Karen Rodriguez Survives 'American Idol' Elimination

After her pitchy rendition of Selena Quintanilla's "I Could Fall in Love With You," last night, Karen Rodriguez found herself in the bottom three tonight on American Idol. But we're happy to report that the 21-year-old New York native, who pledged to become the first ever Latin American Idol winner, was the first of tonight's bottom three contestants (which included Ashton Jones and Haley Reinhart) to be announced as "safe." In the end, Ashton was sent packing. 

Now that she's in the Top 12, Karen is one step closer to her dream!