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'Idol' recap: Tears flow as Hollie Cavanagh gets voted off 'Idol'

Hollie Cavanagh, the Liverpool-born, Texas-bred “American Idol” hopeful was sent home on May 10 after nearly 70 million people cast their votes on Wednesday night, eliminating her from the competition.Cavanagh, the dark horse of the talent show, recently had gained some traction with the judges, delivering a series of strong performances during the past couple of weeks.The 19-year-old even managed to impress mentor Jimmy Iovine with her first song choice on Wednesday night, Journey’s “Faithfully.” “All the things that concern me about Hollie’s singing–over-singing, over-dramatizing–actually aided her in this song,” explained the chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records. “This song is a very dramatic song and is very over the top, so this kind of worked for her.”But Cavanagh stumbled with her second song choice.“When Hollie came in with Bonnie Raitt’s ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me,’ I assumed she understood the core of the song–evidently, she did not,” said Iovine. “She did not have the pe...

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