The Ford Music Video was "I Just Want to Celebrate" by Rare Earth. The Idols splash paint all around and then a car drives through it. At the end the camera pulls away to reveal Earth painted on the ground.
Jordin Sparks and Chris Brownperform "No Air" and then after Jordin is presented Platinum awards for sales "Tattoo" and "No Air" (over 1,000,000 units each) and Gold award for theJordin Sparksalbum (over 500,000 units).
The Group Number was the song that they sang last night "Shout to the Lord".
When Dylan and Cole Sprouse came on screen to promote the donation number it credited them as Zack and Cody, which are their character names on the show "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody".
Ryan mentioned that so far over 60 million dollars had been raised for Idol Gives Back.
There were 31 million votes.
Ryan: Last year on Idol Gives Back we didn't eliminate anyone on this stage of the competition. Tonight...we're gonna say goodbye to Michael Johns.
This is the first time since Season 4 (and second in total) that a results show during the Top 12 stage, is aired on a Thursday. The last time was Season 4 Top 11 when there were issues so the singing episode was re-aired on the Wednesday and results came Thursday.
Similar to last year on Idol Gives Back, a group of celebrities lip synch to a song. This year it is "I'm a Believer" by the Monkees.
By being in the bottom three this episode, Syesha Mercado and Kristy Lee Cook are now tied for the number of times of being in the bottom three this season.
Michael Johns is the fifth eliminated finalist since the Top 12 who made the bottom three once and was eliminated this season. David Hernandez was the first, Amanda Overmeyer was the second, Chikiezie was the third and Ramiele Malubay was the fourth. This is the most amount of people in a row to have been voted off without previously being in the bottom 3, and ties for the most in total in one season (Season 6 also had five in total).
Along with some of the people who appeared in the previous episode, other celebrities who appeared in some sort of video were:Barack Obama, Cat Deeley, Cheryl Hines, Cole and Dylan Sprouse, Dr. Phil,Eddie Izzard, Emma Bunton, Felicity Huffman, Geri Halliwell,James Denton, Jim Carrey, John McCain, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian and their mom, Kyra Sedgwick, Michael Kors,Michael Chiklis, Minnie Driver, Ricki Lake,Roselyn Sanchez,Ryan Sheckler and Selma Blair
Luke Menard and Ramiele Malubay were in the audience.
As of now, David Archuleta and David Cook are the only two contestants that have never made the bottom three this season.
This is the sixth shocking elimination in the series. The first was Tamyra Gray's in Season One, the second was Jennifer Hudson's in Season Three, the third was Latoya London's in Season Three, the fourth was Chris Daughtry's in Season Five and the fifth was Melinda Doolittle's in Season Six.
This is Syesha's third, Carly's second and Michael's first and last time in the bottom three.
This episode had no viewer questions.
3. Carly Smithson
2. Syesha Mercado
1. Michael Johns
Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? is pre-empted tonight.
This episode will air at 8:00 p.m. eastern time.
This a special 1 hour episode.
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