American Idol 2012 Top 4 Contestants

18-year-old Skylar Laine of Brandon, Mississippi was sent home after getting the lowest number of votes with nearly 60 million votes cast.

From L-R Phillip Phillips, Hollie Cavanagh, Joshua Ledet, and Jessica Sanchez

She and Hollie Cavanagh were in the bottom 2. Four idol hopefuls remain — Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez, and Hollie Cavanagh.

Only three performance shows are left this season. Next week [Wednesday, May 9 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed)], The Top 4 will sing songs with the theme, “California Dreamin’.”

The next live results show will be on Thursday, May 10 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) where the Top 3 will be known plus performances from Jennifer Lopez and David Cook.

Lopez will perform her new hit song “Dance Again” while Cook will perform “The Last Song I’ll Write For You.”