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‘American Idol’ Sudden Death Round 3 Recap: Who Stayed? Who Went?

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What happens in Vegas isn’t staying in Vegas, especially during the third round of Sudden Death eliminations on Season 12 of ‘American Idol.’ That’s because of the 10 females who performed last night (Feb. 27), only five made it to the next round, while five were sent home, hence that whole not everything (or everyone) stays in Sin City stuff.

So who is stays and who goes?

The following ladies are staying.

Zoanette Johnson: She’s on fire, a wild one to watch. She sang Elton John’s ‘Circle of Life’ like the lioness she is. Hear her roar.

Aubrey Cleland: Sweet dreams are made of her version of Beyonce‘s ‘Sweet Dreams.’ Nicki is obsessed with her (and like 15 other hopefuls.)

Candice Glover: She rocked the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin’s ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman’ and got a standing O from Keith Urban.

Breanna Steer: She was sexy on a stick with her rendition of ‘Bust Your Windows.’

Janelle Arthur: She rocked Lady Antebellum‘s ‘Just a Kiss’ even though it’s a harmonized song that needs more singers to flesh it out and fill it out.

The following ladies got bounced.

Melinda Ademi
: Despite her interesting backstory (her family is from Kosovo), she faltered with a Jessie J song.

Juliana Chaheyed
: She tackled Demi Lovato‘s ‘Skyscraper,’ but didn’t score a touchdown.

Cristabel Clack: Her rendition of Alicia Keys‘ ‘No One’ got her nowhere but on a plane home.

Jett Hermano
: She ditched a free ride to college in favor of pursuing music and last night, she slowed down Rihanna‘s ‘Only Girl in the World.’ It didn’t have the big moment the judges want. Maybe she can contact the admissions office and re-activate her scholarship somehow?

Rachel Hale: She offered an uptempo tune by Grace Potter in a sea of ballads, but got nowhere.

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