13 April 2011 9:06 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

In seven short weeks, Lee DeWyze will give up his sash and crown, and pass it on to one of the eight singers remaining in American Idol‘s tenth season. The pack is still pretty tightly bunched, a point that was driven home when Pia Toscano (No. 1 last week in both my Leaderboard rankings and in our TVLine.com reader poll) got the unexpected boot. Check out my ranking of the Top 8, then head to our poll to vote for your favorite, and hit the comments to justify your pick.

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- Michael Slezak

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