This week on American Idol
, 12 became 11 a little earlier than planned following the disqualification of Jermaine Jones after a background check by show producers
. The remaining 11 contestants each performed a song released during the year in which they were born in order to secure America's votes once again.> 'American Idol': Top 12 perform - live blog
Vote for your favourite performer of the week in our exit poll below:Voting closes at 7pm EDT (11pm GMT) on Thursday, March 15.