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American Idol Episode: "1 Voted Off"

Season 11, Episode 20
Episode Synopsis: One singer is cut from the competition in a results episode. Daughtry perform.
Original Air Date: Mar 15, 2012
Guest Cast Daughtry

American Idol: A Not-So-Sweet Day Season 11, Episode 20

It's the question on everyone's minds: will someone actually be sent home tonight? Or will Idol use last night's disqualification as an opportunity to pull a classic "gotchya!" on us? Well... we're about to find out.

But who could think about eliminations when we have Daughtry (Colton's boyfriend) and Demi Lovato in the house tonight? Also, and perhaps more importantly, Tommy Hilfger has come to save the style day! Because boy do these train wrecks need it. He's hoping to transform the contestants, but not as much as we're hoping.

Back to Seacrest, who just-so-casually mentions that they're implementing the judges "save" again this year. Randy, J. Lo and Steven will be able to rescue one person from elimination one time during the season, up until the top 5.

Here's how the eliminations went down:
Joshua = Safe
Phillip = Safe
Elise = Bottom 3
Skylar = Safe

Generic-sounding pop-singer Demi Lovato takes the stage and sings an extremely generic-sounding pop-song that could have easily been Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Selena Gomez, Avril Lavigne, etc.

After the commercial break, we discover:
Jessica = Safe
Colton = Safe
Deandre = Safe (HUH?!)
Shannon = Bottom 3

Performance time! Colton's bromantic BFF Daughtry somehow sings a rock song while making love to the microphone. Multi-tasker, that guy!

More results.
Hollie = Safe
Erika = Bottom 3
Heejun = Safe

The bottom three now consists of Elise, Erika and Shannon. The judges say they aren't happy. Seacrest pulls Elise out of the bottom.

Erika is told that she, too, is safe, leaving Shannon to sing for her life. She sings "One Sweet Day" again. It's a mediocre performance... and the judges aren't sold. They do not save her.

So that's it! These are our top 10! Are you surprised they actually sent someone home? Who is your favorite at this point? Vote in our poll below!

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It's the question on everyone's minds: will someone actually be sent home tonight? Or will Idol use last night's disqualification as an opportunity to pull a classic "gotchya!" on us? Well... we're about to find out.

But who could think about eliminations when we have Daughtry (Colton's boyfriend) and Demi Lovato in the house tonight? Also, and perhaps more importantly, Tommy Hilfger has come to save the style day! Because boy do these train wrecks need it. He's hoping to... read more

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