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Few were shocked when Amanda Overmyer was given the boot on American Idol Wednesday night. Including Amanda herself.

"I just know how different I am," Overmyer told reporters during a Thursday conference call. "I know that I target an older audience and a different audience maybe than American Idol provides."

She also simply didn't sing "Back in the U.S.S.R." very well earlier in the week.

Amanda is Over(myer) and out. Which American Idol contestant will be the next to go? Kristy Lee Cook? Chikezie?

As for those American Idol judges and their comments Overmyer said: "When I was done singing, I was done singing. It's just kind of like when those judges would give their comments I just wanted to be respectful and listen, but the comments weren't going to sway me one way or the other as far as what I was going to do.

The objective of being on this show was to go up there and show America me, perform like me, and look like me, and see how well it would take.

The comments from the judges are based more on the idea of trying to win, and I just had a different agenda."

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There was no surprise elimination on American Idol last night.

The two contestants that performed the worst on Tuesday - Kristy Lee Cook and Amanda Overmyer - were the final two left standing, as Ryan Seacrest milked every last second of the show for suspense, as usual.

In the end, rocker nurse Overmyer was voted off by viewers. The skunk-haired singer had shattered too many ear drums this week with her version of "Back in the U.S.S.R."

With Overmyer eliminated, Cook lives to look good and sing badly for at least another week. Hopefully, she'll let the world know again what she plans on doing to Simon.

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After her over-the-top version of "Carry on Wayward Son" last week, Amanda Overmyer was the most likely female to be voted off American Idol this week.

But then she toned down her hair 'do (see below), belted out a more subdued version of "I Hate Myself For Loving You" by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and was told by Simon Cowell that it was one of his "favorite performances of the entire competition."

In all, no contestant was universally panned by the judges last night. Though we're guessing Kady Malloy wasn't thrilled that Simon said she had no personality.

Here are a couple other performances that stood out:

  • We need to mention the audition of Carly Smithson - who sang "I Drove All Night" - if only to point out Paula Abdul's lame Randy Jackson impression when she told the Irish singer: "So, dude. Dude, let me tell you something. You are like a dependable dog." Who was in charge of Paula's meds last night?
  • Love was a Battlefield for Brooke White - and another acoustic performance was a battle she came out on top of last night. This crooner always remains true to who she is, as Simon raved: "I thought it worked, purely because it didn't have the band with you. Two weeks running, you've done a great performance."

Who was your favorite on American Idol last week? Who is going home tonight? Leave a comment. Let us know.

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Might new Amanda Overmyer pictures make the recently released Ramiele Malubay photos seem tame by comparison?

According to unreliable celebrity gossip newspaper The National Enquirer, an individual is shopping naked pictures of this American Idol semifinalist around the World Wide Web.

We haven't uncovered these photos yet - and, trust us, we've tried - but rumors state they'll be published online as soon as someone ponies up the cash.

Is this story valid? We doubt it. Overmyer doesn't seem like the sex kitten type. Remember, though: The National Enquirer was also first to report awhile back that Vanessa Hudgens nude shots existed… and that turned out to be true!

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Many believe people Amanda Overmyer's hairstyle is a crime.

But it's nothing compared to the actual crime committed by this American Idol semifinalist: celebrity gossip site TMZ is reporting that Overmyer was arrested for DUI in October 2006.

That's just dangerous and irresponsible. Here's Amanda's mug shot:

Amanda Overmyer Mug Shot

The booking photo of Amanda Overmyer is a bit grainy. But check out clearer, crazier, more entertaining celebrity mug shots right now in our gallery full of them.

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Now that American Idol has whittled down its contestants to the final 24, our Power Poll gets serious.

Only talented competitors remain in what many followers consider to be the show's most impressive season to date. But who is leading the pack heading into tomorrow night's performance of the top 12 males. Let's find out...

Spanish Sensation

1. Michael Johns (last week: #2): He has the looks, experience, singing talent... and the best accent in American Idol history. The Aussie's professional background may turn off some viewers, however.

2. Asia'h Epperson (last week: #8): Young and enthusiastic, reminds us of Melinda Doolittle with her innocence and charm. Possesses more personality than this finalist from last season.

3. David Archuleta (last week: #4): Arguably the favorite for many, but we've got a Simon-like question about this talent: does he really have music superstar written on him?

4. Carly Smithson (last week: #7): Similar to Johns. Great look, sound, experience and accent. But will voters not wanna reward someone who has already put out a label-sponsored album?

5. Kristy Lee Cook (pictured, last week: #1): Also signed with a record label in 2001, but that's almost part for this year's American Idol course. Has been a contender since the first night of auditions.

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We're off to Hollywood!

As American Idol enters its fifth week of auditions, the show truly begins: contestants are judged in Hollywood and only the best of the best move one. Before they do, however, let's rank the top hopefuls so far in our third Power Poll of the season...

1. Kristy Lee Cook (last week: #1, pictured): Beautiful Oregonian's "Amazing Grace" was highlight of the initial American Idol audition shows - but will fans revolt against her one-time record deal with Arista Nashville? Then again, she certainly isn't alone in having a professional background.

2. Michael Johns (last week: #2): Also referred to as "Michael Lee Johns," the former band member once had a deal with Madonna's music label. The Aussie made a strong impression with a tight T-shirt, toned biceps, and a solid Otis Redding cover.

3. David Cook (last week: #6): Rocker with his sights set on the moniker of "this year's Chris Daughtry," Cook impressed viewers with his vocal range on Bon Jovi's "Livin on a Prayer."

4. David Archuleta (last week: #3): Former Star Search winner has the sympathy vote locked up: he struggled with a paralyzed vocal chord as a child. Might he be this year's Sanjaya Malakar… with talent?

5. Amanda Overmyer (new this week): She's a nurse! She's a gothic rocker! She's a talented singer with a unique look, sound and personality.

6. Chikezie Eze (new this week, pictured): Tried out for the show last year. Approved for Hollywood this time around with a rendition of "All the Woman I Need." Handsome, talented.

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