One contestant was eliminated from "American Idol" Thursday night, while another singer was hospitalized and didn't appear on the show.
Ashthon Jones received the lowest number of viewers' votes and was sent home. Haley Reinhart and Karen Rodriguez joined her in the bottom three.
Early in the show, we learned Casey Abrams -- arguably this season's front-runner -- was hospitalized and would not appear on stage.
UPDATE: Later, Casey tweeted, "hey guys, thanks for the well wishes, I got some nice fresh blood in me and feeling better. People at Idol & Cedars are treatin me real good."
Spoiler site says that whenever Casey gets stressed out, he has stomach bleeding. Casey was hospitalized earlier this season for stomach pains.
Thirty million votes came in this week, according to host Ryan Seacrest. The judges' save is back in effect this season.
After learning she was eliminated, Ashthon performed her Diana Ross tune ("When You Tell Me That You Love Me") again. The judges chose not to use the save.
Diddy-Dirty Money (with Skylar Grey) and Adam Lambert performed on Thursday's show. The top 13 "Idol" contestants sang a medley of Michael Jackson tunes.
Weigh in: Did the right person go home? Can Casey handle the pressure of "Idol"? Do you like the new goodbye song?