Harry said Jena gave a "very unique and very special" performance. Keith touted Jena as a leader, trailblazer and pioneer. Jennifer got the goosies and praised Jena's incredible talent.

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

IDOL celebrates the 500th episode.

The judging panel went through another change for Season 12 when Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban joined Randy Jackson.

Season 10 brought about a huge change to the judging panel! Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez joined the only remaining veteran judge, Randy Jackson.

Ellen DeGeneres joined the IDOL™ judging panel in Season 9.

Simon, Paula and Randy compared their notes on contestants during Season 5.

In Season 4 Randy, Paula and Simon would team up with guest judges at times throughout the show.

Simon, Paula and Randy during Season 2 hometown auditions.

Season 1 Judges: Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson.

Randy Jackson weighed in on the performances from the night before.

Randy Jackson took a moment to give his take on the previous night's performance. "It's a mad dash to the end," said the IDOL™ veteran, and everyone wants to win. "Jena had an amazing night. She killed it," said Randy. He was "so proud" of Alex, but thought Jessica didn't have the best of nights "performance-wise." He noted that Sam "started shaky" and said "Caleb really turned the place upside down." How would the votes fall and what about this mysterious twist?

Randy Jackson snuggled with Grumpy Cat!

The Top 5 performance show came to a close with the knowledge that another one of these supremely talented artists will be leaving the show Thursday. Tune in at 9/8c on FOX to see how it all goes down!

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!

Demi Lovato hung out with Randy Jackson after her surprise appearance on the show.

Buddies Ryan Seacrest and Randy Jackson walked the press line together.

Former judge Randy Jackson, "Our Dawg Father" as Ryan aptly called him, got the semi-finalists prepared when they spent time at the Randy Jackson Workshop. Randy wanted to give the kids "more insight" and "the best advantage they've ever had" going into live shows. Randy's camp had a simple objective: to focus on all the feedback the contestants had been given so far, giving them a real chance to succeed once they hit live shows. Randy employed the help of musical directors, vocal coaches, stylists, and movement coaches to cover all parts of a successful performance. Randy even sought the expertise of non-denominational "spiritual advisors" to help guide the contestants through the pressure of this high-stakes competition.

Randy's workshop gave the contestants all the tools to build a successful IDOL™ performance. The lucky Season XIII semi-finalists even had the advantage of learning from two of the most successful IDOL™ contestants to date: Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry.

Harry said Jena gave a "very unique and very special" performance. Keith touted Jena as a leader, trailblazer and pioneer. Jennifer got the goosies and praised Jena's incredible talent.

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