PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA NEWS TV CHANNEL 11:
"Fil-Am Thia Megia and the rest of the Top 11 face ’80s night’ and the dreaded double elimination this week in American Idol Season 10, which airs locally on GMA News TV Channel 11.
"The Top 11—Megia, Pia Toscano, Casey Abrams, Naima Adedapo, Lauren Alaina, James Durbin, Stefano Langone, Jacob Lusk, Scotty McCreery, Paul McDonald and Haley Reinhart—continue their IDOL journey this week as judges Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler chose to use the this season’s one and only Judges Save on Casey Abrams.
"This also means that this week, the two IDOL finalists with the lowest number of votes will be eliminated. The good news is that for the first time in IDOL history, the Top 11, instead of the usual Top 10, will get to travel and perform all over the U.S. for the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2011.
"For this week’s performance night, which airs this Thursday, 6 pm, the Top 11 will take on songs from the 1980s. And on results night this Friday, 6 pm, AI Season 3 champ Fantasia will perform her new single, ’Collard Greens & Cornbread.’
"will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas and Academy Award and Grammy winner Jamie Foxx will also take the IDOL stage to perform ’Hot Wings (I Wanna Party),’ from the animated feature film Rio.
"Last week, Megia was in the bottom three, along with Abrams and Langone. This is a crucial week for the soft-spoken 16-year-old from California. Can she deliver a knockout performance on ’80s night? Whose IDOL journey will end this week?
"Catch American Idol’s performance night this Thursday, 6 p.m. (with same day replay at 10 pm) and the results night on Friday, 6 p.m. (with same day replay at 10 pm) only on GMA News TV Channel 11."
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