Rock and Roll Hall of Fame night brought out the best in almost every contestant on American Idol.
And the fact that there was no obvious swan song on Wednesday's performance show made Thursday's elimination all the more...well, interesting! (Or was that due to the crack recommended by guest charisma coach Russell Brand?)
Did the voters close their eyes on Stefano Langone? Was Paul McDonald's slide into the bottom three the start of a downward trend? Is Pia Toscano really not perky enough to win it all?
After all, it only takes one wrong move—or one less vote, for that matter—to separate a contestant from the rest of the pack for good...