Alex Preston, Caleb Johnson, Jena Irene, Jessica Meuse top four finalists on 'American Idol'by jmaloni
Sam Woolf eliminated
"Idol" top three revealed on the next live results show
In a dramatic twist, Ryan Seacrest surprised "American Idol's" top five finalists - Alex Preston, Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson, Sam Woolf and Jessica Meuse - Thursday with the option of either eliminating the lowest vote getter, or rolling Wednesday night's vote over to next week, when two contestants would be eliminated. In an anonymous vote, the finalists did not unanimously agree to delay the elimination until next week. Woolf was eliminated after receiving the least amount of votes.
From Bradenton, Fla., the 18-year-old Woolf sang "Sing" and "How to Save a Life" on Wednesday night's performance show.
Next week, "American Idol" celebrates the agony and the ecstasy of music's greatest theme as the final four take to the stage in the "Love: Break-ups and Make-ups"-themed performance show Wednesday, May 7 (8 p.m.). The following night, find out who hits the right emotional chord and makes it through to the top three (9 p.m. on FOX).
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