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[04/19/12 - 09:31 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for April 19
Plus: Katy Perry, The Queen Extravaganza and Stefano Langone to perform on next results show Thursday, April 26.

[via press release from FOX]

COLTON DIXON ELIMINATED ON "AMERICAN IDOL"

TOP SIX FINALISTS PERFORM LIVE PLUS A SPECIAL GROUP PERFORMANCE WITH QUEEN'S BRIAN MAY AND ROGER TAYLOR, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, ON FOX

Katy Perry, The Queen Extravaganza and Season 10 Finalist Stefano Langone to Perform on Next Results Show Thursday, April 26

Colton Dixon was eliminated tonight on AMERICAN IDOL after he received the fewest of the 53 million votes cast for the finalists. Also on tonight's results show, LMFAO performed their smash hit, "Sorry For Party Rocking," and AMERICAN IDOL Season Eight winner Kris Allen performed his new single, "The Vision Of Love."

Next week, on Wednesday, April 25 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top Six - Hollie Cavanagh, Skylar Laine, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez and Elise Testone - return to the IDOL stage to sing for America's votes on a Queen-themed performance show. The finalists also will get to perform a group medley with Brian May and Roger Taylor, original members of the legendary rock group Queen.

Tune in the following night, Thursday, April 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), to the live results show to find out which Top Six finalist is sent home. In addition, Katy Perry will perform her newest single, "Part of Me"; the official touring Queen tribute, The Queen Extravaganza, will perform their classic smash hit "Somebody To Love"; and AMERICAN IDOL Season 10 finalist Stefano Langone will perform his new single, "I'm On A Roll."

The Top Six finalists are:

Hollie Cavanagh Hometown: McKinney, TX Age: 18 Keep up with Hollie at: www.twitter.com/CavanaghAI11 www.facebook.com/CavanaghAI11

Skylar Laine Hometown: Brandon, MS Age: 18 Keep up with Skylar at: www.twitter.com/SLaineAI11 www.facebook.com/SLaineAI11

Joshua Ledet Hometown: Westlake, LA Age: 19 Keep up with Joshua at: www.twitter.com/JLedetAI11 www.facebook.com/JLedetAI11

Phillip Phillips Hometown: Leesburg, GA Age: 21 Keep up with Phillip at: www.twitter.com/PPhillipsAI11 www.facebook.com/PPhillipsAI11

Jessica Sanchez Hometown: San Diego, CA Age: 16 Keep up with Jessica at: www.twitter.com/JSanchezAI11 www.facebook.com/JSanchezAI11

Elise Testone Hometown: Charleston, SC Age: 28 Keep up with Elise at: www.twitter.com/ETestoneAI11 www.facebook.com/ETestoneAI11

"Like" AMERICAN IDOL on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AmericanIdol. Follow the series on Twitter @AmericanIdol and join the discussion at #Idol. Also, follow host Ryan Seacrest at @RyanSeacrest, and follow the judges: @yo_randyjackson; @JLo; and @iamstevent.

AMERICAN IDOL is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of CKX, Inc. and FremantleMedia North America, Inc. The series is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, CEO, XIX Entertainment, and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; and Nigel Lythgoe, CEO, Nigel Lythgoe Productions.

See what happens every Thursday when the show ends, but the cameras keep rolling, as the eliminated finalist says an emotional goodbye and exits the IDOL stage. Visit www.americanidol.com for this exclusive insider's view each week after the West Coast broadcast of the results show, as well as for exclusive videos, interviews, photos and special behind-the-scenes information.





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