With only three weeks until the finale (time flies when your having fun, huh?) The Top 5 finalists were revealed. Clark Beckham, Nick Fradiani, Jax, Tyanna Jones and Rayvon Owen are moving on in the competition and will also be on tour this summer with the “American Idol Live!” U.S. concert tour.
Quentin Alexander and Rayvon Owen were in the bottom two and America had the chance to save one of them with the Idol Fan Save via Twitter. Rayvon Owen received the most votes from the Idol Fan Save and therefore continues in the competition, while Quentin Alexander, from New Orleans, LA, was eliminated.
Next week, the finalists will perform two songs – one connected to the judges’ hometowns, and the other a song that defines their “soul.” What? To quote a phrase from Quentin. These themes are WACK. The second theme is basically another “sing whatever the hell you want” opportunity. And the first is just unnecessary and pointless focus on the judges. Plus, judge Harry Connick Jr. is the entertainment. He’ll be performing his song “City Beneath the Sea.”
In addition, The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team stars Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan announced that the American Idol 14 winner will have the added honor of recording the official anthem for FOX Sports’ coverage of FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2015™. In addition to recording the anthem, a music video is also planned, featuring the IDOL winner performing the song, which FOX Sports plans to feature leading up to and throughout the month-long tournament as the U.S. takes on the world this summer.
Tune in Wednesday, April 29 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) to see which finalists make it to the Top Four.
Tickets are currently on sale for the “American Idol Live!” U.S. concert tour. The tour launches Tuesday, July 7 in Clearwater, FL, and stops in major cities, including New York, Chicago, Houston and Nashville, before wrapping up in Riverside, CA, on Friday, August 28. Details can be found at www.AmericanIdol.com/tour.