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'American Idol' sends 2 finalists home

Thursday, March 31, 2011
In this Wednesday, March 30, 2011 photo released by Fox, Naima Adedapo performs in front of the judges on the singing competition series, American Idol, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Fox, Michael Becker)

In this Wednesday, March 30, 2011 photo released by Fox, Thia Megia performs in front of the judges on the singing competition series, American Idol, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Fox, Michael Becker)

In this Wednesday, March 30, 2011 photo released by Fox, Naima Adedapo performs in front of the judges on the singing competition series, "American Idol," in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Fox, Michael Becker) In this Wednesday, March 30, 2011 photo released by Fox, Thia Megia performs in front of the judges on the singing competition series, "American Idol," in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Fox, Michael Becker) (AP Photo)

Naima Adedapo and Thia Megia are no longer standing on "American Idol."

The earthy 26-year-old dance instructor from Milwaukee and the breathy 16-year-old high school student from Mountain House, Calif., were booted from the Fox talent competition Thursday after "Idol" host Ryan Seacrest revealed they garnered the fewest viewer votes following their respective renditions Wednesday of Elton John's "I'm Still Standing" and "Daniel."

The pair was sent packing after the judges overturned viewers' votes last week to save quirky 20-year-old film camp counselor Casey Abrams, who redeemed himself Wednesday with a tender rendition of "Your Song." Joining the duo in the bottom three was smiley 26-year-old singer-songwriter Paul McDonald from Nashville, Tenn., who crooned "Rocket Man."

Another finalist will be eliminated next week.

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