Melissa McGhee, American Idol
got cut on Wednesday night's
, but not before belting out a flub-free version alas, one cut short by trigger-happy Fox affiliates in many markets of Stevie Wonder
's "Lately" as the end credits rolled. The Tampa native can't help but feel that her previous slipups (she botched the lyrics in rehearsal and
onstage Tuesday night) begot her booting. "I think it weighed a lot on the actual decision," she tells TVGuide.com, adding with a chuckle, "America's not that forgiving!" Somewhere, Ashlee Simpson
is saying, "Amen."