STEPHANIE EDWARDS IS ELIMINATED FROM THE �AMERICAN IDOL� COMPETITION
TOP 10 FINALISTS WILL COMPETE ON
POP-THEMED PERFORMANCE SHOW
TUESDAY, MARCH 27, ON FOX
Gwen Stefani to Perform on Results Show Next Wednesday, March 28
Britannia ruled the (air)waves on the incredible sixth season of AMERICAN IDOL when the Top 11 finalists performed songs from the 1960s British pop invasion on Tuesday�s show, and British music icons Lulu and Peter Noone performed on last night�s results show. Lulu sang her hit song �To Sir, with Love,� while Noone, �Herman� of famed �60s band Herman�s Hermits, performed his hit �There�s a Kind of Hush.� Approximately 30 million votes were cast after Tuesday�s Top 11 performance show, ending the quest of Stephanie Edwards, who received the fewest votes. Edwards, 19, from Savannah, GA, sang �You Don�t Have to Say You Love Me.�
So far this season, AMERICAN IDOL 6 is outperforming the same nights last year by +2% among Total Viewers. AMERICAN IDOL is also up week to week among Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers.
Next week, the competition on television�s hottest show heats up when the Top 10 finalists (Melinda Doolittle, Gina Glocksen, LaKisha Jones, Blake Lewis, Sanjaya Malakar, Chris Richardson, Haley Scarnato, Chris Sligh, Jordin Sparks and Phil Stacey) compete head-to-head again on Tuesday, March 27 (8:00-9:07 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). Special guest artist Gwen Stefani will coach the contestants as they prepare for the pop-themed performance show. Tune in the following night to see Stefani perform with Akon and find out who receives enough votes to stay in the competition and who must go home on the live results show Wednesday, March 28 (9:00-9:30 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
Twenty-two-time Emmy-nominated AMERICAN IDOL is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, founder of 19 Entertainment; and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; Nigel Lythgoe, President, 19 Television; and Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.
EDITOR�S NOTE: On Tuesday, March 27, to accommodate all 10 live performances, a one-hour AMERICAN IDOL will be extended by 7 minutes and will conclude at 9:07 PM. HOUSE will follow in its entirety.