American Idol

Season 10 Episode 25

The Fifth Finalist Of The Season Is Sent Home

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 07, 2011 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Constantine Maroulis performed "Unchained Melody" by Todd Duncan. Iggy Pop performed "Wild One."

    • The Ford Music Video was "Love Gun" by Melody Thornton. Pia and Paul are attempting to pull a heist. Stefano and Haley are working in a van spying on them. When Pia and Paul go in Jacob appears to be sleeping, and they grab some sliver card. Casey is shown watching them as a janitor. Pia and Paul use the card to get into a room which has a bunch of flashing green lights for security, and Paul uses a device to shut it off and they start to run. They are shown in an office go to a secret vault and take out and open a briefcase and see a silver rectangular device and then they exit. On the way out Scotty, Lauren and James intercept them and steal the briefcase and drive off. On their drive, they open it and see a note that says "gotcha". Pia and Paul congratulate themselves while driving off with the real thing.

    • The Group Number was a rock medley with the songs: "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" by Joan Jett, "The Letter" by The Box Tops, and "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

    • Ryan did not mention the number of votes.

    • Pia's elimination not only goes down as one of the most shocking of all time, but also caused a major controversy of gender bias, especially since she was the fifth girl in a row to go home.

    • With Pia's elimination, not only does the new record for the most amount of one gender in a row being eliminated right from the beginning increase to five, but this is the most weeks in a row at any point in the season where people of the same gender have been eliminated.

    • The song Pia sang after her elimination was "I'll Stand By You" by The Pretenders.

    • During Iggy Pop's performance there was a section where the camera cut away to the audience and everything went quiet, and another moment where the audio was just muted.

    • Voted Off: Pia Toscano

    • Bottom 3:
      3. Jacob Lusk
      2. Stefano Langone
      1. Pia Toscano

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