American Idol

Season 4 Episode 39

American Idol's Final 3 Perform

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM May 17, 2005 on FOX
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American Idol's Final 3 Perform
The Final 3 finalists will perform LIVE for the nation, vying for the AMERICAN IDOL crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America's vote and surviving another week in the competition. Tonights Theme's are: Clive Davis's Choice, Contestant's Choice, Judge's Choice. Performing Tonight is: Harold "Bo" Bice, Carrie Underwood, Vonzell Solomonmoreless

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  • My favorite episode of all time.

    Not only is season four my favorite season, but this episode is my favorite of the whole series. Every single song that is sung is sung amazingly. I love to rewatch it a lot. When Vonzell sings "I know I'll never love this way again," I get goosebumps. And Carrie, just looking at her is amazing enough, but when she sings "Crying," her voice is just as beautiful as her face. When Bo sings his a cappella song, I am wowed. This was the official most amazing episode of American Idol of al time! There is no doubt about that.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • After Vonzell's last performance the music started before Simon got to critique and they had to stop it quickly so Simon could speak.

    • Right after Bo's first song you could see a stagehand on the set, then when the camera switched to the judges desk you can see another one by the judges table.

    • There were no video clips before the first two songs, but during the last round there was a video of the Judges' Choice being announced.

    • Clive Davis was the one and only guest judge this season, during this episode.

    • When they showed the final performance wrap-up for carrie at the end the peroformance of her third song was not the same as the one she did live. Live, she raised her hands and screamed the last note as she finished the song. On the wrap up she had her hands by her side and sang a different note. I wonder where fox got the alternate footage from...

  • QUOTES (0)

  • NOTES (3)

    • Season 3 contestant George Huff was in the audience.

    • Bo is the first person ever to perform A cappella during the live shows.

    • Clive's Choices

      Bo Bice-Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
      Carrie Underwood-"Crying"
      Vonzell Solomon-'I'll Never Love This Way Again"

      Judge's Choices

      Bo Bice-(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
      Carrie Underwood-Man, I Feel Like A Woman
      Vonzell Solomon-On the Radio

      Contestant's Choices

      Bo Bice-In a Dream
      Carrie Underwood-Making Love Out of Nothing At All
      Vonzell Solomon-Chain of Fools


    • When Carrie sang Making Love Out of Nothing at All, the teleprompter was visible many times. Im a big Carrie fan and was rewatching her performances, thats why I know. Most likely other contestants use it too. But its seen moving so it must be the lyrics. Its seen everytime the camera moves except when she sings her last note and the camera swings around her, then its turned off. Just thought it was interesting becuase its almost like karaoke.