The results show of “American Idol” proved that the world likes the Country contestants. A record number of 95 million votes came in to narrow the top 3 down to the finalists, which turned out to be Country crooners Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina.
After finding herself in the bottom three numerous times throughout the season, Haley Reinhart was eliminated. The Illinois native picked Elton John’s “Bennie and the Jets” as her elimination song.
Nicole Scherzinger and 50 Cent performed their new song “Right There” and Italian boy band Il Volo sang “O Sole Mio.”
Last night’s show also had footage of when the three hopefuls returned to their hometowns over the weekend. The contestants used Super 8 cameras to capture clips for themselves after meeting with Bad Robot Productions director, JJ Abrams and watching scenes from the thriller, “Super 8” which will be in theaters June 10, 2011.
Be sure to watch next week as Lauren and Scotty duke it out country style on Tuesday, May 24 with the results show being on Wednesday, May 25.
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