AMERICA VOTED: And we'll want to talk.
Big Mike, Andrew Garcia, Aaron Kelly in the bottom three; Big Mike eliminated and saved.
Yes, the judges only have one save per season, and no, I don't think that Mike's going to go farther than final 4-5. But he's certainly good enough to keep around and forgive one mistake, and, yes, it'd be awful to eliminate the last African American in the competition this soon. He's also someone charismatic, talented and creative enough to rebound with the fanbase after this one bad week, someone smart enough that with his back against the wall, it was time to trot out "This Woman's Work" again.
I'll tell you who should feel worried tonight: Siobhan Magnus, because she's the potential Final Two entrant who's been shakiest thus far, and there just went her margin of error. Next week is going to be tense as hell -- 22% of the field is going home, something you ordinarily wouldn't get until the Final Four. Wow.
[Also, Young David Archuleta and his Dead, Dead Eyes still suck.]