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'American Idol': Who will go home tonight? Will there be another shocker?

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Idol Elimination
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If Jennifer Lopez has her way, Lauren Alaina and Haley Reinhart will remain comfortably ensconced on the velvet benches of safety during tonight’s American Idol results show, while one of the six male finalists will finally go home. Sorry, J.Lo. Last week, I predicted an all-male bottom three (yeah, not so much), but this week, alas, I’m afraid that Haley’s perfectly pleasant performance of “Call Me” — which caused Randy to invoke the dreaded “k” word (i.e. karaoke) — may reacquaint her with the silver stools of doom. Who will join her? With Stefano’s triumphant full-court pimpage likely boosting him to safety, recent history suggests the safe bet is on Paul McDonald and Jacob Lusk. But in a season as wildly unpredictable as this one, I’m wondering if Scotty McCreery’s decision to sing the decidedly old fashioned country song “I Cross My Heart” — and his cringe-y, off-pitch high note at the end — may severely dampen his support and send him to the bottom three for the first time. (Yeah, probably not.)

But who do you think is in the bottom three, and who is going home? Vote in the polls below, and then explain why in the comments:

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