American Idol

Season 8 Episode 19

The Top 13 Perform For The First Time Ever

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Mar 10, 2009 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • In a rare occurance, Paula was booed for her comments on Anoop's performance.

    • There were a few judging changes tonight. It was suppose to go in the same order as it has been, with Randy going first after the first performance and so on, however after Anoop went, it was suppose to be Simon's turn to start but he told Paula too. Then, when Matt performed again, it would naturally be Simon but Randy started and then it went to Kara first for Alexis.

    • Gordon Ramsey was in the audience tonight.

    • This episode ran almost 10 minutes late.

    • Fringe is pre-empted tonight, & will return April 7th 2009.

    • This is a 2 hour episode.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • All the songs song tonight were Michael Jackson songs (including two by Jackson 5). Songs sung:
      Lil Rounds-"The Way You Make Me Feel"
      Scott MacIntyre-"Keep The Faith"
      Danny Gokey-"P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing)"
      Michael Sarver-"You Are Not Alone"
      Jasmine Murray-"I'll Be There"
      Kris Allen-"Remember the Time"
      Allison Iraheta-"Give It to Me"
      Anoop Desai-"Beat It"
      Jorge Núñez-"Never Can Say Goodbye"
      Megan Joy Corkrey-"Rockin' Robin"
      Adam Lambert-"Black or White"
      Matt Giraud-"Human Nature"
      Alexis Grace-"Dirty Diana"

    • They didn't mention what it was, but they commented that there was going to be a major change in the results, and the judges had something to do with it.

    • Due to the number (1-866-43657-13) being owned by another company (Intimate Encounters,apparently a phone sex line), Alexis' number was 36, as they needed an available line and there was a Top 36 this season.

    • Instead of Ryan coming out and introducing the judges, the judges start behind the screen and a voice (sounds just like the one from the first few seasons who recapped performance nights) announces them, and they come out and walk to their seats. Ryan is also announced by the voice.

    • Will be played as a replay June 29th 2009 at 8:00 pm eastern as a tribute to Michael Jackson.

  • Allusions

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