That thud you just heard was David Archuleta falling off the lock-to-win-it top branch of the “American Idol” tree. His horrendous version of “We Can Work It Out” — complete with forgetting the lyrics — would have eliminated him in earlier rounds.

Meanwhile, Chikezie and Dave Cook become the leaders on the guys’ side, while Brooke White and Carly The Ringer top the women. Based solely on tonight’s performances, look for David Hernandez to go home tomorrow night.