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Idol: Amanda Overmyer goes home

Amanda Overmyer, the rocker who divided fans with her raspy vocals, was eliminated from "American Idol" Wednesday night.

The departure came as a surprise to many fans. In the end, it came down to Overmyer and seemingly invincible country singer Kristy Lee Cook, who has repeatedly been dubbed "forgettable" by both judges and viewers.

Overmyer sang "Back in the U.S.S.R." this week, in a performance judge Simon Cowell suggested was predictable. Early in the season, Overmyer's critics called her a one-trick pony, questioning if her raspy-voiced Joplin covers could translate into success in the recording industry.

Rounding out Wednesday's bottom three was Irish songstress Carly Smithson.

For a full recap of the elimination show, visit the "American Idol" blog at www.ledger-enquirer.com.

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