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Deandre Brackensick in 'American Idol' bottom three as Haley Reinhart thrills in return

Haley Reinhart returned to "American Idol" to sing

Haley Reinhart returned to "American Idol" to sing one of her new singles, "Free," in a giant golden birdcage on stage. (March 21, 2012) Credit: Fox

Aerosmith's Joe Perry shows up to lead the "American Idol" finalists in "Happy Birthday" for Steven Tyler; and then Deandre Brackensick, Joshua Ledet and Jessica Sanchez go up to see who'll be first into the bottom three.

It'll be Brackensick out of this group, for sure. Sanchez really has a flair for the dramatic, seems like she has the kind of personality that might get a little annoying in real life but that plays well up on the big stage.

Sanchez is oh-so safe; as is Ledet. So Brackensick is back to the bottom three, second time in three weeks.

After that Haley Reinhart is back on the show, singing "Free" in a giant golden 'birdcage' on stage. This is like a Las Vegas production of a cabaret, odd mix of the spectacular balanced by the intimacy of her gorgeous voice.

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