Jeff Labrecque
March 18, 2011 AT 01:23 PM EDT

Karen Rodriguez was looking for a “Hero” when she made her last appeal to the judges on Thursday night. And though it wasn’t unanimous, the 21-year-old New Yorker who qualified for the show via MySpace, was sent home after her rendition of the Mariah Carey ballad. Click below to watch her farewell performance. Were you saddened to say goodbye?

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