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'American Idol' on TV: April 4th – 11th

April 3, 2012 |  6:09 pm

Americal Idol Final Eight

Keep up with "American Idol," its judges, its alumni and this season's finalists, on TV from April 4th – 11th:

“Behind the Music” 2 p.m. Wednesday, VH1: Jennifer Hudson finds success in spite of an early elimination from “American Idol.”

“American Idol” 8 p.m. Wednesday, Fox: The finalists perform songs from the 1980s. (N) (N)

“American Idol” 8 p.m. Thursday, Fox: Contestants face elimination; The Wanted performs; Jennifer Lopez premieres her new music video. (N)

Movie: “The Wedding Planner” ** (2001) 2 p.m. Saturday, USA: (PG-13) Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey. A lonely organizer falls for an engaged pediatrician while coordinating his wedding and reception.

Movie: “The Back-up Plan” * (2010) 4 p.m. Saturday, Showtime: (PG-13) Jennifer Lopez, Alex O'Loughlin. A single woman meets the man of her dreams on the same day she becomes pregnant through artificial insemination.

“Chris Botti in Boston, Part II” 11:30 p.m. Saturday, KOCE: The trumpeter's performance includes guests Sting, Steven Tyler, Josh Groban, and Yo-Yo Ma.

“Live! With Kelly” 9 a.m. Monday, ABC: An “American Idol” castoff performs. (N)

“Top Gear” 6 a.m. Tuesday, BBC America: Simon Cowell.

“The E! True Hollywood Story” 9 a.m. Tuesday, E!: Musician Steven Tyler and his daughter, actress Liv Tyler.

“American Idol” 8 p.m. Wednesday, Fox: The remaining finalists perform. (N)

-- Compiled by Matt Cooper

Photo: The "American Idol" final eight, clockwise from left: Skylar Laine, Phillip Phillips, Colton Dixon, DeAndre Brackensick, Elise Testone, Jessica Sanchez, Hollie Cavanagh and Joshua Ledet. Credit: Frank Micelotta / Fox