George Huff becomes the eighth 'American Idol' finalist to be eliminated
By Reality TV World staff, 05/06/2004
American Idol got into the swing of things Tuesday night, as the remaining five finalists performed songs from the Big Band Era. During last night's live results show, it was announced that George Huff was eliminated from the American Idol competition after receiving the fewest votes. On Tuesday night, Huff sang "What A Wonderful World" and "Cheek To Cheek." The eighth finalist to be eliminated from the competition, Huff will return to his hometown of New Orleans, LA. Only four finalists remain, one of whom will be the next American Idol!
Donna Summer will be the guest judge next week on a disco-themed show as the Final Four get a little "Tuesday Night Fever" on Tuesday, May 11 (8-9PM ET/PT). Summer will perform on the results show Wednesday, May 12 (9-10PM ET/PT), when one more finalist will be sent home, ending her quest for the American Idol title.
• Fantasia Barrino, age 19. Fantasia is from from Highpoint, NC and started singing in church with her family at the age of 5. According to her mother, Fantasia's 2-year-old daughter, Zion Barrino, is going to be an American Idol. Self-described as a crazy woman, Fantasia likes to go skating and dancing. Currently, Fantasia is attending PCBI – Madison High School, pursing her diploma. First performance: "Something to Talk About"
• Diana Degarmo, age 16. Diana is from Snellville, GA and has been singing since the age of 5. In her free time, she enjoys going to football, soccer and basketball games. Diana's favorite singers range from Celine Dion and Patsy Cline to Nickelback and the Ying Yang Twins. First performance: "I've Got the Music in Me."
• La Toya London, age 24. Married with stepchildren, La Toya currently lives in Hawthorne, CA and attends the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles. La Toya has been singing for the past 22 years. She classifies her vocal style as soul and most identifies with India.Arie. If she couldn't sing, she would like to be a musician on the piano, guitar, bass and drums. First performance: "All By Myself."
• Jasmine Trias, age 17. Jasmine describes herself as "a typical Hawaiian teen" who enjoys surfing, dressing comfortably and playing the ukulele, strives to put Hawaii on the map. Jasmine was born and raised in beautiful Mililani, HI. She currently attends Maryknoll High School, performs for her church and school, and volunteers her time at the Kapiolani Hospital in the ER. She advises the other IDOL hopefuls to sing their hearts out and to not hold back. First performance: "Run to You."
American Idol Tuesday ranks as the No. 1 program on any network this season among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, and Total Viewers.