Top 9 finalists perform songs from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Wednesday, April 6
Finalists Naima Adedapo and Thia Megia were eliminated last night on "American Idol" after they received the fewest of the record-setting more than 55 million votes. On Wednesday's performance show, the Top 11 performed the songs of Sir Elton John, and Adedapo, 26, from Milwaukee, sang "I'm Still Standing," and Megia, 16, from Hayward, Calif., sang "Daniel." The episode also featured performances by season three "American Idol" winner Fantasia and a musical collaboration by will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas and Academy Award and Grammy winner Jamie Foxx.
On Wednesday, April 6 (8-9:30 p.m. ET live), the Top 9 finalists - Casey Abrams, Lauren Alaina, James Durbin, Stefano Langone, Jacob Lusk, Scotty McCreery, Paul McDonald, Haley Reinhart and Pia Toscano - return to the "American Idol" stage to perform songs from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Legendary rock guitarist Jeff Beck, who will be performing with Ray Chew and the "American Idol" band, will accompany the singers.
Tune in the following night, Thursday, April 7 (8 p.m. ET), to the live results show to find out who receives enough votes to stay in the competition and who is sent home. In addition, season four "American Idol" finalist and Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis will return to the stage to perform.
Fans can view the full official profiles for each of the Top 9 finalists at www.americanidol.com/contestants; keep up with the latest "American Idol" news on the show's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/americanidol; and follow the official "American Idol" Twitter for the scoop straight from the set (@americanidol).