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The American Idol Top 12 on Season 9 were determined last night with the elimination of four singers. Reaching the end of the line and heading home were Katelyn Epperly, Alex Lambert, Lilly Scott and Todrick Hall.

Lambert was the most emotional of those who got the boot. A favorite among his fellow contestants, the tears were flowing all around as his friends surrounded him during a commercial break. When the show resumed, host Ryan Seacrest said he had never witnessed such an emotional outpouring. Hit hardest was Siobhan Magnus, who openly sobbed.

There was a Top 12 party at the Industry Club in Los Angeles after last night’s show wrapped. Posing for photos were the Top 12 finalist: Crystal Bowersox, Siobhan Magnus, Didi Benami, Lee Dewyze, Michael Lynche, Casey James, Andrew Garcia, Lacey Brown, Tim Urban, Aaron Kelly, Paige Miles, and Katie Stevens.

Also on hand at the party were former AI contestants Justin Guarini, Matt Giraud, and Scott MacIntyre. There was even an appearance by always gorgeous Terri Seymour, former girlfriend of judge Simon Cowell. He recently announced his engagement to another dark haired beauty, Mezhgan Hussainy.

Top performers up to this point are Crystal Bowersox and Michael Lynche. The entire group will sing songs from the Rolling Stones songbook next week. Read more about Bowersox health issues here.

Check out our AI Top 12 gallery from last night below:

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