'Idol' White-Out Leaves 4

Brooke White voted off reality show.
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted May 1, 2008 9:09 AM CDT
Say 'so long' to Brooke White, who left the final four to duke it out on "American Idol." (L-R) American Idol contestants Syesha Mercado, Jason Castro, White, David Archuleta, and David Cook.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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(Newser) – A willowy Brooke White wept through her last tune as the majority of the 45-million “American Idol” viewers voted to send the 24-year-old nanny packing back to Arizona.
"I just want to say thank you. It's going to be terrible for me, I know," the oft-insecure White said, referring to the encore she had to perform.

Still in the fight: David Archuleta, Jason Castro, David Cook, and bottom battler Syesha Mercado.