American Idol’s Top 10 became Top 9, with Majesty Rose, Dexter Roberts and M.K. Nobilette in the bottom three and M.K. eventually leaving the show.

It was a packed night for judges Harry Connick Jr., Keith Urban and especially for Jennifer Lopez, who performed her new single “I Luh Ya Papi.” Lopez took over the Idol stage with giant fake brick walls covered in graffiti that proudly declared Lopez was performing in “The Bronx.”

The number started with J-Lo sitting on the stoop with her backup singers, American Idol alums Pia Toscano, Jessica Sanchez and Allison Iraheta. They engaged in some playful banter about the male contestants on this season’s Idol before kicking off the song a cappella.

For Thursday’s Tastemakers Showcase, Harry invited Royal Teeth, a band from New Orleans, to perform their single “Wild.”

MK Nobilette Sings For The Save

But, now onto the elimination that brought season 13 down to a Top 9. M.K. was declared at the bottom of the pack and tried to impress the judges one last time with her performance of “All of Me” by John Legend. The judges were torn and clearly emotional during her performance. Keith rolled his chair over to Harry to talk to him and Lopez was tearing up throughout the performance.

In the end, Harry broke the news that they were not unanimous in their decision, but had voted not to give her their save. And so, M.K. left empty handed.

American Idol’s Top 9 are Dexter Roberts, Jenna Irene, Alex Preston, Malaya Watson, Caleb Johnson, CJ Harris, Jessica Meuse, Majesty Rose and Sam Woolf.

American Idol's Top 9 finalists will perform on the show Wednesday at 8 p.m. on Fox.

Olivia Truffaut-Wong

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