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[05/02/13 - 09:00 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for May 2
Votes were combined from the Wednesday night performance shows on April 24 and May 1 in a special two-week showdown.

[via press release from FOX]

MEET AMERICA'S TRIPLE THREATS!

CANDICE GLOVER, KREE HARRISON AND ANGIE MILLER ARE THE TOP 3 FINALISTS ON "AMERICAN IDOL"

AMBER HOLCOMB IS ELIMINATED

SHOWDOWN CONTINUES WEDNESDAY, MAY 8 AND TOP 2 FINALISTS REVEALED THURSDAY, MAY 9, ON FOX

Two-Night Season 12 Finale Airs Wednesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 16

All good things come in threes, and tonight more so than ever! AMERICAN IDOL revealed that the Top 3 finalists are Candice Glover, Kree Harrison and Angie Miller. In a surprising twist unveiled last week, votes were combined from the Wednesday night performance shows on April 24 and May 1 in a special AMERICAN IDOL two-week showdown. Host Ryan Seacrest revealed that Holcomb, 19, received the least number of votes for those two weeks and was sent home.

IDOL's Top 3 finalists will head home for a special homecoming this weekend. Upon hearing the news, each of the singers revealed what they're most looking forward to:

Candice: "I'm mostly looking forward to seeing firsthand what the support has been like at home, because I hear about it all the time. It would mean the world to make the Top 3, because that means everything I've worked for is finally falling into place."

Kree: "What I'm looking forward to most is being able to celebrate with my friends and family in my hometown and being able to hug each of them to thank them for supporting me."

Angie: "Making the Top 3 means everything to me! I can't wait to meet everyone who has supported me and got me this far in the competition."

The Top 3 Finalists are:

Candice Glover Age: 23 Hometown: St. Helena Island, SC Facebook: www.facebook.com/CandiceAI12 Twitter: @CandiceAI12

Kree Harrison Age: 22 Hometown: Woodville, TX Facebook: www.facebook.com/KreeAI12 Twitter: @KreeAI12

Angie Miller Age: 19 Hometown: Beverly, MA Facebook: www.facebook.com/AngieAI12 Twitter: @AngieAI12

Tune in next week, Wednesday, May 8 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), when Candice, Kree and Angie return to their hometowns and find out what songs the judges and Jimmy Iovine have chosen for them to perform. Each finalist will sing three songs: "Judges' Choice"; "Jimmy's Choice"; and "IDOL's Choice."

Don't miss the live results show the following night, Thursday, May 9 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), when the final two divas remaining on IDOL will be revealed. Plus, multi-Grammy Award winning artist, Alicia Keys, will take the stage to perform her new single, "Tears Always Win," from her hit album, "Girl on Fire." Also, country artist and Season 10 runner-up, Lauren Alaina, will perform her new single, "Barefoot and Buckwild" for the first time ever on the IDOL stage.

On tonight's results show, Grammy winner, world-renowned recording artist and last night's performance show mentor, Harry Connick Jr., performed for the very first time his new single, "Every Man Should Know." Also, Season Seven IDOL winner and platinum-selling recording artist, David Cook, performed his new song, "Laying Me Low." Plus, straight off the soundtrack from the new movie, "The Great Gatsby," seven-time Grammy Award-winning artist, will.i.am, performed his new song, "Bang Bang," which also is available on his current album, "#willpower."

"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: @MariahCarey; @yo_randyjackson; @nickiminaj; and @keithurban. Download the AMERICAN IDOL app for iOS devices from the App StoreSM; and for Android devices at Google PlayTM Store.** Data rates may apply for app download and usage.

AMERICAN IDOL is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of Core Media Group, and FremantleMedia North America. The series is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, CEO, XIX Entertainment. Cecile Frot-Coutaz, FremantleMedia; Trish Kinane, FremantleMedia North America; Ken Warwick, FremantleMedia North America; and Nigel Lythgoe, CEO, Nigel Lythgoe Productions also serve as executive producers.

Visit www.americanidol.com for additional information regarding AMERICAN IDOL voting, as well as exclusive videos, interviews, photos, special behind-the-scenes information and all of your AMERICAN IDOL news.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: **App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Google Play is a trademark of Google Inc.]





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