Thursday's elimination show on "American Idol" showcased talent from former winners Kelly Clarkson and Scotty McCreery, but the real focus was on the results from the Top 6 performance round.
After more than 34 million nationwide votes were tallied, Beverly-bred Angie Miller, 18, found herself smack dab in the middle of the leaderboard, alongside country crooner Janelle Arthur. The top two spots were filled by Candice Glover and Kree Harrison. That left Latino singer Lazaro Arbos and Amber Holcomb in the bottom two.
During the past two elimination shows, Iovine predicted Arbos would be voted off. His prediction finally came true this week after Arbos sang "Feeling Good" in an attempt to earn the judges' only save of the season.
Judge Randy Jackson told Arbos that although he was a "treasure" and they enjoyed his performances throughout the season, they would not be saving him.
This makes the first all-female Top 5 in the history of "American Idol."
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