Sam Woolf Eliminated After Surprise Twist on ‘American Idol’


American Idol gave the power of elimination over to the contestants for the first time on Thursday night.

For the surprise twist, Ryan explained to the Top 5 that they could either send home the person with the lowest amount of votes or let that person be safe and then two contestants will be sent home next Thursday.

But the votes were not unanimous to wait another week … so it was announced that Sam Woolf was going home.

Although the votes were anonymous, some people were claiming Alex and Jena were the ones who cast the “no” cards, which Sam denied on Twitter.