American Idol Brand-New Twist — Get the Shocking Top 4 Results Here!

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By Shari Weiss



“American Idol” had a game-changing results show on Thursday, with a twist Ryan Seacrest even teased beforehand was something he’d “never seen happen in all the years” of the series.

So, what went down? Seacrest announced the Top 5 would be allowed to vote on whether one person should go home tonight — or whether two would go home next week in a double elimination.

Each singer — Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson, Sam Woolf, Alex Preston and Jessica Meuse — got a single, anonymous ballot. Their decisions determined whether the Top 4 would be unveiled right then and there with one person immediately getting the boot, according to the viewers’ votes from Wednesday, or whether five would suddenly become three next week.

Seacrest pulled each ballot blindly, and the first three were all in favor of keeping the Top 5 together for another week. Then came the final two… which disagreed, and opted to have the normal axing.

Since it wasn’t unanimous to skip the cut, Woolfwas ultimately eliminated. Woolf, of course, won the judges’ save last month, giving him an extra few weeks in the competition.

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