American Idol

Season 8 Episode 36

Find Out Which Of The 4 Remaining Finalists Stay And Who Goes Home

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 06, 2009 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • There were 64 million votes.

    • The Group Number was "School's Out" by Alice Cooper. Slash played lead guitar.

    • Paula Abdul becomes the first judge to perform on American Idol with her performance of "I'm Just Here for the Music". No Doubt performed "Just a Girl" and Daughtry performed "No Surprise". After their performance Daughtry received a plaque recognizing their sales of 5 million world wide for their debut album.

    • The Ford Music Video was "Move Along" by The All American Rejects. The contestants are on billboards and in newspapers and come alive but are still 2D characters.

    • Eliminated Tonight:
      Allison Iraheta

    • Bottom 3:
      No bottom 3 due to the results given at random.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • With Allison's elimination this becomes the first season with an all male Top 3. It is the second season where there has been all one gender in the Top 3. The first was Season 3 where it was Jasmine Trias, Diana DeGarmo and Fantasia Burrino.

  • Allusions