American Idol (season 10)


American Idol (season 10)
American Idol
Season 10
Broadcast from January 19, 2011 (2011-01-19)[1]–May 25, 2011 (2011-05-25)
Judges
Host(s) Ryan Seacrest
Broadcaster Fox Broadcasting Company
Finals venue Nokia Theatre Los Angeles
Winner:
Scotty McCreery
Scotty McCreery.jpg
Origin Garner, North Carolina
Song "I Love You This Big"
Genre(s) Country
Runner-up
Lauren Alaina
Chronology
2011

The tenth season of American Idol premiered on January 19, 2011 and concluded on May 25, 2011, on Fox. The show underwent a number of changes from season nine, including the reduction of the judging panel to its original number of just three judges (two of whom are new), a returning executive producer, a new music director as well as multiple format changes. Beginning this season, Idol was also moved from Tuesdays and Wednesdays to Wednesdays and Thursdays.[2]

Nigel Lythgoe returned to the senior production team as executive producer for the series.[3] American singer Steven Tyler and American singer-actress Jennifer Lopez joined the judging panel as replacements for Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres, and Kara DioGuardi who all left at the end of season nine.[4] Ray Chew replaced Rickey Minor as the show's musical director and leader of the Idol's live band.[5]

Interscope Records, which is part of Universal Music Group, replaced Sony Music Entertainment as Idol's official partner record label. Interscope's Chairman Jimmy Iovine, a songwriter and producer, was made in-house mentor to work with the contestants on a weekly basis. He is supported by associated producers: Rodney Jerkins, Alex da Kid, Tricky Stewart, Don Was, will.i.am, and Timbaland who all help contestants tailor their song choices to their chosen genre of performance, as well as work in producing arrangements for the contestants and offering original material to be performed.

This is the first season in which 15 year-olds could audition.[6] Other changes include online voting, extra rounds such as the Las Vegas and a final solo round, and a return of the judges' wild card choice. More contestants made it to Hollywood in season 10 than in previous seasons. This is also the first season where 11 contestants went on tour instead of 10.[7]

On May 25, 2011, after 122.4 million votes were cast for the finale (and nearly three-quarters of a billion votes for the seasonal total),[8] Scotty McCreery was crowned the winner of the tenth season of American Idol, making him the youngest male winner at 17 years and 7 months old, and the second youngest winner ever behind season 6 winner Jordin Sparks, who was 17 years and 5 months old when she won in 2007.

Contents

Changes

Simon Cowell, who had been a judge since the first episode of the first season, announced on January 11, 2010 that he would not be returning as a judge for this season in order to focus on launching the American version of his hit British singing competition The X Factor.[9] Ellen DeGeneres officially announced her departure on July 29, 2010, after judging for only one season, because she felt the show was not the "right fit" for her.[10] Kara DioGuardi then announced on September 3, 2010, that she would also not return this season.[11] On September 22, 2010, it was announced that Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler would join the judging panel.[12]

There were a number of other major changes in season ten, from the judges to the format of the show itself. Nigel Lythgoe returned as the executive producer, and Ray Chew has been hired as the show's new musical director, replacing Rickey Minor, who left the show along with vocal coach Dorian Holley to become the musical director of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.[13] Peisha McPhee, mother of season 5's runner-up Katharine McPhee, joined as one of the vocal coaches.[14] In this season, online voting was also offered for the first time for fans with Facebook accounts; up to 50 votes may be cast.[15]

Season 10 also saw a return to the process of singers singing 2 songs each on performance nights starting earlier in the season, and 3 songs each starting on Top 3 night.

New rounds

"Theme weeks will also get a makeover. We’re not going to ask a country singer to sing an R&B song, or an R&B singer to do Led Zeppelin, ... If the theme is ’80s or Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, every song will be customized to that contestant... What's most important, is that the song suit the finalist's voice."

– Ron Fair[16]

Extra rounds were added in the Hollywood phase of the competition which would narrow the contestants down to sixty potential finalists. Those who made the final sixty were then taken to Las Vegas in an extra round where they were asked to sing songs from The Beatles, and then a further solo round in Los Angeles. It was originally planned that 20 contestants would be left by the end of the Hollywood rounds, however, 24 contestants were chosen instead for the semifinal,[17] and they would perform in two groups of twelve in a semi-final sudden death round where ten finalists – five girls and five boys – would be voted in by the viewers. The judges were given three wild card picks, making a total of thirteen finalists.[18]

Nigel Lythgoe had previously suggested significant format changes that would replace the following semifinal, with contestants having "to make the best music video, to promote themselves, and to work with a band and dancers for an awards show-style performance."[19][20] However, the plans were shelved.[21][22] Despite previous reports that Idol producers had axed the weekly music theme,[23] the themes remained.

