American Idol

Season 9 Episode 24

The Top 11 Finalists Take The Stage Live

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Mar 23, 2010 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • When Ryan was introducing Didi, he pronounced her last name with an e sound (Ben-E-mi), but he did correct himself. This is the first Ryan has made that mistake when introducing the contestants.

    • Celebrity Chef, Gordan Ramsey was in the audience tonight.

    • Crystal had a carpet which she stood on during her performance.

    • When Kara was critiquing Aaron, it sounded like there was music playing. It is possible someone's cell phone was going off. Even Simon was looking around.

    • When reading out Aaron's number, Ryan initially called him David Archuleta. There have been a lot of people saying that Aaron and David are very similar in both looks and personality, and even voice.

    • This is a 2 hour episode

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • Miley Cyrus was this episode's Guest Mentor. She is the youngest person ever to be a mentor as well as been in the industry the shortest, with not even being around for 5 years yet.

    • Ryan mentioned that there have been 261 Number One hits on the Billboard Hot 100 from former Idol contestants since 2002.

    • Aaron Kelly - I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing
      Andrew Garcia - I Heard it Through the Grapevine
      Casey James - The Power of Love
      Crystal Bowersox - Me and Bobby McGee
      Didi Benami - You're No Good
      Katie Stevens - Big Girls Don't Cry
      Lee Dewyze - The Letter
      Michael Lynche - When a Man Loves a Woman
      Paige Miles - Against All Odds
      Siobhan Magnus - Superstition
      Tim Urban - Crazy Little Thing Called Love

  • Allusions

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