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American Idol Results: Haley in Final Five, Casey Cut

Haley Reinhart advanced to the final five on American Idol Thursday while Casey Abrams was eliminated.

Wheeling native and Harper College student Haley Reinhart didn't have to wait long to find out her fate on American Idol Thursday.

Reinhart was the first contestant to learn that she was safe and would be advancing to the final five. Reinhart had been among the bottom three in terms of votes the previous week and she has flirted with elimination four times this season.

Not as fortunate was Casey Abrams, who was eliminated this week. Abrams previously received the fewest votes in the competition but was "saved" by the judges. There were no more saves Thursday.

Idol presented the results in "random" order, so it is unknown who finished in the bottom three unlike most weeks. Although Jacob Lusk and Scott McCreery were the final two contestants to find out they were safe.

Reinhart's success this week was not surprising. She performed "Beautiful" by Carole King Wednesday and received mainly glowing comments from the American Idol judges.

"I just saw God," Steven Tyler said. "I heard God in your voice. You nailed it."

"You have one of the best voices in this competition," Jennifer Lopez said. "Amazing."

"I didn't love the beginning but the end was great," Randy Jackson said. "The end was were I got a little bit more excited, the beginning was a little boring for me."

Early on in the show, the contestants answered questions from fans. Reinhart was asked who was her favorite all-time great American Idol contestant?

"There is so many greats I don't know if I can put it into one, I've watched the show forever," Reinhart said. "As far as uniqueness Adam lambert he just did things with his voice...the talent. Whoa."

Reinhart also mentioned other past winners such as Kelly Clarkson.

"I got to give props to Lee [DeWyze]," Reinhart said. "First of all, he comes from the town [right] over from me. Him and Crystal [Bowersox] they had such a unique cool rock style."

Reinhart and the other four American Idol finalists will return to the stage Wednesday at 7 p.m. on Fox.

Correction: This story originally stated that Jacob Lusk and Scott McCreery were in the bottom three in terms of votes. Idol presented the results in "random" order this week so it is not known what place Lusk and McCreery finished. Patch regrets the error.

christen April 30, 2011 at 05:50 AM
You've got great talent, but u seem to be stuck on yourself. Or that's the way its coming across on tv
Brian Slupski April 30, 2011 at 05:54 AM
maitaisoo I went back and watched the tape and you are correct. I have fixed the story and added a correction. Ryan Seacrest said the results were presented in "random" order. Thanks for pointing it out. It was a change in format by Idol and I just missed it.
Sharon Thurston April 30, 2011 at 06:40 AM
Hayley - you have everything to take this show well done. You have an amazing voice and everything that goes with it to win this show and do well in the furture. Wish we could vote in SA.
Shelben Meyers May 05, 2011 at 11:45 PM
You'd win with the voice talent you have if you didn't look like such a jerk every time the judges give you (correct and deserved) constructive criticism. You get this pouty look on your face like you can't BELIVE they have the AUDACITY to give YOU criticism. But you need it, that wannabe cutesy nonsense and constant growling... you oversing most songs and you just generally look like you are smelling a pile of dogpoo. Stop trying to look so apathetic - you aren't above it all, you are competing for your life. I think you have the vocal chops to make it, just get over yourself and be humble for once and you've got this.
Shelben Meyers May 05, 2011 at 11:48 PM
By the way, my comment was for Haley. Casey had it in the bag - I and my girl tried to vote for him numerous times via phone and text and we couldn't get through and the texts didn't give us any confirmation. Seems like a LOT of folks got the same outcome when they tried to vote for him. Then he went home next night... coincidence?

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