Top 12 perform songs from the year they were born next Wednesday
The Black Eyed Peas and Lee DeWyze to perform on results show
Finalist Ashthon Jones was eliminated last night on "American Idol" after she received the fewest of America's votes. On Wednesday's performance show, the Top 13 performed songs by their music idols, and Jones, 24, from Valdosta, Ga., sang "When You Tell Me That You Love Me."
In addition, Adam Lambert sang his latest hit, "Aftermath," and Diddy-Dirty Money featuring Skylar Grey took the stage to perform "Coming Home."
It was also announced that the "Judges' Save" returns this season. Like last year, up until only five finalists remain, the judges - if they unanimously agree - have the option to save from elimination the finalist receiving the lowest number of votes. The judges do not have to save a finalist during the competition. However, if they choose to use the "Judges' Save," they may only do so once during the season. The following week, the two finalists receiving the lowest number of votes will be eliminated.
On Wednesday, March 16 (8 p.m. ET/PT), the Top 12 (Casey Abrams, Naima Adedapo, Lauren Alaina, James Durbin, Stefano Langone, Jacob Lusk, Scotty McCreery, Paul McDonald, Thia Megia, Haley Reinhart, Karen Rodriguez and Pia Toscano) return to the "American Idol" stage to perform songs from the year they were born.
Tune in the following night, Thursday, March 17 (8 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed), to the live results show to see performances by Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum pop superstars The Black Eyed Peas and "American Idol" season nine winner Lee DeWyze, as well as to find out who receives enough votes to stay in the competition and who is sent home.
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