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The Ford music video was "Shining Star" by Earth, Wind & Fire. Fantasia and Diana are walking down a street with confetti falling down and a limo and fans behind them screaming as they sing.
This is the first time there was a new Ford video for the Top 2.
After Fantasia won she sang what would be her first single "I Believe" which was specially written for the winner.
Pre-show (outside on the Ford Stage):
La Toya-"If You Don't Know Me By Now" by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
George Huff-"Me and Mrs. Jones" by Billy Paul
Jasmine Trias-"Midnight Train to Georgia" by Gladys Knight & the Pips
Regular show (inside the Kodak Theater):
Tamyra Gray: "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Diana, Fantasia, Kelly Clarkson and Ruben Studdard-"The Impossible Dream" by Richard Kiley
Kelly Clarkson-"Beautiful Disaster"
Top 12 (a medley including songs from this season's mentors and judges): "Reach Out I'll Be There" by The Four Tops, "1-2-3" by Gloria Estefan, "Heaven Knows" by Donna Summer, "She Works Hard For Her Money" by Donna Summer, "Solid" by Ashford & Simpson, "It Don't Mean a Thing" by Duke Ellington, "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John and "I Made it Through the Rain" by Barry Manilow"
Ruben Studdard-"What If?"
Diana DeGarmo-"I Believe" (Winner's song)
Fantasia Burrino-"Dreams" (On winner's single CD)
Diana and Fantasia-"I Knew You Were Waiting" by Aretha Franklin and George Michael
There were over 65 million votes (more then the first two season finales combined).
After the interview with Simon Ryan goes to Jennifer outside and there is an awkward silence and you can hear Ryan and Simon still and then she just says that that is all from here.
After her interview with Nicole Ritchie Christina says back inside but it actually goes to the stage outside.
Season 2 contestant Kimberly Caldwell was in Georgia and season 2 runner up Clay Aiken was in North Carolina in the different stadiums along with the Idol contestant fans (Diana from GA and Fantasia from NC)
The "preshow" was the first half hour of this two hour finale and was co-hosted by Jennifer Love Hewitt who introduced singers on an outside stage and season 1 contestant Christina Christian who interviewed celebrities on the red carpet.
Video clips were shown before the first songs as a recap of their journey so far.
Simon said that Fantasia was the best contestant ever on any of the Idol shows in the world. Randy and Paula agreed.
Just like last season Paul Anka rearranges (again) the Frank Sinatra song "My Way" to describe events from this season along with clips playing in the back.
Eliminated: Jasmine Trias
Just like La Toya, Jasmine Trias doesn't sing a song from the night before but rather sings "Inseperable" from Top 12 week as her swan song.
The Ford music video was "Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell. The contestants try and do everyday things and are being stalked by paparazzi.
Tamyra Gray performed twice. The first song she sang was "Star" with clips of the show's season so far, and the second was "Raindrops Will Fall". Guy Sebastian performed "Angels Brought Me Here".
There was no group number this week
Ryan did not mention the number of votes.
Ryan Malcolm, the winner of season 1 of Canadian Idol, was in the audience
During Diana's second song one of the audience members can be seen signing the words of the song.
This week's Celebrity Guest Judge is Clive Davis. He also selected a song for each contestant.
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