(LOS ANGELES) -- Sixteen-year-old Lauren Alaina and 17-year-old Scotty McCreery will compete for the American Idol crown next week. It's the youngest American Idol finale match-up in the show's history.
Haley Reinhart was voted off on Thursday night's results show and sang Elton John's "Bennie and the Jets" for her swan song. Some 95 million votes were cast after Wednesday's performance show, more than for any non-finale show in American Idol history.
Also during the results show, teenage Italian tenor trio Il Volo performed the opera standard "O Sole Mio," and Nicole Scherzinger debuted her new single "Right There," featuring 50 Cent.
American Idol's final two episodes start next Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. ET on Fox. The season 10 winner will be crowned in a star-studded episode airing live from Los Angeles Wednesday night.
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