Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDOL's Top 11; David Cook & Ke$ha Perform!
It is now down to 11 'American Idol' hopefuls as another contestant, Lacey Brown, was eliminated during the results show that aired last night, Wednesday, March 17th. American Idol season 7 winner David Cook made an appearance and sang the Rolling Stones hit 'Jumpin' Jack Flash' and guest performer Ke$sha took to the stage to sing her hit 'Blah Blah Blah'.
The remaining 11 idols will next perform on Tuesday, March 23 at 8PM, with the results show airing the following night, Wednesday, March 24, also at 8PM on Fox.
'American Idol' is a reality competition to find new solo musical talent, created by Simon Fuller. It debuted June 11, 2002 on the Fox network and has since become one of the most popular shows on American television. It is currently the #1 TV show in the Nielsen Ratings and is one of only three that have been #1 for five consecutive seasons.
The program aims to discover the best singer in the country through a series of nation-wide auditions, and subsequent viewer voting. Through telephone voting, America has chosen past winners Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, and Kris Allen.
Several "Idol" contestants have been seen on the Broadway stage, including Barrino (The Color Purple), Hicks (Grease), Clay Aiken (Spamalot), Diana DeGarmo(Hairspray), Josh Strickland (Tarzan), Tamyra Gray (Rent, Bombay Dreams), and Constantine Maroulis (The Wedding Singer, Rock of Ages).
Photo Credit: Michael Becker / FOX
Lacey Brown (eliminated on March 17)
Final 11: Bottom Row L-R: Andrew Garcia, Katie Stevens, Lee Dewyze and Paige Miles. Middle Row L-R: Casey James, Crystal Bowersox and Aaron Kelly. Top Row L-R: Tim Urban, Michael Lynche, Siobhan Magnus and Didi Benami.