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It was an emotional evening on American Idol's results show (May 2), when the final three contestants were revealed. The save was out of the question this week, and scores from last week were combined with this week's voting to determine who among Angie Miller, Amber Holcomb, Candice Glover and Kree Harrison would move on.
The group singalong was Beyoncé's "Crazy In Love" re-imagined as a big-band swing tune for The Great Gatsby film coming soon. Candice sounded awesome, as usual, and Amber showed off an ability to do the strutting dance moves that her idols love.
Jimmy Iovine's thoughts on the contestants were brief this week.
"It just wasn't the song she needed it to be," he said about Angie's rendition of Rihanna's "Diamonds."
"She's a great singer, with the wrong song," in response to Amber's performance of Pink's "Just Give Me a Reason."
"If I'm Bruno Mars, I'd go write a song for Candice's album right now," he said, praising Candice's performances.
"Kree just hasn't lived up to her full potential over the last two weeks," he noted, saying she might be in trouble.
Idol Season 7 champ David Cook was back in the house, singing his new song "Lay Me Low." Black Eyed Pea Will.i.am dropped by to perform another song from The Great Gatsby, an electronic dance number called "Bang Bang." Harry Connick Jr. also crooned out a tune.
Just prior to the results, Ryan Seacrest asked Nicki for her last thoughts. "I'm happy that America got the best four of the competition to the top four," she said.
Angie was the first contestant through, followed by Candice. Kree Harrison was the last one to make it through, meaning Amber was headed home.
For her final performance, Amber went back to "I Believe in You and Me." The final three sobbed, and Ryan trotted Amber's dad out onto the stage as she collapsed in tears.
She's young and incredibly talented, so here's hoping she stays with it after the tour.