American Idol

Season 10 Episode 35

The Tenth Finalist Of The Season Is Sent Home

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM May 12, 2011 on FOX
The Tenth Finalist Of The Season Is Sent Home
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Episode Summary

It's that time of the week where one finalist will be eliminated from the competition. Tune in to see who faces the chopping block and is sent home after America's vote is revealed live.

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (8)

      • A video was shown of the Idols watching a tape of Lady Gaga performing "You and I". Enrique Iglesias performed "Dirty Dancer" and "I Like It". During "Dirty Dancer" a video of Usher singing his part was shown and Pitbull's part of "I Like It" was used in the backtrack. Jordin Sparks performed "I Am Woman" and a music video for "(It) Feels Good" by Steven Tyler was shown. This is the third different Judge to premiere a music video on Idol, and the second time this season (three including the preview for Jennifer's last week).

      • The Ford Music Video was "Fireflies" by Owl City. The contestants used some sort of magic marker that left neon lights as the swooshed to make pictures of things.

      • There was no Group Number tonight. Instead there were two duets. The songs sung tonight were: James Durbin & Scotty McCreery: "Start a Band" by Brad Paisley & Keith Urban
        Lauren Alaina & Haley Reinhart: "Gunpowder & Lead" by Miranda Lambert


      • After being eliminated James sang "Maybe I'm Amazed" by Paul McCartney. After Ryan closed the show the band played the song, as suppose to the typical theme music being played.

      • After Jordin Sparks' performance there was some feedback.

      • There were 72 million votes.

      • Voted Off: James Durbin

      • Bottom 3: No Bottom 3 as results were given at random

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    • NOTES (1)

      • With James' elimination, this season now holds the record for most amount of boys eliminated in a row, at 5. It also ties the record from earlier in the season of most amount of any gender being eliminated in a row, when 5 girls were sent home back-to-back.

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