'Idol' Recap: Lee DeWyze, Tim Urban Shine on Elvis Night
Garcia sang "Hound Dog," while "Baby, What You Want Me To Do" spelled Stevens' downfall in Tuesday's performance show.
The double elimination followed last week's dramatic judges' save of Michael Lynche, who would have been sent packing after a surprising last-place finish had the panel not used its once-per-season veto power to keep him singing.
Michael Lynche Saved in Shocking 'Idol' Results Show
Lynche came back strong and sure Tuesday night with a moving rendition of "In the Ghetto," and wasn't even among the bottom three after a season-high 34 million votes.
"I'm glad I've been through what I've been through," Garcia said, adding that his time on the show gave him the kind of experience he never would have had otherwise.
The Elvis-themed week was mentored by last season's runner-up Adam Lambert, the first time a former contestant had served as mentor.
Season 7 finalist Brooke White also returned for a duet with Justin Gaston of Elvis' "If I Can Dream," while Lambert rocked the house with a laser-augmented performance of his hit single, "Whataya Want from Me."
The remaining finalists include Crystal Bowersox, Tim Urban, Lee DeWyze, Casey James, Aaron Kelly and Siobhan Magnus.
The finale airs in May, when the next "Idol" winner lands a recording contract and invaluable media exposure. Past champions include Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, but last year's winner, Kris Allen, has found himself overshadowed by glam-pop singer Lambert.
(Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)
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