This episode's Twitter hashtags were: #IdolLive, #IdolSelfie, #IdolBreakup, #IdolTour and #IdolMakeup.
After being eliminated Sam sang "It's Time" by Imagine Dragons.
The Ford Journey video was the Idol's throwing a party.
There was no coronation video shown.
This episode's Twitter hashtags were: #IdolLive, #FordIdolJourney, #IdolKU, #GoodThing, #IdolTwist and #IdolGoodbye.
Voted Off: Sam Woolf
In a shocking twist, for the first time ever, the contestants were given the option to choose between having someone eliminated that night, like usual, or to have no one eliminated this week, but to eliminate two contestants the following week. In order for this to happen, the decision had to be unanimous after anonymous voting. They either voted "Yes, keep everyone together" or "No, send someone home". The votes were 3 yes to 2 no, meaning someone had to leave. Sam Woolf was revealed to be the contestant with the lowest total of votes and was eliminated. Later on, Chris Trondsen of Pacific Rim Video was backstage holding interviews with the American Idol Top 5 when he learned which of the finalists had voted against keeping this week's eliminated singer. It was revealed it was Jena and Alex.
Keith Urban performed "Good Thing".
There was no Group Number.
Ryan did not mention the number of votes.
The order the contestants sang in was different in the two rounds.
There were no video clips before or critiques after the special Duo and Trio.
The video clip before the second performances were videos sent in by people making a song request.
Jena's second performance was critiqued after a commercial break.
Austin Mahone was at the show and took a Selfie with Ryan, and the audience at the same time could go to their TVs and take one, and send it in using the hashtag #IdolSelfie. Going into each commercial break a few pictures sent in were shown.
The show started off with the contestants revealing their celebrity crush. Alex said Zooey Deschanel, who came out on stage and did the "This is American Idol" line. Sam said Ariana Grande who came out to give Sam his mic before his first performance.
The special pictures with the number of the contestants that is shown as Ryan gives the voting info, had Jason Mraz in them, for the first performances.
This week's Co-Mentor was Jason Mraz.
Singer Akon was in the audience tonight.
This episode's Twitter hashtags were: #IdolRequest, #ZooeyOnIdol, #IdolLive, #IdolSelfie, #IdolTrio, #IdolDuet and #ArianaOnIdol.