March 24th, 2011
08:05 PM ET
SPOILER ALERT – Tonight's "Idol" blog will reveal who is leaving the competition, so please don't read if you don't want to know.
8:59 p.m. – Casey starts to sing and barely gets into the song before they stop him and the judges save him!
Casey starts shaking and breaks down. He can't believe it! We can't believe it! He grasps the judges hands with a shake before running to hug his parents.
I'm bawling over here!
8:55 p.m. – The person in danger of going home tonight is:
Stefano appears to be distraught and holds on to Casey for the longest sharing words of encouragement.
8:51 p.m. – Super excited to see George Huff singing back up for Jennifer.
The first person who is safe out of our bottom three is Thia.
Really? It comes down to Casey and Stefano? Really?!?!?
8:47 p.m. – I am gonna take a break from my amazement to check out Jennifer Hudson's performance.
She looks amazing as she sings her new single "Where You At." Love her, but the song ... meh.
She sings the mess out of it though. J-Hud always takes us to church.
8:40 p.m. – Here we go with Casey, Haley and Naima.
The first person safe is ... Naima! Even she looks stunned.
That leaves us with Haley and Casey and the last person in the bottom three is ... Casey!
Haley is safe and our bottom three are Thia, Stefano and Casey. I am super stunned.
8:38 p.m. – James got the Hulkster's shirt. He's thrilled.
Next up are Jacob, Stefano and Thia. The results are in and Jacob is safe.
Thia and Stefano not so much. They are both in the bottom three. Wow.
8:28 p.m. – So we clearly have some time to kill as we are treated to a piece about James' love of wrestling. There's a little smackdown fest in the "Idol" house. I hope the producers took out some insurance on that crib.
Next down front are James and Paul. Kind words for both from last night but "the nation has spoken" and neither is safe - from Hulk Hogan who comes out. This is crazy!
But before we can worry, The Hulkster announces that Paul and James are safe before he tosses Seacrest into the audience and Hogan does his signature ripping off of his shirt.
I don't even know what to make of the foolishness.
8:24 p.m. – Sugarland is fun. I like them. Love the lead singer's crazy, '80s-colored outfit.
They perform "Stuck Like Glue," and the audience is in to it. Their lead singer, Jennifer Nettles, is really selling this performance. Lots of movement and facial drama. I ain't mad at her.
8:15 p.m. – That was fun, but let's get down to what we came for.
We start with Lauren, Pia and Scotty. Ryan let's them know they will all need to "pack their bags" ... in a few months to go on tour because they are in the Top 10!
8:09 p.m. – Just when I was settling back to enjoy the group singing "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" out pops Stevie Wonder to rock a little "Signed, Sealed, Delivered." Jacob's grandma is rocking in the front row and the "Idol" contestants are thrilled, you can tell.
Stevie shouts out Steven Tyler and sings "Happy Birthday" to him as only Stevie Wonder can. They even got Tyler a cake!
8:05 p.m. – YAY Sugarland and Jennifer Hudson are performing tonight. Can't wait.
Marc Anthony came on board to help the contestants use the in-ear device and work on their pitch problems. I wonder if he has given Jennifer some advice. Oops, did I type that or think it?
Marc didn't agree with some of his wife's Wednesday night assessments. He's going to pay for that when he gets home.
8:00 p.m. – Wow, a spinning record. I wonder if these young "Idol" fans even know what an album looks like. More than 30 million folks called in to vote Wednesday night, and Seacrest promises a result which could shock us.
We will be the judge of that!
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