LADY GAGA to Perform on American Idol, Harry Connick Jr. to Mentor on Frank Sinatra Week

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 Connick Jr. and Lady Gaga to Perform on Next Results Show Wednesday, May 5

Finalist Siobhan Magnus was eliminated tonight on AMERICAN IDOL after she received the fewest of America’s 33 million votes. On Tuesday’s performance show, the Top 6 performed the music of Shania Twain, and Magnus, 20, from Cape Cod, MA, sang “Any Man of Mine.” The IDOL stage also rocked tonight with performances by Lady Antebellum, Sons of Sylvia and Shakira and Rascal Flatts.


On Tuesday, May 4 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), Harry Connick Jr. will appear as a guest mentor and help the Top 5 finalists – Crystal Bowersox, Lee DeWyze, Casey James, Aaron Kelly and Michael Lynche – prepare to sing the songs of music legend Frank Sinatra. Connick Jr. will be the first IDOL mentor to arrange the songs, write the orchestrations for the contestants and perform.

Tune in the following night, Wednesday, May 5 (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), for a special performance by Harry Connick Jr. and to see pop superstar Lady Gaga perform her latest smash hit, “Alejandro,” as well as to find out who receives enough votes to stay in the competition and who is sent home.

Over the past two decades, Harry Connick Jr. has proven to be among the world’s most successful and multi-talented artists. While he first reached a mass audience as a pianist, singer and bandleader, his subsequent successes in film, television and theater have secured his place in the public eye as a renaissance man and a versatile entertainer, garnering him three Grammy Awards and an Emmy Award, as well as two Tony Award nominations. He has recorded 24 albums, which have sold more than 25 million copies, and is ranked among the top bestselling male artists in the U.S. by the Recording Industry Association of America. His most recent album, “Your Songs,” features Connick’s take on 14 classic popular songs. His film credits include “Memphis Belle,” “Little Man Tate,” “Copycat,” “Independence Day,” “Hope Floats,” “P.S., I Love You” and “Living Proof.” Connick’s Broadway debut in “The Pajama Game” earned him a Tony nomination, and he returns to the stage this July for 11 nights in “Harry Connick Jr. in Concert on Broadway.”

Frank Sinatra, long acclaimed as the world’s greatest performer of popular music, is the artist who set the standard for all others to follow. Sinatra was, of course, more than a singer – he was an actor, recording artist, cabaret and concert star, radio and television personality and, on occasion, producer, director and conductor.

A beloved entertainer for six decades, Sinatra’s achievements earned him three Oscars, two Golden Globes, 10 personal Grammys (and a total of 21 including those for his albums), an Emmy, a Cecile B. DeMille Award, a Peabody and he was recognized at the Kennedy Center Honors in 1983. A generous charitable contributor, one of his most prestigious awards was the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1971. In the U.S., Sinatra was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Honor and the Congressional Gold Medal (Congress’ highest civilian award).

Frank Sinatra Enterprises (FSE)

Frank Sinatra Enterprises (FSE) is a joint venture between the Sinatra family and Warner Music Group (NYSE: WMG). FSE owns Sinatra’s recordings from the Reprise era as well as a treasure trove of films, television specials and unreleased footage, photos and audio recordings, which collectively represent one of the foremost bodies of artistic work of the modern era. FSE also owns and manages Sinatra’s name and likeness rights and represents the artist’s rights to the Columbia and Capitol catalogues. FSE pursues innovative new product and venture opportunities with respect to the legendary entertainer’s name and likeness, as well as Sinatra’s audio and visual recordings. Please visit sinatra.com for all things Frank Sinatra.

AMERICAN IDOL is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, founder of 19 Entertainment; and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America; and Ken Warwick, executive producer, FremantleMedia North America.


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