April 21st, 2011
05:59 PM ET
We are getting closer and closer.
Tonight's "American Idol" will send another person home, who will join the crew pictured above. On the other hand - tonight will bring us one step closer to our next winner.
But here's a question for you: Do you think Steven Tyler will be able to rein in his language tonight?
The "Idol" judge dropped the F-bomb Wednesday night after Casey Abrams performed a rocking rendition of Maroon's 5's "Harder to Breathe" and surprised judge Jennifer Lopez with a kiss on the cheek.
"There are millions of people in America that are really angry because you piss them off cause you're bleep, bleep, bleep," Tyler said, resulting in an open-mouthed Abrams and a chorus of "Whoas" from host Ryan Seacrest and the audience.
Tyler is known for speaking his mind, but this live gaffe appeared to cause some scrambling among the show's producers. According to Entertainment Weekly, the show's exec producer Nigel Lythgoe "spent a good 30 seconds standing with his hand buried into his hair."
"Eventually he, Fox reality TV head Mike Darnell, and Fox TV chairman Peter Rice, the big boss man himself, made their way over to the judges table, practically surrounding Steven," the publication reports. "But everyone was, at least outwardly, all smiles. Rice and Tyler even hugged it out, although Rice did then appear to have a more serious conversation with Tyler while a make-up artist touched up the lip marks on [Tyler's] left cheek."
The Hollywood Reporter asks, "But did Steven forget kids are watching the show? What’s with all of the expletives?"
Not that Tyler is a stranger to working blue. Earlier in the season the rocker was jokingly presented with a "bleep sign" to use. We'll see if he has to use it tonight.
Go ahead and make your predictions for who's getting the boot, and be sure to join me as I live blog the results show.
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