With performances by past Idol Casey James and Carrie Underwood, the Top 7 Results show was one for the ages. Take a look back at the night's highlights!
Defying the predictions of fan polls and American Idol bloggers all over the Internet who though Lazaro would be at least close to the bottom this week, the lowest three finalists in the vote for the Top 6 results were: Janelle Arthur, Amber Holcomb and Burnell Taylor.
After telling Amber she was safe, that left just Janelle and Burnell in the bottom two. Host Ryan Seacrest announced the news that of the two, the person who would be singing for their lives on Thursday night was Burnell Taylor.
Burnell chooses to sing “Ready For Love” by India.Arie for his ‘save’ song and it was beautiful, although somehow just not quite as emotive as he’s been in the past. Maybe he knew the judges were probably not going to rescue him from being eliminated. He ended his song with a kiss on Amber’s cheek, which just makes him so adorable.
Sadly, the American Idol judges decided to keep their save in case one of the ladies ends up in the bottom next week, and Burnell was eliminated.