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No 'Idol' Joy for Megan

Megan Joy's reggae style failed to win over the judging panel and viewers on "American Idol" -- and the single mother, 23, was asked to exit stage right.

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The Sandy, Utah native sang Bob Marley's "Turn Your Lights Down Low" for Tuesday's performance -- and quickly found out there was no hope for a save from Kara, Paula, Randy and Simon. "I'm not going to pretend that we're even going to contemplate saving you," Cowell leveled to Joy before she had the chance to sing again. Simon added that Megan's performance was "boring and indulgent," prompting the single mother to retort, "I love you, Simon, but I don't care."

Cowell snapped back, "Megan, with the greatest respect, when you said that you don't care, nor do we... this is your swan song. Enjoy it."

Allison Iraheta's punk rock "No Doubt" performance and Anoop Desai's wannabe R&B show landed both of the "Idol" hopefuls in the bottom three with Megan.

Eight contestants remain, and the competition heats up as the finalists gear up to perform a song released in the year they were born. All of the hopefuls will croon tunes from the '80s, except for 16-year-old Allison, who was born in the '90s.

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