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Video: Keith Urban Performs 'Long Hot Summer' on 'American Idol' Results Show

March 29, 2013 (8:28 am) GMT
Former 'American Idol' contestants from previous seasons, Colton Dixon and Katharine McPhee, also take the stage as musical guests.

Before which one of the top 8 contestants going home on "" was announced, took the stage to sing a song. The country music crooner left his seat on the judging panel to deliver his latest single "Long Hot Summer" off his seventh studio album "Get Closer".

The husband of actress received standing ovation from fellow judges. was even seen holding up a "#1 Keith Urban Fan" sign. "That is how you do it," said. "So seamless and wonderful," before sending him back to his judge spot.

Before the Aussie singer sang, former "Idol" alums and were welcomed back to the singing competition in separate sets. The former took the stage solo performing "Love Has Come for Me", and the latter collaborated with for "I Lose Myself".

18-year-old Devin Velez from Chicago, Illinois was sent home that night, despite his impressive performance the night before. He sang "It's Impossible" to woo the judges to keep him on the show, but they decided to let him go. His exit left Mariah in tears.

Later in a post-elimination interview, he gave a hint that was the one who didn't want to save him. "I think I know who didn't want to put me through," he said, without mentioning any name. "She has a lot of girl power. And a lot of girl thoughts -- maybe she just wants a girl to win."


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