American Idol’s results show Thursday started off with a surprise twist – The Following star Kevin Bacon stepping into Ryan Seacrest’s hosting shoes to kick off the night.

American Idol Recap

After Bacon passed the torch back to Seacrest, the top seven finalists were shown chatting about their performances and shared what they’d most like to do with a brand new Ford Mustang. Then, finally, the show got around to hearing Randy Jackson’s personal recap of Wednesday night.

Jackson, basically parroting the judges, mentioned Dexter Robert’s desperate need to make the songs he chooses his own. The former judge had similar advice for CJ Harris and wondered if Jess Meuse – who was harshly critiqued by the judges Wednesday – had done enough onstage to get America’s votes. Alex Preston, Sam Woolf, Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene, according to Jackson, would likely all be safe.

Once again, Jackson was proven right as Roberts and Meuse landed themselves in the bottom two after their “Competitor’s Pick” performances. Meuse’s face indicated that she felt her lack of votes wasn’t indicative of how she’d done the previous night. Fortunately for her, she’ll get another chance to prove she deserves to stay in the competition, as it was revealed that it was Roberts' time to go home.

For his farewell number, Roberts sang “Lucky Man” by Montgomery Gentry.

Next week, the top 6 contestants will have to select a country or rock song.

American Idol returns Wednesday on Fox at 8/7c.

– Chelsea Regan

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