American Idol’s latest elimination round revealed the top three contestants, who will be taking visits to their hometowns next week, as one hopeful’s journey was cut short.

American Idol Recap

During their weekly “last supper,” the remaining four singers mused about what it would be like to get the heroes welcome they’d witnessed on previous American Idol seasons. Alex Preston seemed the most anxious to experience the support of his hometown – including the parades, visit to the high school and the intimate local concert they get to put on.

When it was Randy Jackson’s turn to toss in his two cents about Wednesday’s performances, he had the most praise for Jena Irene, who gave the best performance – of Elvis Presley’s “I Can’t Help Falling In Love” – during the show’s makeup, breakup and dedication theme night. Jackson also thought that Caleb Johnson had a great night. As for Preston, Jackson only said he was “good,” and had the most concern for Jess Meuse, whose only successful number was her rendition of Lady Gaga’s “You and I.”

Unfortunately for Meuse, she ended up having to pay for her subpar performances with an elimination. For her swan song, she performed her original number “Blue Eyed Lie.” Her emotional performance even got the notoriously sedentary Harry Connick Jr. on his feet to give her a standing ovation.

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