Chikezie Eze, who became as just Chikezie, sang for the last time on the set of American Idol Wednesday after he was eliminated from the finals.

On Tuesday's show, Chikezie sang Brenda Russell's ballad "If Only for One Night." Before the performance, host Ryan Seacrest asked him about song selection and Chikezie seemed uncertain at best about his choice.

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Who's on easy street and who's on the chopping block tonight? After last night's American Idol performances, we've done our best to answer that.

Believe it or not, a Kristy Lee Cook elimination actually looks unlikely tonight, as her rendition of "God Bless the USA" was well received. She was also right in between favorites David Archuleta and David Cook, which should help.

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As always, the People magazine staffers went behind the scenes of last night's edition of American Idol and dug up some great dirt - as well as funny anecdotes and other moments that were great, but you didn't see on TV. Here are some excerpts ...

Screams and Signs

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Aside from the performance of David Cook, one of the biggest revelations of last night's episode of American Idol may not have taken place on stage.

Sitting right next to David Archuleta's father in the American Idol audience was ... wait for it ... his girlfriend! Yes, the 17-year-old is off the market!

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Tuesday's American Idol featured the top 10 contestants performing songs from the year they were born. You'll be happy to know that not a single contestant â€" they are all far too young â€" sang anything by the Beatles, for a change!

It was a night of strong performances, but one stole the show.

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Tonight, the remaining American Idol aspirants will sing songs from the year they were born (feel old yet?), but thanks to moles at TMZ, we have got the song list for you right here already! Here's what we can look forward to ...

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With 10 American Idol hopefuls ready to throw down tonight, it's only appropriate that fifth season finalist Katharine McPhee celebrates her 24th birthday today!

That, or it's just a coincidence.

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Who's on the rise, who's stock is falling faster than a subprime mortgage lender's and who (cough, Kristy Lee Cook) will defy the odds and simply not go away?

It's time, once again, for our American Idol Power Poll!

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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]