Performing with Darius was a high mark for both C.J. and Dexter, but even more so for C.J. who names Darius as one of his idols.

C.J. and Dexter had performed the song earlier in the season, but took things to the next level performing it with the artist himself!

C.J. Harris and Dexter Roberts joined Darius Rucker to perform "Alright" live!

The Top 6 were ready to go and hear the results of America's vote!

The Top 6 were in great spirits before the results show.

The Top 6 pose with Grumpy Cat!

C.J. Harris and Jessica Meuse pose for a photo.

The Top 6 hung out before Wednesday's show.

Sam, Caleb and C.J. were called to the stage first to hear the results of America's vote.

That put C.J. Harris in the bottom two for yet another week. What would the final results reveal?

Caleb Johnson sailed into the next round of the competition.

America has spoken and now Alex, Caleb, C.J. Jena, Jessica and Sam have to face the music!

In the blink of an eye IDOL™ went down to only five contestants. Each week we'll be forced to say goodbye to a talented performer until we reach the finale! Tune in Wednesday at 8/7c on FOX to watch them square off for a shot at the title!

Jessica Meuse joined her fellow Alabama native in the bottom two for the night. One person would definitely be returning to the Southern state after Thursday's show.

C.J. performed "Can't You See" by the Marshall Tucker band for his final performance.

Though visibly shaken from his elimination, C.J. Harris still delivered the emotionally charged performance that America has come to expect from him week after week.

Ryan quickly revealed that C.J. Harris received the lowest number of votes and was eliminated from the competition.

C.J. looked easy and comfortable on stage during his performance of "Whatever It Is," but will that be enough to earn him a spot in the next round?

That does it for the Top 6 performance show. How would America's votes fall? Only time will tell, but you can find out Thursday at 9/8c on FOX!

C.J. Harris performed "Whatever It Is" by the Zac Brown Band for his country effort.

The judges were a little harsh with C.J. after his performance of "Whatever It Is." Jennifer said she "expected a tiny bit more." Harry added that it "wasn't your best performance" and urged C.J. to make better song choices. Keith said it perfectly with "I think you have more to offer than that, C.J." When given a chance to respond C.J. dedicated the song to a young girl who had recently passed away in his hometown.

Alex Preston, Caleb Johnson, C.J. Harris, Jena Irene, Jessica Meuse, and Sam Woolf. Only one will walk away with an INSANE recording contract and a jump-start on a huge career.

C.J. definitely looked the part of rock star with his gold leather jacket, but did he pull off the iconic song?

Alabama native C.J. Harris then took to the stage to perform the sing-along classic "American Woman" by The Guess Who.

Harry thought C.J.'s effort was "a good performance," but urged him to work on his intonation. Keith told C.J. that in order to sing that song he needed to tap into some anger even if he's not the kind of guy who would sing a song like that. Jennifer thought that though C.J. was shaky in the beginning, but he eventually pulled it off.

Sam, Alex, C.J. and Jessica walked the press line after the show.

C.J., Jessica and Dexter after their duet.

C.J. Harris answered questions on the press line after the show.

The three Alabama natives in the Top 7 posed for a friendly photo.

The Top 7 took a moment for thought before the Top 7 performance show.

The Top 7 showed off their silly sides backstage at AMERICAN IDOL®.

C.J. Harris practiced with his guitar backstage at IDOL™.

The Top 6!

C.J Harris

C.J Harris

Caleb, Sam, Jessica and C.J. were then called to the stage to hear their results. Randy thought that C.J. did a "good job," but "wanted more" from his performance. He said it'd be interesting to see how the results panned out for Jessica and praised Sam's growth over the season. Caleb got the most praise from Randy who gave him a solid "A" for his performance.

C.J. Harris has been in the bottom before, but not this week! He was the next contestant named safe.

The competitors made their choices! Who will remain in the competition? That would be decided by YOU! Tune in Thursday at 9/8c for a jam-packed results show!

