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"American Idol" Winding Down Finalists; North Carolina Contestant Not One Of Them

North Carolina's Anoop Desai didn't survive to the final 12 of "American Idol" not yet, at least.

The University of North Carolina graduate wasn't selected Wednesday night as a finalist on the Fox show. He could still be selected in a few weeks when the judges choose three finalists without public input.

The finalists chosen Wednesday night were 21-year-old Alexis Grace from Memphis, Tenn.; 27-year-old Michael Sarver from Jasper, Texas; and 28-year-old Danny Gokey of Milwaukee.

The 22-year-old Desai sang "Angel of Mine" on the show Tuesday
night.

The public will choose nine of the 12 finalists with the judges
choosing the remaining three.


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