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Video: 'American Idol' celebrates 500th episode

American Idol celebrates 500th episode
American Idol celebrates 500th episode
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The Top 3 finalists for Season 12 of American Idol are Caleb Johnson, Alex Preston and Jena Irene. They continue to compete in hopes of becoming the next "American Idol" winner.

On Wednesday, May 14, the Top 3 performed three songs which were the judges choices, their hometown visit fans choice, and mentor Randy Jackson's choice.

Tonight was American Idol's 500th episode. The show had a great montage past show moments. They also have video tape message from past American Idol winners, Fantasia, Carrie Underwood,Jordin Sparks, Kris Allen, David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee Dewyze, Scotty McCreery, Phillip Phillips,and Candice Glover. As the show ended, the show had a cake cutting presentation to celebrate the 500 episode with Simon Fuller, Ryan Seacrest, Randy Jackson, the judges and the Top 13 contestants.

On the next live results show airing Thursday, May 15, one finalists will be eliminated ad our final two contestants will be announced.

Also, Season winner of American Idol, Scotty McCreery, will perform his latest single and

Check out some video footage from the cake cutting ceremony.

Check back to this page for more interviews with the finalists.