American Idol

Sunday 8:00 PM on ABC Premiered Jun 11, 2002 Returning Returns March 11th 2018




  • Season 12 Episode 37: And The Winner Is...........

  • The following is a list of all the special performances tonight, some with special notes:
    Top 10-"Glad You Came" by The Wanted
    The Band Perry and Janelle Arthur-"DONE."
    The Boys of Top 10 sang a medley of The Four Seasons with the songs "Let's Hang On!", "Walk Like a Man" and "Who Loves You" and then The Four Seasons' Frankie Valli came out and joined them to sing "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" and "Grease"
    Mariah Carey With Randy Jackson on Bass performed a medley-"Vision of Love", "Make It Happen", "My All", "Hero", "We Belong Together" and "#Beautiful". Mariah becomes the fifth judge to perform on stage, after Paula Abdul, Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Keith Urban (Randy has also played bass on stage with Mariah on Idol, previously, so technically there have been six, but he only did background music, so he was not previously accounted for)
    Emeli Sandè and Amber Holcomb-"Next to Me"
    Keith Urban-"Little Bit of Everything"
    Jennifer Hudson and Candice Glover-"Inseparable" by Natalie Cole
    Adam Lambert and Angie Miller-"Titanium" by David Guetta Ft. Sia
    Jessie J and Angie Miller-"Domino"
    Kree Harrison and Keith Urban, with Randy Jackson on bass and Travis Barker on drums-"Where The Blacktop Ends" by Keith Urban
    Aretha Franklin and the Girls of the Top 10 sang an Aretha medley-"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)", "Respect" and "Think"
    Jennifer Lopez Ft. Pitbull-"Live It Up"
    Candice Glover and Kree Harrison-"One Less Bell to Answer" by The Fifth Dimension and "A House is Not a Home" by Dionne Warwick. This is the first time there are two songs for the Top 2 performance. 
    Candice Glover performed her debut single"I Am Beautiful" after being named the Winner.

  • This year the fans got to pick which type of Ford car the Top 2 win, and they selected Ford Escapes.

  • After Jessie J's and Angie's performance, Jessie revealed that because she came on the show they had to cut Angie performing her Single which she had performed earlier in the year. Because of this, Jessie J invited Angie to go to the U.K. and they would perform together. Ryan also mentioned that the single was available to download on iTunes.

  • Ryan did not mention the number of votes.

  • The Ford Mission was from the contestants to invite their Mentors to the finale. Before this section both Candice and Kree talked about their favourite moments. After the video, the two Mentors received Ford cars.

  • Tonight's Live Tweet Question was "Who are you most excited to see on the American Idol Live Tour?" with the option of #IdolGirls and #IdolGuys.

  • This episode's Twitter hashtags were: #idolfinale, #idoltop2, #TheBandPerryOnIdol, #idolsabotage, #idoltour, #EmeliOnIdol, #RandyGoodbye, #ArethaOnIdol, #idolauditions, #LiveItUp and #CandiceWins.

  • Season 5 Winner Taylor Hicks, Season 4 Runner Up Bo Bice, Season 3 Contestant Kimberley Locke, Season 8 contestant Danny Gokey, and Season 10 Winner Scotty McCreery, were all in the audience tonight.

  • Season 12 Episode 36: Candice Glover Vs Kree Ha...

  • Carly Rae Jepson performed the Perfect Harmony song "Take a Picture".

  • Randy and Mariah critiqued Round 1 after both Contestants had performed. Nicki and Keith critiqued  Round 2 after both Contestants had performed, and all four critiqued Round 3 after each performance.

  • There were no video clips before any of the performances.

  • Actor Rob Schneider was in the audience tonight.


  • This episode's Twitter hashtags were: #idolfinale, #TeamKree, #TeamCandice and #idoltop2.

  • Season 12 Episode 35: Another Singing Hopeful I...

  • The Idol Update was on Season 8 Runner Up, Adam Lambert.

  • After being eliminated Angie sang "Never Gone" by Colton Dixon.

  • Lauren Alaina performed "Barefoot and Buckwild" and Alicia Keys performed "Tears Always Win".

  • The Group Number was "Who Says?" by Selena Gomez.

  • Ryan did not mention the number of votes.

  • The Ford Mission was to surprise a local high school choir. The Contestants showed up at LACHA Jazz Choir and sang "Dance Our Tears Away" by John De Sohn.

  • Season 11 Runner Up Jessica Sanchez was in the audience tonight.

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