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Did the guys' group performance on 'Idol' doom Devin Velez?

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Chicago high school senior Devin Velez was the latest Top 10 finalist to get eliminated Thursday on "American Idol."

That leaves only two males -- Lazaro Arbos and Burnell Taylor -- in the Fox singing competition. They, along with Devin, turned in a shaky performance of "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)" on Wednesday for Motown Week.

Did Devin end up paying for all of their sins?

In an interview Friday, Devin said the group was unprepared and the criticism levied by the judges was "well deserved." He also noted that he was "a little at fault," but he also wasn't the one who forgot the lyrics. (That would be Lazaro.)

In any event, it came down to viewer votes and Devin got the lowest number. But don't expect sour grapes from this good-natured guy. He said he's thrilled to have made it to the Top 10 so he can go on tour this summer.

Besides, he's already got his sights set on another crown: prom king. The big dance is June 1 at Rickover Naval Academy in Edgewater.

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