‘American Idol’ Swaps Male And Female Performance Nights

Due to Crystal Bowersox's illness, the guys will perform Tuesday and the girls will perform Wednesday.

On Tuesday (March 2), Fox announced that due to Crystal Bowersox’s medical condition that would prevent her from performing on Tuesday’s show, the 10 remaining male contestants would perform the night before the 10 remaining female contestants.

The female singers are expected to perform on Wednesday instead. The The 10 remaining male performers include Lee Dewyze, Andrew Garcia, Todrick Hall, Casey James, Aaron Kelly, Alex Lambert, Michael Lynche, John Park, Jermaine Sellers and Tim Urban. The 10 remaining girls include Didi Benami, Crystal Bowersox, Lacey Brown, Michelle Delamor, Katelyn Epperly, Siobhan Magnus, Paige Miles, Lilly Scott, Katie Stevens and Haeley Vaughn.

On Thursday’s show Danny Gokey, who was a season-eight finalist, is scheduled to perform his new single “My Best Days Are Ahead of Me” and fans will find out the next four contestants to be sent home.

“I think a girl’s gonna take it,” judge Randy Jackson told MTV News . “I think the talent’s bigger this season with the girls. I think they came in better, more prepared and they probably were at home saying, ‘God, every season a boy wins. What happened to the girls?’ [Last season] Allison Iraheta was a great singer. She’s got a great voice. She’s got a big career ahead of her.”

Despite the fact that the boys have triumphed the past two seasons, Jackson said the ladies’ post-”Idol” career choices have been a bit more solid. “Could it be that the girls are making better choices than the boys, or could it be the girls know who they are and have listened to us and [then] gone off the show and made better choices?” he asked. “Life is about choices.”

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