The rankings got shaken up on American Idol Thursday night, and tears were shed during the elimination. Did the judges use their save? Keep reading to find out.
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
American Idol ended its night of giving by taking away a contestant. That's right, after a night of A-list performances, bad comedy bits and some moving telethon-worthy packages about the work being done by charities stateside and abroad, one more Idol hopeful's dream ended. So, who turned out to help Idol's cause? And which singer said goodbye?
Aaron Kelley, Katie Stevens
Offering a backstage look at the American Idol experience, Season 9 rolled on as the top 10 singers perform soul and R&B songs. There to guide the contestants was Usher, who despite sounding like a broken record, seemed genuinely committed to helping every singer squeeze the most out of his or her songs. In the end, one contestant finally stood out, one reclaimed former glory and one stumbled right out of the gate. Who impressed and who fell flat? Let's find out...