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'American Idol' result: Top 9 singer leaves, Nicki Minaj performs

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Heejun Han has become the latest contestant to be eliminated from American Idol.

The 22-year-old Queens resident fell into the bottom two alongside Hollie Cavanagh during Thursday night's live results show, with the judges choosing not to use their single save on him.

Heejun Han is eliminated on American Idol

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> 'American Idol's Top 9 sing songs by their idols - in pictures

The remaining contestants who will move on to become part of the Top 8 are Cavanagh, Skylar Laine, Colton Dixon, Elise Testone, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet and Phillip Phillips.

Nicki Minaj also appeared during the broadcast to perform her latest single 'Starships', while last year's American Idol champion Scotty McCreery also took to the stage for a rendition of his new song 'Water Tower Town'.

Nicki Minaj performs on American Idol

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Digital Spy users once again voted Sanchez as their favourite performer of the week with over a third of the reader vote, while Han, Brackensick and Laine pulled in 5.1%, 2.9% and 2.7% of the vote respectively.

It was announced on Thursday that The Wanted will perform on American Idol in May.

> 'American Idol' Top 9 perform: Live blog

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