'Idol' Boots Carly: It's Down to 5
Smithson is the latest contestant voted off
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Apr 24, 2008 9:54 AM CDT

(Newser) – Viewers voted Carly Smithson off “American Idol” last night despite the rave reviews received from the judges for her “Jesus Christ Superstar” performance Tuesday night, the AP reports. Five finalists are left.

The tattooed 24-year-old Irish bartender from San Diego, who had a 2001 music deal that flopped, was widely considered ahead of Brooke White, who was visibly shocked when she made the cut.