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.