'American Idol' recap: The results 0
Lazaro, Angie and Kree. (FOX)
They - as in 34 million American Idol voters - finally came to their senses and realized they didn't want to be close to Lazaro anymore.
After Laz, the last man standing on American Idol, butchered the Carpenters' Close to You on Wednesday night's show, the cute Cuban who stuttered was finally gone, gone, gone from the show Thursday night after overstaying his welcome given his obvious lack of talent.
In the end, it came down to Lazaro and Whitney Houston wannabe Amber in the bottom two.
But when Amber was deemed safe, Laz had to sing for his survival with Feelin' Good but the judges didn't use their save.
"Okay sounds good," said Lazaro. "No problem guys."
Collectively, those shaking their heads over Laz's mindboggling longevity breathed a sigh of relief.
Now, it's an all girls contest with the final five - Candice, Kree, Angie, Janelle and Amber - back to sing next Wednesday night.
Speaking of American Idol females, Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson showed up to sing her latest single, People Like Us, on Thursday night and proved why she won with her powerful pipes despite her nervousness over having to sing in front of judge Mariah Carey.
"If I had been one of them having to audition, I would have vomited on stage," said Clarkson.
Actor-singer Kevin Bacon, in the audience, agreed: "Oh, my God, I would be terrified. I see people (on this show) and wish I could sing like them."
If you missed Thursday night's episode, here's a recap of our live chat during the show: