via press release:
HOT FROM FOX…
RECORD-SETTING 95 MILLION VOTES CAST FOLLOWING LAST NIGHT’S
“AMERICAN IDOL” PERFORMANCE SHOW
Find Out Tonight Who Will Compete in the Season Finale
An astonishing 95 million votes were cast following last night’s AMERICAN IDOL performance show – the third-highest number of votes in the show’s history and the highest total ever for a non-finale episode. Tune in tonight, Thursday, May 19 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), to find out who will compete in next week’s season finale.
Don’t miss a minute of the two-night season finale airing LIVE from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live. The Top 2 will take the stage to impress the judges and compete for America’s votes in the spectacular final performance show Tuesday, May 24 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Catch the thrilling final results show the following night, Wednesday, May 25 (8:00-10:07 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), for special performances, surprise guests, a Top 13 reunion and the crowning of the next American Idol.
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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