American Idol

Season 10 Episode 23

Two Finalists Are Sent Home Live

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 31, 2011 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Fantasia Barrino performed "Collard Greens and Cornbread" and 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.

    • Bottom 3:
      3. Paul McDonald
      2. Thia Megia
      1. Naima Adedapo

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • With two girls being sent home tonight, this season broke the record for the most of one gender (4) sent home in a row from the beginning, and the most girls sent home in a row at any point of the season. It is tied with Season 4 for most amount of one gender sent home at ANY time. In Season 4, four boys  (Anwar Robinson, Constantine Maroulis, Scott Savol and Anthony Fedorov) were sent home in consecutive weeks (Top 7-Top 4).

    • Before the Ford Music Video started, there was another video of the contestants where they explained that in each of the videos from now on a special symbol would appear. There was no mention of the rules, ie, if the people are suppose to send a message of where in the video it is, if there was a prize, or if it was just for fun etc.

    • During a video shown about the previous week in the contestants' lives, it showed them going to a charity event in Phoenix to perform, where they met celebrities such as, Mohammed Ali, Reba McIntyre, Kelly Clarkson and Jordin Sparks. It also showed that they had to move out of the mansion due to leaks after a rain storm.

  • Allusions