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'American Idol' Results: Goodbye, DeAndre Brackensick

Wednesday night's "American Idol" was filled with totally radical renditions of '80s music, but unfortunately, another one bit the dust during Thursday's elimination round — and that someone was the falsetto fresh prince DeAndre Brackensick.

With the week's mentors, No Doubt's Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal, and Jimmy Iovine urging him to lose his nerves, it appeared DeAndre took note as he owned the stage with his groovy moves, inevitable hair tosses and finally, for once, a finishing smile. The judges across the board praised his performance of "I Like It," with Randy Jackson claiming he could be a newer, 2012 version of DeBarge.

But when it came to Thursday's result night, America did not agree with the judges' praise. Neither did Iovine, calling DeAndre's act "the weakest of the boys" because he wasn't excelling as fast as powerhouse Joshua Ledet. Although Ledet and Brackensick have two completely different styles of singing, the 17-year-old contestant had nothing but respect for the music executive backstage after the show.

"Everybody has their opinion," DeAndre told MTV News. "My voice is one of the voices where either you love it or you can't stand it, and I just think Jimmy didn't really have a feel for my voice. But it was fine because I take everything he does say to me, and I take it to heart. I try to put it into my performances as much as I can. I have much love for Jimmy."

Added: Apr-6-2012 Occurred On: Apr-6-2012
By: subin
Tags: American Idol, DeAndre Brackensick, Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal, Randy Jackson, Jimmy Iovine, Myvoice, voice programme, singers, MTV news, DeBarge
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