Ryan says we find out who will go home tonight as we inch closer to the finale. Joshua and Hollie go center stage first, Ryan tells Joshua that he "didn't get the right number of votes ... to put you in the bottom three!" You're safe. which means Hollie is in the bottom 3.
Kris Allen is up next singing Vision of Love.
Then Skylar and Elise are up next as Elise is in the bottom three, Skylar is safe.
After a tribute to Dick ClarkLMFAO performs "Sorry for Party Rockin."
Phillip, Colton, and Jessica get their results last. Jessica is safe,and tonight Colton will take his first trip to the bottom three, as Phillip is safe.
Now as the bottom 3 is formed Elise is brought back to safety. Hollie and Colton remain. And after the nationwide vote, the person leaving the competition is Colton Dixon. Hollie is safe.