Even on "American Idol", connections can only get you so far.

Jane Carrey, daughter of movie comic Jim Carrey, got the boot from "Idol" Wednesday during Hollywood Week. Jim weighed in with a statement to "Entertainment Tonight, saying, "I'm very proud of Jane. I believe in her talent as a singer and songwriter. Difficult moments are a necessary step along the path to success."

"Idol" producer Nigel Lythgoe tweeted, "So it's goodbye to Jane. She really was a good spirit. I just love that baby."