Deandre Brackensick, Hollie Cavanagh and Elise Testone ultimately formed the bottom three this week, and despite being a long-standing favorite of Lopez, DeAndre was told he would have to sing for his tonight.
Unfortunately, the judges declined to use their save on 17-year-old, but Lopez later revealed that she had opted to keep DeAndre in the competition, but had been out-voted by her peers.
Initially chosen to be in the Top 13 as a "Wild Card" finalist, DeAndre consistently scored high praise for his performances. Just last night, judge Steven Tyler exalted the singer for starting off the show with a bang with his crowd pleasing rendition of DeBarge's 1982 hit, I Like It.
Tune in next week to see the final seven compete when American Idol returns Wednesday on FOX.