Semifinalists Michelle Delamor, John Park, Jermaine Sellers and Haeley Vaughn were eliminated tonight on American Idol after they received the fewest of America's more than 27 million votes. On Tuesday and Wednesday's live performance shows, the Top 20 sang Top 10 Hits from the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, and Delamor, 22, from Miami, FL, sang "With Arms Wide Open"; Park, 21, of Northbrook, IL, sang "Gravity"; Sellers, 27, from Joliet, IL, sang "What's Going On"; and Vaughn, 16, from Fort Collins, CO, sang "The Climb."
Also on tonight's show, American Idol Season Eight finalist Danny Gokey performed his new single, "My Best Days Are Ahead of Me."
Next week, the eight female semifinalists (Didi Benami, Crystal Bowersox, Lacey Brown, Katelyn Epperly, Siobhan Magnus, Paige Miles, Lilly Scott and Katie Stevens) will take the stage once again, singing LIVE for America on Tuesday, March 9 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). Then, it's the guys' turn on Wednesday, March 10 (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) as the eight male semifinalists (Lee Dewyze, Andrew Garcia, Todrick Hall, Casey James, Aaron Kelly, Alex Lambert, Michael Lynche and Tim Urban) perform LIVE in hopes of winning America's vote.
Tune in the following night to see Season Eight finalists Scott MacIntyre and Matt Giraud perform the Billy Joel classic hit "Tell Her About It" and to find out which two guys and two girls will be eliminated as the Top 12 finalists are revealed on the live results show Thursday, March 11 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
American Idol is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, Founder, 19 Entertainment; and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America; and Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America.