Steve rushes through the voting instructions, gives us the recap of the performances (Melanie's should really show her emotional throw-down instead of the singing, if you ask me), and comes back with everyone onstage with him (including the choir and the contestants' loved ones, not counting God) to open the phone lines. "And on a personal note, guys, it's been a special night." Only seven will be back next week. As Steve says, "G'night bye bye!"
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