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The 26-year-old from Rhode Island fell into the bottom two alongside 22-year-old New York City resident Heejun Han, with the judges electing not to use their powers to save a contestant on her.
The remaining nine contestants include Han and DeAndre Brackensick, who was also in the bottom three, plus Colton Dixon, Elise Testone, Hollie Cavanagh, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips and Skylar Laine.
Digital Spy users once again voted Sanchez as their favourite performer of the week with over a third of the reader vote, with Han, Van Pelt and Brackensick attracting 3.6%, 2.6% and 2.2% of the vote respectively.
Laine finished bottom of the reader poll on 1.3%.
This week's special guests were Lana Del Rey, singing her breakthrough international hit 'Video Games', along with Idol graduate Haley Reinhart, who performed her new track 'Free'.
> 'American Idol' Top 10 perform: Live blog
Watch Lana Del Rey perform 'Video Games' on American Idol below: