Yesterday, host Ryan Seacrest announced the results and the difference was less than half a percentage point apart.
But Jax Cole was sent home, leaving Nick Fradiani and Clark Beckham to compete for the title tonight.
Beckham performed Ray Charles' "Georgia on my Mind" and Fradiani say his version of "Bright Lights by Matchbox 20.
At the Dolby Theatre performers who aspire to be on the next and final season of American Idol gathered to audition.
Singer Jules Sanchez says "I auditioned before but this one is the last hurrah so I wanted to come out and try again."
Judge Jennifer Lopez announced she's taking residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas starting in January. She and a bunch of other surprise guest performers are set to take the stage for the grand finale tonight.
Performers include Pitbull and the New Kids on the Block.
American Idol airs at 8pm on Fox.
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