American Idol Says Goodbye to Ramiele Malubay

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Ramiele Malubay became Ramiele Malu-BYE last night on American Idol.

The diminutive singer was voted off the show during an emotional evening. As soon as Ryan Seacrest announced her in the bottom three, Ramiele sat on a stool with tears in her eyes.

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She was joined in the trio with the lowest number of votes by Kristy Lee Cook - who obnoxiously had made a "Kristy's Seat" sign to signify her unpopular standing on the show - and Brooke White, who was legitimately moved by the end of the night.

"I'm emotional for a variety of reasons," White told Seacrest while she hugged Ramiele and Kristy Lee. "We throw everything we have into this thing here at American Idol and then you watch that "Idol Gives Back" portion and you think, ‘Gosh, that's a whole other meaning of difficult and sad, and then Dolly comes out here and [sings her song] ‘Jesus & Gravity' and it was really amazing."

Have we mentioned lately how much we love Brooke?

We're also major fans of David Cook, who assured viewers his hospital visit from Tuesday night was not big deal.

"I'm cool. I'm not going anywhere," Cook said.

Neither is Kristy Lee, at least not this week.

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American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]