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[04/13/06 - 12:00 AM]
Bucky Covington Is Eliminated from the "American Idol" Competition Top 7 Finalists Will Compete on "American Songbook"-Themed Performance Show Tuesday, April 18, on FOX

[via press release from FOX]

BUCKY COVINGTON IS ELIMINATED FROM THE "AMERICAN IDOL" COMPETITION TOP 7 FINALISTS WILL COMPETE ON "AMERICAN SONGBOOK"-THEMED PERFORMANCE SHOW TUESDAY, APRIL 18, ON FOX

Legendary Singer Rod Stewart to Perform on April 19 Results Show

The fifth season of AMERICAN IDOL continued to be television royalty this week as the Top 8 finalists performed their favorite QUEEN songs. Last night, it was revealed that Bucky Covington received the fewest votes after Tuesday's performance show, ending his quest to become the next American Idol. Covington, from Rockingham, NC, sang "Fat Bottomed Girls." Next week, legendary singer Rod Stewart will lend his talents to the IDOL finalists as they perform classic American songs on Tuesday's show. In addition, Stewart will perform live on Wednesday's results show.

So far this season, AMERICAN IDOL shows incredible growth compared to the same telecasts last year, increasing +13% among Adults 18-49 (12.9/32 vs. 11.4/29), +10% among Adults 18-34 (11.8/33 vs. 10.7/30), +4% among Teens (9.6/29 vs. 9.2/28) and +14% in Total Viewers (31.0 vs. 27.1 Mil).

Next week, television's hottest show gets even hotter when the Top 7 finalists (Ace Young, Chris Daughtry, Taylor Hicks, Elliott Yamin, Paris Bennett, Katharine McPhee and Kellie Pickler) compete head-to-head again on Tuesday, April 18 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). The performance show theme will be "American Songbook," with the finalists singing some of the great standards of all time. Tune in the following night to watch Rod Stewart perform, and find out who receives enough votes to stay in the competition and who must go home on the AMERICAN IDOL results show Wednesday, April 19 (9:00-9:32 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

Fourteen-time Emmy-nominated AMERICAN IDOL is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, founder of 19 Entertainment, Ltd.; and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; Nigel Lythgoe, President, 19 Television; and Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.

Go to AmericanIdol.com for all of your AMERICAN IDOL news. Check out photos from the different audition cities, along with special, behind-the-scenes information on AMERICAN IDOL. For photos of the finalists and Queen, please go to www.foxflash.com.





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[04/22/14 - 03:05 PM]
ABC to Air a Primetime Encore of "Jimmy Kimmel Live: Behind the Scandalabra" on Thursday, April 24 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT
Said rebroadcast will replace the previously announced repeat of "Grey's Anatomy."

[04/22/14 - 02:48 PM]
Bravo Media's "Southern Charm" Earns Highest-Rated Episode of the Series with 1.2 Million Total Viewers
Bravo spins the numbers for Monday, April 21.

[04/22/14 - 02:45 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "The Voice," "DWTS" Lead Demos, Total Viewers
Plus: numbers for Food Network's "Rewrapped," Adult Swim's "The Boondocks" and FX's "Archer."

[04/22/14 - 01:06 PM]
Baseball Honors Retiring Yankee Captain on FOX Sports 1
Joe Torre narrates "Derek Jeter: A Tribute," premiering Tuesday, April 29 at 8:30/7:30c.

[04/22/14 - 12:35 PM]
Two World Heavyweight Championship Fights in Two Weeks Live Exclusively on ESPN, ESPN Deportes
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[04/22/14 - 12:30 PM]
Season Premiere of "Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Hallmark Channel's Newest Original Series, Posts 1.6 Household Rating
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, April 20.

[04/22/14 - 11:56 AM]
Across the Third Week of April, Adult Swim Once Again Ranks #1 in Prime Time Among Adults 18-34
Turner spins the numbers for the week of April 14-20.

[04/22/14 - 11:19 AM]
2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs Up 63% on Cable Through First 5 Days
NBC spins the numbers for its coverage of the NHL playoffs to date this season.

[04/22/14 - 11:18 AM]
Disney XD Soars to Its #2 Week in the Network's History in Prime in Total Viewers and Near Year-and-a Half Year Highs in Kids 2-11 and Boys 2-11
Disney XD spins the numbers for the week of April 14-20.

[04/22/14 - 11:10 AM]
ABC Wins the Week in Adults 18-49 and Is the Only Net Up Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 14-20.

[04/22/14 - 10:54 AM]
FOX Ranks No. 2 for the Week Among Adults 18-34 and No. 4 Among Adults 18-49
FOX spins the numbers for the week of April 14-20.

[04/22/14 - 10:53 AM]
CBS Continues Post-Olympic Winning Streak, Earning Its Seventh Straight Weekly Win
CBS spins the numbers for the week of April 14-20.

[04/22/14 - 10:50 AM]
Disney Channel Is TV's #1 Total Day Network for the 149th-Consecutive Week in Tweens and for the 148th Time in the Previous 149 Weeks in Kids 6-11
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of April 14-20.

[04/22/14 - 10:47 AM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Game of Thrones" Tops Easter Demos
Plus: numbers for Lifetime's "Devious Maids," WGN America's "Salem" and Comedy Central's "Tracy Morgan: Bona Fide."

[04/22/14 - 10:46 AM]
Lifetime's All-New Docu-Series "Little Women: LA" Premieres Monday, June 2
Each hour-long episode features longtime girlfriends Terra Jole, Tonya Banks, Elena Gant, Christy McGinity, Briana Manson and Traci Harrison.