American Idol

Season 8 Episode 20

Two People In The Top 13 Must Go Home Tonight!

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Mar 11, 2009 on FOX

Episode Recap

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.

Ryan Seacrest called Michael Sarver up first and 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 center 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.

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 Desai and Jorge Nunez.

As the two guys await their fate, Ryan Seacrest says that each week American Idol will be showcasing former American Idol contestants and then brings out Kelly Clarkson who goes on to sing My Life Would Suck Without You.

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