Did I say 'his'? Yup, a male. There was an issue before that 'gender bias' exist in Idol voting and many predicted that it is going to be an all-male finale. However, after tonight's elimination round only one man remain who will be competing against the two remaining female contenders next week.
James Durbin was the one voted off tonight. While many expected James to make it to the finals and bring home the American Idol title, his time was rather cut short, leaving everyone stunned.
And then there were three. After James' elimination, the Top 3 were revealed - Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina and Haley Reinhart.
Meanwhile, before the announcement of the results the following preformances were staged:
James Durbin and Scotty McCreery, "Start a Band"
Haley Reinhart and Lauren Alaina, "Gunpowder and Lead"
Lady Gaga, "You and I"
Enrique Iglesias, "Dirty Dancer" and "I Like It"
Jordin Sparks, "I Am Woman"
Steven Tyler, "It Feels So Good"