American Idol's New Rule

On tonight's American Idol, host Ryan Seacrest announced this season's "big twist."

It's actually pretty interesting.

In order to prevent the best singers from being prematurely eliminated -- like what happened to Jennifer Hudson, Chris Daughtry and Michael Johns -- the Idol team has introduced "the save."

For the rest of the season, the judges have one -- yes, just one -- save. So, if someone gets sent home who the judges think deserves a second chance, they can save that person from elimination. No one will go home that night, but two people will go home the following week.

Considering the judges can only use this save once, I have a feeling they'll wait until it gets down to fewer contestants. I can't imagine they'd waste it now, since we don't know the singers well enough to know if they really deserve to stay.

What do you think? Do you like the new rule?

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