This Thursday’s American Idol results show was one of the most shocking shows yet.
The night began with a surprise appearance by Stevie Wonder who showed up to wish his friend Steven Tyler a happy birthday. Then finalists James Durban and Paul McDonald confessed their love of pro wrestling. Ryan Seacrest called them both center stage to tell them their fate and said neither of them were safe. After the audience shocked response he repeated himself and then Hulk Hogan appeared to let the awestruck contestants know they were in fact safe from elimination.
As the show continued the bottom three were revealed which included Thia Megia, Stefano Langone, and Casey Abrams. As if the names of the bottom three weren’t shocking enough, things got even more exciting as the one in danger of elimination was revealed. Casey had the lowest number of votes and began to perform in hopes of earning the judges save and remaining another week in the competition.
He started singing and then Ryan ran on the the stage waving his arms for Casey to stop. Casey abruptly stopped his song looking very confused. Then the focus turned to the judges who said they knew who Casey was and didn’t need to hear him sing because they had already decided to save him.
Casey looked like he was going to pass out due to shock. The decision to use the one save of the season this early in the competition was unexpected, but things got even more surprising. Ryan then announced that this year for the first time ever the American Idol tour would include the top 11. So the tour group will include Casey Abrams, Haley Reinhart, Jacob Lusk, James Durbin, Lauren Alaina, Naima Adedapo, Paul McDonald, Pia Toscano, Scotty McCreery, Stefano Langone and Thia Megia.