American Idol

Season 12 Episode 12

Vegas Round 2

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 21, 2013 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • This episode's Twitter hashtags were: #IDOLSUDDENDEATH, #IDOLGUYS, #IDOLSINVEGAS and #IDOLTIEBREAKER.

    • Contestants Going to the Semis:
      Curtis Finch, Jr.
      Elijah Liu
      Paul Jolley
      Charlie Askew
      Devin Velez

      Contestants Eliminated:
      Jimmy Smith
      Kevin Harris
      Chris Watson
      Johnny Keyser

    • It was explained in the previous episode, but tonight, Jimmy Iovine actually had to be a tie breaker as the Judges couldn't decide on Paul Jolley. Jimmy gets the last vote if they are split down the middle, (two yes and two no) on any contestant.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • Songs sung tonight:
      Paul Jolley-"Tonight I Wanna Cry" by Keith Urban
      Johnny Keyser-"I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz
      JDA-"Rumor Has It" by Adele
      Kevin Harris-"(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" by Bryan Adams
      Chris Watson-"(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding
      Devin Velez-"Listen" by Beyonce
      Elijah Liu-"Talking to the Moon" by Bruno Mars
      Charlie Askew-"Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time)" by Elton John
      Jimmy Smith-"Raining On a Sunday" by Keith Urban
      Curtis Finch, Jr.-"Superstar" by The Carpenters

  • Allusions