On May 16 at 8 PM the Top Three will be seen returning to their hometowns, where they will find out what songs the judges and Jimmy Iovine have chosen for them to perform. Each finalist will sing three songs: “Judges’ Choice”; “Jimmy’s Choice”; and “Their Choice.”
On the May 17 at 8 PM live results show, host Ryan Seacrest will announce the Top Two finalists, who will battle it out in the Grand Finale. In addition, Lisa Marie Presley will perform “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet” from her new album “Storm & Grace,” and Season Eight runner-up Adam Lambert (and former Wicked actor) will perform his new song, “Never Close Our Eyes.”
As the Top Three prepare to return to their hometowns, here’s what they’re looking forward to, according to a Fox statement:
Joshua Ledet: “Performing at the Burton Coliseum. I’m excited to see it filled with my friends and family!”
Jessica Sanchez: “I’m excited to see my friends and family and I want to visit Eastlake Middle School. I love my fans in San Diego so much. I want to give them all kisses!” Phillip Phillips: “There are so many things I am looking forward to – seeing my family, jamming out with the guys, chicken and cheese nachos and homemade chicken pot pie!”
To find out more about the finalists, visit www.americanidol.com.
Former "American Idol" contestants who have taken to Broadway after their stint on "Idol" include Fantasia Barrino (The Color Purple), Clay Aiken (Spamalot), Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages), Diana DeGarmo (Hairspray), Frenchie Davis (Rent) and Jordin Sparks (In the Heights) as well as former "Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi (Chicago), among others.
"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.