Partnership with Universal Music

At the end of season nine, Sony Music Entertainment's affiliation to Idol also ended. The partnership was superseded by a new deal with Universal Music Group, meaning that the winner would now be signed to Interscope Records. Interscope's sister labels, A&M Records and Geffen Records, would also be involved in promoting and distributing the albums of the show's finalists.[24][25] Chairman of the Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group, Jimmy Iovine, worked directly with contestants this season as the in-house mentor.[25] Additionally, a team of Universal Music-associated producers and songwriters, such as Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Timbaland and Alex da Kid, also worked alongside the contestants to help them take on original arrangement and material. Some suggested changes, such as allowing the finalists to release music while the season is still in progress rather than waiting to record an album,[16] were not implemented, although music were released somewhat earlier than previous seasons.

Regional auditions

The judges were Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, and Randy Jackson.

This is the first season in which the contestant age minimum was reduced to 15 years old. The maximum age however still remained 28.[26]

Auditions were held in the following cities:[26]

Episode air date Audition city First audition date Audition venue Callback audition date Callback venue Golden tickets
January 19, 2011 East Rutherford, New Jersey August 3, 2010 Izod Center September 28–30, 2010 Liberty House Restaurant[27] 51
January 20, 2011 New Orleans, Louisiana July 26, 2010 New Orleans Arena October 17–18, 2010 Hilton Riverside Hotel[28] 37
January 26, 2011 Milwaukee, Wisconsin July 21, 2010 Bradley Center October 2–3, 2010 Milwaukee Art Museum[29] 53
January 27, 2011 Nashville, Tennessee July 17, 2010 Bridgestone Arena October 25–26, 2010 Ryman Auditorium[30] 561
February 2, 2011 Austin, Texas August 11, 2010 Frank Erwin Center October 8–9, 2010 Barton Creek Resort & Spa[31] 50
February 3, 2011 Los Angeles, California September 22, 2010 The Forum November 3–4, 2010 AT&T Center 301
February 9, 2011 San Francisco, California August 19, 2010 AT&T Park November 9–10, 2010 Westin St. Francis[32] 471
Total Tickets to Hollywood 327

Note 1: Actual number not announced on the show but this number is based on the number of names listed on americanidol.com website and may not be the actual total.

In addition to the above cities, for the first time contestants were allowed to audition online via Myspace / Facebook / Twitter. To audition, they were required to upload a 40-second audition clip of them singing a pre-approved song.[33] The internet auditioners were called back to Los Angeles to audition in front of the judges.

Hollywood week

The Hollywood week phase of the competition was held in the Pasadena Civic Center. There were a record-number 327 contestants in the first round, which lasted over two days, exceeding season 2's record of 234. The contestants emerged in groups of ten and each performed individually a cappella. After the whole group had finished their performances, those who failed were cut immediately. 168 advanced to the next round, where the contestants performed in groups; out of the 168, only 100 advanced to the next round. In the next round, the contestants performed solo, accompanied by a band or an instrument. The contestants were then separated into four rooms, with two of the four rooms containing eliminated contestants and the other two containing contestants who made it into the next round. Only 61 of the 100 remaining advanced.

This year, due to the large number of contestants, two more rounds were added. The 61 remaining contestants proceeded to Las Vegas where they performed songs from The Beatles as duos and trios in the Love theatre at The Mirage for this newly added 'Las Vegas' round. After that, 41 advanced to the final "Sing For Your Life" round back in Los Angeles. In that round, each contestant performed a song of their own choosing at Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose aircraft hangar.[34] The Top 24 were then selected from the remaining 41 for the semifinals. This episode was notable for the emotional breakdown of judge Jennifer Lopez after telling contestant Chris Medina that he had been eliminated.

Semi-finalists

The twenty-four semi-finalists were revealed in two stages. The first five were revealed on February 23, 2011, and the remaining 19 were revealed on the following night's episode. The following are semi-finalists who failed to reach the finals.