Although Jessica, Dexter and C.J. seemed to be enjoying themselves during their performance, Harry was not amused saying the performance "just wasn't good." He added that the singers were "out of tune." Keith and Demi Lovato agreed with Harry's assessment, panning the performance.

Jessica, Dexter and C.J. then hit the stage performing "Compass" by Lady Antebellum. The trio nicknamed their group Alabama Power because they all hail from the state.

C.J. Harris chose Caleb's pick for his song which was "Gravity" by John Mayer. Caleb chose the song because he believed that C.J. would take the audience to "church" with his performance.

Keith thought "Gravity" was a really good song choice for C.J.saying that it was a "good performance," but wanted more of an "emotional arc." Jennifer said that C.J. is getting "more and more confident" every week. Harry gave the ultimate praise saying, "Personally, I think that was your best performance of to date."

C.J. and Malaya backstage.

C.J. Harris and Dexter Roberts walk the press line together after the show.

C.J. Harris got the crowd going!

The Top 8 pose for a photo before the performance show.

C.J Harris

C.J Harris

The Top 7!

That put Malaya Watson in the bottom two with C.J. Harris.

The contestants rallied around Malaya to support her after the elimination.

Malaya and C.J. were on edge while waiting to hear if they would be leaving the competition, but Ryan wasted no time in delivering the results of America's vote.

Unfortunately for C.J. Harris, he was one of the bottom two for the night.

Ryan got down to business and called Dexter, Caleb, Jessica and C.J. to the stage to hear the results of America's vote. He revealed the safe contestants one by one.

C.J. Harris took the stage next performing Tom Petty's "Free Fallin.'" C.J.'s rendition of the song really impressed David Cook and got him excited about the classic hit again. C.J. opened the song slowly and really took his time before hitting the stride in the chorus.

Jennifer was all praise for C.J. exclaiming that the singer really has "the ability to touch people's hearts." Harry also praised C.J.'s ability to connect with the audience, but said he also needed to work on singing the low notes correctly. Keith thought C.J.'s effort was a "great rendition" of the song and added that he loved "the survivor's tone" in C.J.'s voice.

The judges aren't supposed to give feedback on duets, but sometimes they just can't help themselves! Jennifer thought the duo looked really cute together. Harry chimed in with some harsh words saying, "I thought it was a little more regional theater" than impressive entertainment.

C.J. Harris and Malaya Watson teamed up dressed in white for their duet performance of "I Knew You Were Waiting" by Aretha Franklin and George Michael. The duo really looked like they were having fun out there!

The Top 8 celebrated after the save.

The IDOL™ guys celebrated surviving another week.

C.J. Harris talked to the press after the show.

C.J. Harris waiting on stage during rehearsals.

C.J. Harris was cool as cucumber backstage.

Your Top 8 is Back!

C.J Harris

Malaya Watson, Sam Woolf and C.J. Harris were in the bottom three!

With strong performances from everyone, some will be safe, but others will be singing for the save! Chris Daughtry also returns for a special performance. It all starts THU 8/7c on FOX!

What a perfect song choice for two country boys from Alabama. They melded their voices well and sang side by side on stage in nearly matching outfits. Talk about country cuteness!

Dexter and C.J. teamed up to perform "Alright" by Darius Rucker.

C.J. Harris' mother knew he'd be a singer because he sang all the time when he was a kid. Although he wasn't always in tune, C.J. kept with his love of music. He had a lot of support from his grandparents and really started to grow musically when he picked up his grandpa's discarded guitar. Looking back at this first audition, the judges were impressed with his "voice" and emotional delivery, but noticed that he could use a little work.

C.J.'s soulful performance of the Allman Brothers' "Soul Shine" moved the judges just like it did in his inital audition, but his delivery was much improved. "You know it was better than the first time you did it," said Jennifer Lopez. "There's something that comes from you that touches my heart." Harry praised C.J. for really working on his pitch and said that he was "really coming close" to completely fixing those issues. Keith gave C.J. a simple critique saying, "Good job tonight."

