American Idol

Season 13 Episode 34

4 Finalists Perform

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM May 07, 2014 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • In the second round only Jena and Alex switched the order they performed from the first round, and in the third round all the contestants performed in the same order as the second.

    • When coming back from the commercial break after Caleb's third performance, while the theme and logo were still being shown the word "Maybe" from Caleb's song could be heard, but then it stopped, and the clip was shown properly after.

    • Caleb's third performance was critiqued after the commercial break.


    • There were no video clips before any of the 2nd performances.

    • There were no photos of the contestants with their number after their 2nd performances.

    • The hashtag for the Makeup songs actually appeared on screen during the Dedications round.


    • One of the Selfie pictures taken, was shown twice.

    • Each contestant posed next to a silhouette cardboard cut out, and like last week people could stand next to the screen and take Selfies, and send them in.

    • Singer Carole Bayer Sager was in the audience tonight.

    • This episode's Twitter hashtags were: #IdolLive, #IdolSelfie, #IdolBreakup, #IdolTour and #IdolMakeup.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • Each contestant sang three songs about love: the first dealing with break-ups, the second dealing with personal dedications to others, and the third dealing with make-ups. The songs sung tonight were: 
      Caleb Johnson-"You Give Love a Bad Name" by Bon Jovi
      Jessica Meuse-"Since U Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson
      Alex Preston-"Too Close" by Alex Clare
      Jena Irene-"Heartbreaker" by Pat Benatar
      Caleb Johnson-"Travelin' Band" by Clearance Cleerwater Revival
      Jessica Meuse-"So What" by Pink
      Jena Irene-"Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga 
      Alex Preston-"I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz
      Caleb Johnson-"Maybe I'm Amazed" by Paul McCartney
      Jessica Meuse-"You and I" by Lady Gaga
      Jena Irene-"Can't Help Falling in Love With You" by Elvis Presley 
      Alex Preston-"Yellow" by Coldplay

  • Allusions

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