A Finalist is Saved on ‘American Idol’

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American Idol April 11

via press release:






IN AN ’80s NIGHT  



Tonight, finalist Sam Woolf was saved from elimination after AMERICAN IDOL XIII judges – Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. – unanimously agreed to use the save after it was revealed that he received the lowest number of votes. Woolf will continue in the competition as he takes the stage with the remaining finalists next week. Also on tonight’s show, multi-platinum band Daughtry, fronted by Season Five IDOL alum Chris Daughtry, performed their new single, “Waiting For Superman.”


Now with no more Judges’ Saves left, the competition intensifies next week, Wednesday, April 9 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), when the Top Eight– C.J. Harris, Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson, Jessica Meuse, Alex Preston, Dexter Roberts, Malaya Watson and Sam Woolf – will take to the stage in hopes of winning America’s vote. After weeks of celebrating the best of contemporary music, each finalist will select and sing a classic song from the 1980s.


On the next live results show, airing Thursday, April 10 (9:00-9:30 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), tune in to find out find out the results of America’s vote.


Below are the Top Eight finalists:


C.J. Harris                   Age: 23                          Hometown: Jasper, AL 

C.J.’s Video Diary


     Twitter: @CJHarrisMusic

Facebook: facebook.com/IdolCJHarris


Jena Irene                   Age:  17                          Hometown: Farmington Hills, MI 

Jena’s Video Diary


     Twitter: @JenaAsciutto1

Facebook: facebook.com/IdolJenaIrene


Caleb Johnson           Age: 22                           Hometown: Asheville, NC 

Caleb’s Video Diary


     Twitter: @CalebPJohnson

Facebook: facebook.com/IdolCalebJohnson


Jessica Meuse           Age: 23                            Hometown: Slapout, AL 

Jessica’s Video Diary


     Twitter: @JessMeuse

Facebook: facebook.com/IdolJessicaMeuse


Alex Preston               Age: 20                           Hometown: Mont Vernon, NH                       

Alex’s Video Diary


     Twitter: @RealAlexPreston

Facebook: facebook.com/IdolAlexPreston


Dexter Roberts            Age: 22                           Hometown: Fayette, AL    

Dexter’s Video Diary


     Twitter: @ImDexterRoberts

Facebook: facebook.com/IdolDexterRoberts


Malaya Watson           Age: 16                           Hometown: Southfield, MI 

Malaya’s Video Diary


     Twitter: @MalayaTinaB

Facebook: facebook.com/IdolMalayaWatson


Sam Woolf                    Age: 17                                     Hometown: Bradenton, FL 

Sam’s Video Diary


     Twitter: @SamWoolfMusic

Facebook: facebook.com/IdolSamWoolf


Viewers at home continue to have five ways to vote for their favorite singer, including voting via Google Search when the IDOL vote window opens at the top of the show, by searching for IDOL-related terms. Fans are able to vote immediately after their favorites perform. After casting their votes, fans have the opportunity to share their votes on Google+, follow contestants, join community conversations or participate in Google Hangouts about the show. Viewers can also vote online at AmericanIdol.com; via the AMERICAN IDOL App; via text messaging; and via toll-free calling.


AMERICAN IDOL XIII is produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group. The series was created by Simon Fuller and is executive produced by Simon Fuller, Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Trish Kinane, Per Blankens, Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager. Louis J. Horvitz is director and Rickey Minor is musical director. “Like” AMERICAN IDOL on Facebook at facebook.com/AmericanIdol. Follow the series on Twitter @AmericanIdol and join the discussion using #idol. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @AmericanIdol. Download the AMERICAN IDOL app for iOS devices from the App StoreSM; and for Android devices at Google PlayTM Store.** Data rates may apply for app download and usage.


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