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American Idol Sends First Finalist Home

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American Idol brought back the judges' save last night, as the panel will have one chance to unanimously override the votes and prevent a contestant from going home over the next few weeks.

Alas, that did not make a difference for Ashthon Jones, who became the first season 10 finalist eliminated. As viewers listened to the new exit song - David Cook's cover of Simple Minds' "Don't You (Forget About Me)" - Jones broke down and was comforted by her former competitors.

Think viewers made the right choice?

Ashthon and Ryan

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Yes the correct person went home. The best part about last night's show was David Cook's verison of Don't You (Forget About Me). Diddy and Adam's performance were so-so. Nothing to write home about.