American Idol Eliminates Four More Singers

American Idol Final 16 From Season 7 Photo
Photo:Michael Becker/FOX
The amazing seventh season of AMERICAN IDOL hit another high note, with almost 31 million votes cast after Tuesday and Wednesday’s performance shows featuring songs from the ‘70s.  Tonight on the results show, the four semifinalists – two girls and two guys – who received the fewest votes were eliminated from the competition. It was revealed that the AMERICAN IDOL journey ended for Robbie Carrico, Alexandréa Lushington, Alaina Whitaker and Jason Yeager.  During the performance shows, Carrico, 26, from Melbourne, FL, sang “Hot Blooded;” Lushington, 17, of Douglasville, GA, sang “If You Leave Me Now;” Whitaker, 16, who hails from Tulsa, OK, sang “Hopelessly Devoted To You;” and Yeager, 28, from Grand Prairie, TX, sang “Long Train Runnin’.”

Next week, the Top 8 guys (David Archuleta, Jason Castro, David Cook, Chikezie, David Hernandez, Michael Johns, Luke Menard, Danny Noriega) will take the stage once again, singing hits from the ‘80s for America on Tuesday, March 4 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). Then it’s the ladies’ turn, as the Top 8 girls (Kristy Lee Cook, Asia’h Epperson, Kady Malloy, Ramiele Malubay, Syesha Mercado, Amanda Overmyer, Carly Smithson and Brooke White) perform in hopes of winning America’s vote on Wednesday, March 5 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). Tune in the following night to see who receives enough votes to stay in the competition and who goes home. Another two guys and two girls will be eliminated and the Top 12 finalists are announced on the live results show Thursday, March 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
On next Thursday’s results show, season six finalist Blake Lewis will return to the IDOL stage to debut his new single “How Many Words,” a fan-favorite off of Lewis’ debut album “Audio Day Dream.” Lewis was born in Redmond, WA, and started singing at age five. He competed in statewide talent contests while in high school and became a beat-boxer at 17, inspired by the then-Seattle-based a cappella group M-Pact. Lewis was also a member of the Pacific Northwest a cappella group Kickshaw for four years.