Ace Out on American Idol

04/20/2006 at 07:00 AM EDT

Ace Out on American Idol
Ray Mickshaw/FOX
Ace Young was cut from American Idol Wednesday night after making his fourth appearance in the bottom three.

"I've had a blast," the 25-year-old from Denver said after Ryan Seacrest delivered the news. Ironically, Young's song choice that led to his ouster was "That's All."

Simon Cowell had praised Young's performance on Tuesday night, calling his rendition of the standard "charming" – even if his voice was "a little nasally."

Rounding out the bottom three were Chris Daughtry, 26, and Paris Bennett, 17.

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Wednesday's elimination show featured a performance by guest coach Rod Stewart, who sang the tune made famous by Fred Astaire: "The Way You Look Tonight."

Six contestants remain on the show, which wraps up on May 24.

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