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Monday, Mar 18th 2013IDOL alumni are EVERYWHERE! IDOL has launched the careers of many young artists who continue to perform today. Last season's runner-up, Jessica Sanchez, is one such artist.The talented singer is back to perform her new single, "Tonight" on Thursday's results show. The song is a collaboration with Ne-Yo, who will perform with her on the show. Jessica's debut album, Me, You and the Music, is available for pre-order on March 21.Check out the performances from all your favorite IDOL alumni this week:Monday 3/18Taylor Hicks performs at Paris Casino in Las Vegas, NV.Adam Lambert performs at the Palace of Sport in Kiev, Ukraine.Tuesday 3/19Phillip Phillips performs at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, SD.Constantine Maroulis performs in Jekyll and Hyde the Musical at the Cadillac Palace Theater in Chicago, IL.Taylor Hicks performs at Paris Casino in Las Vegas, NV.Wednesday 3/20Constantine Maroulis performs in Jekyll and Hyde the Musical at the Cadillac Palace Theater in Chicago, IL.Taylor Hicks performs at Paris Casino in Las Vegas, NV.Adam Lambert performs at the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia.James Durbin performs in Orangevale, CA.Thursday 3/21Jessica Sanchez and Ne-Yo perform on the Top 9 AMERICAN IDOL Results show.Colton Dixon performs at the Charleston Municipal Auditorium in Charleston, WV.Carrie Underwood performs at the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, VA.Constantine Maroulis performs in Jekyll and Hyde the Musical at the Cadillac Palace Theater in Chicago, IL.Taylor Hicks performs at Paris Casino in Las Vegas, NV.Mandisa performs on the Brandisa Tour in Davenport, IA.Jason Castro performs on the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular 2013 in Ypsilanti, MI.James Durbin performs at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA.Friday 3/22Phillip Phillips performs at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI.Phillip Phillips appears on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.Colton Dixon performs at the Reading Eagle Theater at the Sovereign Center in Reading, PA.Taylor Hicks performs at Paris Casino in Las Vegas, NV.Mandisa performs on the Brandisa Tour in Des Moines, IA.Melinda Doolittle performs in Chattanooga, TN.Jason Castro performs on the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular 2013 in Cleveland, OH.Adam Lambert performs at the Hartwell Arena in Helsinki, Finland.Saturday 3/23Phillip Phillips performs at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL.Colton Dixon performs at the War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, PA.Carrie Underwood performs at the Roanoke Civic Center in Roanoke, VA.Taylor Hicks performs at Paris Casino in Las Vegas, NV.Mandisa performs on the Brandisa Tour in St. Paul, MN.Jason Castro performs on the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular 2013 in Champaign, IL.Michael Johns will be participating in Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night.Sunday 3/24Phillip Phillips performs at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA.Colton Dixon performs at the Grove City Church of the Nazarene in Grove City, OH.Taylor Hicks performs at Paris Casino in Las Vegas, NV.Mandisa performs on the Brandisa Tour in St. Cloud, MN.Phil Stacey performs at the Riverbend Church in Austin, TX.Phil Stacey performs at the New Vision Family Worship Center in San Antonio, TX.Jason Castro performs on the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular 2013 in Grand Rapids, MI.
Monday, Mar 18th 2013Curtis sat down with press after his elimination to talk about his AMERICAN IDOL experience, what if felt like to be eliminated and his plans for the future. Find out what he had to say below.Curtis on being sent home first: "I really feel like if I was going to get eliminated, there's no embarrassment in getting cut tenth or fifth; it really just is what it is. I mean I get a chance to tour with these guys. I get a chance to travel the world and grow as an artist with these guys and so no embarrassment, all gratefulness."Curtis on how much he's grown since first auditioning for the show: "I feel like I've grown so much because really you have to sing for this show, be it for live recordings or dress rehearsals for the show daily, you know in and out and so I've had to be vocally prepared for that. I had to rest up at night as much as I can and I had to really prepare. And so I feel like there's so many thinks I know now that I didn't know at first, so I feel like I've overcome."Curtis on Nicki's reaction: "It made me feel good, because really I sing from my heart and I really felt like I've touched Nicki's heart in such a way that she didn't want to see me leave."Curtis spoke about his fans potentially boycotting the show because he left: "I really want everybody that has been supporting me to keep supporting my friends, because I'm talented, I know that, but at the same time there are nine talents that are still left that are incredibly talented. I want them to call and vote for them as well, because these guys deserve to be - every single one of them - the next AMERICAN IDOL.Curtis on what he wants to do with his career next: "I want to go in a love direction because I really feel like God is love so as long as I'm not singing anything provocative or anything that can offend anyone across the world, then I would be doing things that make people feel better about their day. What I love about music is that people just want to feel things a certain way, and you really don't have to be offensive to do so.Was Curtis surprised about his elimination: "Not at all, I' always learned to expect the worst, so that if the worst does happen, I don't look surprised, because people are always watching. People are always watching how you handle things. And so it's always my responsibility whether things work in my favor or not to remain calm and to know that I have to set the best example when eyes are one me."Good Luck, Curtis!
Friday, Mar 15th 2013The Top 10 is now our Top 9!America has spoken! With the lowest number of votes, Curtis Finch Jr. was sent home on Thursday night's show in a shocking elimination!Adding to the list of surprises, former Idol winner Phillip Phillips and rock superstars Bon Jovi stopped by to rock the house. Take a look back at the episode with our song list:Title: "Shine Your Way"Artist Version: from "The Croods"Contestant: Group PerformanceTitle: "Because We Can"Artist Version: Bon JoviContestant: n/aTitle: "Sky Blue Diamond"Artist Version: Charlie AskewContestant: Charlie AskewTitle: "Out Here On My Own"Artist: from "Fame"Contestant: Aubrey ClelandTitle: "Gone Gone Gone"Artist: Phillip PhillipsContestant: n/aTitle: "I Believe I Can Fly"Artist: R. KellyContestant: Curtis Finch, Jr.Tune in to American Idol next WED and THU at 8/7c on FOX.
Thursday, Mar 14th 2013Did your favorite IDOL hopeful not make the Top 10? Do you still want the opportunity to see them perform on the AMERICAN IDOL Live! Tour? Well, now you can!
On March 14 Aubrey Cleland, West Linn, OR and Charlie Askew, Little Rock, AR will sing off live on the show during the AT&T AMERICAN IDOL Live! Tour Fan Save!. The winner of the AT&T American Idol Live! Tour Fan Save, chosen by viewer admiration, will join the other Top 10 Finalists when the Official Tour comes to a city near you this summer.
The American Idol Live! Tour is your opportunity to see the Season 12 IDOL Finalists in concert! Make sure your favorite is there to join the fun! Learn how to submit your choice.
Submission begins March 14 during the East Coast live broadcast and continues until March 17 at 11:59PM ET.
Wednesday, Mar 13th 2013Did you love a particular performance from tonight's show? Capture the moment and download all the performances from the episode on iTunes.
Get all the songs from tonight's episode here! See below for links to the individual performances.
Curtis Finch, Jr. - "I Believe"
Janelle Arthur - "Gone"
Devin Velez - "Temporary Home"