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[02/27/09 - 12:01 AM]
Over 25 Million Votes Send Allison Iraheta, Kris Allen and Adam Lambert to the "American Idol" Top 12
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[via press release from FOX]

OVER 25 MILLION VOTES SEND ALLISON IRAHETA, KRIS ALLEN AND ADAM LAMBERT TO THE "AMERICAN IDOL" TOP 12

FINAL GROUP OF 12 SEMIFINALISTS TAKE THE STAGE TUESDAY, MARCH 3, ON FOX

Three More Finalists to Advance During LIVE Results Show on Wednesday, March 4

Judges Pick Remaining Finalists on LIVE "Wild Card" Episode Thursday, March 5

With over 25 million votes cast after Wednesday's performance show, it was revealed tonight that Allison Iraheta from Los Angeles, CA; Kris Allen from Conway, AR; and Adam Lambert from Los Angeles, CA, were chosen by America to advance in the competition and join Danny Gokey, Alexis Grace and Michael Sarver in the AMERICAN IDOL Top 12.

On Wednesday night, Iraheta sang "Alone" by Heart, Allen performed "Man in the Mirror" by Michael Jackson and Lambert entertained the audience with "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones.

Next week, AMERICAN IDOL finalizes the competition's Top 12 with a live performance show, a live results show and a special live "Wild Card" episode. On Tuesday, March 3 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the last set of 12 semifinalists (Arianna Afsar, Felicia Barton, Kendall Beard, Ju'Not Joyner, Scott MacIntyre, Nathaniel Marshall, Kristen McNamara, Jorge Nu´┐Żez, Lil Rounds, Von Smith, Taylor Vaifanua and Alex Wagner-Trugman) will perform live in the hopes of winning America's vote. Tune in the following night, Wednesday, March 4 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), to see which three semifinalists advance on the live results show.

In the "Wild Card" episode airing Thursday, March 5 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), previously eliminated contestants will return for a second chance to perform for the judges. After hearing the performances, the judges will announce the contestants rounding out this season's Top 12.

AMERICAN IDOL is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, founder of 19 Entertainment; and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America; and Ken Warwick, executive producer, FremantleMedia North America.

Visit americanidol.com for exclusive videos and photos from the audition cities, special behind-the-scenes information and all of your AMERICAN IDOL news. For all photo requests, please visit foxflash.com.





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