The Ford Music Video was "I Was Here" by Lady Antebellum. Video clips for the various Ford Videos were played with the names of the Top 13 (Minus Jermaine Jones).
*This was the first time ever NO contestants appear in a video with new footage. Usually the Top 2 video has the Top two singing in front of a screen with the footage in the back.
Although there have been many teary performances after winning Phillip actually stopped singing part way through and even left the stage before the song ended to go see his family.
Scotty McCreery presented Phillip with the trophy after it was announced he had won.
There were 132 million votes, which is a world record.
This episode's Twitter hashtags were: #idolfinale, #IdolMoments, #idolauditions, #RihannaOnIdol, #IdolTour, #JLoOnIdol, and #AerosmithOnIdol.
The very end of Joshua and Fantasia's performance was cut off and they went to commercial, however there really wasn't anything that was missed.
Season 3 Runner Up Diana DeGarmo and Season 5 contestant Ace Young, were called up on stage and revealed they were dating, and then Ace proposed. They become the first Idol couple ever, and this was the first ever proposal on the show. They eventually got married on June 1st 2013.
Actresses Lisa Rinna and Jane Lynch, Singer Jason Derulo, Season 4 Winner, Carrie Underwood, Season 8 Runner Up Adam Lambert, Season 10 Runner Up Lauren Alaina, and Season 5 Winner Taylor Hicks were in the audience tonight.
Jason Derulo performed "Undefeated" the Perfect Harmony song. Scotty McCreery performed "Please Remember Me" which was the coronation song this season.
There were no video clips shown before any of the performances.
This episode's Twitter hashtags were: #IdolTour and #idolfinale.
After each of the first two rounds the Judges gave their overall impression of the singers and who won the round. Only the third round did the Judges critique the individual performances.
Jordin Sparks was in the audience tonight.
After being eliminated Joshua sang "It's a Man's Man's Man's World".
There were no Bottom 2 as Ryan just mentioned the two who made it to the Finale.
Voted Off: Joshua Ledet
Lisa Marie Presley performed "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" and Adam Lambert performed "Never Close Our Eyes".
The Ford Music Video is "Cinema" by Benny Benassi. Done in the style of a silent film, Joshua is a cop who falls asleep. Jessica is a robber who breaks into a vault right next to the sleeping Josh. He wakes up and chases her around. Things turn to colour and Joshua and Jessica are shown putting up a poster for the film.
*Yet again, Phillip does not appear in this video.
The Group Number was "Got To Get You Into My Life" by The Beatles.
There were 90 million votes.
This episode's Twitter hashtags were: #IdolTour, #telljimmy, LisaMarieOnIdol, #IdolAuditions and #AdamOnIdol.