By Sierra Marquina
Thursday’s elimination episode of American Idol didn’t leave a dry eye in the house.
After 81 million votes, Ryan Seacrest revealed that Angie Miller and Candice Glover had made it on to next week’s competition, leaving Kree Harrison and Amber Holcomb in the bottom two.
In the end, Amber received the lowest number of votes.
“It got emotional, as one would expect,” said Ryan of Amber’s last performance as an Idol contestant. “Towards the end of her final song, she couldn’t quite finish as emotions overcame her and her dad Phillip joined her up onstage to give her a big hug and some words of encouragement. We love Amber and we will miss her.”
Emotions also got the best of both Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, who were seen with tears in their eyes following Amber’s performance.
But fans can still get to hear her sing. Tickets for Idol Live! 2013 will be available on Friday, May 3 at 10 a.m. here. The 40-date tour kicks off on June 29 in St. Louis, Missouri, and will end on August 31 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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The Idol Live! Tour Dates
06/29/13 - St. Louis, MO - Chaifetz Arena
06/30/13 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
07/02/13 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
07/05/13 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
07/06/13 - Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena
07/08/13 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
07/10/13 - Broomfield, CO - 1STBANK Center
07/12/13 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center
07/13/13 - Ontario, CA - Citizens Business BankArena
07/14/13 - Oakland, CA - The Oracle Arena
07/19/13 - Kent, WA - ShoWare Center
07/20/13 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden
07/22/13 - Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Arena
07/23/13 - Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
07/24/13 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
07/27/13 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
07/28/13 - Houston, TX - Reliant Arena
07/30/13 - New Orleans, LA - UNO Lakefront Arena
08/01/13 - Orlando, FL - Amway Center
08/02/13 - Miami, FL - AmericanAirlines Arena
08/04/13 - Duluth, GA - The Arena at Gwinnett Center
08/05/13 - N. Charleston, SC - North Charleston Coliseum
08/06/13 - Knoxville, TN - Thompson-Boling Arena
08/08/13 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
08/09/13 - Fairfax, VA - Patriot Center
08/12/13 - Trenton, NJ - Sun National Bank Center
08/14/13 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
08/15/13 - Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum
08/16/13 - Atlantic City, NJ - Arena at Trump Taj Mahal
08/17/13 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
08/19/13 - Boston, MA - Agganis Arena at Boston Univ.
08/20/13 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena
08/21/13 - Providence, RI - Dunkin' Donuts Center
08/23/13 - Bridgeport, CT - Webster Bank Arena
08/24/13 - Reading, PA - Sovereign Center
08/25/13 - Youngstown, OH - Covelli Centre
08/27/13 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
08/29/13 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
08/30/13 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
08/31/13 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena