Idol contestant hospitalized will take stage

Casey Abrams (Source: American Idol)
Casey Abrams (Source: American Idol)

(FOX19) - After the elimination of Ashton Jones in round one, the remaining 12 finalists return to the Idol stage to perform song selections from the year they were born, including a contestant who did not appear on last week's show.

For the first time in 'Idol' history, a contestant will sing a Nirvana song on tonight's performance episode themed around songs from the Top 12's birth year.

Following a hospital stay that kept him from last week's results show, Casey Abrams, who was born in 1991, will sing "Smells Like Teen Spirit."

Also, Thia Megia will sing the theme from "Pocahontas", "Colors of the Wind."

American Idol airs on FOX19 at 8 p.m. ET.

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