Colton Dixon Voted Off American Idol Pictures

Jennifer Lopez and the American Idol Judges Say Goodbye to Colton Dixon

The judges were met with a round of applause upon their entrance.

American Idol rocked its West Hollywood studios last night with performances from LMFAO and former winner Kris Allen. The program closed by sending home Colton Dixon. Colton received the fewest amount of votes following his Wednesday night arrangements of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" and Earth, Wind & Fire's "September." Next week the six remaining hopefuls return to face the judges, inching closer to the May 24 finale when the next Idol is crowned.

LMFAO got the crowd on their feet last night, and today they have even more reason to celebrate. The 2012 Billboard Music Award nominees were announced this morning, and just behind Adele, who earned 18 nods, was LMFAO with a staggering 17 nominations for their Party Rockers album. The Billboard Music Awards take place May 20 with major acts in the music industry expected to perform their chart-topping hits.