Due to last week’s judges’ save, two finalists – Andrew Garcia and Katie Stevens – were eliminated tonight from AMERICAN IDOL after receiving the fewest of the season’s record-setting more than 34 million votes. On Tuesday’s Elvis Presley-themed performance show, Andrew Garcia, 24, from Moreno Valley, CA, sang “Hound Dog,” and Katie Stevens, 17, from Middlebury, CT, performed “Baby What You Want Me To Do.”
Next week, the Top 7 finalists – Crystal Bowersox, Lee DeWyze, Casey James, Aaron Kelly, Michael Lynche, Siobhan Magnus and Tim Urban – will take the stage Tuesday, April 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX to perform inspirational songs with help from guest mentor Alicia Keys.
Tune in the following night, Wednesday, April 21 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), for the Emmy Award-winning IDOL GIVES BACK. This year, IDOL GIVES BACK will broadcast live from the AMERICAN IDOL stage and the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, where Queen Latifah will emcee the evening and some of music’s biggest stars, including Carrie Underwood, The Black Eyed Peas, Annie Lennox, Jeff Beck & Joss Stone and Mary J. Blige & the All-Star Band, will perform. In addition, the week’s voting results will be revealed, sending one of the finalists home.
Visit www.idolgivesback.org now and you can join the “Help Me Give Back” program, an online initiative that empowers individuals and teams to help raise money for IDOL GIVES BACK. The website also allows access to an online auction featuring one-of-a-kind items such as an AMERICAN IDOL Season Ticket Pass, a Meet & Greet with Simon Cowell, a pair of autographed sneakers from Ellen DeGeneres, and more. Net proceeds will benefit the IDOL GIVES BACK Foundation, and the auction runs until 11:59 PM PT on Tuesday, April 20.
Tickets are currently on sale for the IDOL GIVES BACK celebration at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and can be purchased by calling 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting ticketmaster.com. Net proceeds from ticket sales will go to the IDOL GIVES BACK Foundation.
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; and Ken Warwick, executive producer, FremantleMedia North America.