American Idol

Season 10 Episode 21

The Third Finalist Of The Season Is Sent Home

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Mar 24, 2011 on FOX
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The Third Finalist Of The Season Is Sent Home
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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 (11)

      • The song Casey Abrams sang after he found out he got the lowest amount of votes was "I Don't Need No Doctor" by Ray Charles. Casey only sang for a few seconds before he was stopped and told he was saved. This is the first time ever that the judges stopped someone in the middle of their swan song.

      • Sugarland performed "Stuck Like Glue" and Jennifer Hudson performed "Where You At?" George Huff, who was on American Idol in the same season as Jennifer Hudson, was one of her back up singers.

      • The Ford Music Video was "All This Beauty" by The Weepies. The contestants use recycled materials (bottles, newspaper, cardboard etc.) to build a tree. Then it starts to rain.

      • The Group Number was "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. Right after the Group Number Stevie Wonder came out on stage and sang "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" and then "Happy Birthday" (his version) to Steven Tyler (as this episode aired on his birthday) and a cake and painting were presented to Steven. The Top 11 sang back up for Stevie. This is the first time something like this has ever happened during a Group Number.

      • During their performance, Sugarland lead singer Jennifer Nettles messed up the lyrics. This is the first time ever there has been a very noticeable screw-up by one of the special performers.

      • There was a video clip about how much James loves wrestling. Him and Paul were shown constantly wrestling, and James made a joke to Hulk Hogan to watch out. During their results, Ryan said that neither were safe, to which Hulk Hogan showed up. He announced that both James and Paul were safe but that Ryan was not, and "punched" him in the face. This is the first time someone besides Ryan (and Brian in Season 1) revealed the results to the contestants.

      • NASCAR racers Trevor Bayne and Joey Logano were in the audience tonight.

      • When Ryan was introducing Jennifer Hudson he said "she is the only Idol winner with an Oscar", she did not win, however it is clear he knew he flubbed as he paused after the word winner. He most likely wanted to say she is the only Idol contestant to have won an Oscar.

      • There were 30 million votes.

      • Voted Off: No one due to the judges using the save on Casey Abrams

      • Bottom 3:
        3. Thia Megia
        2. Stefano Legano 1. Casey Abrams

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      • Because of the Save being used, there is no Top 10 for the first time ever, as 2 people would be eliminated the following week. And because of that, also for the first time ever, there will be 11 people on tour (and just the second there is not 10-there were only 9 in Season 2). This was pre-determined in case a Save was ever used during this week.

      • A video showed that Marc Anthony worked with the contestants on how to use their in-ear headphones for their performance. He then went to the show and gave his own critiques. He was also in the audience tonight.

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