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Feb242011

Jennifer Lopez Weeps over 'American Idol' Elimination

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- American Idol had an drama-packed show Wednesday night, sending home a popular candidate and unveiling five of the top 24.

Jennifer Lopez had an on-screen breakdown after eliminating contestant Chris Medina, whose touching backstory appealed to the judges. Medina's fiancé requires constant attention as a result of a nearly fatal car accident.

The contestants sang a medley of Beatles favorites, with Naima Adedapo, Hailey Reinhart, and Jacob Lusk taking on the band's song "The Long and Winding Road," and Paul McDonald and Kendra Chantelle singing "Blackbird."

Ashton Jones stood out in a performance of Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)," winning Lopez's heart.

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