March 30, 2012 02:02:03 GMT
The judges decide not to use their 'save' card just yet as Steven Tyler explains, 'You saw it come last week... Unfortunately, after talking, we're going to have to let you go.'
Heejun Han's fun and quirky performance will no longer be seen on "American Idol" next week. The South Korea-born guy has been voted off the show on Thursday, March 29, after landing on the bottom three along with Skylar Laine and Hollie Cavanagh.
Ryan Seacrest later declared Skylar and Hollie safe, letting Heejun sing for his life. The 22-year-old singing hopeful reprised his performance of Donnie Hathaway's "A Song for You", but it was not good enough to convince the judges to use their "save" privilege.
"Heejun, let the record show that you knew this was coming yourself. You saw it come last week... Unfortunately, after talking, we're going to have to let you go," Steven Tyler delivered the bad news. Meanwhile, Jennifer Lopez couldn't help tearing up because she thought Heejun is delightful.
Heejun was criticized last week for not taking the show seriously. He's back this week with a new positive attitude and earned the judges' favors. "You don't make it this far by mistake. He is here because we know he can sing that way," J.Lo said following his performance on Wednesday, March 28.
During the results show, the winner of "Idol" last season Scotty McCreery returned to the stage to cater the audience with his rendition of "Water Tower Town". Nicki Minaj was another musical performer, singing "Starships".
The "Your Love" hitmaker additionally showed her interest to be a guest judge on the reality series. "I was hoping maybe I could come back and be a guest judge," she told Seacrest after her performance. "J.Lo, can you scoot over a little bit?"