Ben Briley performs Bennie and the Jets Wednesday night on American Idol.
Ben Briley performs Bennie and the Jets Wednesday night on American Idol. (FOX Photo)

Tonight marked one of the cruelest cuts of the season on American Idol.

Advancing contestants make the Idol summer tour; the eliminated contestant misses out.

And that means the Season 13 summer tour will be without Ben Briley.

A subpar performance of "Bennie and the Jets" landed Ben in the bottom three Thursday night.

When the judges declined to use their only save, Ben was ousted from the competition.

For a recap of tonight's show, head here.