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A night after the American Idol Top 6 performed double duty on stage, the Season 13 finalists were chopped down to five.

Following an impressive rock performance and an impressive country performance, most assumed Caleb Johnson would be safe on tonight's results show.

But everyone else had a reason for concern.

The Idol 6

Except Grump Cat, who made another appearance. He looked happy to be there. As happy as Grumpy Cat can be, that is.

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Viewers were treated to twice the American Idol Top 6 last night, as each contestant sang a pair of songs in hopes of surviving another week.

One had to be country, one had to be rock and both had to impress judges and fans alike.

Who stood out for the right reasons?

Caleb Johnson was right at home covering a Black Crowes classic, and also surprised us by doing Carrie Underwood proud on a version of “Undo It.”

Conversely, C.J. Harris struggled to stay in tune and will likely be on tonight's chopping block.

Caleb Johnson - "Sting Me"
Caleb Johnson covers a Black Crowes classic for this rock audition. Listen to his take on "Sting Me" now.

Check out all 12 American Idol performances from Wednesday above and vote below: Who was best?

 

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Dexter Roberts hopes to one day return to television.

The artist was eliminated from American Idol last night, but in speaking to a pool of reporters shortly after the announcement was made, he expressed as aspiration aside from singing on stage.

Dexter Roberts Says Goodbye

"I told my mom if I get kicked off sometime, I'm going to get a tepee and go in the woods and just live in the woods for a few days, just get away from the city because I'm all about staying in the woods, outdoors and stuff," Dexter said, adding:

"But I'm going to keep a singing career and hopefully have a hunting show one day - turkeys and ducks and whitetails."

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Following an American Idol performance show that displayed two of this season's best covers to date, another contestant was sent home this week.

We knew it wouldn't be Jena Irene or Alex Preston, not after their vocals on Wednesday, and at least Ryan Seacrest didn't drag out the drama.

These were the first two to move on to the final six.

American Idol 7

Caleb Johnson then got the green light, with C.J. Harris next and then Sam Woolf moving on.

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Sam Woolf, Dexter Roberts, Jena Irene and company may soon be coming to a city near you.

Fox has announced the full schedule for American Idol LIVE!, a 41-show concert tour featuring the Top 10 artists on Season 13 that will kick off June 24 in Binghamton, New York.

Caleb Johnson
Caleb Johnson is a 22-year old native of North Carolina. He is doing very well for himself on American Idol.

Along with the seven contestants will alive, the concerts will include recently-eliminated singers MK Nobilette, Majesty Rose and Malaya Watson.

When and where will they be performing? Peruse the following calendar and plan your trip accordingly:

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And we finally have a clear-cut favorite on American Idol!

The Top 7 put on the best performance night of Season 13 Wednesday, as producers came up with a first-ever twist for the long-running competition:

The finalists selected tracks for one another, proving how tight-knit they actually are by refusing to sabotage anyone's performance with a difficult or eccentric song.

That's no fun, as know, but it was loads of fun to watch Jene Irene close the show with a cover of "Creep." It earned a standing ovation (from everyone except a focused Harry Connick Jr.) and it propeled her to the front of this mostly mundane pack.

Watch all seven solo performances now:

Jena Irene - "Creep"
Best American Idol performance of Season 13? Watch Jena Irene cover "Creep" here.

Do you agree? Was Irene the best? Or were you taken by Alex Preston instead?

VOTE NOW: Which finalists put on the best show?

 

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Former American Idol finalist Nikko Smith is not the Nikko Smith who co-stars in the Mimi Faust sex tape ... the singer just wants to clear this up.

The Nikko Smith that competed on Season 4 is not the Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star. Not that he's upset or worried about the confusion, per se.

After all, the sex tape Nikko is hung like ... never mind.

  • Mimi Faust and Nikko Smith Picture
  • Nikko Smith (American Idol)

The American Idol Nikko Smith his phone has been blowing up with a TON of calls from friends and family who just heard about Mimi's shower rod.

Which must be awkward and kind of hilarious for him.

Vivid announced the sex tape April 14 in a release about Mimi & Nikko: Scandal in Atlanta featuring VH1′s Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star Mimi Faust.

The Nikko Smith who is dating and putting it to Mimi is not the Osborne Earl Smith who competed on Idol, who says he's never met Mimi in his life.

Then again, “There could be worse things linked to my name. At least the guy didn’t murder someone,” he told TMZ regarding his sex tape namesake.

It's true. Mimi could be dating a guy named Aaron Hernandez.

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The impressive run by Malaya Watson came to an end on American Idol last night, as this 16-year old performance was voted out by viewers.

And while Watson clearly would have liked to advance further, she didn't express any regrets in a talk with reporters backstage after the news was announced.

Malaya Watson Says Goodbye

"Getting to work with so many people was awesome," Watson said, keeping her life in perspective. "I'm 16! What kid can say 'I sang in front of Harry Connick, J-Lo and worked with Rickey Minor? Oh, that's nothing major.'

"It was my first job, what can I say? It was just a big opportunity that not a lot of people can experience, and with me being just a child it's pretty cool."

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American Idol went back in time this week, as the contestants performed songs from the 1980s.

But the remaining eight hopefuls could only look to the past for so long, as they were forced to consider the future on Thursday, namely:

Who would be sticking around to take the stage against next Wednesday evening? 

The Great 8

In quick succession, those voted to safety were Caleb Johnson... followed by Jessica Meuse... and Dexter Roberts. CJ Harris was the first to land in the Bottom 3.

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The pressure was on for the remaining American Idol finalists this week.

Following Sam Woolf's save last week, there will be more more Season 13 pardons. This is now it. If the viewers say so, you are out of the competition.

With that scary knowledge secure in their minds, the Top 8 took the stage last night (with David Cook as a mentor) and belted out covers of classics from the 1980s.

How did they fare? It wasn't the most memorable performance episode of all-time, with many hopefuls choosing obvious tracks and no one really blowing us away.

But you can cycle through all eight solo auditions now and then vote on your favorite:

Caleb Johnson - "Faithfully"
Caleb Johnson is on quite the American Idol journey. How did he fare on "Faithfully?"

WHOSE 1980S-BASED PERFORMANCE DID YOU LIKE BEST?

 

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]
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