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'American Idol': All-time most painful early exits?

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Image Credit: Michael Becker/Fox; Ray Mickshaw/Fox; Michael Becker/FoxWith American Idol fans — and our recapper Annie Barrett — still lamenting the early ousting of Kendra Chantelle (I was equally sad to see rocker Lauren Turner fail to make the Top 13), it feels like the right time to ask which early exists on Idol still upset you, even if they happened all the way back in season 1. Of course, Jennifer Hudson and Alex Lambert come to mind as gone-too-soon contestants. But dig deep, PopWatchers. Maybe you’ll discover you weren’t the only one who loved Aloha Mischeaux (Hi, Slezak.)

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