*American Idol fans may be mourning right now as the world says goodbye to Jacob Lusk, the remarkable 23-year-old vocalist from Compton, Calif.
The night before eliminations, he unfortunately didn’t do too well in attempting to sing both parts of “No Air” the duet of Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown as well as “Love Hurts” made famous by Nazareth and Roy Orbison.
“I got to share a little bit with America, and I think America’s fallen in love with me,” said Lusk after his elimination. “Now I can go and put out that good-feeling R&B music that reminds you of Luther (Vandross) or those great old singers.”
“Jacob had a rough night last night,” said “Idol” mentor and Interscope Records chief Jimmy Iovine. “I think his nerves are getting the best of him.”
Meanwhile, 16-year-old Lauren Alaina was also on the bottom, but was able to save face with a knock-out performance of Carrie Underwood’s “Flat n the Floor” and the Righteous Brothers’ “Unchained Melody.”
The next week the hopefuls will return with another finalist dismissed next Thursday.
“American Idol’s” 10th season champion will be crowned on the program’s finale, May 26.