A night after singing Survivor's "The Search is Over," Scott MacIntrye ended his "American Idol" run. His Wednesday elimination narrowed the "Idol" pool to seven singers.
MacIntyre, a blind singer who in most weeks opted for inspirational piano ballads, was joined in the bottom three by Anoop Desai and Lil Rounds, the second- and third-lowest vote-getters, respectively.
The judges contemplated using their save on MacIntyre, who in recent weeks had been criticized for a lack of marketability. At one point, judge Simon Cowell said the panel was divided. But seconds later, he said, "Somebody's got to make a decision here, and I'm going to say it's the end of the competition."
The elimination wasn't a total surprise to fans, though DialIdol -- the Web site that measures busy signals -- suggested crowd-pleaser Kris Allen as the lowest vote-getter early Wednesday.
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