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3. Jacob Lusk
2. Stefano Langone
1. Pia Toscano
As mentioned before, this season Jimmy is the mentor for every week, but this week he had a guest co-mentor for the first time. The first celebrity guest co-mentor was will.i.am, whose already performed twice this season.
After Paul's performance, while his numbers were being read out Ryan had the band play the music again and did a bit of a jig. Also, after the recap they again were playing music as the show closed.
After Scotty's performance a group of girls ran onstage and hugged him. Scotty and Ryan clearly did not know about it, but it is possible the producer's set it up, seeing as that never happens randomly.
Actor, Christian Slater was in the audience tonight.
Steven Tyler did the voice over for (and appeared in) the clip that introduced the theme. This is the first time someone besides Ryan (and Brian in Season 1) did so.
Fantasia Barrino performed "Collard Greens and Cornbread" and will.i.am and Jamie Fox performed "Hot Wings (I Wanna Party)".
There was no Group Number tonight. Instead there were duets, a trio and a band performance by the contestants, and after each one, the results of the people were given. The songs sung were:
Lauren Alaina & Scotty McCreery: "I Told You So" by Randy Travis
Naima Adedapo & Jacob Lusk: "Solid" by Ashford & Simpson
Thia Megia, Haley Reinhart & Pia Toscano: "Teenage Dream" by Katy Perry
Casey Abrams, James Durbin, Stefano Langone & Paul McDonald: "Band on the Run" by Wings (In the previous week it was mentioned that these guys formed their own band)
The Ford Music Video was "Kryptonite" by 3 Doors Down. Some of the Idols have super powers and save the ones that don't. First Stefano and Lauren are stuck in a burning building and Naima uses her breath to put out the fire and save them. Then, Haley, James and Thia are caught in a hail storm and Jacob puts a force field around them. Next, Pia and Paul are walking down the street when something from the sky starts to fall. Casey uses his super speed to rush over and his super strength to grab the thing before it hits them. Lastly, Scotty, with no powers, sees a lamp post about to fall on his car so he jumps in uses the quick start engine button to turn it on and drives it away from the accident, as everyone watches on.
After Pia was announced as safe, it showed her family and "Pia' family" was shown on screen, forgetting the s after the apostrophe.
During her performance tonight Haley messed up part of the lyrics.
Season 8 Winner Kris Allen was in the audience tonight.
There were 55 million votes.
Voted Off: Thia Megia & Naima Adedapo. This is the first time that two girls are eliminated in a double elimination.
3. Paul McDonald
2. Thia Megia
1. Naima Adedapo
All the songs sung tonight are by Elton John. They were:
Scotty McCreery: "Country Comfort"
Naima Adedapo: "I'm Still Standing"
Paul McDonald: "Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time)"
Pia Toscano: "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me"
Stefano Langone: "Tiny Dancer"
Lauren Alaina: "Candle in the Wind"
James Durbin: "Saturday Night's All Right For Fighting"
Thia Megia: "Daniel"
Casey Abrams: "Your Song"
Jacob Lusk: "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word"
Haley Reinhart: "Bennie and the Jets"
Howie Mandel was in the audience tonight.
During Jacob Lusk's rehearsal with Jimmy, Mary J. Blige showed up.
This is a 2 hour episode.
The song Casey Abrams sang after he found out he got the lowest amount of votes was "I Don't Need No Doctor" by Ray Charles. Casey only sang for a few seconds before he was stopped and told he was saved. This is the first time ever that the judges stopped someone in the middle of their swan song.
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