Tonight on AMERICAN IDOL, the two contestants with the lowest number of votes faced the judges, and it was up to Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez to determine who would be headed home.
First, we have to find out who the bottom six are - the three guys and three girls with the lowest number of votes. Ryan gets right down to it: Jessica Sanchez is safe, as is Hollie Cavanagh; Elise Testone, however, isn't so lucky.
Heejun Han and Colton Dixon are also safe, leaving Jermaine Jones in the bottom three guys.
Before more results are announced, last year's runner-up, Lauren Alaina, returns to sing her new single "Georgia Peaches."
Shannon Magrane and Erika Van Pelt complete the bottom three girls, while Jeremy Rosado and Joshua Ledet join the bottom three guys. Immediately, though, Joshua and Erika are declared safe.
After a performance from last night's guest judge Mary J. Blige, Elise and Jeremy are revealed to be the bottom two. Jennifer delivers the news that it's the end of the road for Jeremy Rosado, who makes a gracious exit. "American Idol has been one of the best decisions I ever made," he says.
Nominated for ten 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards, AMERICAN IDOL is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of CKX, Inc., and FremantleMedia North America, Inc.
The series is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, CEO, XIX Entertainment, and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; and Nigel Lythgoe, CEO, Nigel Lythgoe Productions. AMERICAN IDOL has been No. 1 among Adults 18-49 for the past eight consecutive seasons.