Beverly native Angie Miller, 18, was in the top three on "American Idol" during the elimination show Thursday night. The trio also included South Carolina crooner Candice Glover and twangy Tennesseean Kree Harrison.
The seven remaining contestants had to sit patiently until 8:45 to find out their fate.
Ryan Seacrest revealed the 4-10 positions in terms of votes (he did not say who came in which position in the top three):
4. Lazaro Arbos
5. Amber Holcomb
6. Janelle Arthur
7. Burnell Taylor
8. Paul Jolley
9. Devin Velez
10. Curtis Finch Jr.
Although it seemed like Finch Jr. gave his all when he sang "I Believe I Can Fly" (his song choice from last week), it was not enough to prove to the judges that he was worth keeping in the competition. The judges are given one save per season for the top 10 contestants.
Nicki Minaj did not think the judges had enough time to discuss the decision, but it could not be reversed.
Take a look at Finch Jr.'s performance of "I Believe I Can Fly" from last week below.
Before Finch Jr. gave his final performance, Minaj threatened to leave the show if he was eliminated. Think Minaj will show up next week? Do you think America and the judges made the wrong choice? Let us know in the comments, or check in to Globe critic Sarah Rodman's chat tomorrow morning at 10:30 to join the conversation.
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