Females
Contestant Age Date of Birth Hometown Audition Location
Kendra Chantelle 22 September 27, 1988 Loudon, Tennessee Nashville, Tennessee
Lauren Turner 24 May 8, 1986 Covington, Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana
Ta-Tynisa Wilson 20 June 19, 1990 Aurora, Illinois Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Rachel Zevita 23 October 20, 1987 New York, New York Jersey City, New Jersey
Julie Zorrilla 20 November 10, 1990 Bogotá, Colombia San Francisco, California
Males
Contestant Age Date of Birth Hometown Audition Location
Jovany Barreto 23 September 3, 1987 Harvey, Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana
Jordan Dorsey 21 April 23, 1989 Laplace, Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana
Clint Jun Gamboa 26 June 9, 1984 Long Beach, California San Francisco, California
Tim Halperin 23 May 27, 1987 Fort Worth, Texas Los Angeles, California
Brett Loewenstern 17 December 13, 1993 Boca Raton, Florida New Orleans, Louisiana
Robbie Rosen 17 December 27, 1993 Merrick, New York Jersey City, New Jersey

Semi-finals

The semi-final round began on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. This year, the producers used a new format. Below are the two semi-final groups (males and females) with contestants listed in their performance order. The top five males and top five females, along with the three wild card choices by the judges, advanced to the finals. There were twenty-four semifinalists, twelve females and males. The males started the semifinal round, and the females continued on following night's episode, the contestants perform songs of their choice (there was no particular theme).

Males

Order Contestant Song (original artist) Result
1 Clint Jun Gamboa "Superstition" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
2 Jovany Barreto "I'll Be" (Edwin McCain) Wild Card
3 Jordan Dorsey "OMG" (Usher) Eliminated
4 Tim Halperin "Streetcorner Symphony" (Rob Thomas) Eliminated
5 Brett Loewenstern "Light My Fire" (The Doors) Eliminated
6 James Durbin "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" (Judas Priest) Advanced
7 Robbie Rosen "Angel" (Sarah McLachlan) Wild Card
8 Scotty McCreery "Letters from Home" (John Michael Montgomery) Advanced
9 Stefano Langone "Just the Way You Are" (Bruno Mars) Wild Card
10 Paul McDonald "Maggie May" (Rod Stewart) Advanced
11 Jacob Lusk "A House Is Not a Home" (Brook Benton) Advanced
12 Casey Abrams "I Put a Spell on You" (Screamin' Jay Hawkins) Advanced

Females

Order Contestant Song (original artist) Result
1 Ta-Tynisa Wilson "Only Girl (In the World)" (Rihanna) Eliminated
2 Naima Adedapo "Summertime" (Abbie Mitchell) Wild Card
3 Kendra Chantelle "Impossible" (Christina Aguilera) Wild Card
4 Rachel Zevita "Criminal" (Fiona Apple) Eliminated
5 Karen Rodriguez "Hero" (Mariah Carey) Advanced
6 Lauren Turner "Seven Day Fool" (Etta James) Eliminated
7 Ashthon Jones "Love All Over Me" (Monica) Wild Card
8 Julie Zorrilla "Breakaway" (Kelly Clarkson) Eliminated
9 Haley Reinhart "Fallin'" (Alicia Keys) Advanced
10 Thia Megia "Out Here on My Own" (Irene Cara) Advanced
11 Lauren Alaina "Turn On the Radio" (Reba McEntire) Advanced
12 Pia Toscano "I'll Stand by You" (The Pretenders) Advanced
Wildcard round

Following those ten singers advancing on Thursday, March 3, six of the remaining 14 semi-finalists were selected by the judges to compete in the Wild Card round. The Wild Card round immediately began, following the announcement of the ten finalists. Following another performance by each Wild Card contender, the judges then selected three contestants to advance to the final group of 13.

Order Contestant Song (original artist) Result
1 Ashthon Jones "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" (Jennifer Holliday) Advanced
2 Stefano Langone "I Need You Now" (Smokie Norful) Advanced
3 Kendra Chantelle "Georgia on My Mind" (Ray Charles) Eliminated
4 Jovany Barreto "Angel" (Jon Secada) Eliminated
5 Naima Adedapo "For All We Know" (Hal Kemp) Advanced
6 Robbie Rosen "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" (Elton John) Eliminated

Finalists

Scotty McCreery


Lauren Alaina


Haley Reinhart


James Durbin


Jacob Lusk


Casey Abrams


Stefano Langone
  • Stefano Langone (born February 27, 1989) is from Kent, Washington and 22 years old at the time of the show. He auditioned in San Francisco, California with Marvin Gaye's "I Heard It Through the Grapevine". He performed Stevie Wonder's "Sir Duke" in the Hollywood week, "Get Back" for the Las Vegas round with James Durbin, and his own composition "Come Home" for his final solo. He survived a near-fatal car accident in 2009 being hit by a drunk driver.[35] Langone was chosen by the judges as one of the Wild Cards to join the Top 13 finalists. Langone was eliminated on April 21, 2011 and came in 7th place.


