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Countdown to the 'American Idol' finale continues

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Thu, Apr 23rd 2015 08:00 am

Clark Beckham, Nick Fradiani, Jax, Tyanna Jones and Rayvon Owen make it to the top five and to the "American Idol" tour

Judge Harry Connick Jr. to perform and top four finalists announced Wednesday, April 29, on FOX

"American Idol XIV" winner will record the official anthem for FOX Sports' coverage of FIFA Women's World Cup 2015

With only three weeks until the finale, the pressure is on. Wednesday night, "American Idol XIV" host Ryan Seacrest revealed the top five finalists who are moving on in the competition and also will be on tour this summer with the "American Idol Live!" U.S. concert tour: Clark Beckham, Nick Fradiani, Jax, Tyanna Jones and Rayvon Owen.

Owen and Quentin Alexander were in the bottom two. America had the chance to save one of them with the "Idol Fan Save" via Twitter. Owen received the most votes and will continue in the competition, while Alexander, from New Orleans, was eliminated.

In addition, U.S. Women's National Soccer Team stars Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan announced the "American Idol XIV" winner will have the added honor of recording the official anthem for FOX Sports' coverage of FIFA Women's World Cup 2015. In addition to recording the anthem, a music video also is planned, featuring the "Idol" winner performing the song, which FOX Sports plans to feature leading up to and throughout the month-long tournament as the U.S. takes on the world this summer.

Next week, as the countdown continues, the finalists will perform two songs - one connected to the judges' hometowns, and the other a song that defines their "soul." Tune in Wednesday, April 29 (8-10 p.m.), to see which finalists make it to the top four and catch "American Idol" judge Harry Connick Jr. perform "City Beneath the Sea."

Tickets are currently on sale for the "American Idol Live!" U.S. concert tour. The tour launches Tuesday, July 7, in Clearwater, Florida, and stops in major cities, including New York, Chicago, Houston and Nashville, before wrapping up in Riverside, California, Friday, Aug. 28. Details can be found at www.AmericanIdol.com/tour.

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