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Recap: 'American Idol' Slashes Another Contestant

Entertainment Tonight, Thursday, March 22, 2012, 6:04pm (PDT)

Entertainment Tonight.

One more singer bit the dust this week on American Idol. If you don't want to know who was eliminated, read no further!  

Following a night of tunes from Billy Joel's catalogue, Jessica Sanchez and Colton Dixon emerged triumphant as the judge and fan favorites with Deandre Brackensick, Erika Van Pelt and Heejun Han making up the bottom three this week.

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Van Pelt was eventually called out for elimination, leaving the 26-year-old to sing I Believe in You and Me by Whitney Houston for a chance at redemption, but the judges ultimately declined to use their save on the Rhode Island-native.

On a lighter note, Steven Tyler's Aerosmith bandmate Joe Perry took to the stage for a surprise rendition of Happy Birthday in honor of Tyler's 64th next Monday. Steven's daughter Liv and grandson Milo could be seen in the audience cheering on the Idol judge.

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Season ten alum Haley Reinhart made a triumphant return to Idol to perform the single Free from her upcoming album Listen Up!. Lana Del Rey also performed.

Tune in next week to see the final nine compete when American Idol returns Wednesday on FOX.

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