With the judges' "save" option having expired, "American Idol" fans were left to wonder how the show would finish out the season without falling short of its scheduled May 16 finale.
During Wednesday's performance show, host Ryan Seacrest hinted at a "surprise twist" to come, and on Thursday the surprise was revealed:
No one gets eliminated this week.
Yes, the Top 4 finalist will get a do-over next week -- a twist that we could see coming from miles away.
"And the person who could be at risk tonight is ... no one!" said Seacrest near the end of the show.
That doesn't mean, however, that the 38 million votes cast this week are all for naught. They'll be carried over and added to the tally next week when the Top 4 will be whittled to three.
As for where the singers rank this week, Seacrest revealed that the Top 2 consisted of Angie Miller and Kree Harrison, while the Bottom 2 was made up of Amber Holcolmb and Candice Glover. So Miller and Harrison already have a head start going into next week.
The show included performances by Season 10 alum Stefano Langone, who sang "Yes to Love" off his upcoming album, and Season 9 champ Lee Dewyze, who debuted "Silver Lining," a song he wrote.
In addition, Glover got a surprise visit from Drake, who said her voice sounded "angelic" when she performed his hit, "Find Your Love," on Wednesday.