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Last week American Idol said goodbye to MK Nobilette, whose John Legend cover did not make the cut. Now with only nine contestants remaining, the stakes are higher than ever. 


This Wednesday finds a fairly broad theme for the remaining contestants: “I’m With the Band.” Each hopeful will act as lead singer to Rickey Minor and his band with the song of their choice. Minor acted as musical producer for American Idol until 2010 and lead the ‘Tonight Show Band’ with Jay Leno for the next two years. This Wednesday’s episode will mark Minor’s return to the Idol stage. 


The elimination show on Thursday will shrink from an hour to it’s original 30-minute format. The shortened episode will still squeeze in a performance by Janelle Monae, who will stop by to debut her new single.


Tune in Wednesday at 8/7c and Thursday at 9/8c to watch and vote for your favorites-- hopefully still listed below!


Caleb Johnson

Malaya Watson

Majesty Rose

Dexter Roberts

Alex Preston

Sam Woolf

Jena Irene

C.J Harris

Jessica Meuse