American Idol Top 3 Performance Recap: Making a Choice

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American Idol celebrated a milestone last night:

The Fox competition aired its 500th episode, an impressive accomplishment that resulted in so much back-patting that the first performance of the evening didn't even take place until 16 minutes into the episode.

Once Caleb Johnson, Alex Preston and Jena Irene did take the stage, however, they were tasked with three songs:

  1. Randy Jackson's choice.
  2. The Judges' choice.
  3. Their hometown's choice.

With current artists such as Rihanna and Demi Lovato covered, with finalist was at the top of his or her game? Watch all NINE performances below and decide now:

Alex Preston - "Pompeii"
Alex Preston sings one of the biggest hits of 2014 for this American Idol performance. Did you like his cover of "Pompeii?"

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American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]