Since the judges saved Michael Lynche last week, they had to send two contestants home this week’s elimination.
Andrew Garcia and Katie Stevens were the bottom two contenders on this week’s performance, and they got the bad news.
“All the amazing people I met, the amazing experience that this was,” Katie answered Ryan Seacrest when asked what she’ll remember most of the show. She sang “Let It Be,” while her tears were slowly filling up her eyes.
Andrew meanwhile has no regrets.
“Thank you guys, I appreciate everything,” he said. “I’m glad I’ve been through I’ve been through. You guys let me experience something that I’ve never experienced and thank you.”
The eight remaining Idols will be mentored by Alicia Keys for their inspirational songs week. Also, the show’s annual special, “Idol Gives Back,” will takes place on Wednesday, hosted by Ryan in Hollywood and by Queen Latifah at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.