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A night after singing about love, the remaining four finalists on American Idol found out whether viewers had any love for them.

For a change, however, the contestants actually did want to get sent home... as in, their actual home. For next week's hometown visits.

The Idol Final 4

In order of those announced as safe - following some Ford commercials and a lot of filler - we have...

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Let the debate over a fresh judging panel begin anew...

Fox announced this morning that American Idol has been renewed for Season 14, a move most expected the network to make despite the series suffering through its worst ratings in history this year.

Jennifer Lopez on Idol

The most recent  American Idol performance episode drew a mere 8.65 million viewers and garnered a 1.9 rating in the valued adults 18-49 demographic, while last week's results show disaster brought in a series-low 6.9 million viewers and 1.5 rating among this same age group.

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Coming off an elimination twist failure last Thursday, American Idol dedicated itself to love last night.

Singing three songs each - one about break-ups, one about make-ups and one a dedication to someone close to them - the final four covered everyone from Elvis to Pink to Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Who has the least to worry about this evening? Who among Alex Preston, Caleb Johnson, Jessica Meuse and Jene Irene is most likely to go home?

Watch all 12 performances from Wednesday and then vote below:

Jena Irene - "Bad Romance"
Jena Irene goes all Lady Gaga on us for this American Idol performance. What do you think?

WHO PERFORMED BEST?

 

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Caleb Johnson is learning to choose his words carefully when it comes to life in the spotlight.

Following a recent American Idol performance episode in which the remaining finalists sang tracks selected for them by fans, the aspiring rocker went off a bit on the experience and on Internet users in general.

Caleb Johnson - "As Long As You Love Me"
Caleb Johnson is trying to win it all. He sings "As Long As You Love Me" on the American Idol finale here.

"I don’t really enjoy having to see somebody telling me what song I need to sing," Johnson said. "I think at this point of the competition, I can pick and choose my own songs and represent me."

It was the producers' idea, of course, to have viewers select the singles for a week, but Caleb then got himself into major trouble when asked about the affect social media now has on American Idol.

"It gives access to a bunch of retards to talk to me," he replied.

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That didn't exactly work out as planned, did it?

Producers tried something different on the American Idol results show last night, mixing up the usual format and actually giving the remaining five finalists a choice:

They could delay the elimination until next Thursday and send two singers packing at that time... or they could go about business as usual and say farewell to one crooner at the end of the episode.

To delay the vote reveal, however, all five contestants had to agree.

They did not, Sam Woolf was given the boot and the Internet exploded in outrage.

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Well, that was different.

Coming off a performance show in which the American Idol Top 5 sang hits chosen for them by fans, those same fans held the fate of their finalists in their hands tonight.

Or did they?!?

Ryan Seacrest kicked off the results show by promising a "game-changer" and a "shocking twist." And he actually did deliver.

The Final 5 were given the choice to either have someone voted off like usual tonight... or delay the elimination until next Thursday and have TWO singers go home in a week.

But the vote had to be unanimous in order to delay.

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American Idol brought out some big names for its Top 5 performance show last night.

Ariana Grande, Zooey Deschanel and Jason Mraz all showed up during the two-hour broadcast, but the episode, of course, centered on a quintet of singers who one hope to strike it big:

Sam Woolf, Caleb Johnson, Jessica Meuse, Alex Preston and Jena Irene.

The finalists sang two tracks apiece, each of which was selected by viewers at home. Artists covered included Aerosmith, Christina Perri and The Rolling Stones.

Watch all 10 performances here and then decide...

Jena Irene - "Valerie"
What a performance! Jena Irene puts a great twist here on an Amy Winehouse classic.

... who did best?

 

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C.J. Harris may have been eliminated from American Idol last night.

But the aspiring artist has no plans on giving up his music dreams.

C.J. Harris Says Goodbye

"I just got to keep pushing, record an album, figure out what I want to do and just chase after it,” Harris told reporters after receiving the news.

Was it difficult to get the boot after advancing all the way to the Top 6? Of course.

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A night after the American Idol Top 6 performed double duty on stage, the Season 13 finalists were chopped down to five.

Following an impressive rock performance and an impressive country performance, most assumed Caleb Johnson would be safe on tonight's results show.

But everyone else had a reason for concern.

The Idol 6

Except Grump Cat, who made another appearance. He looked happy to be there. As happy as Grumpy Cat can be, that is.

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Viewers were treated to twice the American Idol Top 6 last night, as each contestant sang a pair of songs in hopes of surviving another week.

One had to be country, one had to be rock and both had to impress judges and fans alike.

Who stood out for the right reasons?

Caleb Johnson was right at home covering a Black Crowes classic, and also surprised us by doing Carrie Underwood proud on a version of “Undo It.”

Conversely, C.J. Harris struggled to stay in tune and will likely be on tonight's chopping block.

Caleb Johnson - "Sting Me"
Caleb Johnson covers a Black Crowes classic for this rock audition. Listen to his take on "Sting Me" now.

Check out all 12 American Idol performances from Wednesday above and vote below: Who was best?