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.

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American Idol brought out some big names for its Top 5 performance show last night.

Ariana Grande, Zooey Deschanel and Jason Mraz all showed up during the two-hour broadcast, but the episode, of course, centered on a quintet of singers who one hope to strike it big:

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Let's all ignore the fact that Jennifer Lopez took a bite from a deviled egg straight out of Ryan Seacrest's hand tonight and get right to the American Idol performance review, shall we?

The dozen contestants remaining sang singles that reminded them of home this week, a rather broad assignment that led to covers of John Mayer, Dido and even J. Lo herself.

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