American Idol

Season 9 Episode 39

Find Out Who Is The Next Finalist To Be Eliminated

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 12, 2010 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • The Ford Music Video was "Put the Message in a Box" by World Party. The contestants drive to different places in the world. Each time the do, they all get out and run around the car. Michael always winds up as the driver but a new person is always the front passenger and they have a clothing from the culture of that country. They arrive at the final destination and Michael is the only one wearing his regular clothes, so each of the other three give him a piece of theirs.

    • Fantasia performed "Bittersweet", Daughtry performed "September" and Bon Jovi performed "Superman Tonight".

    • There were 37 million votes.

    • There was no Group Number.

    • After Daughtry performed, just before they went to commercial there was an odd camera shot where it looked like it was showing the ground.

    • The families of the Top 4 were up on the stage during this episode.

    • Eliminated Tonight:
      Michael Lynche

    • Bottom 2:
      No Bottom 2, As Results Were Given At Random

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • The beginning of the episode was done like a movie trailer. It also had "Search for the Superstar" which was its official name in Season 1, despite it always being referred to as just American Idol.

  • Allusions