” Randy Jackson said. “We’re not going to use it.”
Velez replied, “I’ve got to say thank you — you guys are the real people.”
Thursday’s show also featured a performance from judge Keith Urban, his first on the show this season; a collaboration between former contestant Katharine McPhee and the band OneRepublic; and a cameo video appearance from Aretha Franklin praising contestant Kree Harrison‘s , rendition of her classic, “Don’t Play That Song for Me.”
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Fun fact: The show’s last female winner was Jordin Sparks http://radaronline.com/category/tags/Jordin-Sparks in 2007.
American Idol‘s 12th season continues next Wednesday on Fox at 8/7c.