After his performance before the final verdict the judges said they still hadn't decided whether they were going to save Michael or not.
The Group Number was a Motown Medley:"You Keep Me Hangin' On" byThe Supremes,"You're All I Need to Get By" byMarvin GayeandTammi Terrell and"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. It seemed to be prerecorded as it looked edited, and except for once, looked to be purposely avoiding showing the audience. It also had some footage of the Hitsville USA studio. If it was prerecorded it would be the first time a group number was since the very first one in Top 8 week of Season 1.
The Ford Music Video was "Pocket Full of Sunshine" by Natasha Bedingfield. The Idols put together a puzzle which turns out to be a nature scene which they drive through.
There were 36 million votes. Ryan said it was the most ever for a Top 10 week.
3. Scott MacIntyre
2. Matt Giraud
1. Michael Sarver
Bones is pre-empted tonight.
This is a special Thursday night episode airing at 8:00 pm eastern.
Ruben Studdard performed "Together", Joss Stone and Smokey Robinson performed"You're the One for Me" and Stevie Wonder performed a medley of his songs:"My ChÃ©rie Amour", "Superstition","Overjoyed" and "All About the Love Again".