'American Idol' Saves Its Singers as Top Four Survive Another Week
"American Idol" didn't let its judges get away with not using their only save that easily.
Last week, the top five results show came and went without a save, sending Janelle Arthur home without a second chance. One might have thought it would be a quick three-week sprint to the finish, but "Idol" had four weeks of episodes to fill. One ho-hum performance night and filler of a results episode later, the top four will get a do-over next week.
That doesn't mean the votes cast this week don't count. Ryan Seacrest announced at show's end that the votes accrued this week will count toward next week's total, meaning that the eventual cast-off will have received the lowest number of votes in a two-week period. While Kree Harrison and Angie Miller have to be feeling safe -- they were the night's top two vote getters -- Amber Holcomb and Candice Glover will need to come out swinging next Wednesday, as they're already behind Miller and Harrison going into the first note sung.
The hour-long show wasn't without its usual performance spots and special guests, in addition to its surprise twist that many figured was coming. Season 10 hopeful Stefano Langone returned to the "Idol" stage with "Yes to Love," off his upcoming studio album. He was followed by season nine winner Lee Dewyze, who debuted "Silver Lining," a cut off his to-be-released record that finds the singer taking the folk route a la Phillip Phillips' "Home."
After performing Drake's "Find Your Love" Wednesday night, Glover got the surprise of her life -- a visit from the rapper, who called her voice "angelic." Possible future collaboration? Stay tuned.