via press release:
LAUREN ALAINA, JAMES DURBIN, JACOB LUSK, SCOTTY MCCREERY AND HALEY REINHART ARE THE TOP 5 FINALISTS ON “AMERICAN IDOL”
CASEY ABRAMS IS ELIMINATED FROM THE COMPETITION
TOP 5 PERFORM SONGS FROM “NOW AND THEN” WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, LIVE ON FOX
Performances by Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull
and Lady Antebellum on Next Results Show Thursday, May 5
Lauren Alaina, James Durbin, Jacob Lusk, Scotty McCreery and Haley Reinhart are this season’s AMERICAN IDOL Top 5 finalists after Casey Abrams was eliminated on tonight’s show. On Wednesday’s performance show, the Top 6 performed the songs of legendary singer/songwriter Carole King, and Abrams, 20, from Wilmette, IL, sang “Hi De Ho.” Tonight’s episode also featured performances by Season Nine IDOL finalist Crystal Bowersox and Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer Bruno Mars.
On Wednesday, May 4 (8:00-9:30 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top 5 finalists – Lauren Alaina, James Durbin, Jacob Lusk, Scotty McCreery and Haley Reinhart – return to the IDOL stage to perform songs from “now and then” – one current song and one from the 1960s.
Tune in the following night, Thursday, May 5 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), to the live results show to find out who will make it to the Top 4. In addition, IDOL judge and global superstar Jennifer Lopez will perform “On The Floor” with rapper Pitbull, and country music sensation Lady Antebellum will sing their latest song. “On The Floor,” the first single off Lopez’s new album, “Love?” (available in stores May 3), is currently No. 1 in 17 countries.
Fans can view the official profiles for each of the finalists at www.americanidol.com/contestants. Keep up with the latest AMERICAN IDOL news on the AMERICAN IDOL Facebook page at www.facebook.com/americanidol. And be sure to check out the official AMERICAN IDOL Twitter for the scoop straight from the IDOL set (@americanidol).
Emmy Award-winning AMERICAN IDOL is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; and Nigel Lythgoe, President, Big Red 2 Entertainment. AMERICAN IDOL has been No. 1 among Adults 18-49 for the past seven consecutive seasons and currently ranks as the No. 1 television show of the 2010-11 season.
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