American Idol

Season 8 Episode 38

Find Out Which Of The Final 3 Stays And Who Goes Home

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 13, 2009 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Jordin Sparks performed "Battlefield" and Katy Perry performed "Waking Up in Vegas". Katy had on a cape that had Adam's name on it.

    • There were 88 million votes, and only 1 million between the Top 2.

    • The Ford Music Video was "Break My Stride" by Matthew Wilder. The guys are walking down a street and see a bunch of dogs. Adam turns into a cartoon and gets super powers. He pushes a wall and a BBQ shows up. He throws the meat and the dogs chase after it. Later they are about to get into a car and a storm starts to come Kris turns into a cartoon and he blows the clouds away. Before they drive off Danny turns into a cartoon and stretches his arms out to push all the parked cars out of the way. They drive off.

    • When the episode first started Paula Abdul was not in her seat but was there by the time Ryan introduced the judges.

    • The episode started with Ben Stiller, Steve Coogan, Jonah Hill and Hank Azari talking about how the Idol desk will be put into the Smithsonian, (which it really will be) and also to advertise their upcoming movie, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.

    • There was no Group Number tonight.

    • Kevin Bacon was in the audience.

    • Eliminated Tonight:
      Danny Gokey

    • Bottom 3:
      No Bottom 3 due to the fact that the results were given at random.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • After being eliminated, Danny sang his second song from the night before.

    • Alicia Keys came out and talked about donating to her fund. She then introduced a boy who wanted to be a singer, Noah Mushimiyimana, who sang "I'm The World's Greatest".

  • Allusions