Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions
Each contestant performed a song from Now (2013) and Then (a Standard). They also all performed together. The songs sung tonight were:
Angie Miller-"Diamonds" by Rihanna
Amber Holcomb-"Just Give Me a Reason" by Pink Ft. Nate Ruess
Candice Glover-"When I Was Your Man" by Bruno Mars
Kree Harrison-"See You Again" by Carrie Underwood
Angie Miller-"Someone to Watch Over Me" by from the musical "Oh, Kay!"
Amber Holcomb-"My Funny Valentine" by from the musical "Babes in Arms"
Candice Glover-"You've Changed" by Frankie Laine
Kree Harrison-"Stormy Weather" by Lena Horne
Candice Glover, Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb & Angie Miller-"Wings" by Little Mix
This week's Co-Mentor was Harry Connick Jr. Unlike most co-mentors, he took on a more regular mentorship role as Jimmy was not a part of the process, and was done more like the pre-Jimmy days. This is Harry's second time being a mentor. He becomes the fifth person to mentor more than once.
Nicki didn't really comment on Candice's second performance, but rather just said she wasn't going to add anything.
Unlike with the Duets and Trios, there was no critique for the Group Number at the end of the show, but was done more like the Results Show one, for entertainment.
After Kree's first performance Harry Connick Jr. came onstage to tell her how well she did. After her second performance he was brought up to the judging panel. This is a foreshadow as Harry would become a judge in Season 13.
Singers Carole Bayer Sager and Babyface, Season 10 contestant Haley Reinhart and "So You Think You Can Dance?" Judge Mary Murphy were all in the audience tonight.
This episode's Twitter hashtags were: #idol2013, #HarryOnIdol, #IdolTop4, #IdolBreak, #inittowinit and #IdolStandards.