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American Idol: Top 13 to sing Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder tracks

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American Idol's Top 13 finalists will perform songs by Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder on next week's milestone 400th episode.

Season 11's finalists were announced on Thursday night's (March 1) episode following two nights of live performances from the Top 13 boys and Top 12 girls who made it to the semi-final.

Ten contestants were voted through to the next stage by the American public, while judges Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson chose three more acts as their wildcard picks.

American Idol Season 11: The Final 13

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Fox has now confirmed that the Top 13 will perform tracks by Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder on Wednesday, March 7. The female contestants will take on the late Houston's songs, while the men will tackle the Wonder tracks.

Mary J Blige will mentor all contestants throughout the week.

Houston passed away at the age of 48 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 11.

American Idol's host Ryan Seacrest had previously hinted that the show planned to honour her impact on the music industry, saying: "We are trying to figure out how we can go in and obviously pay tribute [to Houston] in some way and acknowledge the impact that she had on popular singers, popular music and young singers that are trying to make it."

The Top 13 contestants are: Hollie Cavanagh, Colton Dixon, Heejun Han, Jermaine Jones, Skylar Laine, Joshua Ledet, Shannon Magraine, Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez, Elise Testone, Erika Van Pelt, Jeremy Rosado and DeAndre Brackensick.

American Idol airs Wednesdays and Thursdays on Fox.

Browse a gallery of Whitney Houston's musical achievements below:

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