American Idol

Season 10 Episode 27

The Sixth Finalist Of The Season Is Sent Home

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 14, 2011 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson performed "Don't You Wanna Stay?" and Rihanna performed "California King Bed".

    • The Ford Music Video was "Animal" by Neon Trees. Lauren and Jacob are having a picnic together, and Paul and Casey are throwing around a frisbee at the park, when all of a sudden James, Stefano, Haley and Scotty, who are zombies show up and scare them away. It turns out all they wanted to to jam to some music in the car.

    • There was no Group Number tonight. Instead there were 2 duets and then a mini group number with the other four. The songs sung were:
      Lauren Alaina & Scotty McCreery-"American Honey" by Lady Antebellum
      Casey Abrams & Haley Reinhart-"Moanin'" by Bobby Timmons
      James Durbin, Stefano Langone, Jacob Lusk & Paul McDonald-"The Sound of Silence" and "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon & Garfunkel.

      *Unlike the last time there were not results after each performance but rather, after the two duets performed the results were given for all four, and then after the group of four sang they got their results.

    • The song Paul sang after being eliminated was "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart, which Jennifer requested him to sing.

    • Singers Chaka Khan and Anita Baker were in the audience tonight.

    • There were 53 million votes.

    • The beginning of the episode was done in the style of a movie trailer, since the theme this week was "Songs From the Movies".

    • Voted Off: Paul McDonald

    • Bottom 3:
      3. Haley Reinhart
      2. Stefano Langone
      1. Paul McDonald

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