American Idol

Season 12 Episode 31

Another Singing Hopeful's Dream Is Cut Short

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Apr 25, 2013 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Ryan said that the reason the non-elimination happened was because the Save was not used and since its introduction in Season 8 there is an extra week scheduled. However, usually after the Save there is a double elimination the next week. Without the Save there would only be one elimination, so technically it works out to be the same. Ex: If the Save was used Top 7 week it would look like: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 7, 5, 4, 3, 2, and if there was no Save it would be 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, which means in both cases there are 11 weeks. The proof is looking at the Seasons themselves. In both Pre and Post Save era there are 11 weeks of Finals for the Seasons that had a Top 12. It would be different if after the Save there was still only one elimination. It is possible that since there was only a Top 10 this year, they may not have done the double elimination, giving them an extra week, but in all other cases, this seems to not be true.

    • The Group Number was "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys

    • The Ford Mission was to hang out with Ryan for the day. Each contestant was told to meet Ryan for a different reason (ie, interview, meeting etc.) but all of them just missed him when they got there. He calls all of them to him again, and the discover there are four of him. When the video ended Ryan was gone and the Contestants had to host for a bit.

    • This episode's Twitter hashtags were: #idolgirlpower, #20secondsGO, #YesToLove, #DrakeOnIdol, #SilverLining, #idolresults and #idolsurprise.

    • The show began with a behind the scenes look of an entire week and what the contestants did on each day starting on Thursday.

    • There were 38 million votes.

    • Voted Off: No one due to not having used the Judge's Save, & an extra week in the schedule

    • Bottom 2:
      Amber Holcomb & Candice Glover

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • Ryan put the Contestants into pairs. One being the Top 2 the other the Bottom 2. Candice and Amber were in one group and Kree and Angie were in the other.

    • Stefano Lagone performed "Yes To Love" and Lee DeWyze performed "Silver Linings".

  • Allusions

    • Ryan: (After pretending to be missing, runs out on stage) Sorry, sorry, I had to go next door to polish Tom Bergeron's Emmy.

      This is an allusion to the fact that both Ryan and Tom are nominated for Emmys in the category of Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program, and in 2012, Tom won. While Ryan said he has a couple he only has one for this category (he also won a Daytime Emmy). Ryan, despite being nominated every year since it has been introduced, has never won.

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