Idol favorite Casey Abrams missed last nights elimination show on FOX.  He had to be taken to the hospital.  No word on what the issue was, but Casey has suffered from severe stomach pains in the past.

Turns out he didn't need to be there.  Casey sailed through to next week.  His rendition of Joe Cocker's "A Little Help From My Friends" was a highlight on Wednesday night.

The news of Casey overshadowed the elimination of Ashton Jones.  You may recall, she was saved by the judges wild card pick last week.  She didn't get enough votes to stick around this week either.  And although the judges have 1 save for the season, they didn't use it to save Ashton.  She was in the bottom 3 with Haley Reinhart and Karen Rodriguez.

Country favorite Scotty McCreery made it through with flying colors.  The top 12 will be back next Wednesday night on FOX at 8.