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'American Idol' Sunday Preview: The Top 5 sing and Carrie Underwood mentors

This week the Top 5 finalists perform in hopes of winning America’s vote and making it through to the finals, as the search for the next American Idol continues on Sunday, May 13 (8:00–10:01 p.m. EDT5:00-7:01 p.m. PDT), streaming and on demand.

In this episode in honor of Mother’s Day, the Top 5 finalists will sing songs dedicated to moms, in addition to performing from the catalogue of “American Idol” winner and seven-time GRAMMY® winner Carrie Underwood. The Top 5 finalists were surprised with a trip to Nashville and the opportunity to learn from Underwood while she served as the guest mentor for the week. Underwood will also perform her hit single, “Cry Pretty,” which she co-wrote and co-produced, from the Idol stage on Sunday.

The Top 5 finalists and their song choices for this week include:

Cade Foehner
“Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
“Undo It” by Carrie Underwood
Caleb Lee Hutchinson
“Stars in Alabama” by Jamey Johnson
“So Small” by Carrie Underwood
Gabby Barrett
“I Have Nothing” by Whitney Houston
“Last Name” by Carrie Underwood
Maddie Poppe
“God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys
“I Told You So” by Carrie Underwood
Michael J. Woodard
“Still I Rise” by Yolanda Adams
“Flat on the Floor” by Carrie Underwood

For the first time in the history of American television, a reality-competition series is allowing viewers to watch and vote from coast to coast simultaneously, as “American Idol” is simulcast in all time zones across the country over a three-week span, which concludes Sunday, May 13 (8:00–10:01 p.m. EDT/5:00-7:01 p.m. PDT), on The ABC Television Network. Viewers are able to vote by text, via AmericanIdol.com/vote and on the “American Idol” app during the live broadcast. Results will be revealed at the end of each show in real time, across all time zones. During this three-week span, these episodes will also be rebroadcast during their normal time slot on Sundays at 8:00-10:01 p.m. PDT.

Helping America determine who will become the American Idol are judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, with host Ryan Seacrest.

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