Karen Rodriguez was eliminated on AMERICAN IDOL Thursday, March 17th on FOX. Pictured L-R: Ryan Seacrest and Karen Rodriguez. CR: Michael Becker / FOX.

Karen Rodriguez was eliminated on AMERICAN IDOL Thursday, March 17th on FOX. Pictured L-R: Ryan Seacrest and Karen Rodriguez. CR: Michael Becker / FOX.

The judges could have saved her, but in the end, Karen Rodriguez was the latest casualty on American Idol.

Though Rodriguez gave it her all it wasn’t enough to keep her in the competition. She received the least amount of votes, but she wasn’t alone on stage. Rodriguez was in the bottom three – with Hailey Reinhart and Naima Adedapo (also in the bottom three) surviving for another go ‘round for another week.

Were you shocked that Rodriguez got cut? Well, don’t be. According to veteran AI judge Randy Jackson, America is usually spot-on when it comes to who stays and who goes.

“The public always kind of gets it right, Jackson stresses. “I believe in them and what they say.”

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The competition heats up with the remaining 11 contestants beginning next Wednesday and Thursday, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.