American Idol

Season 10 Episode 16

The Top 13 Finalists Perform Live For The First Time

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Mar 09, 2011 on FOX
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The Top 13 Finalists Perform Live For The First Time
The American Idol top 13 finalists perform live for the first time hoping to impress the judges and the nation. After the performances, it is up to America to vote.

Tonight's Theme Is: Contestants Idols Songs Performing Tonight Are:
Ashthon Jones
Casey Abrams
Haley Reinhart
Jacob Lusk
James Durbin
Karen Rodriguez
Lauren Alaina
Naima Adedapo
Paul McDonald
Pia Toscano
Scotty McCreery
Stefano Langone
Thia Megia


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  • 3.9

    This was the first time that I watched American Idol this season and really the first time in years I actually paid attention to the show. The panel of judges is terrible. Steven Tyler just nods at everything and everyone. Jennifer Lopez is almost as bad as Paula Abdul with incoherent drivel and Randy Jackson is as annoying as ever.

    The contestants are all lacking here tonight too. Too many terrible personalities, but I could ignore that if the songs were good. Nobody did a good job tonight, and I really only enjoyed the show for train wreck purposes. Pia Toscano is not terrible looking, but that's not really a reason to watch this show.

    Surprised the ratings for Idol are still decent. Bad night, and it looks like a bad year for the show.moreless
Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

Judge (Season 10 +)

Steven Tyler

Steven Tyler

Judge ( Season 10 + )

Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest


Casey Abrams

Casey Abrams

Semi-Finalist (Season 10)

Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson


Naima Adedapo

Naima Adedapo

Semi-Finalist (Season 10)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (0)

  • NOTES (4)

    • Karen Rodriguez becomes the first person ever that auditioned online to make it into the Top 13.

    • Songs sung tonight:
      Lauren Alaina-"Any Man of Mine" by Shania Twain
      Casey Abrams-"With a Little Help From My Friends" by Joe Cocker
      Ashthon Jones-"When You Tell Me That You Love Me" by Diana Ross
      Paul McDonald-"Come Pick Me Up" by Ryan Adams
      Pia Toscano-"All By Myself" by Celine Dion
      James Durbin-"Maybe I'm Amazed" by Paul McCartney
      Haley Reinhart-"Blue" by LeAnn Rimes
      Jacob Lusk-"I Believe I Can Fly" by R. Kelly
      Thia Megia-"Smile" by Michael Jackson
      Stefano Langone-"Lately" by Stevie Wonder
      Karen Rodriguez-"I Could Fall in Love" by Selena
      Scotty McCreery-"The River" Garth Brooks
      Naima Adedapo-"Umbrella" by Rihanna

    • This episode was pre-recorded instead of live like most Performance episodes.

    • For this season instead of having a specific celebrity mentor for each week, the contestants work with music producers from Interscope, and Jimmy Iovine oversees everything, and meets with each contestant each week.