It was back to the start as the Top 8 contestants took on their original audition songs live in front of America. We got a first hand look at how far all these talented performers have grown this season.

The Top 8 posed for a photo together on stage after Majesty Rose's elimination.

The IDOL™ guys rock out behind the scenes.

C.J., Jena and Caleb walked the press line together.

Rehearsals are easy for C.J. Harris and the rest of the Idols.

C.J. Harris owned the room with his confidence.

Your Top 8!

C.J Harris

That put Majesty Rose, Sam Woolf and C.J. Roberts as the bottom three. Harry wasn't surprised at the contestants saying, "America is really, really smart." He went on to add that all the voting has been seemingly purely based on the week's performances and nothing else.

C.J. Harris has dedicated his life to singing. Back in Jasper, Alabama, C.J. performed local gigs and taught guitar lessons. Now that he's in Hollywood and walking red carpets every week C.J. feels that a lot has been taken off his shoulders. He misses home, but his career has begun now!

C.J. chose to perform "If It Hadn't Been For Love" by The SteelDrivers. C.J.'s soulful voice took center stage during his performance, but what would the judges say? Keith thought the song was a "clever choice," but wanted to make sure C.J. doesn't confuse "the sound of expression with the feeling of expression." Jennifer thought the performance started well, but got off in the middle. Harry echoed Keith's advice, but also added that C.J. really needs to work on his pitch.

C.J. Harris was all smiles during rehearsals.

Jena Irene and C.J. Harris share a hug backstage.

The Top 10 were pumped up and ready to go backstage before the show.

Your Top 9!

C.J Harris

The final contestants were then called to the stage for their results. Randy thought Sam "gave a great performance," and that Jena "showed her artistry." While Randy noted that the first half of MK's performance was great, he did say that the second half was a "train wreck." C.J. received the harshest criticism from Randy who said the young singer "just fell apart."

Keith said that although he is rooting for C.J., the performance of "Invisible" was "shaky." Jennifer agreed saying, "This wasn't what it should have been." Harry praised C.J.'s emotional performances, but urged him to learn how to not sing so sharp.

C.J. Harris knocked the ball out of the park last week and this week he was under pressure to keep the momentum going. Caleb took on Hunter Hayes' "Invisible" as his Top 10 song. Randy loved C.J.'s performance during rehearsals, but would he be able to duplicate the effort during live shows?

C.J. Harris, Alex Preston and Sam Woolf answered questions after the show.

C.J. Harris practiced his music backstage.

The Top 10!

C.J Harris

Ryan got down to business quickly, calling C.J. Harris, Caleb Johnson, and Dexter Roberts to the stage. Randy gave his critiques of the performance from the previous night. Randy said C.J.'s performance was "the best I've seen him in the whole competition," and also gave Caleb a "10, 10, 10" for his effort. While Randy praised Dexter, he thought he still needed to find ways to make his performances more individual. America agrred and these three talented fellows were declared safe for the evening.

C.J. Harris took the stage at the Top 11 performance show with a brand new guitar to christen! Perhaps that helped him deliver a truly stellar rendition of "Don't You See" by the Marshall Tucker Band from the movie, "Blow."

It was praise all around for C.J. from the judges. "I think you just picked and sang your way back to the forefront of this competition," Harry exclaimed. "C.J. it was killer, man," said Keith. Jennifer noted that she was "celebrating the whole time" during C.J.'s effort because he was totally killing the song!

Sam, C.J. and Alex posed for a photo backstage.

Alabama boys Dexter Roberts and C.J. Harris shared a friendly punch behind the scenes.

Performing with Darius was a high mark for both C.J. and Dexter, but even more so for C.J. who names Darius as one of his idols.

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