AMERICA VOTED: You know the drill.
No formal final three or two; all we know is that Casey Abrams will not be the next American Idol. Well, it's not like we didn't know that already, but now it's official. As Kyle Buchanan put it, there was the increasing fear that we had created another Taylor Hicks (only Hebrew), and the "Hey, It's Awesome To See Someone Who Looks/Acts/Sings Like That On Idol" : "Oh, Wait, That's It?" ratio kept shifting in an unfavorable direction for the most part. Whether he went before Jacob or vice versa, the result was going to be the same by the end.
Do catch his farewell "I Put A Spell On You" if you can; it's rather sweet for a lot of good reasons.