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Eden Prairie's Own Gets the Boot From 'American Idol'

The Pioneer Press reported that American Idol finalist from Eden Prairie made it to Hollywood only to have her dreams crushed on stage and in front of a national audience Tuesday by all four judges.
Casey Carlson, 20, a University of Minnesota student, received a verbal beating after her performance of “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” by the Police.
She was told she couldn’t have picked a worse song, and Simon Cowell even called her performance “atrocious.” Even the softy, Paula Abdul had something bad to say.
Before she was told she wouldn’t reach the final 12, Carlson was asked what she thought of the judges’ comments, and she said she couldn’t agree more with what they said.
The Star Tribune interviewed Carlson’s singing coach, who watched her performance live from her living room in Minneapolis, and she said “that poor kid,” but also that she is proud of her and still wants to continue coaching her.