final three Idol contenders are Justin, Kelly, and Nikki; Tamyra goes home.

final three Idol contenders are Justin, Kelly, and Nikki; Tamyra goes home.
In a rather shocking development, Tamyra Gray received the fewest number of votes from the public after last night’s show, leaving only Justin Guarini, Kelly Clarkson, and Nikki McKibbin to contend for the title of American Idol. Simon called Tamyra “world-class” and Randy said he’d do whatever he could to help her career.
+ also: tickets for The Idols Live! American Idol tour now on sale.
+ and: American Idol: The Search for a Super Star book goes on sale Tuesday.

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