Karen Rodriguez was eliminated from 'American Idol' last night (17.03.11).

The 21-year-old singer - who landed in the bottom three alongside fellow hopefuls Haley Reinhart and Naima Adedapo after failing to impress viewers with her rendition of 'Love Will Lead You Back' - was sent home by judges Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler after her sing-off performance of Mariah Carey's 'Hero' failed to secure her a place in the next stage of the competition.

After hearing she had been voted off the show, a teary Karen was told by Randy: "This is not unanimous, I must say, we talked it over quite a bit, but the judges are not going to use their save tonight."

Elsewhere on last night's episode, the winner of 'American Idol' 2011 Lee DeWyze returned to the show to perform his latest single 'Beautiful Like You', while Grammy Award-winning stars performed their new track 'Just Can't Get Enough'.