Thursday, April 23, 2009

Taylor Hicks performs on "American Idol"

Due to last week's history-making judges' save, two finalists – Anoop Desai and Lil Rounds – were eliminated Wednesday from AMERICAN IDOL after receiving the fewest of America's more than 45 million votes.

Next week, the Top 5 finalists – Kris Allen, Matt Giraud, Danny Gokey, Allison Iraheta and Adam Lambert – take the stage again Tuesday, April 28 (8:00-9:01 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) to perform standards made famous by members of the original Rat Pack, a group of legendary performers that included Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.

Tune in the following night Wednesday, April 29 (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) to find out which finalist will be sent home. Also, Taylor Hicks returns to the IDOL stage to perform "Seven Mile Breakdown," the latest single from his album, "The Distance."