'American Idol 4' eliminates its first four semifinalists
By Reality TV World staff, 02/24/2005
The fourth season of Fox's American Idol began in earnest this week, with Monday and Tuesday's first performance shows culminating in last night's Wednesday results show that eliminated of the four semifinalists (two male, two female) who received the least number of votes from home viewers of the competition.
After watching Monday's program that featured Idol's twelve male semifinalists performing, viewers determined that the American Idol journey had ended for Judd Harris and Jared Yates. Harris, a 27-year-old currently living in New York, NY, had entertained the audience with "Travelin' Band," while Yates, a 18-year-old high school senior from Danville, IL., had sung "How Could I."
On the women's side, Melinda Lira and Sarah Mather found themselves eliminated as a result of the viewer voting from Tuesday night's broadcast of the twelve female semifinalists' performances. Lira, a 19-year-old from Hanford, CA , had sung "Power of Love," while Mather, a 22-year-old Quebec native who moved to North Carolina when she was 10, had sung "Get Ready."