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Top 4 set on 'Idol'

by jmaloni
Fri, May 6th 2011 04:35 pm

Jacob Lusk is eliminated from the competition 

Lauren Alaina, James Durbin, Scotty McCreery and Haley Reinhart are this season's "American Idol" Top 4 finalists. Jacob Lusk was eliminated on Thursday's show after he received the fewest of America's 60 million votes. On Wednesday's performance show, the Top 5 performed two songs from "now and then," and Lusk, 23, from Compton, Calif., sang "No Air" and "Love Hurts." The elimination episode also featured performances by "American Idol" judge and global superstar Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull, as well as country music sensation Lady Antebellum.

On Wednesday, May 11 (8-9:30 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top 4 - Lauren Alaina, James Durbin, Scotty McCreery and Haley Reinhart - return to the "American Idol" stage to perform the songs of renowned American songwriting and producing duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.

Tune in the following night, Thursday, May 12 (8 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed), to the live results show to find out who will make it to the Top 3. In addition, catch the world premiere of the video for "American Idol" judge and rock-and-roll legend Steven Tyler's first U.S. solo single, "(It) Feels So Good," as well as a performance by season six "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks.

Host Ryan Seacrest announced that auditions for season 11 of "American Idol" will kick off Tuesday, June 28, in St. Louis. The search for America's next singing superstar will continue in Portland on Saturday, July 2; and in Charleston, S.C., on Friday, July 22. More details and additional audition cities to be announced.

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 "American Idol" 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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