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Forum staff reports, Published March 05 2009

Wild card Langseth gets boot on ‘Idol’ tonight

Last week on “American Idol” Jesse Langseth drew criticism from the show’s judges for her song choice of “Bette Davis Eyes.” During tonight’s wild card round, they praised the former Fargoan for her choice of the Stevie Wonder-penned “Tell Me Something Good.”

But her take on the soulful classic still wasn’t enough for Langseth to move into “Idol’s” final round. After being given a second chance to advance, Langseth’s surprising run on “Idol” is over.

Though, if moral victories can be counted, Langseth found redemption by finally winning over one of TV’s harshest critics, “Idol’s” resident bad guy Simon Cowell. After telling Langseth she didn’t make the cut, Cowell said, “You nearly did.”

Read more in Friday's Forum.