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American Idol Sends Home Its First Top 13 Contestant

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American Idol Sends Home Its First Top 13 Contestant

Originally posted 03/08/2012 09:30PM

After tackling two of the toughest songbooks around, American Idol's top 13 faced something even tougher on Thursday: elimination night.

And for the first time, there would be a battle of the sexes: the guy and the girl with the lowest amount of votes would stand before judges Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler, who were tasked with the final decision of who would stay and who would go home.

Ryan Seacrest first called out the bottom three guys and girls – and there were some surprises. Keeping reading to find out all the results ...

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