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“American Idol” Results: Home Stretch

Candice Glover, Angie Miller, Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb
American Idol top four: Candice Glover, Angie Miller, Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb
Photos by Michael Yarish/ FOX

Finally we hit that night on American Idol tonight (April 18) where, for the first time since we chose the Top 10, a girl would go home. Or would she? (Hint: yes,)

The awkward group singalong was a medley of Donna Summer's songs, including “Last Dance,” “Heaven Knows,” “Dim All the Lights” and “She Works Hard for the Money.” Amber Holcomb, strutting on the stage in some hot pants, was clearly made for this moment.

Looking at highlights from last night Jimmy Iovine thought Angie Miller was more believable behind the piano on "I'll Stand By You" than doing Beyoncé's "Halo." Not sure I agree, but are you going to believe me or the mega-successful record executive?

Oh, and Idol played a joke on Candice Glover because Paula Abdul was actually there to give her hugs and congratulate her on doing such a cool version of “Straight Up.” Seriously, this is like Idol OG representing. “I was really moved that you shared your beautiful vocals on a song that's been a best friend to me,” Paula told Candice. 

Janelle Arthur got a note from Dolly, who said, “We know you're not dumb and we know you’re not blonde. You're very talented and very special.”

It’s also been like the season of Idol alums, so Clay Aiken was back in the house to perform, as well as Fantasia Barrino. In the audience were Jordin Sparks and LaToya London. 

Safe contestants, in order, were Candice Glover, Angie Miller and Amber Holcomb. So the two country girls were the bottom two, for major dramatic effect.

As many predicted, it was Janelle Arthur in danger of going home. She went back to her very cool Supremes cover “You Keep Me Hangin’ On.” So I thought the judges had to use the save, and I was wrong. 

They decided not to use it. So hey, Janelle, we like you. Come on over to Nashville and give us a shot.