Colton Dixon and Skylar Laine Dating?! Plus, 'Idol' Recap

Love was in the air on "American Idol" Wednesday night.

Former lovers and No Doubt bandmates Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal mentored the top 8 finalists, while Ryan Seacrest called out a hot new couple alert between contestants Colton Dixon and Skylar Laine.


The alleged lovebirds gave a solid performance of "Islands in the Stream" last night, after which Ryan Seacrest teased that their chemistry seemed very real.

When Skylar was asked about the rumors, she told E! Online, "Twitter is sooo funny... I've been getting a lot of tweets that ask, 'Are you and Colton Dixon dating?' and I just kind of blow it off, but then Ryan comes onstage and says, 'Well that was real believable!' We just cleared it up backstage. Me and Colton are not dating, that would be kind of weird. Colton is one of my best friends!"

The evening in recap: Deandrew Brackensick, Jessica Sanchez, Phillip Phillips, Joshual Ledet and Colton and Skylar all received glowing reviews from the judges. Hollie Cavanagh and Elise Testone left with less-than-stellar performances.

With another cut coming tonight, Elise isn't worried about the elimination. "I try not to think about it, and right before it happens, I get the worst anxiety ever!"