Paul McDonald
  • Paul McDonald (born August 29, 1984) is from Huntsville, Alabama and 26 years old at the time of the show. He auditioned in Nashville, Tennessee with Rod Stewart's "Maggie May". Prior to Idol, he was the lead singer of the band Hightide Blues formed in 2005 and renamed The Grand Magnolias in 2010. He performed Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide" and his own composition "American Dreams" for his final solo. McDonald was eliminated on April 14, 2011 and came in 8th place.


Pia Toscano
  • Pia Toscano (born October 14, 1988) is from Howard Beach, New York and 22 years old at the time of the show. She auditioned in Jersey City, New Jersey, and was a make-up artist. She sang the national anthem at a Mets game. Pia Toscano and Karen Rodriguez get together to duet The Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love" on Las Vegas, they also went to New York's LaGuardia Arts School together. She also performed Bruno Mars's "Grenade" for the group round in Hollywood and Alicia Keys's "Doesn't Mean Anything" for her final solo. Toscano was eliminated on April 7, 2011 and came in 9th place. Toscano was signed to Interscope after the show.


Naima Adedapo


Thia Megia


  • Karen Rodriguez (born March 22, 1989 in Miami, Florida) is from New York City and 21 years old at the time of show. She turned 22 years old soon after she got voted off. She was one of the MySpace auditioners and then auditioned in front of the judges in Los Angeles, California with Whitney Houston's "You Give Good Love". She performed Jennifer Lopez's "If You Had My Love", Bruno Mars's "Just the Way You Are" with Jovany Baretto in the group "Spanglish" for the Hollywood rounds, and Selena's "No me queda más" in the final round. She had previously appeared in the fifth season of a Puerto Rican talent show Objetivo Fama. Rodriguez was eliminated on March 17, 2011 and came in 12th place.


Finals

This is the first season in which there are 12 weeks of the finals instead of 11 and the 2nd season to have 13 finalists, instead of 12 as in the previous seasons, with one of the 13 finalists eliminated each week. In Season 8 there were 13 finalists but 2 were eliminated in the first week, the final rounds thereby only lasted 11 weeks. This is the third season in which a Wild Card contestant, Ashthon Jones, was eliminated in the first round of the finals, with the first two seasons being season three (Leah LaBelle) and season eight (Jasmine Murray). The top 13 performance show was pre-recorded, but the subsequent performance shows of the finals were broadcast live. American Idol (Season 7) winner David Cook recorded the Simple Minds song "Don't You (Forget About Me)" as the send-off song played when a contestant is eliminated.

Top 13 – Their Personal Idols

Order Contestant Song (original artist) Personal Idol Result
1 Lauren Alaina "Any Man of Mine" (Shania Twain) Shania Twain Safe
2 Casey Abrams "With a Little Help from My Friends" (The Beatles) Joe Cocker Safe
3 Ashthon Jones "When You Tell Me That You Love Me" (Diana Ross) Diana Ross Eliminated
4 Paul McDonald "Come Pick Me Up" (Ryan Adams) Ryan Adams Safe
5 Pia Toscano "All by Myself" (Eric Carmen) Celine Dion Safe
6 James Durbin "Maybe I'm Amazed" (Paul McCartney) Paul McCartney Safe
7 Haley Reinhart "Blue" (LeAnn Rimes) LeAnn Rimes Bottom 3
8 Jacob Lusk "I Believe I Can Fly" (R. Kelly) R. Kelly Safe
9 Thia Megia "Smile" (Charlie Chaplin) Michael Jackson Safe
10 Stefano Langone "Lately" (Stevie Wonder) Stevie Wonder Safe
11 Karen Rodriguez "I Could Fall in Love" (Selena) Selena Bottom 3
12 Scotty McCreery "The River" (Garth Brooks) Garth Brooks Safe
13 Naima Adedapo "Umbrella" (Rihanna) Rihanna Safe

