American Idol - Alex Lambert

Shocked and angry American Idol fans apparently weren't the only ones cursing during Thursday's elimination show.

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Near the end of the show's broadcast, when host Ryan Seacrest revealed that 19-year-old Alex Lambert would be staying in the competition over Tyler Grady, four seconds of audio were censored. The apparent cause: Lambert's celebration contained some choice words not suitable for television.

A rep for the Fox reality series told "that the audio was dropped by broadcast standards due to language."

In addition to Grady, America's votes eliminated Ashley Rodriguez, Janell Wheeler and Joe Munoz.