Sam Woolf performs Wednesday night on American Idol.
Sam Woolf performs Wednesday night on American Idol. (FOX Photo)

At the top of Thursday's results show on American Idol, Ryan Seacrest promised a shocking twist.

Then, when the results were about to be announced, he gave the remaining five contestants a choice.

They could keep everyone around for another week and or opt for one elimination as normal.

But in order to choose the first option, the vote would need to be unanimous, and two singers would go home next week.

The Idols opted for a normal elimination, and so ended the Idol run of Sam Woolf.

For more on the elimination show, head here.