American Idol Result: Fifth Contestant Axed
SPOILER ALERT: Five hopefuls remain as live shows reach halfway point...
American Idolcontestants were whittled down to just five last night after the first week that had [uuid=31f74473-093b-43f9-bed5-1e3dc7ee907f]Nicki Minaj - who had criticised Arbos in recent weeks - went up on stage to comfort him after the result.
"Regardless of what she says on camera, I love her and she knows that," he said.
"She said that I'll be fine regardless, because I've got a lot of people who love me, and she's not worried about me."
Arbos had been the focus of a "vote for the worst" campaign in the US in recent weeks - with most commentators observing that he was out of his depth among the girls.