For the second time in a week, Casey Abrams was hospitalized with ulcerative colitis last night.

The American Idol finalist missed the latest results show - in which Ashthon Jones was sent home - as Ryan Seacrest told viewers: "Wave to him. We know you're watching, buddy. Feel better. Shout out to the nurses. Get back here soon, okay?"

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He was introduced by Ryan Seacrest as the person who "truly set the bar for style and spectacle on this stage."

From there, one of the show's all-time favorites toned down his usual performance style, sat on a stool and gave viewers a stripped-down version of "Aftermath," a song with a vital message: You are not alone.

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Following performances by Adam Lambert and Diddy Dirty Money, the first American Idol finalist received the news he/she was fearful to hear tonight: it was time to go home.

Who would the unlucky contestant be? Ashthon Jones, who sang Diana Ross one more time for the judges in an attempt to stave off elimination. Alas, it wasn't meant to be, as Jennifer Lopez broke the news to the hopeful: "Not this time, baby, I'm sorry. And it was unanimous."

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Thia Megia kept it simple on American Idol last night.

The young singer took to the stage and covered "Smile" on this week's performance show, earning a comparison to Michael Jackson and Adele from Randy Jackson. But Steven Tyler found the rendition "a little pitchy," while Jennifer Lopez said she found the arrangement "interesting."

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American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]