The top 9 contestants this season perform for the judges.
The 'American Idol' praised contestant Erika Van Pelt's bold fashion choice Wednesday night, but that didn't save her from being the lowest vote getter on Thursday as she became the second finalist to depart the Fox singing competition.
Wednesday's episode of 'American Idol' was billed as a night of tunes from the birth year of each "Idol" contestant, but for more than half of the finalists, it was an evening of covers of covers by other artists.
The 13 male semi-finalists for Season 11 of 'American Idol' took the stage for the first round of live performances that audiences at home will be able to vote on Tuesday night.
'American Idol' auditions came to a spectacular conclusion last week as the judges' remaining 24 picks for the semi-finalists were revealed along with four additional contestants who will vie for a chance to join the field of 12 male semi-finalists.
'American Idol' moved the final elimination rounds prior to narrowing the field to the final 24 to Las Vegas, where the hopefuls performed at Cirque du Soleil's Viva Elvis Theatre.
'American Idol' hopefuls got their first taste of Hollywood glitz and heartbreak as the judges began the difficult task of narrowing 300 contestants down to only 70. Did you watch this week's episodes? Let us know your thoughts with a comment!
"American Idol" judges found that the dream of going to Hollywood is alive in Portland as a host of hopefuls turned out for the reality show competition.
Pictures from the latest American Idol show.
A look at the biggest earners over the past year among "American Idol" alumni.
Scotty McCreery edged out Lauren Alaina to win season 10 of American Idol Wednesday night.
Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery squared off on the final American Idol performance show Tuesday night. Who will prevail?
Haley Reinhart was eliminated from the "American Idol" field Thursday night. Now it's down to Lauren Alaina (left) and Scotty McCreery (right).
James Durbin was eliminated on Thursday's show after he received the fewest of America’s almost 72 million votes.
Images of the final five contestants on American Idol performance night, Wednesday, May, 4, 2011.