andrew garcia 320 'American Idol': Andrew Garcia given a swift goodbyeAndrew Garcia might have been an early favorite, even getting picked to win by former “American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks. But Wednesday (April 14) turned out to be the end of
the road for the 24-year-old from Compton, California.

Because of the judges’ decision to save Michael Lynche last week, two contestants got derailed from their “American Idol” dreams on Wednesday’s elimination show. And if you blinked you missed, Garcia’s departure.

The elimination wasn’t dragged out in usual “American Idol” dramatic fashion (ok, so they did have two eliminations to squeeze into an hour). Ryan Seacrest — always watching the clock — cut right to the point, basically pushing Garcia onto the stage to sing his goodbyes to America. He managed to squeeze in a few words before the cut to commercial:

“Thank you guys. I mean I appreciate everything. I’m glad I’m here. You guys let me experience something I’ve never experienced before. Thank you.”

Who do YOU think will be next to go?

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