There were no video clips shown before the first and third performances, and the Hero's Homecoming video was shown as the clip before the second ones.
This episode's Twitter hashtags were: #IdolTop3, #inittowinit, #Candicecomeshome, #Angiecomeshome, #Kreecomeshome and #IdolTour.
Each contestant sang three songs. The first was chosen by Jimmy Iovine, the second chosen by the Judges and the last one chosen by the producers. The songs sung tonight were:
Kree Harrison-"Perfect" by Pink
Candice Glover-"One" by U2
Angie Miller-"Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" by Elton John
Candice Glover-"Next to Me" by Emell Sandè
Angie Miller-"Try" by Pink
Kree Harrison-"Here Comes Goodbye" by Rascal Flatts
Angie Miller-"Maybe" by Emell Sandè
Kree Harrison-"Better Dig Two" by The Band Perry
Candice Glover-"Somewhere" from the musical "West Side Story"
For the first time ever, all three rounds had a different order for the contestants. This is just the second time ever that it has not been the same order, the last time being Season 10, Top 4. The difference is that it was the first contestant in round one sang last in round 2, where here it was completely switched up each time, as well, there were only two rounds then and three here. As with last time, no specific reason was given for the switch up.
Ryan: (To Angie) Thank-you for the Party in the U.S.A.
Party in the U.S.A. is a song by Miley Cyrus who Angie had been compared to many times by fans and Nicki made a comment about it in this episode.