Erika Van Pelt

Erika's gone;life's unfair


So the new look didn't suffice for Erika Van Pelt; the terrific voice didn't either. She was sent home, reminding us that life is sometimes unfair in the "American Idol" world.

DeAndre Brackensick -- who should have been ousted -- finished in the bottom three. Heejun Han, whose whimsical performance this week deserved better, was in the bottom two. Then Erika was gone.