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05/17/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Idol : Judges Refuse To Save Lacey Brown; Top 11 Back Tuesday

Lacey Brown was the first contestant to be dumped from the Top 12 on American Idol. Though her reviews for performing "Ruby Tuesday" on Rolling Stones night were okay, Lacey found herself in the bottom three, along with Paige Miles (who was still fighting laryngitis) and the pin up-able but lambasted Tim Urban. A stunned Urban was the first to be told he was safe. It came down to Paige and Lacey and Lacey was the one with the lowest vote total. If Urban can stay out of the bottom two with his universally derided reggae spin on "Under My Thumb," his looks should keep him safe for a few weeks.

Paige and Lacey were left to face off. The judges can use one "save" per season, giving the person with the lowest votes one more chance. (The following week, two people will be sent packing and the save is only good until the show reaches the Top 5.) Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson confirmed one of them was worth saving but apparently it was the under the weather Paige and not Lacey.

The show began with former Idol winner David Cook performing a solid version of "Jumping Jack Flash," talking up an album in the works and his upcoming trip to Africa for Idol Gives Back. Later performances included Orianthi doing her new single "According To You" (then delivering a thoroughly unremarkable anecdote about auditioning for Michael Jackson) and Ke$ha's Gaga-like "Blah Blah Blah."

Do you agree it was Lacey's time to go or should the judges have used their save?

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