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American Idol Top 5 Highlights Video Recap

This week the Top 5 finalists performed 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.

In this episode in honor of Mother’s Day, the Top 5 finalists performed 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 also performed her hit single, “Cry Pretty,” and also joined the Top 5 live on stage for "See You Again".

The Top 5 finalists and their song choices for this week included.

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

After the real-time votes were in Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Maddie Poppe and Gabby Barrett were announced as the final 3 heading to the finale. Michael J. Woodard and Cade Foehner were eliminated after receiving the lowest amounts of votes.

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

The two night finale airs on Sunday, May 20 and Monday, May 21 on ABC.

Here are some videos from the show. /span>


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