Due to the fire alarm going off on the Queen Mary, everyone had to evacuate. After a while everyone was let back on, and auditions resumed as normal.
On Day 1 of the Long Beach auditions Mariah was stuck in traffic and Nicki Minaj was at a rehearsal for an awards show. At the start it was just Randy and Keith, and Mariah showed up later and Nicki showed up even later.
Ryan mentioned the new American Idol App, and said that it can later on be used to vote. More details are explained in a future episode.
This episode's Twitter hashtags were: #idolsanantonio, #idolduo, #idolnominate, #tiebreaker, #idolauditions, #idollongbeach, #idolinspire and #goldenticket.
40 people made it on to the Hollywood Round from San Antonio, & 50 people made it on to the Hollywood Round from Los Angeles.
Despite it not being the end of an episode the words "to be continued" appeared on screen before the commercial break when the fire alarm was going off.
For the first time ever, auditions take place on a boat, as the Long Beach auditions were held on the famous, Queen Mary.