The contestants each got two numbers for the first time this season.
Nicki did not comment on Lazaro's first performance because she said the critiques were taking too long. In fact for his second performance all she said was "same as Keith". Due to a lack of time Randy Jackson spoke on behalf of all the Judges for Candice's last performance.
This episode's Twitter hashtags were: #idoltop6, #BurtAlert, #WishIWrote, #AnthonyOnIdol, #ItsIdolTime and #inittowinit.
Actress Sir Anthony Hopkins was in the audience tonight.
Each contestant performed twice. The first song was one written by either Burt Bacharach and Hal David and the second was one they wish they'd written. The songs sung tonight were:
Angie Miller-"Anyone Who Had a Heart" by Dionne Warwick
Amber Holcomb-"I Say a Little Prayer" by Dionne Warwick
Lazaro Arbos-"(They Long to Be) Close to You" by Richard Chamberlain
Kree Harrison-"What The World Needs Now Is Love" by Jackie DeShannon
Janelle Arthur-"I'll Never Fall In Love Again" by from the Musical Promises Promises
Candice Glover-"Don't Make Me Over" by Dionne Warwick
Angie Miller-"Love Came Down" by Kari Jobe
Amber Holcomb-"Love On Top" by Beyoncè
Lazaro Arbos-"Angels" by Robbie Williams
Kree Harrison-"Help Me Make It Through The Night" by Kris Kristofferson
Janelle Arthur-"The Dance" by Garth Brooks
Candice Glover-"Lovesong" by The Cure