Stefano Langone, who has lived in the bottom three for most of Season 10, finally was sent home by American Idol voters.
It was no surprise since that in two separate polls at this website, Stefano received no votes in either poll out of 180 votes cast. Stefano had almost as many lives as some cats by being the seventh contestant to leave, after being a wild card to make the final 13.
In my opinion for what it is worth, Jacob Lusk or Haley Reinhart will be sent home next week. Jacob may have been given the benefit of the doubt, after having problems with the musical tracks on Wednesday night, making it appear he messed up at the start of his song. Someone should have apologized to Jacob, if it was the fault of someone else on Wednesday night.
Haley Reinhart was sent to safety immediately after being told she was in the bottom three. It is a mystery why she is in the bottom three so often. Meanwhile, Lauren Alaina Suddeth, James Durbin and Scotty McCreery have never been in the bottom three.
Casey Abrams was actually sent home earlier this season, but remained after the judges used their save to keep him on the show.
James Durbin has given some mind blowing performances, which has kept him out of the bottom three, while Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina Suddeth seem to be coasting along on their popularity, although Scotty has been relatively free of criticism from the judges till Wednesday night.
Scotty is the more talented of the two in my estimation, but Lauren seems to be as popular as Scotty, to not have been in the bottom three this season.
Still, Lauren may wind up in the bottom three on Thursday night, unless she gets the best of the night praise from the judges.
If Lauren leaves before Scotty, it should be a huge boost for Scotty in the voting since they would no longer be splitting the votes from country music fans.
Casey has seen a resurgence in votes, so may be in it to the end now. The judges like that he performs music of many genres and is constantly taking risks.