via press release:
ONLY TWO GIRLS AND TWO GUYS REMAIN!
HOLLIE CAVANAGH, JOSHUA LEDET, PHILLIP PHILLIPS
AND JESSICA SANCHEZ BATTLE IT OUT
TO GET ONE STEP CLOSER TO THE GRAND FINALE
LIVE ON A “CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’”-THEMED SHOW
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, ON FOX
SKYLAR LAINE ELIMINATED ON TONIGHT’S “AMERICAN IDOL”
Global Superstar and IDOL Judge Jennifer Lopez
plus Season Seven AMERICAN IDOL Winner David Cook
to Perform on Next Results Show Thursday, May 10
Tonight, the Top Four Finalists were revealed – Hollie Cavanagh, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez. One of them will be crowned the next AMERICAN IDOL! After America cast a season-high of nearly 60 million votes for their favorite finalists, it also was revealed tonight that Skylar Laine had received the fewest number of votes and was eliminated from the competition.
With only three performance shows left in the season, tune in next week, Wednesday, May 9 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), when the Top Four return to the IDOL stage to sing for America’s votes on a “California Dreamin’”– themed performance show.
Don’t miss the live results show the following night, Thursday, May 10 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), when the Top Three finalists are announced and get set for their hometown visits to see family, friends and fans. In addition, global superstar and AMERICAN IDOL judge, Jennifer Lopez, will perform her hit new song “Dance Again.” Season Seven AMERICAN IDOL winner David Cook also returns to the IDOL stage to perform “The Last Song I’ll Write For You.”
The Top Four finalists are:
Hometown: McKinney, TX
Keep up with Hollie at:
Hometown: Westlake, LA
Keep up with Joshua at:
Hometown: Leesburg, GA
Keep up with Phillip at:
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Keep up with Jessica at:
On tonight’s results show, Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum artist Carrie Underwood performed her hit song “Blown Away” and another Grammy Award-winning, chart-topping act, Coldplay, performed “Paradise” and “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall,” two songs from their most recent album, “Mylo Xyloto.”
“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. The series is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, CEO, XIX Entertainment, and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America; Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America; and Nigel Lythgoe, CEO, Nigel Lythgoe Productions.
See what happens every Thursday when the show ends, but the cameras keep rolling, as the eliminated finalist says an emotional goodbye and exits the IDOL stage. Visit www.americanidol.com for this exclusive insider’s view each week after the West Coast broadcast of the results show, as well as for exclusive videos, interviews, photos and special behind-the-scenes information.