RAMIELE MALUBAY IS ELIMINATED FROM THE "AMERICAN IDOL" COMPETITION
THREE NIGHTS OF IDOL NEXT WEEK!
TOP 8 FINALISTS PERFORM TUESDAY, APRIL 8;
"IDOL GIVES BACK" AIRS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9;
"IDOL" WINNER JORDIN SPARKS AND CHRIS BROWN
PERFORM THURSDAY, APRIL 10 ON FOX
Finalist Ramiele Malubay was eliminated tonight from the AMERICAN IDOL competition after she received the fewest votes. On Tuesday's performance show, contestants sang Dolly Parton songs, and Malubay, 20, from Miramar, FL, sang "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind."
On Tuesday, April 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top 8 finalists (Brooke White, Carly Smithson, David Archuleta, David Cook, Jason Castro, Kristy Lee Cook, Michael Johns and Syesha Mercado) will return to the Idol stage for a special performance show that features inspirational songs.
The following night, Wednesday, April 9 (7:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), the Emmy Award-winning IDOL GIVES BACK returns with an illustrious group of celebrity participants to help raise awareness and funds to benefit various U.S. and international charities. The one-of-a-kind philanthropic special will feature appearances by incredible international artists and sports figures including Bono, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Miley Cyrus, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, Mariah Carey, Robin Williams, Celine Dion, Forest Whitaker, Billy Crystal, Dane Cook, Kiefer Sutherland, Fergie, Chris Daughtry, Carrie Underwood, Annie Lennox, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Maroon 5, Heart, Gloria Estefan, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Jennifer Connolly, Elliott Yamin, Fantasia and Amy Adams.
One more finalist will go home and IDOL winner Jordin Sparks and recording sensation Chris Brown will perform "No Air" on a special results show, Thursday, April 10 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed).
The brainchild of Simon Fuller, IDOL GIVES BACK has been recognized as a life-changing program, earning praise from many of the world�s best known figures including President George W. Bush, HRH Prince Charles and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Last season, IDOL GIVES BACK raised over $76 million for charity and garnered a prestigious Governor�s Award Emmy.
AMERICAN IDOL is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, founder and CEO of 19 Entertainment; 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.
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