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4 more singers shown the door on `Idol' as the show trims competition to 16 semifinalists

4 more singers shown the door on `Idol' as the show trims competition to 16 semifinalists

Four more aspiring singers failed to convince viewers that they have what it takes to win the star-making talent contest "American Idol."
The voting public cut loose Alaina Whitaker, Jason Yeager, Robbie Carrico and Alexandrea Lushington, trimming the number of contestants to 16 Thursday night.
Whitaker, a 16-year-old, let out a sob after she heard the result.
"Sorry, this is so embarrassing," she told host Ryan Seacrest, who consoled her with a hug.
The other "Idol" female contestants gathered on stage to lend moral support to Whitaker as she gave a final performance of "Hopelessly Devoted to You." Several contestants wiped away tears.
"You are a gifted, bright young talent. ... This is the start of an amazing career from you," said judge Paula Abdul, who gave Whitaker a standing ovation.
Simon Cowell wasn't surprised by Yeager's exit.
"Your problem _ quite simply _ is that you don't stand out in the crowd at the moment," the cranky British judge told Yeager, a 28-year-old single dad.
Cowell told Carrico, who sang Foreigner's "Hot Blooded," that his rocker act "just never ever felt real." Carrico, 26, was part of the pop group Boyz N Girlz United.
Lushington, a 17-year-old who is a snappy dresser and favorite of judge Randy Jackson's, displayed a lack of confidence Wednesday, acting sheepish and uncomfortable onstage, following her cover of Chicago's "If You Leave Me Now." Jackson said the '70s song didn't suit her youthful style.
A standout this week was 17-year-old David Archuleta, who sang a soulful cover of "Imagine."
Brooke White, 24, also scored a glowing review from Cowell for her bare-bones performance of "You're So Vain."
Cowell joked he thought the song was about him.
"American Idol," now running three times a week, will return to a twice-weekly schedule March 11 for the elimination of the final dozen. The decision-making finale will be held in May.
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Updated : 2021-03-07 08:17 GMT+08:00