- Episode Description
The American Idol top 13 finalists perform live for the first time hoping to impress the judges and the nation. After the performances, it is up to America to vote. Tonight's Theme Is: Contestants Idols Songs Performing Tonight Are: Ashthon Jones Casey Abrams Haley Reinhart Jacob Lusk James Durbin Karen Rodriguez Lauren Alaina Naima Adedapo Paul McDonald Pia Toscano Scotty McCreery Stefano Langone Thia Megia
- Cast & Crew
- Photos (13)
- Fan Reviews (1)
- Trivia & Quotes
Karen Rodriguez becomes the first person ever that auditioned online to make it into the Top 13.
Songs sung tonight:
Lauren Alaina-"Any Man of Mine" by Shania Twain
Casey Abrams-"With a Little Help From My Friends" by Joe Cocker
Ashthon Jones-"When You Tell Me That You Love Me" by Diana Ross
Paul McDonald-"Come Pick Me Up" by Ryan Adams
Pia Toscano-"All By Myself" by Celine Dion
James Durbin-"Maybe I'm Amazed" by Paul McCartney
Haley Reinhart-"Blue" by LeAnn Rimes
Jacob Lusk-"I Believe I Can Fly" by R. Kelly
Thia Megia-"Smile" by Michael Jackson
Stefano Langone-"Lately" by Stevie Wonder
Karen Rodriguez-"I Could Fall in Love" by Selena
Scotty McCreery-"The River" Garth Brooks
Naima Adedapo-"Umbrella" by Rihanna
This episode was pre-recorded instead of live like most Performance episodes.
For this season instead of having a specific celebrity mentor for each week, the contestants work with music producers from Interscope, and Jimmy Iovine oversees everything, and meets with each contestant each week.
Music producer and song writer Berry Gordy Jr. was in the audience tonight.