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With Casey Abrams ejection, American Idol becomes a singing contest again

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caseyabrams1.jpgAmerican Idol just became a singing competition again.

That's because the one contestant left who seemed to be more show than singing, Casey Abrams, got the boot Thursday in another surprising ejection episode. Fans likely expected silky-voiced Jacob Lusk to go, given his repeated appearances in the show's bottom three vote-getters and his growing unease with the Idol pressure.

Abrams fans can holler all they want, but the fuzzy-faced, bass-playing jazzophile had a disturbing habit of letting emotion pull his voice off key, shrieking in awkward places and missing notes.

The five singers left in the competition -- Lusk, Scotty McCreery, Haley Reinhart, James Durbin and Lauren Alaina -- have become the competitions hottest voices, ready to face off in a serious battle of singing talent.

His exit Thursday also furthers the theory that the judge's save -- which was used to keep Abrams in the game back in March -- is only a brief reprieve from the voters' elimination.

No one saved by the judges, including St. Petersburg native Michael Lynche, has actually reached Idol's Top Two contestants.

[Last modified: Thursday, April 28, 2011 10:29pm]

    

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