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At least Robbie Carrico has more time now to read about Britney Spears news.

The ex-boyfriend of that troubled singer was one of four American Idol contestants voted off the show last night. Viewers never bought Carrico's transformation from boy band singer to hard rocker.

Fans also gave the boot to Alaina Whitaker, Jason Yeager and Alex Lushington. When Whitaker (pictured below) heard her name called, she let out a loud cry.

"Sorry, this is so embarrassing," she told host Ryan Seacrest, who consoled her with a hug.

Alaina Whitaker isn't part of the final 16 on American Idol. David Archuleta, Michael Johns and Brooke White certainly are, however.

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Jason Yeager is a relatively unknown American Idol semifinalist.

This Grand Prairie, Texas-native hasn't received the same amount of air time as fellow male contestants such as Michael Johns and David Archuleta. Therefore, the following interview - courtesy of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram - ought to help fans get a better idea of what this singer is all about...

When the Dallas auditions came up, did somebody twist your arm to do it, or did you just jump for it?
I was about to turn 28, getting up there as far as the [Idol] age limit goes. I'd actually auditioned five years ago and got turned away. The very first preliminary round, they told me no. I swore the show off for a long time. Then just last year during the summertime, just on a whim, I was sort of curious to see when the next season was going to be starting and when the auditions were.

Oddly enough, two weeks later they were going to be in Dallas. They'd just posted the audition process online, and five minutes later I get an IM from a friend saying, 'Hey, there's an audition in Dallas for American Idol. You should go.' I thought, wow, that must be a sign.

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