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Lauren Alaina, James Durbin, Jacob Lusk, Scotty Mccreery and Haley Reinhart are Top 5 finalists on 'American Idol'

by jmaloni
Fri, Apr 29th 2011 02:00 pm
Clockwise from top left: James Durbin, Lauren Alaina, Jacob Lusk, Scotty McCreery and Hayley Reinhart. (photo credit Michael Becker/FOX).
Clockwise from top left: James Durbin, Lauren Alaina, Jacob Lusk, Scotty McCreery and Hayley Reinhart. (photo credit Michael Becker/FOX).

Top 5 perform songs from "Now and Then" Wednesday

Performances by Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull and Lady Antebellum on results show Thursday

Lauren Alaina, James Durbin, Jacob Lusk, Scotty McCreery and Haley Reinhart are this season's "American Idol" Top 5 finalists after Casey Abrams was eliminated on Thursday's show. On Wednesday's performance show, the Top 6 performed the songs of legendary singer/songwriter Carole King, and Abrams, 20, from Wilmette, Ill., sang "Hi De Ho." The episode also featured performances by season nine "American Idol" finalist Crystal Bowersox and Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer Bruno Mars.

On Wednesday, May 4 (8-9:30 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top 5 finalists - Lauren Alaina, James Durbin, Jacob Lusk, Scotty McCreery and Haley Reinhart - return to the "American Idol" stage to perform songs from "now and then" - one current song and one from the 1960s.

Then, on the following night, Thursday, May 5 (8 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed), catch the live results show to find out who will make it to the Top 4. In addition, "American Idol" judge and global superstar Jennifer Lopez will perform "On The Floor" with rapper Pitbull, and country music sensation Lady Antebellum will sing their latest song.

"On The Floor," the first single off Lopez's new album, "Love?" (available in stores May 3), is currently No. 1 in 17 countries.

Fans can view the official profiles for each of the finalists atwww.americanidol.com/contestants, keep up with the latest "American Idol" news on the show's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/americanidol, or check out the official "American Idol" Twitter for the scoop straight from the set (@americanidol).

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