Ryan Seacrest and Casey AbramsEvery season there is at least one elimination that shocks everyone. That's the primary reason that 'American Idol' added the "Judge's Save." It allows the panel to save one contestant from America's bad choices. And this week, they were put to the test.

It came down to Haley Reinhart and Casey Abrams for the final slot in the Bottom Three. Haley, who's been there the past two weeks, and Casey who's been a favorite since the beginning. Shock spread across the studio when Haley was sent to safety.

It went from shock to horror when it was announced Casey was the one who received the least votes and would be sent packing, unless the judges used their "Save." With only one per season, it's rarely seriously considered this early. Certainly Casey didn't expect it. Watch the video after the jump.