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Ben Briley is eliminated on 'American Idol XIII'

by jmaloni


Fri, Mar 14th 2014 03:40 pm
`American Idol XIII`: Ben Briley is eliminated on  Thursday, March. 13. (FOX photo by Michael Becker)
"American Idol XIII": Ben Briley is eliminated on Thursday, March. 13. (FOX photo by Michael Becker)

Jennifer Lopez to perform her new single on the live results show

More than six billion votes cast since season one of "American Idol"

Ben Briley was eliminated Thursday on "American Idol XIII," after he received the fewest of the more than 72 million votes. From Gallatin, Tenn., the 24-year-old sang "Bennie and the Jets" on Wednesday night's "Soundtrack to our Lives"-themed performance show.

Also on Thursday's broadcast, it was announced that, since "American Idol's" debut in 2002, fans have cast more than six billion votes in support of their favorite singers, launching many of them into superstardom. For the past 13 seasons, Telescope Inc. has managed voting for the series.

Next week, on Wednesday, March 19 (8 p.m.), the top 10 - C.J. Harris, Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson, Jessica Meuse, MK Nobilette, Alex Preston, Dexter Roberts, Majesty Rose, Malaya Watson and Sam Woolf - will perform songs on the "Top 10 Sings Top 10"-themed performance show. Song selections must be a top 10 song from 2010 to the present.

It was also announced the top 10 will embark on the annual multi-city "American Idol Live Tour" beginning this summer.

On the next live results show, airing Thursday, March 20 (9 p.m.), tune in to find out who will be sent home. Additionally, international superstar and "American Idol XIII" judge Jennifer Lopez will perform her new single, "I Luh Ya Papi." Pop-rock band Royal Teeth will perform their breakout single, "Wild."

Fans can "Like" "American Idol" on Facebook at facebook.com/AmericanIdol. Follow the series on Twitter @AmericanIdol and join the discussion using #idol. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @AmericanIdol.

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