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'American Idol': Pia Toscano's final performance -- VIDEO

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It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Pia Toscano, the American Idol frontrunner, is gone. The 22-year-old New Yorker was shockingly eliminated Thursday night, leaving the other contestants, the judges, and the Idoldome stunned. She gathered herself to sing her goodbye, the Pretenders’ “I’ll Stand By You.” If only voters had done the same. Click below to watch her farewell performance. Were you shocked to see her eliminated?

For more contestant videos, photos, and Idol news, check out americanidol.com.

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