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American Idol Episode: "1 Voted Off"

Season 11, Episode 32
Episode Synopsis: One singer is eliminated. Performing: Katy Perry; the Queen Extravaganza (the official touring Queen tribute group); and Stefano Langone.
Original Air Date: Apr 26, 2012
Guest Cast Katy Perry

American Idol: And Then There Were Five… Season 11, Episode 32

Queen was tired from last evening's festivities, so tonight, they had a group of young dudes help them perform their hit "Somebody to Love." The Queen impersonator band is apparently going on tour and calling themselves "The Queen Extravaganza," which works out quite well for the originals, since the royalties will come rolling in while they presumably do nothing.

We haven't tortured the Idol hopefuls enough yet, so someone decides to throw them into the lion's den commonly known as TMZ's newsroom. The purpose of their trip is "media training," and sleezy reporter-types are supposed to be grilling the contestants in an attempt to teach them how to handle interviews. But instead everyone just giggles and has a grand ol' time and they learn that paparazzi are super funny and nice!

Jessica and Elise are first to hear their fate. Elise is sent to the bottom three, and Jessica is safe.

Before we find out who else is in the bottom, the newest Jersey Shore cast member, Stefano, tries to sing but fails miserably. People try to claim that the little guy was on a season of Idol, but they are obviously mistaken.

Hollie and Joshua are up next. Not surprisingly, Hollie is at risk of being sent home. Joshua is safe.

Katy Perry sings her new hit "Part of Me," and since I'm guilty of being seriously into Katy Perry lately, I really dig it. Catchy song, no? Russell Brand divorce angst at it's finest! Also, considering that she's not lip-syncing (as far as I can tell), it doesn't sound half bad. Love the army theatricality, love the purple hair. Mad love for KP.

We're down to Skylar and Phillip, and in an unexpected turn after last night's critiques, Skylar is the one sent to the bottom three — but not for long. Before she can even process that her future is in jeopardy, Seacrest is like "SIKE!" and tells her that she's actually safe.

Now it's between Hollie and Elise, and ultimately, Elise is the one to go.

I personally will be mourning the loss of Elise and plan to show my solidarity by attaching a single, black feather onto my scalp, just behind my right ear. Will you join me? Or do you think it was Elise's turn to go home? Who do you want to win Season 11? Vote in our poll below!

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Queen was tired from last evening's festivities, so tonight, they had a group of young dudes help them perform their hit "Somebody to Love." The Queen impersonator band is apparently going on tour and calling themselves "The Queen Extravaganza," which works out quite well for the originals, since the royalties will come rolling in while they presumably do nothing.
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Premiered: June 11, 2002, on FOX
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Premise: The smash reality series showcases wannabe pop stars competing for a record deal by crooning for a panel of judges, including, most entertainingly, the acid-tongued Simon Cowell, who departed the show in 2010 after serving for nine seasons. The judges review a performer's talent (or lack thereof), and at-home viewers then vote for their favorite potential star. The show helped launch the careers of such artists as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Adam Lambert.

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