Journey for the next American Idol continues as the Top 5 get ready to perform

Journey for the next American Idol continues as the Top 5 get ready to perform
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The stakes could not get higher as the Top 5 finalists get ready to perform in the hope of winning over America and making it through to the final, as the search for America’s next superstar continues.

This episode will be in honor of mother's day and the top 5 will sing songs dedicated to their mothers. In addition to performing from the catalogue of 'American Idol' alum 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 superstar guest mentor for the week. Underwood will also perform her hit single, 'Cry Pretty' which she co-wrote and co-produced, from the Idol stage on the episode.

Judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie at ABC's 'American Idol' show in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)

The Top 5 finalists and their song choices for this week include:


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

For the first time in the history of American television, a reality-competition series is allowing viewers to watch and vote from coast to coast simultaneously. Viewers are able to vote by text, via and on the 'American Idol' app during the live broadcast. Results will be revealed at the end of each show in real time, across all time zones.


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