STAGE TUBE: AMERICAN IDOL Contestant Erika Van Pelt is Eliminated
Erika Van Pelt was eliminated last night on AMERICAN IDOL after she received the fewest votes among the finalists. After a final performance, the three judges declined the opportunity to use their "save" to keep Van Pelt on the show. Also on the results show, Lana Del Rey performed her smash hit "Video Games" and Season 10 alum Haley Reinhart returned to the IDOL stage to debut her new single, "Free."
Next week, on Wednesday, March 28 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top Nine - Deandre Brackensick, Hollie Cavanagh, Colton Dixon, Heejun Han, Skylar Laine, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez and Elise Testone - return to the IDOL stage to sings songs from their own Idols.
Tune in the following night, Thursday, March 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) to the live results show to find out which of the Top Nine finalists is sent home. In addition, Nicki Minaj will take the stage and perform her megahit "Starships" and Season 10 IDOL winner and platinum-selling country artist Scotty McCreery will return to perform his newest single, "Water Tower Town."
AMERICAN IDOL is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of CKX, Inc. and FremantleMedia North America, Inc. The series is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, CEO, XIX Entertainment, and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; and Nigel Lythgoe, CEO, Nigel Lythgoe Productions.
To see Van Pelt's emotional goodbye as she exits the IDOL stage, click below!