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American Idol: The Judges Save Rule

March 11, 2009 07:54 PM by Paulene Hinds


After nearly 33 million votes came in last nighton American Idolthere was a double eliminationalong witha new ruleexplained to the contestants and guest singers Kanye West and Kelly Clarkson performed their chart topping new singles. Who went home and who goes on to perform for another week in the top 12? Keep reading to find out.

Last night Ryan Seacrest talked about a twist and a new rule. He explains that it is called the Judges Save. They can use it to save an eliminated contestant once and only once up until the Top 5. Once they use it, the save can not be used again the entire season. The week they use the save, no one will be eliminated but the next week, two will go. Simon Cowell says it’s not necessarily reversing America’s decision.

We were given a glimpse of the top13 living the high life as American Idol showed the contestants moving into the mansion and all of the wonderful amenities that they have at their beck and call!

The top 13 then sang a medley of Jackson 5 hitsas their group song tonight. I especially liked how the rest of the group assisted Scott MacIntyre as they danced and moved about the stage tonight…no more chair stints for him!

Ryan Seacrest reminded us of all of our favorite performances from last night and then they show the top 13′s new Ford Fusion video/commercial. It’s We Will Rock You and it doesrock!

Ryan Seacrest called Michael Sarver up firstand he was safe along with Allison Iraheta. Jasmine Murray was then called and asked to go to the center of the stage. Matt Giraud was told he was safe and then Kris Allen and Megan Corkrey were asked to stand up with Megan Corkrey sent to the centre stage to stand next to Jasmine Murray. Kris Allen breathed a sigh of relief as he sat down to join the rest of the group.

Ryan Seacrest then told the two girls that Jasmine Murray was not safe this evening and would be going home unless the judges use their Judges Save tonight to keep her around another week.


After Jasmine Murray sang one more time, Ryan Seacrest asked the judges if they were going to save her this evening and Randy Jackson told her that the judges talked about it and they were sorry, but she was going home. They showed her journey montage as Carrie Underwood’s new song Home Sweet Home played.

Kanye West was introduced and sang Heartless. It was okay…a little too robotic to me!

Next Scott MacIntrye is up next and he is safe along with Alexis Grace, Danny Gokey, Adam Lambert and Lil Rounds.

In the second bottom two tonight are Anoop Dog Desai and Jorge Nunez.

As the two guys await their fate, Ryan Seacrest says that each week American Idolwill be showcasing former American Idolcontestants and then brings out Kelly Clarkson who goes on to sing My Life Would Suck Without You. The crowd is on its feet as she belts out her new tune.

Finally, we find out who had the least amount of votes last night and after 33 million votes, Anoop Desaiis safe!! Jorge Nunez sings again and then Ryan Seacrest asked Simon Cowell if the judgesare going to save Jorge Nunezand Simon Cowell tells him no with a big, “Sorry.”


Jorge Nunez’s journey takes us out and that is it for American Idoltonight folks!

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Topics: American Idol, Anoop Desai, FOX Reality TV Shows, Jasmine Murray, Matt Giraud, Megan Joy Corkrey |

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