May 17th, 2012

American Idol cute

Competing for Votes

Only three contestants remained on Season 11 of "American Idol," and the audience would not stop cheering at the beginning of the show, after the judges were introduced. Host Ryan Seacrest alerted viewers to an important scheduling change: next week, the performance show will be on Tuesday, with the finale on Wednesday.

Each of the final three had gone to their hometown to be welcomed with parades and other celebrations. While normally, that video would be seen on results night, this time it aired in conjunction with the second round of songs. The first round would be songs chosen by the judges. Round two would be chosen by the contestants, while round three would be selected by the season's music mentor, Jimmy Iovine.

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