We were expecting to learn who would be in the American Idol Top 10 last week -- and also who would be on this summer's tour. But Idol has always been fond of the fakeout, and Thursday's results show was full of them. In what Ryan Seacrest promised would be a shocking result, Casey Abrams learned he'd gotten the lowest number of votes and would be out, unless the judges decided to use their single "save" of the season, which seemed like a longshot. Abrams was singing "I Don't Need No Doctor" when Randy Jackson interrupted him to tell him they were indeed saving him. Abrams got pale and visibly shaky, and viewers -- especially those who knew he'd been hospitalized twice so far this season -- had to be wondering whether he really did need a doctor. "It's the Top 11," he exhorted the judges. "Why would you do this?" He got an even bigger shock when Seacrest told him that the rules stated that if the save were used during the cut to 10, that the Top 11 would be included on the coming concert tour. Two contestants will be cut on Thursday's results show. Could it possible have as many surprises as this week? We'll have to tune in. Here's where the Top 11 stand so far.
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