'American Idol' results: 2 out of 3 local contestants make Top 7

WEST PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Two of the local contestants made the cut Sunday night on "American Idol," but one did not.

Ryan Seacrest said the voting was so close that the difference between some of the contestants was .19 percent!

Three of the contestants in Sunday night's Top 10 were from our area: Michael J. Woodard of East Falls, Catie Turner from Langhorne, and Dennis Lorenzo from West Philadelphia.

All ten contestants performed during the Disneyland themed episode, each singing a Disney song.

Michael sang the theme to "Beauty and the Beast."

Catie sang "Once Upon a Dream" From "Sleeping Beauty."

Dennis sang "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" from "The Lion King."

Viewers at home cast their votes online, officials tabulated them and Seacrest announced the Top 7 just before the end of the show.

Turner and Woodard made it to the next round.

The family of Dennis Lorenzo is upset, but still proud of the West Philadelphia native after he was voted off.

"It is what it is. America will be behind his music one day," said Dennis' mom Roslyn King Lewis.

Earlier in the night, Lorenzo's fan club filled a West Philadelphia bar - his cheering squad going wild when he sang his rendition of "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" after showing video of tonight's episode with his daughter visiting him.

Lorenzo's family spoke about the emotional journey.

"He's my first grandson and I'm so proud of him. And all I got to say is he's doing what he want to do and God bless him," said his grandmother Denise Parker.

"American Idol" airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on 6abc.


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