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'American Idol' Shocker: Haley Reinhart Gets Eliminated!

Thu, May 19, 2011 9:51pm EDT by Russ Weakland 36 Comments

After 95 million votes, Haley Reinhart and her fans are stunned she didn’t make it to the finals!

Scotty Mcreery, 17, and Lauren Alaina, 16, are the final two standing to be the next American Idol — but after the praise Haley Reinhart received during her final performance May 18, it was almost a given she would get enough votes to make it to the finals.

However, this season shocking departures have been the name of the game. (We’re still reeling over James Durbin‘s unexpected elimination!) Nevertheless, Haley — a 20-year-old Chicago native — has defied the odds and outlasted several near eliminations up until this point.

At this point, Scotty is easily the front runner, but are we due for another shock when the American Idol finale takes place May 24th?

We can’t wait!

HollywoodLifers, who do YOU think will win American Idol this season? Sound off below!

Russ Weakland