For the first time in IDOL history our judges got together to perform a spectacular medley!

Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. performed a mash-up of Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors" and Fleetwood Mac's "Go Your Own Way."

The three people who were responsible for discovering this year's incredible talent took the stage for the last time this season!

The three superstars responsible, in part, for their rise to fame, came out on stage to greet a jam-packed house at the Nokia theatre in Los Angeles. Over 7,000 people were in the attendance for the final show-down. The judges weren't phased, but this would be the first time our budding stars would sing in front of such a large live audience.

Ryan, Randy and our judges celebrate IDOL's 500th episode.

All three judges got to their feet in support of Alex Preston's last performance and singular IDOL™ journey.

The judges looked glam as usual as they came out to greet the live audience.

Before we got down to the more serious business of eliminations, Ryan surprised Harry with beignets from his home city of New Orleans.

The judges took the time to weigh in on the gravity of Thursday's cut. Keith was nervous and Jennifer realized this point is a major turning point in the competition.

The judges walked on stage looking their best for what would prove to be a dramatic results show.

It's America's Request night on IDOL™ with fans around the country picking out songs for our talented Top 5. Song choice is a tricky business here at AMERICAN IDOL® especially at this stage in the competition. Would America pick the best songs for our budding stars?

The judges looked fierce and ready to face yet another contestant elimination on Thursday.

We got a peek at what hunky judge Harry Connick, Jr. would look like with blonde hair!

The crowd was going wild before the show even began at the Top 6 performance show. Would the Idols give them the show they were clamoring for? Each contestant had two opportunities to prove their worth the the viewing public.

The Top 7 will definitely become 6 tonight and it's any one's guess after a great performance show from our Idols on Wednesday night.

This week IDOL™ results show moved to a new 30 minute, jam-packed format that included a performance from rising star Janelle Monáe.

When Harry moved into "Come By Me" he sat at the piano and turned out a jazzy, upbeat number that got the audience, contestants and judges all on their feet.

When his performance was over Jennifer declared that she'd "like to keep" Harry in the competition. What a relief! Keith was ready to use their precious save on Harry!

Ryan had a surprise for Harry when he brought out former Season XIII contestant, Munfarid Zaidi who was made famous when Harry cradled him during hometown auditions. Munfarid has such a love for Harry that he reenacted the moment this time singing Harry's own "Every Man Should Know" while being cradled by our talented judge.

Harry lit up the stage with a jazzy, soulful performance that transported the audience instantly to the French Quarter of New Orleans. Harry's vocal stylings during "One Fine Thing" were smooth and light, teasing the audience to want more.

Ryan announced early in the show that over 6 BILLION votes have been cast since season 1. AMERICAN IDOL® is a powerhouse that has been the platform for numerous artists over the years from the very first Idol Kelly Clarkson to Jennifer Hudson, Chris Daughtry, and Phillip Phillips. Not all or these contestants won the ultimate prize during their seasons, but the one thing they did have in common? They all made the Top 10 and participated in the IDOL™ summer tour.

Harry Connick Jr. then took the stage performing his hit song, "One Fine Thing." His fellow judges even took to the audience to give Harry a warm IDOL™ welcome.

The show opened with a special performance by the Top 12 performing Phillip Phillip's "Home." This wasn't your ordinary results show opener, however, as the performance we saw was a pre-recorded rendition that the contestants filmed themselves. What a perfect pick! After all, the theme of the week was "Home" and Phillip Phillips was on hand to perform his latest song, "Raging Fire," live. The night also afforded a great performance from the up and coming Irish band, Kodaline.

After the Top 10 were announced, Jennifer Lopez gave the audience a rundown of how the wildcard picks would proceed. The judges would pick five of the remaining ten contestants to sing in a do-or-die moment live on the stage. Harry urged the contestants to take it seriously saying, "They have to really compete."

The first live show of the season aired on a special Tuesday night and 15 semi-finalist girls were ready to perform for America's votes. Not all would get that chance though, as Ryan announced that only 10 ladies would be taking the stage. Throughout the show our three superstar judges would go on to reveal, one by one, the contestants who would get a chance to perform live. The five girls not chosen at the end of the night were instantly eliminated.

The rest of the Top 30 will be formed on Thursday at 8/7c. Will Casey or CJ be one of the Top 15 boys? What will become of the other early stand-outs? Tune in to find out!

Yo, dawg! Randy Jackson was on set, and Harry Connick Jr. auditioned for him with "Fire Water" and Keith Urban stood by his side. These dudes are in it to win it!

Next week, the 77 remaining contestants perform their final solos in Hollywood. Who from this talented group of auditioners will rise to the top? Watch FOX on WED & THU at 8/7c to find out!

The lovable Tiquila Wilson bowed out of the competition because she's a gospel singer and feels like she isn't fulfilling her dreams here. The judges encouraged her to follow her heart, but said it's our loss. We'll miss Tiquila's personality! Harry Connick, Jr. pretended to leave the judge panel, but don't worry, he was just messing around.

Wake up, Atlanta! The episode kicked off with footage of parents waking up their auditioners, and Georgia's own Connie Seacrest waking up her boy, Ryan. #thisisntreal...Ryan Seacrest doesn't sleep! Harry Connick, Jr. and Keith Urban switched spots at the judges' table in Atlanta. How long until Keith and Harry request to sit next to each other to kindle their bromance?

Harry Connick, Jr. gave us a look at the Detroit set and headed to "Confessional," where he admitted to his Idol sins, including stealing Ryan Seacrest's hair products. And this is why we love him and Season XIII!

When Jennifer Lopez stepped out of the room for a minute, Harry Connick, Jr. and Keith Urban killed some time with a hilarious "nervous contestant" bit. Harry did a spot on impression of a starstruck Keith Urban fan. He auditioned with "The Star-Spangled Banner," and the producers listed his on-screen age as "29*." Although Harry flattered Keith by calling him beautiful, it was a no for Harry. The piano player didn't leave empty-handed...he received a Keith Urban autograph on his calf!

Detroit, Michigan is known for its hit songs, Motown music, and cars. But would it become the home of the next American Idol? We won't know until May, but we do know that Harry Connick, Jr. thinks chewing gum is hot...on Jennifer Lopez, at least! We think the flannel and tousled bed head is working for her too.

The IDOL™ XIII judges sat down to the judges' table for the first time together.

Harry graciously posed for a few photos with the press in Boston.

The judges showed off their silly sides at auditions in Boston.

Harry Connick, Jr. answered questions from the press while at a break from judging in Austin.

The chemistry between Harry, Jennifer and Keith is amazing.

There were smiles all around from the judges and Ryan at IDOL™ auditions in Austin.

For the first time in IDOL history our judges got together to perform a spectacular medley!

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