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Miss Laine was joined at the bottom by Hollie Cavanagh, the 18-year-old balladeer from McKinney, Texas, who opened Wednesday’s installment with a pop-infused take on Ike and Tina Turner’s “River Deep Mountain High,” and later dialed it down with the Leona Lewis hit “Bleeding Love.”

The other singers remaining in the competition are booming 20-year-old gospel singer Joshua Ledet of Westlake, La.; bluesy 21-year-old pawnshop worker Phillip Phillips of Leesburg, Ga.; and budding 16-year-old pop diva Jessica Sanchez of San Diego.

Compiled from Web and wire reports