NEW YORK (Reuters) – Megan Joy, the tattooed blonde singer from Utah, was given the boot by "American Idol" fans on Wednesday after she failed to impress them, or the judges, with her rendition of "Turn Your Lights Down Low" during the show's popular downloads-themed week.
Joy, 22, from Sandy, had been spared even a bottom-three finish last week despite the judges' unanimous, blistering comments about her performance, which Simon Cowell called horrible. This week they opted not to use their once-per-season veto power over the fan voting to keep her in the competition.
"This is your swan song, enjoy it," Cowell, who had called the performance boring, indulgent and monotonous, told Joy. He added they did not even need to hear her sing once more before deciding whether to keep her.
Joy seemed consigned to her fate, saying "It's OK" after host Ryan Seacrest revealed her fate.