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'American Idol' sends another finalist home

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "American Idol" viewers are saying adios to Karen Rodriguez.

The bubbly, bilingual 21-year-old wannabe diva from New York received the fewest viewer votes after crooning Taylor Dayne's "Love Will Lead You Back" in English and Spanish on Wednesday.

The judges decided against saving her Thursday night following a last-chance performance of Mariah Carey's "Hero."

Haley Reinhart and Naima Adedapo joined Rodriguez as the bottom three vote-getters in the Fox talent competition.

Reinhart, the 20-year-old college student from Wheeling, Ill., had belted out Whitney Houston's "I'm Your Baby Tonight" while smudging her lipstick. Adedapo, the 26-year-old dance instructor from Milwaukee, delivered a pitchy rendition of Tina Turner's "What's Love Got to Do with It."

The remaining 11 finalists return to the stage Wednesday.

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