via press release:
EMILY PIRIZ IS ELIMINATED ON “AMERICAN IDOL XIII”
TOP 11 FINALISTS TAKE THE STAGE IN A MOVIE SOUNDTRACK-THEMED SHOW
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, ON FOX
IDOL Judge Harry Connick, Jr. to Perform Medley and
Singer/Songwriter Mali Music Also to Perform on Next Results Show
Airing at a New Time on Thursday, March 13, at 9:00 PM
Emily Piriz was eliminated tonight on AMERICAN IDOL XIII, after Piriz received the fewest of the more than 70 million votes. From Orlando, FL, the 18-year-old sang “Let’s Get Loud” on last night’s “Home”-themed performance show. In addition, on tonight’s results show, AMERICAN IDOL Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips returned to the IDOL stage with his new single, “Raging Fire” and Irish rock band Kodaline performed their hit, “All I Want.”
Next week, on Wednesday, March 12 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top 11 –Ben Briley, C.J. Harris, Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson, Jessica Meuse, MK Nobilette, Alex Preston, Dexter Roberts, Majesty Rose, Malaya Watson and Sam Woolf – will perform songs on the “Soundtrack to our Lives”-themed performance show. Song selections will come from the contestants’ favorite movies.
On the next live results show airing at a new time, Thursday, March 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), tune in to find out who will be sent home. Plus, multi-talented musician, singer, songwriter and the newest judge on AMERICAN IDOL XIII, Harry Connick, Jr., will perform a medley, and singer/songwriter Mali Music also will perform.
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. For the first time ever, fans will be able to vote immediately after their favorites perform. After casting their votes, fans will 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.
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