One Finalist Eliminated on AMERICAN IDOL; Katherine McPhee Performs on Next Week's Show

One Finalist Eliminated on AMERICAN IDOL; Katherine McPhee Performs on Next Week's ShowLast night on AMERICAN IDOL, the Top Five finalists were announced, including MacKenzie Bourg, Trent Harmon, Dalton Rapattoni, La'Porsha Renae and Sonika Vaid. Judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. determined that Vaid would be saved, leaving Tristan McIntosh to be eliminated.

Also on last night's show, NASCAR drivers Ryan Blaney and Bubba Wallace surprised the finalists to inform them that the Top Five will sing "God Bless America" prior to the start of the NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES AUTO CLUB 400 race airing LIVE Sunday, March 20 (3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT) on FOX.

Next week, Thursday, March 24 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live /PT tape-delayed), the Top Five will perform two songs. Multiple Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter/producer/hitmaker Sia will mentor the Top Five on songs from her repertoire, as well as perform her hit "Cheap Thrills" from her new album "This is Acting." Then, E Street Band's Stevie Van Zandt ("The Sopranos," "Lilyhammer") will mentor the finalists on classic rock songs. Actress and IDOL alum Katharine McPhee also will return to the stage to perform her memorable rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." During the penultimate week, IDOL judge Keith Urban will perform his new single on Thursday, March 31 (8:00-10:00 live ET/tape-delayed PT).

Viewers at home have five ways to vote for their favorite singer, including the SuperVote® Online at www.americanidol.com/vote; SuperVote® on the FOX NOW® App; Google Search Voting; Text Vote (SMS); and Toll-free Voting. All voting rules and frequently asked questions are available on http://www.americanidol.com/voting-faq.

Below are the Top Five finalists on AMERICAN IDOL:


One Finalist Eliminated on AMERICAN IDOL; Katherine McPhee Performs on Next Week's Show

MacKenzie Bourg Age: 23 Hometown: Lafayette, LA

Keep up with MacKenzie at:

TWITTER: @mackenziebourg

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/mackenziebourg

INSTAGRAM: @mackenziebourg

SNAP: @makcenzei


One Finalist Eliminated on AMERICAN IDOL; Katherine McPhee Performs on Next Week's Show

Trent Harmon Age: 24 Hometown: Amory, MS

Keep up with Trent at:

TWITTER: @TrentWHarmon

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/TrentHarmonMusic

INSTAGRAM: @trent.harmon.music


One Finalist Eliminated on AMERICAN IDOL; Katherine McPhee Performs on Next Week's Show

Dalton Rapattoni Age: 19 Hometown: Dallas, TX

Keep up with Dalton at:

TWITTER: @DaltonRapattoni

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/DaltonRapattoni

INSTAGRAM: @daltonrapattoni


One Finalist Eliminated on AMERICAN IDOL; Katherine McPhee Performs on Next Week's Show

La'Porsha Renae Age: 22 Hometown: McComb, MS

Keep up with La'Porsha at:

TWITTER: @laporsharenae

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LaPorshaRenae

INSTAGRAM: @laporsharenae


One Finalist Eliminated on AMERICAN IDOL; Katherine McPhee Performs on Next Week's Show

Sonika Vaid Age: 20 Hometown: Martha's Vineyard, MA

Keep up with Sonika at:

TWITTER: @sonikavaid

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/simply.SONIKA/

INSTAGRAM: @sonikavaid

SNAP: @SonikaVaid


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