Country favorite Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina opened American Idol with a duet.  They took on Randy Travis' and recently, Carrie Underwood's remake of "I Told You So."  After, they were both told they were safe to sing another week.  Both did a really good job with the song.  I'm sure they made both Randy and Carrie proud.

It came down to Paul McDonald, Thia Megia and Naima Adedapo.  One was safe, the two went home.  The ladies were eliminated after 55 million votes came in.  That's  the most votes for this early in the season.

The top 9 return next Wednesday night at 8 on FOX.