Judges’ save keeps Jessica Sanchez on “AMERICAN IDOL”

Top Seven Finalists perform Wednesday, Apr. 18 on FOX 48

Friday, April 13, 2012 - 7:23pm

LMFAO and season eight winner Kris Allen to perform on next Results Show Thursday, April 19


Last night on American Idol, in a surprising and dramatic turn of events, judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler saved Jessica Sanchez from elimination, after she received the fewest votes among the finalists. Sanchez will continue in the competition and take the stage along with the other six finalists next week. On the results show, American Idol season three finalist and Academy Award and Grammy Award winner Jennifer Hudson along with Ne-Yo performed their new single, “Think Like a Man,” and American Idol season 10 finalist James Durbin performed his new song, “Higher Than Heaven.” 

Next week, on Wednesday, April 18 (7:00-9:00 p.m.), the Top Seven – Hollie Cavanagh, Colton Dixon, Skylar Laine, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez and Elise Testone – return to the Idol stage to perform for America’s votes.

Tune in the following night, Thursday, April 19 (7:00-8:00 p.m.), to the live results show to find out which Top Seven finalist is sent home. In addition, LMFAO performs their smash hit, “Sorry For Party Rocking,” and American Idol season eight winner Kris Allen performs his new single, “The Vision Of Love.”

“Like” American Idol on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AmericanIdol. Follow the series on Twitter @AmericanIdol and join the discussion at #Idol. Also, follow host Ryan Seacrest at @RyanSeacrest, and follow the judges: @yo_randyjackson; @JLo; and @iamstevent.

American Idol is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of CKX, Inc. and FremantleMedia North America, Inc. The series is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, CEO, XIX Entertainment, and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; and Nigel Lythgoe, CEO, Nigel Lythgoe Productions.

See what happens every Thursday when the show ends, but the cameras keep rolling, as the eliminated finalist says an emotional goodbye and exits the Idol stage. Visit www.americanidol.com for this exclusive insider’s view each week after the West Coast broadcast of the results show, as well as for exclusive videos, interviews, photos and special behind-the-scenes information.

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