This year, American Idol introduced a new rule: THE JUDGES’ SAVE POWER. The judges (unanymously) can save a contestant from elimination. So if a contestant is due for kick out, the judges can ’save’ them this week and there will be a double elimination next week. The judges can only save one contestant for the whole season (upto Top 5 only). They announce the decision after the contestant sings the song that got them booted out.
Tagalized American Idol show:
Ryan Seacrest: Ok! Ikaw ang pinaka-ayaw ng mga Amerikano, kaya… kanta ka na!
Contestant with the lowest number of votes then sings. After singing..
Judges: Hindi ka gusto ng mga Amerikano… at… ayaw rin namin sa’yo. Kaya sorry, hindi ka ligtas.