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‘American Idol’ top 7 results recap

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AMERICAN IDOL XIII:  Alex Preston performs on AMERICAN IDOL XIII airing Wednesday, April 16 (8:00-10:00PM ET /PT) on FOX. CR: Frank Micelotta / FOX. Copyright 2014 / FOX Broadcasting.

AMERICAN IDOL XIII: Alex Preston performs on AMERICAN IDOL XIII airing Wednesday, April 16 (8:00-10:00PM ET /PT) on FOX. CR: Frank Micelotta / FOX. Copyright 2014 / FOX Broadcasting.

Dexter Roberts, a seemingly nice guy and decent country singer, finished up at No. 7, eliminated tonight.

He picked a really obscure, somewhat darker song and did a good job with it but maybe it didn’t inspire enough votes. And besides, everyone did pretty well last night so it was a tough call.

He did far better than I had expected entering the top 13. I found him nondescript, a good bar singer but not much else. He lacks that “it” factor that would make me think he’s got a long career in country. He has a decent voice, a pleasant demeanor and can emote passably well. That’s all!

I’m happy to say I called this one correctly last night though I though C.J. Harris would be with him. Apparently, his strongest vocal to date helped him stay alive. Instead, it would be Jessica Meuse’s first trip to the bottom and she looked none too happy about it.

Now the only two singers who have not been a bottom dweller are Alex Preston and Caleb Johnson, the two fated to make the finals unless something really bizarre happens.

Ratings last night were dreadful again, hitting series lows for a performance night of 8.33 million and a 1.9 18-49 rating. Again, ‘Survivor” beat “Idol” even with its own series lows of 9.3 million and a 2.2 18-49.

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