Erika Van Pelt Eliminated from American Idol

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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.

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.

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.

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!"