via press release:
IT’S TEEN VS. TEEN
WITH YOUNGEST “AMERICAN IDOL” TOP 2 EVER!
16-YEAR-OLD LAUREN ALAINA AND 17-YEAR-OLD SCOTTY MCCREERY
TO COMPETE FOR “AMERICAN IDOL” CROWN TUESDAY, MAY 24, ON FOX
HALEY REINHART IS ELIMINATED FROM THE COMPETITION
Winner Announced on Two-Hour Season Finale
Wednesday, May 25
Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery are AMERICAN IDOL’s Top 2 finalists after Haley Reinhart received the fewest of America’s record-setting 95 million votes – the highest number of votes ever for a non-finale episode. In a season full of surprises, next week’s final performance show promises to be a night to remember as 16-year-old Alaina and 17-year-old McCreery – the youngest contestants ever to battle it out in the finale – go head-to-head at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE Tuesday, May 24 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
Tune in the following night for the biggest television event of the season and the momentous conclusion of the celebrated 10th season that featured new judges, a new musical coach and some of the best young, undiscovered talent in the country. Over 125,000 auditioned, and next week only one finalist will be crowned the next American Idol on the two-hour season finale Wednesday, May 25 (8:00-10:07 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). The finale and concert spectacular will feature special performances, surprise guests and a Top 13 reunion before America’s vote is revealed.
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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