By Andrew Gans
21 Mar 2014
MK Nobilette, the 20-year-old from San Francisco who sang "Perfect" on the March 19 broadcast, was eliminated after receiving the fewest votes.
On March 26, beginning at 8 PM ET, the Top Nine contestants – C.J. Harris, Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson, Jessica Meuse, Alex Preston, Dexter Roberts, Majesty Rose, Malaya Watson and Sam Woolf – will perform on the "(I’m With The) BAND!"-themed performance show. The "Idol" hopefuls will act as the lead singer for Rickey Minor and his band, performing their favorite songs.
The season’s first half-hour live results show will air March 27 beginning at 9 PM ET. Grammy Award-nominated pop star Janelle Monáe will perform her new single, “What Is Love,” on the broadcast.
"American Idol XIII" is produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group. The series was created by Simon Fuller and is executive-produced by Fuller, Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Trish Kinane, Per Blankens, Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager.
Former "American Idol" contestants who have taken to Broadway after their stint on "Idol" include Fantasia Barrino (The Color Purple, After Midnight), Taylor Hicks (Grease), Clay Aiken (Spamalot), Constantine Maroulis (Jekyll and Hyde, Rock of Ages), Diana DeGarmo (Hairspray, Hair), Frenchie Davis (Rent) and Jordin Sparks (In the Heights) as well as former "Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi (Chicago), among others.