American Idol

Season 13 Episode 14

The Top 13 Finalists Perform Live

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Feb 26, 2014 on FOX
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The Top 13 Finalists Perform Live
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Tonight, the competition heats up when the Top 13 finalists perform for the first time live. Tune in to see who amazes the judges and who falls flat.

Tonight's Theme Is: This Is Me

Performing Tonight Are:
Ben Briley
CJ Harris
Jena Irene
Caleb Johnson
Jessica Meuse
MK Nobilette
Kristen O'Connor
Emily Piriz
Alex Preston
Dexter Roberts
Majesty Rose
Malaya Watson
Sam Woolf

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    • Each contestant sang a song that displayed who they felt they were as a person and artist. The songs sung tonight were: 
      Dexter Roberts-"Aw Naw" by Chris Young
      Malaya Watson-"Runaway Baby" by Bruno Mars
      Kristen O'Conner-"Beautiful Disaster" by Kelly Clarkson
      Ben Briley-"Folsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash
      C.J. Harris-"Radio" by Darius Rucker
      M.K. Nobilette-"Satisfaction" by Allen Stone
      Majesty Rose-"Tightrope" by Janelle Monáe Ft. Big Boi
      Jena Irene-"The Scientist" by Coldplay
      Alex Preston-"A Beautiful Mess" by Jason Mraz
      Jessica Meuse-"The Crow & The Butterfly" by Shinedown
      Emily Piriz-"Glitter In The Air" by Pink
      Sam Woolf-"Unwell" by Matchbox Twenty
      Caleb Johnson-"Pressure and Time" by Rival Sons

    • For the first time ever, the 13th contestant's phone number is actually 13. Due to the specific number already being in use, previously if there was a Top 13 the number would be 36. But since there is a new number, 13 is now available.

    • At the end of the episode during the recap it no longer has the voting information. It has a split screen with the contestants holding up their number for the season on the left and on the right a short clip of their performance. On the bottom it directs the viewers to go to americanidol.com to find all the specific information.

    • This season the contestants now have Instagram accounts. Also their Twitter Handles are not just their name with AI and the season number like with the previous seasons, but rather regular Twitter Handles.

    • The information for voting shows up twice, once while they perform (like it always has) and once as the Judges share their critique. However, after the performances Ryan does not read out the text/phone numbers, but just reminds the audience to vote and the ways to vote.

    • More information was revealed about the voting in this episode. First, there is a new method, where the audience can go on Google and search "American Idol" and will be directed on how to vote. Like the Super Vote this method ends at 10AM PST the following day. Each contestant also has the same phone number all season. Lastly, viewers can vote from the beginning of the show, and not have to wait until the end, however text and phoning still closes two hours after the show.

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