Scotty McCreery performed "See You Tonight" and Kelly Clarkson performed "People Like Us". This is the first non-finale or Idol Gives Back where two former Winners sing in a results show.
The Group Number was a Burt Bacharach and Hal David Medley which had the songs: "You'll Never Get to Heaven" by Dionne Warwick, "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself" by Dusty Springfield, "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me" by Lou Johnson, "This Girl's in Love with You" by Aretha Franklin, "One Less Bell to Answer" by The 5th Dimension, "A House Is Not a Home" by Dionne Warwick and "That's What Friends Are For" by Rod Stewart.
*The contestants came out one at a time and sang each song on their own (Candice and Amber came out together) and then all sang "That's What Friends Are For".
Ryan put the contestants into groups of two. On the far side was Angie and Janelle, in the middle was Lazaro and Amber and on the closest side to Ryan was Kree and Candice. He first mentioned that Kree and Candice were the Top 2 and then that Lazaro and Amber were the Bottom 2.
The recap was down more like it was in the last couple of season, where instead of all the performances and Jimmy's thoughts being in one video it was spread out over a few different ones.
There were 34 million votes.
The Ford Mission was for the contestants to play a game of car soccer. Who ever had the most goals in 5 minutes won. Red team was Janelle, Lazaro and Candice, and Green team was Amber, Kree and Angie. Green team won 2-1.
This episode's Twitter hashtags were: #KevinBaconOnIdol, #ScottyOnIdol, #idolresults and #KellyOnIdol.
Kevin Bacon was in the audience tonight.
Voted Off: Lazaro Arbos
2. Amber Holcomb
1. Lazaro Arbos
With Lazaro's elimination, this season ties with Season 10 for the most amount of guys (and girls too) in a row (at any point of the season) being eliminated (5) and holds the record for the most amount of either gender being eliminated from the beginning of the Top 13/12/10. It also becomes the first season where all of one gender is eliminated before any of the other gender, leaving the first ever all female Top 5. Previously the record was an all female Top 4 (Season 3).
For the first time ever, the cameras were kept on during one of the commercial breaks, right before it was announced who had the lowest votes.