Karen Rodriguez sings “Hero” for her life.

And although it’s a split decision the judges don’t save her. Hunch here is that JLo would have saved her.


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Lee DeWyze will sing his new single “Beautiful Like You.”

The Black Eyed Peas will perform their new single.

No vote totals offered and you wonder why…

“Born to Be Wild”/”Born This Way” combo opening songfest was done well by the remaining 12.

Over 250 million downloads have been generated over the years.

“Something America Doesn’t Know About Me.” Cute segment.

First three down…

Lauren Alaina, Jacob Lusk and Casey Abrams all come down.

Jacob is safe.

Lauren is next and she is safe.

And, of course, Casey is also safe, three in, eight to go.

Haley Reinhart and Paul McDonald take the stage next. One is safe; one isn’t.

Paul safe; Haley takes one of the Bottom 3 seats.

Lee DeWyze sings his new single “Beautiful Like You.”

Lee tells the the dandy dozen to remember why they tried out in the first place, they’ll be OK no matter what happens. Meaning… what? Most of them won’t have a music career? Hopefully, that’s what Lee meant cause a majority of these 12 will disappear into the fabric of the music scene.

Back to the results. Scotty McCreery, Pia Toscano and James Durbin take center stage. All three are safe.

Naima Adedapo and Stefano Langone take center stage. One is safe, one isn’t.

Stefano is safe; Naima in the bottom three.

Karen Rodriguez and Thia Megia take center stage. Karen goes to the Bottom 3 seat as Thia goes to the safe seat and we have three girls in the Bottom 3.

Next up are the Black Eyed Peas doing the premiere performance of “Just Can’t Get Enough.” They dedicate it to the Japanese people but I just don’t get that part. Nice gesture but it should have been something else.

Next: Naima goes back to the couch first. Then Haley is sent back. Karen is left to sing for her life and the judges’ save. She performs “Hero”. She begs to stay but to no avail. Goodbye as Randy delivers the bad news.



Jacob Lusk
Lauren Alaina
Casey Abrams
Paul McDonald

Scotty McCreery
Pia Toscano
James Durbin
Stefano Langone
Thia Megia
Naima Adedapo
Haley Reinhart


Naima Adedapo: Sent back first
Haley Reinhart: Sent back second
Karen Rodriguez: Sent home