American Idol

Season 13 Episode 15

The First Finalist Of The Season Is Eliminated Tonight

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Feb 27, 2014 on FOX
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The First Finalist Of The Season Is Eliminated Tonight

One finalist's journey will come to an end as America's vote is revealed live tonight. Tune in to see who makes the cut & who doesn't.

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (7)

    • QUOTES (0)

    • NOTES (7)

      • This year, all the contestants have a lit picture around the edge of the studio in the rafters, and when one is eliminated the light goes out on their picture.

      • This year they show video clips of what the contestants do right after the performance night, every results show.

      • The results are revealed more similarly to Seasons 10 and 11, where they call a few contestants at a time and show the recap (as suppose to all of it at the beginning). This week instead of showing the Judges critiques along with the performances, it only has In-House Mentor Randy Jackson's critique of each performance.

      • This year, as the contestant perform their swan song, pictures of people's Facebook profiles who voted for that contestant are shown.

      • This season the coronation song is "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson, however each week it is a cover version of the eliminated contestant. This is the first time they have ever done this.

      • Ryan mentioned that this year the Judges and Randy Jackson would be bringing to the show what he called "taste makers", or artists that have yet to make it big but that they really love, to perform on results night.

      • Ryan mentioned that the Save this year was only available until Top 6 week. In all other seasons since its introduction, it was Top 5.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Ben: (pointing at Caleb) By the way he was trying to vote for himself and I don't think he knew how to do it and he accidentally voted for Sanjaya.

        This is a reference to Season 6 contestant Sanjaya Malakar who is more famous for staying on the show much longer than he should have, then for his actual talent. He continually gets teased on the show, even all these years later.