Another finalist sliced from 'American Idol'

Salon Staff
April 6, 2012 5:18AM (UTC)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "American Idol" viewers apparently didn't like Deandre Brackensick.

The 17-year-old student from San Jose, Calif., impressed the "Idol" judges with DeBarge's "I Like It" on Wednesday's 1980s-themed installment, but he wasn't rescued by the panel Thursday after receiving the fewest viewer votes.


Following his last-chance performance of Stevie Wonder's "Master Blaster," judge Jennifer Lopez told Brackensick that she was outvoted by Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson to use their one-time-only ability to save him from dismissal.

Brackensick was joined in the show's bottom three by 28-year-old teacher Elise Testone, of Charleston, S.C., and 18-year-old singer Hollie Cavanagh of McKinney, Texas.

There are seven singers remaining in the Fox talent competition.

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