American Idol

Season 11 Episode 37

The Singing Hopefuls Perform

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 16, 2012 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • There was no video clip before the first performance. For the first time ever the Heroes Return Home video clip was shown before their second song, as suppose to during the results night. The video shown before the final performance was Jimmy sending a text to each contestant. Previously this was done for the Judges' Choice portion of the Top 3.

    • This episode's Twitter hashtag was #IdolTour.

    • Steven Tyler got bleeped during his critique of Phillip's third performance because he swore.

    • Actor David Mazouz was in the audience tonight.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • Each contestant sang three songs. Judges Choice, Personal Choice and Jimmy Iovine's Choice. The songs sung tonight were:
      Joshua Ledet-"I'd Rather Go Blind" by Etta James
      Jessica Sanchez-"My All" by Mariah Carey
      Phillip Phillips-"Beggin'" by Madcon 
      Joshua Ledet-"Imagine" by John Lennon
      Jessica Sanchez-"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith
      Phillip Phillips-"Disease" by Matchbox Twenty
      Joshua Ledet-"No More Drama" by Mary J. Blige
      Jessica Sanchez-"I'll Be There" by Jackson 5
      Phillip Phillips-"We've Got Tonight" by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

  • Allusions