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Jessica Sanchez voted off 'American Idol,' angry judges save her

The judges rushed the stage to save Jessica

The judges rushed the stage to save Jessica Sanchez, who faced elimination. (April 12, 2012) Photo Credit: Fox

"American Idol" favorites Jessica Sanchez and Joshua Ledet are in the bottom three in a shocker, along with Elise Testone. Ryan Seacrest pretty quickly sends Ledet back to safety.

And then in an utterly ridiculous turn of events, Sanchez is the bottom vote-getter! Audience is booing, the other contestants are shocked, judges are yelling.

She starts to sing "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" to convince the judges to save her -- oh, and in something we've never seen before, Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson storm up on stage after she starts to sing and interrupt.

Lopez shouts, "You're not going home! This is ridiculous! We're using the save!" An angry Jackson then grabs the mike and says, "This girl is one of the best singers in America -- are you kidding me?! Everyone, please vote for the best!"

Sanchez tells Seacrest she wasn't surprised, "I don't expect anything -- whatever happens happens, and I just want people to know that I've been working hard my entire life."

She winds up finishing the song with everyone standing with her. An extraordinary past few minutes on this show.

And yeah, fans are crazy if they really think she's the worst of the final seven. Not sure what happened -- she's never been in the bottom three all year, and is clearly, along with Ledet, way better than everyone else this year.

Ironic that Jennifer Hudson performed on the show tonight. She's got an Oscar and a Grammy, but famously came in seventh on the third season "Idol."

She wasn't as great when she was on the show as Sanchez has been, though.

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