Syesha's Out: Idol Down to 2

The final will pit David vs. David
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2008 9:34 PM CDT
Syesha's Out: Idol Down to 2
American Idol contestant David Archuleta and his mother, Lupe Archuleta, left, wave to fans at his high school Friday, May 9, 2008, in Murray, Utah.    (AP Photo/Kenny Crookston)

Syesha didn't make the cut. The "American Idol" competition is down to two—David Cook and David Archuleta—after voters knocked out Syesha Mercado tonight, the AP reports. The 21-year-old showed her range in the final show, mixing sultry sounds with pop, but it wasn't enough. Archuleta, 17, took some ribbing from judges for not taking enough chances, while Cook, 25, earned the most praise. The finale is next week. (More American Idol stories.)

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