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Demi Lovato had a rough night, as the final elimination of the night came down to two of her mentees: Jennel Garcia and Paige Thomas. Simon gave the third and final vote among the judges to eliminate 18-year-old Jennel and save Paige. (Lyric 145 were eliminated earlier on in the hour.)

Jennel gave an incredible performance of Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary,” but it wasn’t enough to push her through to next week. Jennel always was at her best when she sang more emotional songs, so it’s possible last night’s uptempo number didn’t resonate with her fans.

We’re left wondering a few things. Would Demi have voted to keep Jennel if Simon had voted before her like he was supposed to? (And what is with Simon constantly challenging Mario Lopez on these rules? Let the man do his job, Simon!)  Finally, who got fewer votes — Paige or Jennel? Only Mario and Khloe know.

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