First Finalist Eliminated on "American Idol"; 12 Singers Remain

News   First Finalist Eliminated on "American Idol"; 12 Singers Remain
Finalist Jeremy Rosado was eliminated on the March 8 broadcast of the famed singing competition "American Idol."

Rosado received the fewest votes among the male singers, and Elise Testone received the fewest votes among the females. Then, judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler sent Rosado home.

On March 14 at 8 PM ET the Top 12 – DeAndre Brackensick, Hollie Cavanagh, Colton Dixon, Heejun Han, Jermaine Jones, Skylar Laine, Joshua Ledet, Shannon Magrane, Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez, Elise Testone and Erika Van Pelt – will perform live for America’s votes.

The results show will air March 15 at 8 PM ET and will feature "Idol" alum Daughtry, who will return to perform “Outta My Head."

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Former "American Idol" contestants who have taken to Broadway after their stint on "Idol" include Fantasia Barrino (The Color Purple), Clay Aiken (Spamalot), Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages), Diana DeGarmo (Hairspray), Frenchie Davis (Rent) and Jordin Sparks (In the Heights) as well as former "Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi (Chicago), among others. "American Idol" is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of CKX, Inc. and FremantleMedia North America, Inc. The series is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, CEO, XIX Entertainment, and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; and Nigel Lythgoe, CEO, Nigel Lythgoe Productions.

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