American Idol Sends Devin Velez Home on Elimination Night

It only takes one bad performance to end someone’s dream on American Idol.

Back in season 5, Kellie Pickler “butchered” (her word, not ours) “Unchained Melody,” and was unceremoniously sent home. In a previous season, frontrunner Constantine Maroulis left the competition after an unpleasant version of Nickelback’s “How You Remind Me.”

American Idol's Guys Explain Their Motown Disaster

It was a moment every American Idol contestant dreads – live, in front of millions, a song goes off the rails.

The nightmare came true for Burnell Taylor, Devin Velez and Lazaro Arbos during Motown Night on Wednesday, as the three finalists botched a group performance of “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch),” the 1965 hit by the Four Tops.