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AMERICAN IDOL
Air Date: Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on FOX
Episode Title: (ID-1245/46) "Finalists Compete"
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 8

**TWO-HOUR EPISODE** - "AMERICAN IDOL" - (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) CC-HDTV 720p-In Stereo

THE SINGING HOPEFULS PERFORM LIVE ONCE AGAIN ON AN ALL-NEW "AMERICAN IDOL" WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, ON FOX

With the Grand Finale one week away, the competition reaches a fever pitch as the finalists battle it out in another all-new LIVE "Finalists Compete" episode of AMERICAN IDOL airing Wednesday, May 8 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live /PT tape-delayed) on FOX. (ID-1245/46) (TV-14 D, L)

Host: Ryan Seacrest

Judges: Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban

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AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/11/02 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (spring 2014)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
13 (39 episodes)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
DESCRIPTION:
(from FOX's press release, January 2014) The original music show phenomenon returns this week! Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, AMERICAN IDOL XIII features a new all-star judging panel, including Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr., along with in-house mentor Randy Jackson. Seacrest and the judges travel across the country, with stops in Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Boston, MA; Detroit, MI; Omaha, NE, Salt Lake City, UT; and San Francisco, CA, searching for those who have the potential to transform from an everyday singer into a successful recording artist and join the ranks of famous IDOL alumni, such as Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia, Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks, Scotty McCreery and Phillip Phillips. The two-night premiere event begins by showcasing the nation's best talent from the Boston and Austin auditions on Wednesday, Jan. 15 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Thursday, Jan. 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) brings more amazing auditions from Austin and San Francisco. Auditions continue in Detroit, Wednesday, Jan. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT); Atlanta, Thursday, Jan. 23 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT); Salt Lake City, Wednesday, Jan. 29 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT); and Omaha, Thursday, Jan. 30 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Harry Connick, Jr. as Judge (Season 13- )
· Jennifer Lopez as Judge (Season 10-11, 13- )
· Keith Urban as Judge (Season 12- )
· Ryan Seacrest as Host
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Brian Dunkleman as Host (Season 1)
· Ellen DeGeneres as Judge (Season 9)
· Kara DioGuardi as Judge (Season 8-9)
· Mariah Carey as Judge (Season 12)
· Nicki Minaj as Judge (Season 12)
· Paula Abdul as Judge (Season 1-8)
· Randy Jackson as Judge (Season 1-12)
· Simon Cowell as Judge (Season 1-9)
· Steven Tyler as Judge (Season 10-11)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Cecile Frot-Coutaz as EP
· Evan Prager as EP
· Jesse Ignjatovic as EP
· Per Blankens as EP
· Simon Fuller as CRTR/EP
· Trish Kinane as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 19 Entertainment
· FremantleMedia North America