Scott MacIntyre was shown to the "American Idol" door last night, after the singer/pianist failed to convince the judging panel to save him.
"This is really tough," Simon told Scott after he repeated his performance of Survivor's "The Search is Over." "I really, really like you, Scott. I'm looking over there, and I think there's a bunch of talented singers. This decision isn't just based on you. It's whether I think -- or we think -- someone is more talented over there. This is the problem."
Cowell said two of the show's four judges wanted to save Scott, while two of them wanted to send him packing. MacIntyre begged for another chance, but in the end, the panel decided to let him go. He makes it into Wiki as the first blind contestant on the show.
Lil Rounds and Anoop Desai joined MacIntyre in the bottom three -- and "Idol" host Ryan Seacrest announced that a mere 30,000 votes out of 34 million separated Scott from Anoop.
Kara, Paula, Randy and Simon all gushed over Adam Lambert's Tuesday performance once again, which Cowell gave a standing ovation. "I was extremely honored," Lambert said of Cowell's gesture. "I really appreciate that gesture. There's really nothing else I can say. I have never seen that before... I'm flattered."
Seven singers remain -- who will be the next superstar hopeful asked to leave the stage? "American Idol" returns Tuesday on Fox.