Following a night of strong performances, most of the contestants likely felt positive about their chances of making it through to next week, with the judges giving a big shout-out to the likes of Caleb Johnson (who rocked Led Zeppelin's "Dazed and Confused") and Jena Irene (who wowed with her rendition of Evanescence's "Bring Me to Life").
Caleb, Jena Irene and the other members of the Top 9 didn't have to wait long. With the show now 30 minutes shorter than in previous weeks, Seacrest wasted no time during the half-hour results show before announcing Sam Woolf, C.J. Harris and Majesty Rose as the bottom three contestants after the nationwide vote.
After Sam and C.J. were sent back to the safety of the contestants' lounge, Majesty was tasked with singing for her survival.
She vied for the one judges' save of the season with a performance of Pharrell Williams's "Happy," singing confidently but later holding back tears as she waited for the final decision.
Ultimately, judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. decided not to use the save, and Majesty was sent packing.
"This has been the hardest deliberation from us," Urban said. "And by a narrow margin, we are not going to use our save tonight."