After some contestants struggled their way through singing classic Motown hits on "American Idol," one contestant received the lowest votes on Thursday during the fourth results show of the 10th season. Did the judges choose to use their veto power to save one contestant? Check out the recap below to find out who was sent packing and tell us who you think should win the competition. Warning: Spoiler alert!
Since season eight, the judges have the power to save from elimination a person deemed to have gotten the lowest number of votes. They can only exercise this option once, after a unanimous decision, and only before the top five. The following week after the save, two contestants will be eliminated.
Stefano Langone, Thia Megia and Casey Abrams landed in the bottom three but it was Abrams, an early favorite, who faced elimination.
Abrams took the stage one more time to sing "I Don't Need No Doctor" by Ray Charles. Yet, Abrams barely sang the song before getting interrupted by Randy Jackson, who asked Abrams to stop singing.
Steven Tyler then told Abrams that the decision was unanimous. "We've made the decision here to keep you on," Tyler said. Abrams is safe for another week. No one is sent home.
The decision also means that the 11 remaining contestants will perform on the annual summer "American Idol" tour.
In addition to the tense elimination decision, season three finalist and Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson returned to the "American Idol" stage to perform her new single "Where You At." Country music duo Sugarland sang their single "Stuck Like Glue."
In honor of "Motown Week," music legend Stevie Wonder stopped by to perfom his hit "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" and sang his own "Happy Birthday" song to Steven Tyler, who turns 63 on March 26.
The 11 finalists that remain with Abrams, Megia and Langone include Lauren Alaina, James Durbin, Jacob Lusk, Scotty McCreery, Paul McDonald and Pia Toscano.