Hollie Cavanagh, the soaring 18-year-old vocalist from McKinney, Texas, was eliminated from 'American Idol' Thursday after it was revealed she received the fewest viewer votes.
The spritely balladeer rebounded in recent weeks after the judges took issue with Cavanagh's lack of stage presence, but she was dismissed after crooning Journey's "Faithfully" and Bonnie Rait's "I Can't Make You Love Me" for her solo performances Wednesday.
"Idol" host Ryan Seacrest said 70 million viewer votes were cast this week.
The three finalists remaining in the competition are booming 20-year-old gospel singer Joshua Ledet of Westlake, La.; bluesy 21-year-old pawn shop worker Phillip Phillips of Leesburg, Ga.; and aspiring 16-year-old pop diva Jessica Sanchez of San Diego.
"This is a real journey," said "Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez, who performed before the results were revealed. "This is not an easy show for these kids. For me, that's why I feel so much when I'm watching you, all of you, not just Hollie."
The three remaining finalists will return to their hometowns before taking the "Idol" stage next week.
Watchdogs are questioning an exclusive agreement between the City of Oakland and a non-profit group, tapped to lead a multi-million dollar project to redevelop the area around the Coliseum BART station.
The rare Cloud Forest is at peak bloom for this year at San Francisco Botanical Garden. The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the only outdoor botanical gardens in the world where the alluring beauties of the world’s misty cloud forests thrive and right now its prized Cloud Forest Garden is at its peak bloom for this year.