Lee University student eliminated on "American Idol"

Lee University student eliminated on "American Idol"

February 16th, 2010 by Susan Pierce in News

Lee University student Jermaine Purifory was eliminated from the competition in tonight's Fox television episode of "American Idol."

Mr. Purifory had been a front-runner during competition and portrayed as one of the judges' favorites. Judge Ellen DeGeneres used a clip of him singing in the group night round of competition as background for a comedy sketch on her afternoon talk show.

Through auditions in seven cities, 181 singers each received a "golden ticket" to the Hollywood round. Mr. Purifory survived two rounds of cuts by judges to make the top 71 before being cut.