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Lazaro Arbos eliminated from 'American Idol'

by jmaloni

Press release

Fri, Apr 12th 2013 08:40 am
`American Idol`: Lazaro Arbos was eliminated on Thursday. (FOX photo by Ray Mickshaw/ copyright: FOX)
"American Idol": Lazaro Arbos was eliminated on Thursday. (FOX photo by Ray Mickshaw/ copyright: FOX)

Final five girls are "in it to win it" on "American Idol": First-ever all-female top 5 to compete Wednesday, April 17, on FOX

Season three winner Fantasia to perform on next results show, Thursday, April 18

For the first time in "American Idol" history, the Top 5 finalists are all girls. After finalist Lazaro Arbos was sent home Thursday evening, the remaining ladies - Janelle Arthur, Candice Glover, Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb and Angie Miller - will continue to battle it out on stage in hopes of becoming the first female "American Idol" winner since Jordin Sparks in season six.

From Naples, Fla., the 22-year-old Arbos sang "Angels" by Robbie Williams and "(They Long To Be) Close To You" by The Carpenters on Wednesday night's performance show.

In addition, on Thursday's results show, multi-platinum-selling artist, and the very first "American Idol" winner ever, Kelly Clarkson performed her new single, "People Like Us." Season 10 winner and platinum-selling artist Scotty McCreery also performed his new single, "See You Tonight."

Next week, on Wednesday, April 17 (8 p.m.), the Top 5 "fabulous females" return to perform for America's votes as they take one high-heeled step closer to the "American Idol" crown.

On the next live results show airing Thursday, April 18 (8 p.m.), one woman's "American Idol" journey will end. Also, Grammy-winning artist, Broadway star and season three winner of "American Idol," Fantasia, will perform her new single, "Lose To Win," and season two runner-up Clay Aiken also will perform.

Fans can "like" A"American Idol" on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AmericanIdol and follow the series on Twitter @AmericanIdol and using #idol.

Visitwww.americanidol.com for additional information regarding "American Idol" voting, as well as exclusive videos, interviews, photos, special behind-the-scenes information and the latest news.

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