Ten of American Idol's Top 20 ladies performed for the judges at the Mirage in Las Vegas Wednesday in a sudden death round, at the end of which five were sent packing. (The same format will be applied to the guys on Thursday's show.) It's the first time the show has ever done a sudden death round, and the judges' decisions of who to send home were difficult but unanimous, according to host Ryan Seacrest.
"The reality is, we're sending people home tonight that are insanely talented," Keith Urban told Seacrest during the cuts.
Here's a breakdown of who advanced to the live competitions and who was eliminated: