3./2. Sam Woolf and C.J. Harris (it was not revealed who was 3 and 2)
1. Majesty Rose
Voted Off: Majesty Rose
Janelle Monáe performed "What Is Love?". This is the first results episode since Season 7 where there was only one special performance.
After the bottom 3 were revealed, there was a commercial break and when the show came back, there was no sound at all for the American Idol logo, and the first few words Ryan said. Then Ryan's mic cuts in but is quiet, and eventually the sound comes back fully.
After finding out she had the least amount of votes, Majesty sang "Happy" by Pharrell Williams.
For the first time ever, there was no video shown of the eliminated contestants journey.
Due to the lack of time in this episode, the results were done similarly to Season 12, with the face of the safe contestants being shown on the screen one at a time until there was a Bottom 3 and everyone was together.
Actors Christopher Meloni and Rachel Harris were in the audience tonight.
The video recap was completely different where it was just Randy giving his overall opinion of the night and his Top 3. Not all the performances were reviewed/seen.
This episode's Twitter hashtags were: #ImWatchingIdol and #Rio2.
Ryan did not mention the number of votes.
There was no Group Number tonight (although there was one in the Performance episode).
This episode was only 30 minutes long. This is the first time since Season 6 Top 9 week that they have had a 30 minute results show. This is the norm for the remainder of the season until Top 3 week.