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COUNTDOWN TO GRAND FINALE BEGINS AS TOP FIVE FINALISTS PERFORM LIVE WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, ON FOX.

Season Four AMERICAN IDOL Winner and Grammy Award Winner Carrie Underwood and World-Renowned Rock Band Coldplay to Perform on Next Results Show Thursday, May 3.

On Thursday, April 26, 2012 Fox announced that last night, America cast a season-high 58 million votes for their favorite finalists on AMERICAN IDOL. Tonight, host Ryan Seacrest revealed that Elise Testone received the fewest number of votes and was eliminated from the competition. Also on tonight’s results show, Katy Perry performed her hit, “Part of Me,” and AMERICAN IDOL Season 10 finalist Stefano Langone performed his new single, “I’m On A Roll,” featuring Ben J of New Boyz. In addition, the official touring Queen tribute, The Queen Extravaganza, performed Queen’s classic smash hit “Somebody To Love,” along with original Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor.

With only four performance shows left in the season, tune in next week, Wednesday, May 2 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), when the Top Five – Hollie Cavanagh, Skylar Laine, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez – return to the IDOL stage to sing for America’s votes on a British music-themed performance show.

Don’t miss the live results show the following night, Thursday, May 3 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), when another finalist is sent home. In addition, Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum artistCarrie Underwood will perform. One of AMERICAN IDOL’s most successful winners, Underwood has sold more than 12 million records worldwide. Another Grammy Award-winning, chart-topping act, the world-famous alternative rock band Coldplay, also will perform, hitting the IDOL stage for the first time.

The Top Five finalists are: 

Hollie Cavanagh
Hometown: McKinney, TX
Age: 18

Skylar Laine
Hometown: Brandon, MS
Age: 18

Joshua Ledet
Hometown: Westlake, LA
Age: 19

Phillip Phillips
Hometown: Leesburg, GA
Age: 21

Jessica Sanchez
 Hometown: San Diego, CA
 Age: 16

“Like” AMERICAN IDOL on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AmericanIdol. Follow the series on Twitter @AmericanIdol and join the discussion at #Idol. Also, follow host Ryan Seacrest at@RyanSeacrest, and follow the judges: @yo_randyjackson@JLo; and @iamstevent.

AMERICAN IDOL is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of CKX, Inc. and FremantleMedia North America, Inc. The series is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, CEO, XIX Entertainment, and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; and Nigel Lythgoe, CEO, Nigel Lythgoe Productions.

Source: Fox
Graphic credit to: FOX
Photos credit to: Michael Becker / FOX


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