With a couple of notable exceptions, Tuesday's American Idol performances left plenty to be desired, and plenty of people wondering who'd end up in the bottom three.

Last week, Paige Miles was narrowly spared from elimination. Wednesday, though, the 24-year-old Floridian's run on American Idol came to an appropriate conclusion.

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Asked to take on Billboard #1 hits, a nebulous theme that gave them nearly free rein, Lee DeWyze made an unusual choice but delivered on American Idol last night.

Lee honored the late Alex Chilton, who passed away last week, with the Box Tops' "The Letter," and was met with general praise from Simon, Randy, Kara and Ellen.

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It was a tough week for Lacey Brown on American Idol, as the singer became the first season nine finalist to be voted off the show.

But things went better for Ke$ha and David Cook on Wednesday night. Both stars took to the stage and performed their hits "Blah Blah Blah" and "Jumping Jack Flash." Enjoy both performances below:

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Following Tuesday night's American Idol performances, and given how average a lot of them were, it isn't surprising to see Lacey Brown go on last night's results show.

The pastor's daughter from Texas got no love from the judges or the fans for her cover of "Ruby Tuesday," landing in the bottom three with Tim Urban and Paige Miles.

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Some fans were floored by it, and others weren't impressed, but it's safe to say that 19-year-old Siobhan Magnus' rendition of "Paint it Black" was definitely the most buzzed-about of this week's 12 American Idol performances.

The judges loved it, though Simon even acknowledged that a lot of people are likely to dislike her flamboyant style. That's a compliment, as it beats indifference.

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Siobhan Magnus and Crystal Bowersox dominated ladies' night last week. Last night, on the first show of the American Idol finals, the two ladies were 1-2 again.

At least that's how we saw it, but we doubt we'll receive too many arguments. With the possible exception(s) of Big Mike and Aaron Kelly, no one came close to these two.

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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]