American Idol Results: Which Four Scored?

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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.

With Idol now making like Survivor, the votes were tallied and the first three votes YES to the delay, but then a pair voted NO. So that settled it.

Someone would be going home. But who?!

And with no bottom two, that someone is identified right away: farewell, Sam Woolf.

Whoa. That was a lot to take in. Did Sam Woolf deserve to be eliminated?

Here is a look at your Final 4:

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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]