Ryan Seacrest kicked off yesterday's episode of American Idol with a touching tribute to his close friend, Dick Clark. Dick Clark passed away yesterday at the age of 82, and Ryan, noticeably somber, said to the audience, "We can't begin tonight's show without acknowledging the passing of a television pioneer and my dear friend, Dick Clark. Without Dick, a show like this would not exist. He will be missed greatly." The energy level only rose from that point forward, with the contestants singing two songs each. The show's first hour was packed with post-millennium number one hits, followed by a second hour full of soulful classics.
Judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, and Steven Tyler were on point with their critiques, but it wasn't what J Lo said, more what she wore, that got viewers attention. Jennifer entered in a Hervé Leger dress that seemed to put a smile on Ryan's face! Last week, Randy, Jennifer, and Steven used their only save following 16-year-old Jessica Sanchez's shocking elimination. Tonight, though, one of the remaining seven contestants will certainly be sent packing. It will be another exciting evening, featuring performances from LMFAO and previous Idol winner Kris Allen. Who do you think will be sent home this week?