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AMERICAN IDOL
Air Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on FOX
Episode Title: (ID-1239/40) "Finalists Compete"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17

**TWO-HOUR EPISODE** - "AMERICAN IDOL" - (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) CC-HDTV 720p-In Stereo

THE FINALISTS PERFORM LIVE ONCE AGAIN ON AN ALL-NEW "AMERICAN IDOL" WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, ON FOX

The remaining AMERICAN IDOL finalists perform live in hopes of impressing the judges and America. After the performances, it is up to the nation to vote for their favorites. Tune in to see who amazes the judges and who falls flat in the all-new "Finalists Compete" episode of AMERICAN IDOL airing Wednesday, April 17 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live /PT tape-delayed) on FOX. (ID-1239/40) (TV-14 D, L)

Host: Ryan Seacrest

Judges: Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban

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AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/11/02 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (spring 2014)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
13 (39 episodes)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
DESCRIPTION:
(from FOX's press release, January 2014) The original music show phenomenon returns this week! Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, AMERICAN IDOL XIII features a new all-star judging panel, including Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr., along with in-house mentor Randy Jackson. Seacrest and the judges travel across the country, with stops in Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Boston, MA; Detroit, MI; Omaha, NE, Salt Lake City, UT; and San Francisco, CA, searching for those who have the potential to transform from an everyday singer into a successful recording artist and join the ranks of famous IDOL alumni, such as Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia, Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks, Scotty McCreery and Phillip Phillips. The two-night premiere event begins by showcasing the nation's best talent from the Boston and Austin auditions on Wednesday, Jan. 15 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Thursday, Jan. 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) brings more amazing auditions from Austin and San Francisco. Auditions continue in Detroit, Wednesday, Jan. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT); Atlanta, Thursday, Jan. 23 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT); Salt Lake City, Wednesday, Jan. 29 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT); and Omaha, Thursday, Jan. 30 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Harry Connick, Jr. as Judge (Season 13- )
· Jennifer Lopez as Judge (Season 10-11, 13- )
· Keith Urban as Judge (Season 12- )
· Ryan Seacrest as Host
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Brian Dunkleman as Host (Season 1)
· Ellen DeGeneres as Judge (Season 9)
· Kara DioGuardi as Judge (Season 8-9)
· Mariah Carey as Judge (Season 12)
· Nicki Minaj as Judge (Season 12)
· Paula Abdul as Judge (Season 1-8)
· Randy Jackson as Judge (Season 1-12)
· Simon Cowell as Judge (Season 1-9)
· Steven Tyler as Judge (Season 10-11)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Cecile Frot-Coutaz as EP
· Evan Prager as EP
· Jesse Ignjatovic as EP
· Per Blankens as EP
· Simon Fuller as CRTR/EP
· Trish Kinane as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 19 Entertainment
· FremantleMedia North America