FINAL FIVE GIRLS ARE "IN IT TO WIN IT" ON "AMERICAN IDOL"
FIRST-EVER ALL-FEMALE TOP 5 TO COMPETE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, ON FOX
Last Man Standing, Lazaro Arbos, Says Goodbye To Competition
Season Three Winner and Grammy Award Winner Fantasia
to Perform on Next Results Show,
Thursday, April 18
For the first time in IDOL history, the Top 5 finalists are all girls. After finalist Lazaro Arbos was sent home this evening, the remaining ladies - Janelle Arthur, Candice Glover, Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb and Angie Miller - will continue to battle it out on stage in hopes of becoming the first female AMERICAN IDOL winner since Jordin Sparks in Season Six.
From Naples, FL the 22-year-old Arbos sang "Angels" by Robbie Williams and "(They Long To Be) Close To You" by The Carpenters on last night's performance show. In addition, on tonight's results show, multi-platinum-selling artist, and the very first AMERICAN IDOL ever, Kelly Clarkson, performed her new single, "People Like Us" and Season 10 winner and platinum-selling artist Scotty McCreery also performed his new single, "See You Tonight."
Next week, on Wednesday, April 17 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top 5 fabulous females return to perform for America's votes as they take one high-heeled step closer to the IDOL crown.
On the next live results show airing Thursday, April 18 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), one woman's IDOL journey will end. Also, Grammy-winning artist, Broadway star and Season Three winner of AMERICAN IDOL, Fantasia, will perform her new single, "Lose To Win," and Season Two runner-up Clay Aiken also will perform.
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AMERICAN IDOL is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of Core Media Group, and FremantleMedia North America. The series is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, CEO, XIX Entertainment. Cecile Frot-Coutaz, FremantleMedia; Trish Kinane, FremantleMedia North America; Ken Warwick, FremantleMedia North America; and Nigel Lythgoe, CEO, Nigel Lythgoe Productions also serve as executive producers.
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