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And then there were four...

In a somewhat surprising turn of events, Aaron Kelly was eliminated from American Idol last night. The singer was probably the weakest finalist remaining, but Casey James put on such a poor performance on Tuesday that he admitted publicly he deserved to be sent home.

Instead, he wasn't even included in the bottom two. That dishonor fell to Kelly and Michael Lynche.

"I've had a blast," Kelly said upon his elimination.

Aaron Sings Farewell

The results show also included performances by Harry Connick Jr. (above) and Lady Gaga (awesomely insane).

Four contestants remain: James, Lynche, Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox. Which of these do you think should win?

 

Final 4

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The week after American Idol made its first round of cuts (sorry, Tyler, Janell, Ashley and Joe), we're continuing to ask readers which semifinalists they think will advance the farthest.

Past showdowns between singers, for example, have pitted Katie Stevens vs. Katelyn Epperly. Which of those young beauties has the most potential?

Now, for the first time in this feature, we're mixing up genders. Fox may wish to separate men and women like some sort of middle school dance, but THG is all about integration!

Last Tuesday, viewers voted Siobhan Magnus through after an impressive rendition of Chris Isaac's "Wicked Game." As an alternative to guitar players such as Didi Benami, Magnus may be a dark horse on the female side.

Meanwhile, Aaron Kelly also received good news from voters. His adorable mug will be on full display again this Wednesday. Choose between these contestants below...

  • Aaron Kelly Performance
  • Wicked Game Rendition

Which semifinalist will advance farther on American Idol?

 

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Does American Idol have the next David Archuleta on its hands?

Granted, it's very early to make that comparison, but there are clear similarities between Aaron Kelly and the season seven finalist.

Kelly is one of several contestants rumored to have advanced to the top 24 this year. He's only 16, yet has a lot of confidence and has gone through some trials already in life: Aaron's aunt and uncle adopted him when he was a toddler because his parents were simply too por.

On Aaron's MySpace page, he's referred to himself as a “Legend in the Works."

Archuleta came across as more humble, of course, but both these artists got started at an early age.

Kelly landed an independent recording contract when he was 10 and won the “American Idol Experience” at DisneyWorld last year. This qualified him to audition for the judges this season and earn unanimous approval for Hollywood.

Critics are already comparing Aaron Kelly to Archuleta, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber. All the hype is a bit premature.

But the following clip of Kelly singing "Jesus Take the Wheel" proves that he's a contestant worth remembering.

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