American Idol Results: Who Was Voted Off?

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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.

Paul McDonald on American Idol

"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 ...


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]