'Idol' Judges Storm Stage; Use Save For Standout Contestant

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"American Idol" had a stage invasion on Thursday night, when the judging panel leapt from their table after one of the favorites to win Season 11 was forced to sing for the save.

(SPOILER - this story contains the results of "Idol.")

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It was teenager Jessica Sanchez who was told she had the fewest amount of votes on Thursday, and while performing for the judges in hopes of staying on the competition, Jennifer Lopez stormed on to the stage, followed by Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson.

Jennifer quickly grabbed the mic from a stunned 16-year-old Jessica, who just moments before had been in the bottom 3 with Joshua Ledet and Elise Testone.

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"Give me that mic, this is crazy! Yes, we're using the save, you ain't going home. Go sit down, go sit down," Jennifer said, nudging Jessica to join her fellow "Idol" contenders. "Go sit down!"

Already shocked, the crowd quickly stood up and began screaming over the exciting moment.

Randy then chimed in.

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"We are saving Jessica, without any doubt. Let me just say this. For myself, Steven and Jennifer, this girl is one of the best singers in America! Ever!" he said. "Are you kidding me? Please everybody... Please vote for the best, it's about finding the best. I mean, come on!"

Ryan Seacrest then asked Jessica, who many had picked to make it far in the competition, if she expected the save.

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"I don't expect anything," the shocked teen said. "I just do what I do and you know whatever happens, happens. And I just want people to know that I've been working hard my whole life."

As a result of the save, two contestants will be eliminated next week.

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