American Idol” history was made tonight. Here is the recap:
Allison Iraheta and Adam Lambert’s names were called first, and both were safe. The news wasn’t so great for Anoop Desai, who was the first singer to land in the bottom three. Kris Allen then stood up with Lil Rounds. Ryan asked Kris to take a seat on the couch of safety, sending Lil to the bottom three. Matt Giraud and Danny Gokey were the final pair of singers to stand up and learn their fate. Danny looked panicked, but Matt was the one to take the final spot in the bottom three. Ryan immediately sent one singer to safety. It was Anoop. That left Matt and Lil in the bottom, and Matt was the bottom vote-getter. After Matt sang for his life, Simon told him he didn’t think he had a chance to win the competition. The comment stung, as Matt shook his head. Then, Simon said, “It’s good news.” Matt was blown away as Ryan announced, “Idol history has been made,” due to the fact that for the first time in eight seasons, the judges used their own discretion to save a contestant who’d been voted off. Simon reminded everyone that the news wasn’t entirely great. Two singers will go home next week.