American Idol

Season 8 Episode 28

Find Out Who Stays And Who Goes Home Live Tonight!

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Apr 08, 2009 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Flo Rida, withWynter Gordon performed "Right Round" and Kellie Pickler performed"Best Days of Your Life".

    • There were 34 million votes. Ryan mentioned that there were only 30, 000 between Anoop and Scott.

    • They muted the sound when Flo Rida was advertising his site.

    • Before the Ford Music Video was shown, there was a behind the scenes/making of. The video itself was then shown. The song used was "Circus" by Britney Spears. The contestants were all part of an old vaudville magic show.

    • It took a really long time for the judges to decide whether to save Scott or not, having about 1-2 minutes after the song to discuss, and they still couldn't agree. Finally, Simon just said no.

    • Continuing with the theme of songs from the year contestants were born, the Group Number was"Can't Get You out of My Head" byKylie Minogue, which came out in Idol's birth year, 2002.

    • Eliminated Tonight:
      Scott MacIntrye

    • Bottom 3:
      3. Lil Rounds
      2. Anoop Desai
      1. Scott MacIntrye

  • Quotes

    • Frankie Avalon: Well, I know Simon would not tell you, but I'm gonna tell you: Simon, that was 1959.
      Ryan Seacrest: So, that means there's a big birthday coming, buddy!
      Simon: No. But, frankie, I was born in 1969!

  • Notes

    • Mario Lopez was in the audience tonight.

    • Flo Rida's performance was pre-recorded. You can tell because the judges and contestants were not there when he was performing.

    • Ryan showed a video of the song that was number one in 1959 (the year Simon was born) which was "Venus" by Frankie Avalon. Frankie came out part way through and sang live. Afterwards Simon tried to convince everyone he was born in 69.

  • Allusions