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'American Idol': Goodbye to another guy

11:02 PM, Mar 28, 2013   |    comments
Devin Velez was sent home on Thursday.(Photo: Michael Becker, Fox)
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By Brian Mansfield, USA Today

Another week, another guy goes home on American Idol. It's getting to be a trend.

Devin Velez had one of his best performances Wednesday night, singing Tracks of My Tears in a way that made Smokey Robinson proud.

But he never managed to find his audience -- he'd been in danger every week of the finals. And the guys' disastrous performance of I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) couldn't possibly have helped, even though Velez did actually seem, as he insisted, to know his part.

That leaves just two guys in the Top Seven -- Burnell Taylor and Lazaro Arbos, the singer who appeared to have missed his cue in I Can't Help Myself and the one that record executive Jimmy Iovine said should have gone home this week.

And you just knew it wouldn't be a girl this week -- especially Kree Harrison, whose rendition of Don't Play That Song for Me got the stamp of approval from Aretha Franklin herself.

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