Carrie Underwood Brings Out Seasons Best

American Idol Semi-Finals 5th Judge: Carrie Underwood Brings Out Season's Best, Top 3 Revealed

FINNEAS offered the contestants a break with a great performance of his new single as the Top 5 hit the stage twice

and made a very hard choice for America -- which they still managed to screw up!

Tonight was going to break hearts no matter what happened because everyone left in the competition is incredible

but “American Idol” voters still managed to keep the weakest performer of the night and send home one of the season’s must unique artists.

Carrie Underwood, arguably the most successful “Idol” alum, was their mentor for the first round of the competition