Anoop Desai and Lil Rounds eliminated from the American IdolApril 24th, 2009 - 12:46 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
The American Idol, two of the seven remaining finalists, Anoops Desai and Lil Rounds were sent home because of the fans cast the fewest votes for their performances during the hit talent show’s disco-themed week.
Rounds, who sang ‘I’m Every Woman,’ and Desai, who performed ‘Dim All the Lights,’ had both faced elimination in recent weeks by repeatedly placing among the bottom vote-getters, and both seemed resigned to their fates.
‘I’m still really disappointed,’ Desai, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, said during the programme. ‘I’m coming home,’ added Rounds, addressing her husband and three children.
The dual elimination followed last week’s judges’ save of Matt Giraud, who would have been eliminated had the show’s four judges not used their once-per-season veto power to keep him singing for at least another week.
Of Desai, Cowell said, ‘It was a horrible version of that song,’ also telling him ‘that was your worst performance by a mile.’ But some of the other judges disagreed.
Allison Iraheta was the week’s other bottom-three finisher.