Casey James stands up first as "American Idol" gets ready to cut to seven, with Aaron Kelly and Andrew Garcia standing up as well, and then going to center stage. They get alternately carressed and lectured by Ryan per usual.

Ooooh -- and brutal, they just cut Andrew!  No bottom three or anything, he's gone just like that, Aaron and Casey are safe. Sings "You Give Me Something."

And so Andrew joins the long list of supreme talents who left "Idol" before their time, because for whatever reason they just couldn't consistently shine on the show. For me, on that list is Jennifer Hudson, Nadia Turner, Paris Bennett....

He gives a great farewell and thanks everyone for the experience.

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