Finalist Lacey Brown was eliminated tonight on American Idol after she received the fewest of America's votes. On Tuesday's performance show, the Top 12 performed songs by The Rolling Stones, and Brown, 24, from Amarillo, TX, sang "Ruby Tuesday." In addition, pop sensations Ke$ha and Orianthi sang their latest hits, and Season Seven winner David Cook took the stage to perform The Rolling Stones' "Jumpin' Jack Flash."
It was also announced tonight that the Judges' Save returns this season. Like last year, up until only five finalists remain, the judges - if they unanimously agree - have the option to save from elimination the finalist receiving the lowest number of votes. The judges do not have to save a finalist during the competition. However, if they choose to use the Judges' Save, they may only do so once during the season. The following week, the two finalists receiving the lowest number of votes will be eliminated.
On Tuesday, March 23 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top 11 finalists (Didi Benami, Crystal Bowersox, Lee Dewyze, Andrew Garcia, Casey James, Aaron Kelly, Michael Lynche, Siobhan Magnus, Paige Miles, Katie Stevens and Tim Urban) return to the Idol stage to perform in a Teen Idols-themed week.
Tune in the following night, Wednesday, March 24 (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), to find out who receives enough votes to stay in the competition and who is sent home.
American Idol is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, founder of 19 Entertainment; and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America; and Ken Warwick, executive producer, FremantleMedia North America.