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American Idol went back in time this week, as the contestants performed songs from the 1980s.

But the remaining eight hopefuls could only look to the past for so long, as they were forced to consider the future on Thursday, namely:

Who would be sticking around to take the stage against next Wednesday evening? 

In quick succession, those voted to safety were Caleb Johnson… followed by Jessica Meuse… and Dexter Roberts. CJ Harris was the first to land in the Bottom 3.


We then learn that Alex Preston is safe, as is Jena Irene.

This leaves Sam Woolf, CJ and Malaya Watson as the least popular trio, with Sam being called to safety and Ryan Seacrest telling the world that MALAYA WATSON has been eliminated.

No final song this week, as the Save has been used.

So, did viewers make the right choice? Did Watson deserve the boot?

These are your remaining 7 finalists: