Shocker on ‘American Idol" — Favorite Is Voted Off

There will be a stunning turn of events on “American Idol” tonight, because our sources has learned one of the absolute favorites to win the competition will be eliminated.

Sources connected with the show tell our sources … producers are scrambling to persuade the judges to use their “save” on the contestant.

We”re told producers actually thought 2 of the 3 contestants in the bottom tonight were strong candidates to win the entire competition.

And we”re told the person who is booted tonight is the one producers thought was the strongest on the show, and they are as stunned over the vote as they were when Jennifer Hudson was kicked off the show.