Grammy Award winner and "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson to mentor top nine finalists and perform
New "Idol" "Fan Save" on Twitter next week
Wednesday night, Ryan Seacrest revealed the top nine finalists on "American Idol XIV": Quentin Alexander, Clark Beckham, Joey Cook, Nick Fradiani, Jax, Tyanna Jones, Qaasim Middleton, Rayvon Owen and Daniel Seavey. It also revealed Adanna Duru, from Diamond Bar, California, and Maddie Walker of Ankeny, Iowa, received the fewest votes and were eliminated.
Also, in a new twist next week, fans will have the opportunity to save their favorite contestants from elimination using the "Idol Fan Save" on Twitter.
The first "American Idol" winner, Kelly Clarkson, returns to mentor and perform Wednesday, April 1 (8 p.m.), on FOX. The finalists will be singing songs from Clarkson's song book in the "Evening with Kelly Clarkson"-themed night.
Clarkson has released six studio albums ("Thankful," "Breakaway," "My December," "All I Ever Wanted," "Stronger," "Piece By Piece"), one greatest hits album, one holiday album, sold more than 20 million albums worldwide with 10 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. She is the recipient of three Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards and one CMA Award.