American Idol’s results show Thursday night decided season 13’s Top 10, with country crooner Ben Briley getting the boot, just missing the chance to perform in the national tour.

American Idol Results

Before host Ryan Seacrest announced the bottom three, judge Harry Connick Jr. graced the stage to sing a pair of tunes – “One Fine Thing” and “Come By Me.” For his second, more upbeat number, Connick sat at the piano, getting in a solo on the ivories.

Following Connick’s jazzy medley, hip hop’s Mali Music took to the stage, performing his track “Beautiful!.” Though he started the number on his feet, getting the audience moving. He ended the number on the piano, singing his last few lyrics from the keys.

Finally, it was time for Seacrest to announce this week’s bottom three – Briley and former frontrunners Sam Woolf and Majesty Rose. In the end, Briley, who struggled with Elton John’s “Bennie and the Jets” Wednesday evening, was forced to sing for a save, performing “Stars” by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.

Unfortuantely for Briley, there wasn’t enough there for the judges to use their lone save of the season and they sent him packing.

Next week, the remaining contestants will take on Billboard Top 10 numbers.

– Chelsea Regan

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