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'American Idol': Final 5 perform for spot in season finale, with songs from Elton John's catalog


Thu, May 9th 2019 04:55 pm

Bobby Bones mentor picks & performances dedicated to contestant heroes, live coast to coast on ABC, Sunday, May 12

The journey to find the next superstar continues as the remaining five “American Idol” hopefuls leave it all on the stage, singing their hearts out to win America’s vote and land themselves a spot in the coveted “American Idol” season finale.

In Sunday’s episode, each contestant will perform three songs: a pick from in-house mentor Bobby Bones; a song dedicated to their heroes in honor of Mother’s Day; and a selection from Elton John’s world-renowned catalog.

To help prepare for this week’s theme, contestants will be the first to watch the anticipated feature film “Rocketman,” an epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years.

The jam-packed “American Idol” episode airs at 8 p.m. on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

“American Idol” continues its simulcast once again in all time zones across the country. For this episode, viewers will be able to vote by text, via AmericanIdol.com/vote and on the “American Idol” app during the show. Results will be revealed at the end of the show in real time, across all time zones. The episode will be rebroadcast during its normal time slot on the West Coast.

Helping to determine the next singing sensation are music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest hosts the beloved series.

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