American Idol

Season 11 Episode 19

The Remaining 12 Finalists Perform Live

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 14, 2012 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • It was revealed in this episode that Jermaine Jones was disqualified by executive producers Ken Warwick & Nigel Lythgoe due to having four outstanding warrants for his arrest in New Jersey. During the talk it seemed as if Jermaine did not admit to what happened, but in a later interview with a magazine said he had given them notice of being arrested previously, and didn't know he was breaking the rules. It seems as if he admitted to being arrested but was not open about still having the warrants out there. There was a controversy over the way it was handled, as they filmed the interview and disqualification and showed it during the episode. Jermaine Jones becomes the second person to be disqualified during the Finals, with the first being Corey Clark in Season 2.