Finalist Michael Lynche was saved from elimination tonight by the American Idol judges after he received the fewest of America's votes. Lynche will continue in the competition as he takes the stage with the remaining finalists on next week's performance show.
On Tuesday, April 13 (8:00-9:28 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), Adam Lambert will appear as a guest mentor and help the Top 9 finalists - Crystal Bowersox, Lee DeWyze, Andrew Garcia, Casey James, Aaron Kelly, Michael Lynche, Siobhan Magnus, Katie Stevens and Tim Urban - prepare for their performances.
Tune in the following night, Wednesday, April 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), to see Adam Lambert perform his hit "Whataya Want From Me" and to find out which two contestants will be going home.
In two weeks, the Emmy Award-winning Idol Gives Back returns Wednesday, April 21 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Visit www.idolgivesback.org now and you can join the "Help Me Give Back" program, an online initiative that empowers individuals and teams to help raise money for IDOL GIVES BACK. The website also allows access to an online auction featuring one-of-a-kind items such as an American Idol Season Ticket Pass, a Meet & Greet with Simon Cowell, a pair of autographed sneakers from Ellen DeGeneres, and more. All net proceeds from the auction will benefit the IDOL GIVES BACK Foundation.
American Idol is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller.