By Phil Stacey
The show opened with a performance of "School's Out" featuring the 4 contestants remaining in season 8 of American Idol, along with Slash, who mentored the group this week. It was rock and roll week in Hollywood - and Adam Lambert clearly won the battle.
Tonight's elimination episode featured a performance by Chris Daughtry who was actually eliminated on Top 4 week of Season 5. He stands as a testament that any of these incredibly talented performers can go on to achieve incredible things in the music industry if they are given the opportunity.
No Doubt also made an appearance, as well as judge Paula Abdul - her first ever performance on the American Idol stage.
When all the votes were counted - 64 million to be exact - the top 3 were announced. And when the dust had cleared, it was Allison Irahetta left standing center stage - At 17 years old, Allison was eliminated from Season 7. Allison, the young singer from Los Angeles is best known for her powerful rocker voice that has been compared by many to Kelly Clarkson.
Tune in next week to see the Top 3 battle it out for a spot in finals.