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Is Janelle Arthur Next to Leave 'Idol'?

April 10, 2013
Janelle Arthur

\Janelle Arthur, the singer from Oliver Springs, made it to the Top Six on American Idol season 12, but the question this week is can she make it to the next round.

We know many East Tennesseans are hoping so. There's been growing interest in Arthur and this season's Idol as she's charmed audiences each week.

At the end of last week, Arthur and Burnell Taylor were at the bottom of the six remaining contestants.

Philip Lim on NewStraitsTimes suggests in an article posted Wednesday that "Janelle is losing her grip on the fast-paced Idol chariot."

The contestants are expected to do two songs in the two-hour Top 6 performance show. American Idols airs at 8 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday on the Fox Network.

Arthur, according to will sing "The Dance" by Garth Brooks. "It was actually in a show that I did when I was 11 years old," she told "It was one of those songs that really opened up my mind to how deep lyrics can be and how there's more meaning to it than what you think."

Her other song will be "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" (covered by Bobbie Gentry, Sheryl Crow, and Trisha Yearwood), said.

Below are some videos of Arthur and you can find more at

Best of luck to our East Tennessee girl!

Source: (c)2013 the Knoxville News-Sentinel (Knoxville, Tenn.). Distributed by MCT Information Services.

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