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American Idol: One Minnesota singer moves on, another sent home

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Then there was one.

Hundreds of Minnesotans auditioned for American Idol when the tour visited Minneapolis last summer, we watched five of them earn tickets to Hollywood. Two eventually made it to the solo round.

The run for one of the last still standing, a South St. Paul teenager, came to an end Thursday night. But a Minneapolis vocalist will continue his pursuit of the title on the FOX TV singing competition show.

The Pioneer Press reports Shannon Berthiaume was one of the four women eliminated Thursday. Last week, the 17-year-old sang Pink's "Who Knew," but on Thursday the show revealed she didn't get enough votes from viewers to push her through to the next round of the competition. Here's that performance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EA21_g1jDaM

When Berthiaume auditioned at the Minneapolis Convention Center, where her rendition of "House of the Rising Sun" earned her a gold ticket to Hollywood. There, she earned a spot in the show's top 24. A story in the Hollywood Reporter expressed disappointment with Berthiaume's fate; the story in the trade journal said that she "should have lasted in this competition longer."

Meanwhile, Minneapolis' Mark Andrew scored a place among the top eight men on Wednesday night. In its recap of his performance of "Papa was a Rollin' Stone," Billboard magazine said he appeared "looser" than in previous appearances and all three judges had "plenty of positive things to say" about his voice as he sang the Motown classic.

Andrew is among the 16 contestants still left on the show. Watch his performance from this week below. Andrew has been singing on local stages for years; Berthiaume had never appeared before a live audience before she began her Idol public performances.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmadTaJhup8

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