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Jesse Langseth fails to qualify for finals of 'American Idol'

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Jesse Langseth fails to qualify for finals of 'American Idol'
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Jesse Langseth's run on "American Idol" could be over.

The former Fargoan, single mom and potential next big pop music thang did not receive enough votes to advance to the finals of Fox's uber-popular singing competition/reality show.

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Rather, she smiled while being ushered off the stage and to a seat as Allison Iraheta, Kris Allen and Adam Lambert moved on to "Idol's" finals after receiving the most phone calls and texts from "Idol" viewers.

The end marks a run that saw Jonny Lang's kid sister slide through the Hollywood round with little fanfare, some minor tabloid drama and a voice that sounds more suited to organic environments like smoky bars than the auto-tuned, overwrought world of melodramatic pop music.

While Langseth's dismissal from the stage Thursday night during a live episode signaled the end of her run, she's not entirely out of the running to be the next American Idol. There's a small chance she could return during "Idol's" wild card round. Judge Simon Cowell said they'll be bringing back selected singers who might have selected bad songs during their group auditions. Langseth would fall in that category.

Her decision to sing Kim Carnes' "Bette Davis Eyes" and its limited five note range Wednesday night was still the topic of discussion tonight. Early in the episode, host Ryan Seacrest even singled out Langseth as an example of poor song choice.

So, Langseth's chances at pop stardom aren't entirely over. But they've become very slim as her run on "Idol" might be over.

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