By Michael Slezak
Updated March 04, 2010 at 12:00 PM EST

Four more down, and another quartet to go before American Idol‘s Top 12 finalists are named on March 11. (Yes, folks, only one more week remaining until we get our Thursday nights back — or start using some other TV show as an excuse for not leaving the couch.)

[Warning: SPOILERS AHEAD, west-coast Idoloonies!] In living proof that at this early, contestant-heavy point in the competition, it’s sometimes better to be abysmal than forgettable, voters approved a referendum to send home Michelle “half-gloves” Delamor, while sparing Lacey “0 for 2” Brown. Still, a trio of scorched-earth vocalists — namely Haeley “personality, 10; singing, 3” Vaughn, Jermaine “Jesus didn’t speed-dial!” Sellers, and John “he’ll always have Shania!” Park — also saw their dreams of music stardom go the way of Janay Castine. (“Who’s that?” you ask. Exactly.) As for Tim Urban, I’m guessing abs + hair bought him one more week of warbling. Also: Danny Gokey performed!

In any event, while I go to work on my full TV Watch recap — which will post early tomorrow morning on — why don’t y’all have at it in the comments section? And once you’re done, feel free to stick around for a repeat viewing of Idolatry (embedded below), then sign up to follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak, so you never miss out on my obsessive-compulsive reporting on all things Idol. Related: ‘American Idol’ recap: Women on the Verge

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