American Idol Episode Recap: The Top 8 Revealed

American Idol has certainly raised its game on results show this year. After Casey's shocking save two weeks ago, it seemed nothing would come close to matching that intensity and craziness. But Thursday's show turned viewers on their heads once more. Just as I was mocking the overly dramatic intro packages and laughing at Ryan Seacrest for once again promising  what "could be shocking" results, America's votes indeed gave everyone  — viewers, contestants, and most certainly the judges — a jolt.

So let's break it down...


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