Watch Eliminee Karen Rodriguez’s First and Last Songs on ‘Idol’ [VIDEO]

March 18, 2011 7:11 am

(Photo: Fox Entertainment)

The lights were dimmed, America’s votes were in… and Karen Rodriguez was voted off of “American Idol” Thursday.

Karen was a unique contestant for the Top 12, as she was the only finalist who had auditioned online via MySpace.

Rolling Stone writes, “Karen came in ready to be the first Latina Idol, but by Wednesday of this week she was scared of becoming the girl who translates all her songs into Spanish.”

Watch that first audition with Karen below where she sings Whitney Houston‘s “You Give Good Love,” then watch her Wednesday song that led to her elimination, Mariah Carey‘s “Hero” in both English and Spanish.