Jennifer Lopez considered using the judges' only "save" card on DeAndre Brackensick, 17, when it was announced that he received the lowest number of votes on Thursday's elimination episode of American Idol, but co-judges Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson were not on board with that idea.
A true living legend stopped by American Idol on Wednesday night's show to coach the nine hopeful remaining contestants — Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac was brought in by her former romantic partner and Idol mentor, Jimmy Iovine.
American Idol mixed Billy Joel hits with Tommy Hilfiger looks on Wednesday night, debuting its first episode in which a fashion icon dresses and dolls up the contestants. Leading the pack this week were Jessica Sanchez's cover of "Everybody Has a Dream," Phil Phillips' "Moving Out," Colton's Dixon's "Piano Man," and Elise Testone's "Vienna," though she took a risk by choosing a more arcane Joel tune.
It's almost two months into the new season of American Idol, which means that fans are already choosing their favorites, and a few hearts across America broke when singer Jermaine Jones, 25, was dismissed from the competition when it was discovered that he had concealed a criminal past, as well as four warrants outstanding for his arrest.