Idol Judges Issue First 'Save'

Even so, Simon says he probably won't win
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2009 12:04 AM CDT
Idol Judges Issue First 'Save'
The 13 finalists of "American Idol" pose together at the American Idol Top 13 Party in Los Angeles, Thursday, March 5, 2009.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

No one was eliminated from American Idol last night, with the judges using their new one-time save power to keep Matt Giraud from being voted off, AP reports. The bad news? Giraud still doesn’t “really have any chance of winning the competition,” Simon Cowell said. Because the judges invoked the rule, two contestants will head home next week. (Read more American Idol stories.)

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