In one of the most emotional moments of all ten seasons of American Idol, judges Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson used their save card to keep Casey Abrams in the competition. As is the custom, when it was announced that Casey had gotten the least amount of votes and was in danger not only of being off the show, but out of the summer tour, he was asked to sing one last time to convince the judges to keep him in the competition.
The judges can step in and save one singer only per season. While Casey was singing, host Ryan Seacrest ran up and stopped him mid-song. Casey looked shocked, then when he was told the judges were saving him, his hands flew to his mouth and he collapsed to his knees in disbelief. Casey has been one of the favorites so far this year with his unique style and strong voice and the judges knew immediately what their decision was when they realized what was happening. When Randy told him, “We know who you are Casey, we don’t need to hear you sing anymore,” Casey said afterwards he thought that meant they’d already decided not to keep him. Jackson continued, saying it was “crazy” that Casey was in danger of leaving the show. Tyler added, “We’ve made a decision together here. We’re going to keep you.” Lopez also voiced her disbelief at Casey having been in the bottom three. Next week, the two singers with the lowest votes will be going home, but Ryan announced that all 11 will be going on the summer tour. What do you think? Should Casey have been saved from going home? Who was your favorite? Who do you think should go home?