If you happened to catch American Idol last night, Ryan unveiled Idol's new game changer--the judges can now save one hopeful in each competition.
Unfortunately for Jasmine and Jorge, they weren't saved. But the public decided to give Anoop Desai another chance. The North Carolina singer was saved from elimination during the program’s results show on Wednesday evening and will perform again next week alongside the 10 other remaining Idol hopefuls.
Idol's new game changer will allow Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and new judge Kara DioGuardi to save one hopeful, just once in the competition.
Ryan Seacrest explained that the new rule came as a result of the shock that fans expressed when former “American Idol” contestants Tamyra Gray (Season 1), Jennifer Hudson (Season 3), Chris Daughtry (Season 5) and Michael Johns (Season 7) were all booted from the show well before the finals.
“America, you told us that they left the competition too early and in response to that we’re introducing a new rule this season: The Judges’ Save,” Ryan explained.
“From this point forward, up until the Top 5, the judges can save one contestant from elimination, just once. It has to be unanimous, and, once they use the save, they cannot use it again the entire season. The week they use the save, no one will be eliminated, but the next week, two will go. That’s the new rule.”
“The whole point of this competition is America votes for who they wanna save,” Simon said. “If someone happens to be at the bottom and if we think they deserve another chance, we’re going to give them another chance.”
Were you upset to see Jasmine and Jorge go? Who are you rooting for?