Who was voted off American Idol 2013 tonight? Our poll voters here at Wetpaint were strongly in favor of soulful gospel singer Curtis Finch Jr. being the contestant who was eliminated on American Idoltonight. Find out if our readers were right or totally off the mark in our live American Idol recap!

The second runner-up in our poll to be the one who got voted off American Idol this week was poor Lazaro Arbos. We really love Lazaro, we do, but his performance last night was absolutely abysmal. Honestly, it’s like he only had one really good song in him, and everything else he sings is just way off the mark. Even so, it seems very possible he might make it through tonight on his moving backstory alone.

Whoever got eliminated on American Idol this week, it’s sure to be a doozy of a show tonight. Not only will we find out who got the boot in the Top 9 results, there are also some fabulous guest performances to look forward to. Former Season 11 American Idol winner Phillip Phillips will take the stage tonight to perform “Gone, Gone, Gone” — the new official Idol goodbye song.

Bon Jovi will also make a guest appearance with their single “Because We Can” off their new album What About Now — which is oddly the title of a song by former Idol contestant Chris Daughtry, which was performed by Idol contestant Colton Dixon in his audition last season... What very small world.

Are you looking forward to seeing who was sent home in the American Idol elimination results tonight? Join us for our live American Idol recap right here below starting at 8 p.m. and watch what happens with us!

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To kick off the show tonight, we review the performances from the American Idol Season 12 Top 10 last night, including Jimmy Iovine’s review about each contestant. We have to heartily agree with his comment that if Curtis Finch Jr. doesn’t shake it up and prove he can do more than just gospel — he’s going to be out of here very soon. If he gets another chance, that is. He could very well be going home tonight, if our fan poll was any indication.

Host Ryan Seacrest announces, for the first time ever, they will be announcing who are the Top 3 vote getters — although they won’t say who was first, second or third. They will also be breaking down some voting details about each of the contestants.

To kick off the show tonight, we review the performances from the Top 10 last night, including Jimmy Iovine’s review about each contestant. We have to heartily agree with his comment that if Curtis Finch Jr. doesn’t shake it up and prove he can do more than just gospel — he’s going to be out of here very soon. If he gets another chance, that is. He could very well be going home tonight, if our fan poll was any indication.

Wave to Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips! Who is, for some reason, standing on stage with the other contestants like he’s about to learn his fate from the voters tonight. We enjoy him mocking Ryan Seacrest behind his back while he’s talking.

Host Ryan Seacrest announces, for the first time ever, they will be announcing who are the Top 3 vote getters — although they won’t say who was first, second or third. They will also be breaking down some voting details about each of the contestants.

Apparently Devin Velez snagged 25 percent of the total vote in Puerto Rico, making him the top ranking contestant there. I wasn’t even aware they were voting or even watching American Idol in Puerto Rico. Unsurprisingly, Tennessee native Janelle Arthur was the leader in her home state, with 30% of the vote. Candice Glover, who is from South Carolina, ate up 42 percent of the vote there — stomping all the other contestants into the ground.

Next up, Ryan announces the first person who has been voted into the Top 3 contestants this week is... Candice Glover!

We take a break and come back with the first group song of the season, a very silly performance fo “Shine Your Way” by Owl City and Yuna from the Dreamworks animated film The Croods. Yay for the return of The Brady Bunch singalongs — not!

Credit: FOX Photo: American Idol 2013 Top 10 Perform "Shine Your Way" on Top 9 Results Show

After the somewhat awkward group performance, Ryan has all the contestants sit down except for Kree Harrison. He then proceeds to embarrass her hugely by bringing out the mayor of her hometown of Woodville, Texas to give her a key to the city. I might have waited until she was at least in the Top 5 before handing that over.

There is little surprise, after all this, when Ryan names Kree as the second person in the Top 3 vote getters for the night.

We take a break and come back with the first group song of the season, a very silly performance fo “Shine Your Way” by Owl City and Yuna from the Dreamworks animated film The Croods. Yay for the return of The Brady Bunch singalongs — not!

After the somewhat awkward group performance, Ryan has all the contestants sit down except for Kree Harrison. He then proceeds to embarrass her hugely by bringing out the mayor of her hometown of Woodville, Texas to give her a key to the city. I might have waited until she was at least in the Top 5 before handing that over.

There is little surprise, after all this, when Ryan names Kree as the second person in the Top 3 vote getters for the night.

Our first guest performance of the evening is Bon Jovi with their single “Because We Can” off their new album What About Now.  I love Bon Jovi, but they are starting to make me feel old because I once had a crush on Jon and he’s looking kind of ancient...

Credit: FOX Photo: Bon Jovi Performs "Because We Can" on the American Idol 2013 Top 9 Results Show

Back from another break, we find out one of the two singers who will be going head to head tonight for a wildcard spot on the American Idols Live Tour. First up will be the adorable Charlie Askew with his original song “Sky Blue Diamond.” Amazingly, it’s really quite beautiful, if a little old school. He's pretty awesome on the piano as well. I could totally hear this at a hippie festival somewhere.

Credit: FOX Photo: Watch Charlie Askew Sing "Sky Blue Diamond" on American Idol 2013 Top 9 Results

The second person competing for a spot on the tour is the beautiful Aubrey Cleland, who we think has more looks than voice, but to each their own.

Credit: FOX Photo: Watch Aubrey Cleland Sing "Out Here on My Own" on American Idol 2013 Top 9 Results

Now up, we have Season 11 American Idol winner Phillip Phillips with his new single "Gone, Gone, Gone," which is the new eliminated contestant goodbye song this year. After his performance, Randy Jackson says Phillip has gone "quadruple platinum for the single 'Home'."

Credit: FOX Photo: Phillip Phillips Performs "Gone, Gone, Gone" on American Idol 2013 Top 9 Results Show

Ryan calls up Lazaro Arbos and Angie Miller to find out which one of them will be in the Top 3 contestants tonight. He says Lazaro beat Angie in the votes from Florida, but predictably, it is Angela Miller who lands in the Top 3.

Now Ryan gives us the rundown on the rest of the "safe" performers this evening, ranked by votes:

4. Lazaro Arbos
5. Amber Holcomb
6. Janelle Arthur
7. Burnell Taylor
8. Paul Jolley

The bottom two tonight are Curtis Finch Jr. and Devin Velez. The person with the lowest number of votes tonight is Curtis Finch Jr. Devin is safe. Curtis will now have a chance to sing for the American Idol judges’ one and only save for the season.

The audience is clapping and yelling “Save, Save, Save” over and over. Mariah Carey says she is “completely shocked” that Curtis is standing there in last place. Randy Jackson announces the judges are not going to use the save to keep Curtis in the competition. Ryan tries to get Nicki Minaj to reveal her vote, but she pauses for a long time before saying says she doesn’t feel like there was “enough of a discussion” about the decision.

The American Idol 2013 Top 9 Results:
 

Top 3:
 
Candice Glover
Kree Harrison
Angie Miller
 
The rest by votes:
 
4. Lazaro Arbos
5. Amber Holcomb
6. Janelle Arthur
7. Burnell Taylor
8. Paul Jolley
9. Devin Velez

Eliminated: Curtis Finch Jr.