Erika Van Pelt Eliminated from American Idol

Entertainment Mar. 23, 2012 AT 10:07AM
Erika Van Pelt Eliminated from American Idol Credit: FOX

Erika Van Pelt's takeaways from American Idol will include her new makeover -- but that's about it.

On Thursday's American Idol results show, the 26-year-old was sent home after her rendition of Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind" failed to impress voters.

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Credit: FOX
DeAndre Brackensick and HeeJun Han also placed in the bottom three, but managed to hang on with the other nine hopefuls for one more week.

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On Wednesday, Van Pelt debuted her dramatic makeover. After taking new in-house stylist Tommy Hilfiger's advice, she chopped off her shoulder-length blonde hair and dyed it black.

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Jennifer Lopez loved the contestant's "Pat Benatar vibe" and Randy Jackson said she looked "hawt!" Ryan Seacrest even raved, "Not since the Sanjaya ponyhawk have we seen such a transformation with hair!"

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