Which ‘American Idol’ Finalist’s Departure Had Mariah and Nicki in Tears?

May 2, 2013 9:32 pm

Thursday’s elimination episode of American Idol didn’t leave a dry eye in the house.

After 81 million votes, Ryan Seacrest revealed that Angie Miller and Candice Glover had made it on to next week’s competition, leaving Kree Harrison and Amber Holcomb in the bottom two.

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In the end, Amber received the lowest number of votes.

“It got emotional, as one would expect,” said Ryan of Amber’s last performance as an Idol contestant. “Towards the end of her final song, she couldn’t quite finish as emotions overcame her and her dad Phillip joined her up onstage to give her a big hug and some words of encouragement. We love Amber and we will miss her.”

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Emotions also got the best of both Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, who were seen with tears in their eyes following Amber’s performance.

But fans can still get to hear her sing. Tickets for Idol Live! 2013 will be available on Friday, May 3 at 10 a.m. here. The 40-date tour kicks off on June 29 in St. Louis, Missouri, and will end on August 31 in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Idol Live! 2013 Tour Dates

06/29/13St. Louis, MOChaifetz Arena
06/30/13Kansas City, MOSprint Center
07/02/13Minneapolis, MN Target Center
07/05/13Detroit, MIJoe Louis Arena
07/06/13Rosemont, ILAllstate Arena
07/08/13Tulsa, OKBOK Center
07/10/13Broomfield, CO1STBANK Center
07/12/13Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
07/13/13Ontario, CACitizens Business BankArena
07/14/13Oakland, CAThe Oracle Arena
07/19/13Kent, WAShoWare Center
07/20/13Portland, ORRose Garden
07/22/13Sacramento, CASleep Train Arena
07/23/13Los Angeles, CANokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
07/24/13Phoenix, AZComerica Theatre
07/27/13Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
07/28/13Houston, TXReliant Arena
07/30/13New Orleans, LAUNO Lakefront Arena
08/01/13Orlando, FLAmway Center
08/02/13Miami, FLAmericanAirlines Arena
08/04/13Duluth, GAThe Arena at Gwinnett Center
08/05/13N. Charleston, SCNorth Charleston Coliseum
08/06/13Knoxville, TNThompson-Boling Arena
08/08/13Charlotte, NCTime Warner Cable Arena
08/09/13Fairfax, VAPatriot Center
08/12/13Trenton, NJ Sun National Bank Center
08/14/13Newark, NJPrudential Center
08/15/13Long Island, NYNassau Coliseum
08/16/13Atlantic City, NJArena at Trump Taj Mahal
08/17/13Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun Arena
08/19/13Boston, MAAgganis Arena at Boston Univ.
08/20/13Manchester, NHVerizon Wireless Arena
08/21/13Providence, RIDunkin' Donuts Center
08/23/13Bridgeport, CTWebster Bank Arena
08/24/13Reading, PASovereign Center
08/25/13Youngstown, OHCovelli Centre
08/27/13Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
08/29/13Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
08/30/13Louisville, KYKFC Yum! Center
08/31/13Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena