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Jennifer Hudson, Ne-Yo to Perform on AMERICAN IDOL, 4/12

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Deandre Brackensick was eliminated last night on AMERICAN IDOL after he received the fewest votes among the finalists. On the results show, The Wanted sang their latest hit "Glad You Came," and Kellie Pickler returned to the IDOL stage to perform her newest single, "Where's Tammy Wynette." In addition, superstar and AMERICAN IDOL judge Jennifer Lopez premiered her new music video for "Dance Again."

Next week, on Wednesday, April 11 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top Seven - Hollie Cavanagh, Colton Dixon, Skylar Laine, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez and Elise Testone - return to the IDOL stage to perform for America's votes.

Tune in the following night, Thursday, April 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), to the live results show to find out which Top Seven finalist is sent home. In addition, AMERICAN IDOL Season Three finalist and Academy Award and Grammy Award winner Jennifer Hudson along with Ne-Yo and Rick Ross perform their new single, "Think Like a Man,". Hudson skyrocketed to stardom with her film debut in Dreamgirls, which earned her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Hudson's self-titled debut album won the Grammy for Best R&B Album in 2008. She recently released her sophomore album, I Remember Me. Also on next week's show, AMERICAN IDOL Season 10 finalist James Durbin performs his new song, "Higher Than Heaven."

"Like" AMERICAN IDOL on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AmericanIdol. Follow the series on Twitter @AmericanIdol and join the discussion at #Idol. Also, follow host Ryan Seacrest at @RyanSeacrest, and follow the judges: @yo_randyjackson; @JLo; and @iamstevent.

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.

See what happens every Thursday when the show ends, but the cameras keep rolling, as the eliminated finalist says an emotional goodbye and exits the IDOL stage. Visit www.americanidol.com for this exclusive insider's view each week after the West Coast broadcast of the results show, as well as for exclusive videos, interviews, photos and special behind-the-scenes information.


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