Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions
This is the second season to have only a Top 10 and not a Top 12/13. The other was Season 1.
Each contestant sang a song from a Previous Idol Winner. It could be one of their Post-Idol songs, or a song they performed while on the show. The songs sung tonight were:
Curtis Finch, Jr.-"I Believe" by Fantasia
Janelle Arthur-"Gone" by Montgomery Gentry (Performed by Scotty in Top 5 week as well as the Top 2 Week)
Deven Velez-"Temporary Home" by Carrie Underwood
Angie Miller-"I Surrender" by Celine Dion (Performed by Kelly in Top 4 week)
Paul Jolley-"Amazed" by Lonestar (Performed by Scotty in Top 3 week)
Candice Glover-"I (Who Have Nothing)" by Shirley Bassey (Performed by Jordin in Top 11 week)
Lazaro Arbos-"Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson
Kree Harrison-"Crying" by Roy Orbison (Performed by Carrie in Top 3 week)
Burnell Taylor-"Flying Without Wings" by Ruben Studdard
Amber Holcomb-"A Moment Like This" by Kelly Clarkson
This episode's Twitter hashtags were: #ImWatchingIdol, #idoltop10 and #inittowinit.
Nicki was stuck in traffic and was late. She showed up just after the first performance.
Ryan: "The smoke from the Vatican got here quickly".
This episode aired the same night that the new Pope, Pope Francis, took over the Vatican. When the voting is done the cardinals send a smoke signal to inform the people what their decision is. If it is unsuccessful (no decision made yet) the smoke is black, if it is successful (a decision is made) it comes out white.