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After last week’s shocking elimination of Pia Toscano on American Idol, we learned to be prepared for everything. No one is safe going into the results show.

Would someone we expected to stick around all season be ousted again tonight? Or would America cast its ballots more predictably this time? We had no clue.

We did accurately predict that three among these four – Jacob Lusk, Paul McDonald, Stefano Langone and Haley Reinhart – would comprise the final three.

Paul, Stefano and Haley earned the fewest votes after Wednesday night.

Follow the jump to see which of the three left American Idol tonight …

 
Paul McDonald is on his way back to Nashville.

For the first time in six weeks, a guy was sent packing. Paul’s gravelly voice and Southern charm carried him far, but couldn’t get him over the hump tonight.

“It’s OK, man, it’s OK. It’s been fun, a good time,” Paul told Ryan, before J. Lo offered a request for one more performance of Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May.”

What do you think? Did America blow it yet again this week, or was Paul McDonald actually deserving of the heave-ho from Idol? Sound off below …