"Will Jennifer find the strength to go on?" Ryan Seacrest said at the start of the show. "Jennifer knows the show must go on."
As usual, judges Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson had a fun time watching the contestants squirm as they joked around with the big decision. There were some sad departures, including 15-year-old Jacee Badeaux and Jessica Cunningham (rejected on her 25th birthday), but plenty of happy tears as well.