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Valrico's Jeremy Rosado ejected by 'Idol' judges

Jeremy Rosado has gotten the hook on American Idol.

Thursday's edition of the Fox singing contest saw the exit of the 19-year-old receptionist from Valrico. The Hillsborough Community College student struggled on a week where all male performers had to perform Stevie Wonder songs.

Tampa's Shannon Magrane, a 16-year-old sophomore at Blake High School, also finished toward the bottom of the pack; female contestants had to sing Whitney Houston tunes this week.

A dozen finalists are still in the running.

They include Elise Testone, a 28-year-old teacher from Charleston, S.C., whom the judges spared in favor of Rosado.

Asked if America got it right putting those two at the bottom, judge Randy Jackson replied, "I don't know if they got it exactly right, but probably, I'm thinking."

Along with Magrane, the other three who got the lowest viewer scores but, for now, remain safe: 25-year-old gentle giant Jermaine Jones, of Pine Hill, N.J.; 26-year-old disc jockey Erika Van Pelt, of South Kingstown, R.I.; and booming 19-year-old student Joshua Ledet, of Westlake, La.

Valrico's Jeremy Rosado ejected by 'Idol' judges 03/09/12 [Last modified: Friday, March 9, 2012 11:46am]
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