'September' performance costs Anwar Robinson his 'Idol' status
UPI News Service, 04/21/2005
The "American Idol" field has been narrowed to six with the elimination of New Jersey middle school music teacher Anwar Robinson, MTV.com reports.
The 1970s disco-themed competition was Robinson's last after his rendition of Earth, Wind & Fire's "September," which MTV described as "uneven."
Before viewer voting began, judge Simon Cowell set the tone, saying "I don't think it was a winning performance."
While he was an early favorite of judge Paula Abdul and a front-runner among oddsmakers, the 25-year-old Robinson netted the fewest viewer votes, leaving six finalists before the show's finale, scheduled for May 24 and 25.