If you DVR’d American Idol last night and haven’t watched yet, a big spoiler alert to you all – you may not want to read on. Last night’s Idol was easily the most entertaining episode in recent years. A Steven Tyler birthday celebration! A wrestling throwdown in the (haunted!) Idol mansion, a special appearance by Hulk Hogan, and a hugely emotional finale. Come ON! So good. For the past two weeks, early favorite Casey Abrams hasn’t been performing as well as America liked though, with a terrifying version of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” two weeks ago and a slick-haired rendition of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” on Wednesday.
America must’ve missed his upright bass or something because they voted Casey, who is one of the clear front-runners, to the very bottom last night and he had to sing for the judges. In case you missed it, Casey didn’t get more than fifteen seconds into his song when the judges dramatically stopped him and told him he was saved, causing a chain reaction of tears, screams, a pasty and shaking Casey on the verge of near-collapse (he does have health issues, we were worried for a sec), and then an awkward Casey headbutt into Ryan Seacrest‘s crotch. It was amazing. But with only one judges’ save per season, should they have used it on him? We’re glad they did, but what do you think, should they have saved it in case someone like James Durbin or Pia Toscano needed it?
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