'American Idol': Erika Van Pelt, DeAndre Brackensick, Jeremy Rosado reflect on last-minute saves


If "American Idol" was looking for a theme song for Thursday's (March 1) elimination round, nothing would work better than Tom Petty's "The Waiting," because it really is the hardest part. This proved especially true for the three saved contestants Erika Van Pelt, DeAndre Brackensick and Jeremy Rosado.In the waning moments of the broadcast, judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler opted to save one contestant each from the Wild Card round and send them into the final 13. Jackson saved Van Pelt, J.Lo went with Rosado and Tyler picked Brackensick. But it was not before some tense moments."I was kind of preparing for a 'no'...I was happy with my song choice, but the key I did it in was a little shaky," Brackensick says. "When I finally got that 'yes,' it was relief."Van Pelt had major concerns as well, and she figured she'd be sent home. But it had nothing to do with...



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