American Idol

Season 9 Episode 23

One Of The Top 12 Must Go Home Tonight!

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Mar 17, 2010 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • The Ford Music Video was "Tick Tick Boom" by The Hives. The contestants are in cars and throwing paint balls at each other.

    • After being eliminated Lacy Brown sang "The Story", which she performed the previous week, as suppose to the song she sang this week like the contestants usually do.

    • David Cook performed "Jumpin' Jack Flash by The Rolling Stones, Orianthi performed "According to You" and Ke$ha Ft. 3OH!3 performed "Blah, Blah, Blah". David Cook performed at the very beginning of the episode, which is the first time that a special guest performer has done so.

    • After the commercial break after Orianthi performed, the judges were all in different seats. It was L-R: Ellen, Kara, Randy, Simon.

    • Ryan did not mention how many votes there were.

    • There was no Group Number tonight.

    • In a rare event, Ryan does not say "This is American Idol" at the start of the episode, but rather there are just clips from the previous night.

    • Eliminated Tonight:
      Lacey Brown

    • Bottom 3:
      3. Tim Urban
      2. Paige Miles
      1. Lacey Brown

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • This episode aired on St. Patrick's Day.

    • Lacey Brown's elimination stirred up controversy after Ryan Seacrest tweeted the results before the elimination aired on the west coast. This caused anger among the fans of the show and as a result, the elimination show may have had lower ratings than usual


    • The contestants got to design the body work on a Ford car, and fans could go online and win a signed picture of the design.

    • Casey was unable to be in the Ford Music Video because he got the flu the day it was filmed.

  • Allusions

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