Heavy metal singer and judge favorite James Durbin, 22, was eliminated from American Idol Thursday night after a record-setting 72 million audience votes in the top-four round of competition. Both Durbin and judge Jennifer Lopez broke down in tears after receiving the news from host Ryan Seacrest.
Last night on American Idol, Jacob Lusk was officially voted off the hit Fox music competition. The 23-year-old from Compton, Calif., sang Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown’s “No Air” as well as The Everly Brothers’ “Love Hurts” during the “Songs from Now and Then”-themed episode.
As things wind down on American Idol, they also heat up. There are only five remaining contestants vying for the spot of this season's Idol, and they're all bringing their A-game. Even Haley Reinhart, who started the finals on a relatively weak note, ending the night a star.