Adriana Latonio gets eliminated from 'Idol'

It was a good run while it lasted.

Despite wowing the judges in the sudden death round, Fil-Am Adriana Latonio failed to make it to the top 10 of “American Idol (AI)”  Season 12.

Until her elimination, Adriana was the last Fil-Am standing in the contest (the two other Fil-Ams who got the boot  last week are Jett Hermano and Bryant Tadeo, who performed Rihanna’s “Only Girl in the World” and Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind,” respectively).

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With Adriana out of the game, all hope of a Fil-Am making it to the finale are gone.

What went wrong?

Adriana kicked-off her ‘Idol” semi-finals stint with an impressive rendition  of Aretha Franklin’s “Ain’t No Way,” but  last Wednesday’s (US time) performance of Destiny’s Child “Stand Up For Life” didn’t impress judges Keith Urban, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson.

‘Come back next year’
Keith felt Adriana chose the wrong song.

“In the midst of what we’ve been hearing tonight and in the level of where everything is at, I’m a little worried it’s not the best song choice for you because you have a really powerful voice which we could hear at the end but I’m a little worried to took too long to get to that. I hope I’m wrong,” he said.
Randy said he didn’t feel Adriana’s  performance at all while Nicki found her rendition too “pageanty,” The judge advised Adriana  to “come back next year.


Adriana turned to Twitter to thank supporters.

The five female finalists are  Janelle Arthur, Candice Glover, Amber Holcomb, Kree Harrison and Angela Miller. Their male counterparts are  Paul Jolley, Burnell Taylor, Curtis Finch Jr, Devin Velez and Lazaro Arbos.

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Fil-Am  Jessica Sanchez made it to the finale last year, only to lose to Phillip Philiips. In 2011, Fil-Am Thia Megia placed 11th.

Meanwhile, host Ryan Seacrest announced  next week’s sing-off, where eliminated contestants who got the highest votes will vie for a slot in the traditional AI tour.

American Idol” season 12 is the first season of the show with only 10 finalists.  

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