Top 12 – Year They Were Born

Order Contestant Song (original artist) Year Result
1 Naima Adedapo "What's Love Got to Do with It" (Tina Turner) 1984 Bottom 3
2 Paul McDonald "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues" (Elton John) 1984 Safe
3 Thia Megia "Colors of the Wind" (Vanessa Williams) 1995 Safe
4 James Durbin "I'll Be There for You" (Bon Jovi) 1989 Safe
5 Haley Reinhart "I'm Your Baby Tonight" (Whitney Houston) 1990 Bottom 3
6 Stefano Langone "If You Don't Know Me by Now" (Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes) 1989 Safe
7 Pia Toscano "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" (Whitney Houston) 1988 Safe
8 Scotty McCreery "Can I Trust You with My Heart" (Travis Tritt) 1993 Safe
9 Karen Rodriguez "Love Will Lead You Back" (Taylor Dayne) 1989 Eliminated
10 Casey Abrams "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (Nirvana) 1991 Safe
11 Lauren Alaina "I'm the Only One" (Melissa Etheridge) 1994 Safe
12 Jacob Lusk "Alone" (i-TEN) 1987 Safe

Top 11 (first week) – Motown

Unmentioned mentor: Marc Anthony[36]

Order Contestant Song (original artist) Result
1 Casey Abrams "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (Marvin Gaye) Saved
2 Thia Megia "(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave" (Martha and the Vandellas) Bottom 3
3 Jacob Lusk "You're All I Need to Get By" (Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell) Safe
4 Lauren Alaina "You Keep Me Hangin' On" (The Supremes) Safe
5 Stefano Langone "Hello" (Lionel Richie) Bottom 3
6 Haley Reinhart "You've Really Got a Hold on Me" (The Miracles) Safe
7 Scotty McCreery "For Once in My Life" (Jean DuShon) Safe
8 Pia Toscano "All in Love Is Fair" (Stevie Wonder) Safe
9 Paul McDonald "The Tracks of My Tears" (The Miracles) Safe
10 Naima Adedapo "Dancing in the Street" (Martha and the Vandellas) Safe
11 James Durbin "Living for the City" (Stevie Wonder) Safe

Top 11 (second week) – Elton John

Order Contestant Song Result
1 Scotty McCreery "Country Comfort" Safe
2 Naima Adedapo "I'm Still Standing" Eliminated
3 Paul McDonald "Rocket Man" Bottom 3
4 Pia Toscano "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" Safe
5 Stefano Langone "Tiny Dancer" Safe
6 Lauren Alaina "Candle in the Wind" Safe
7 James Durbin "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" Safe
8 Thia Megia "Daniel" Eliminated
9 Casey Abrams "Your Song" Safe
10 Jacob Lusk "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" Safe
11 Haley Reinhart "Bennie and the Jets" Safe

Top 9 – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Order Contestant Song (original artist) Result
1 Jacob Lusk "Man in the Mirror" (Michael Jackson) Bottom 3
2 Haley Reinhart "Piece of My Heart" (Erma Franklin) Safe
3 Casey Abrams "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" (Creedence Clearwater Revival) Safe
4 Lauren Alaina "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" (Aretha Franklin) Safe
5 James Durbin "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (The Beatles) Safe
6 Scotty McCreery "That's All Right" (Arthur Crudup) Safe
7 Pia Toscano "River Deep – Mountain High" (Ike & Tina Turner) Eliminated
8 Stefano Langone "When a Man Loves a Woman" (Percy Sledge) Bottom 3
9 Paul McDonald "Folsom Prison Blues" (Johnny Cash) Safe

Mentor: Russell Brand

Top 8 – Songs from the Movies

Order Contestant Song (original artist) Featured Movie Result
1 Paul McDonald "Old Time Rock and Roll" (Bob Seger) Risky Business Eliminated
2 Lauren Alaina "The Climb" (Miley Cyrus) Hannah Montana: The Movie Safe
3 Stefano Langone "End of the Road" (Boyz II Men) Boomerang Bottom 3
4 Scotty McCreery "I Cross My Heart" (George Strait) Pure Country Safe
5 Casey Abrams "Nature Boy" (Nat King Cole) The Boy with Green Hair Safe
6 Haley Reinhart "Call Me" (Blondie) American Gigolo Bottom 3
7 Jacob Lusk "Bridge over Troubled Water" (Simon & Garfunkel) The Pursuit of Happyness Safe
8 James Durbin "Heavy Metal" (Sammy Hagar) Heavy Metal Safe

Mentor: Rob Reiner

Top 7 – Songs from the 21st Century

Order Contestant Song (original artist) Result
1 Scotty McCreery "Swingin'" (John Anderson) Safe
2 James Durbin "Uprising" (Muse) Safe
3 Haley Reinhart "Rolling in the Deep" (Adele) Bottom 3
4 Jacob Lusk "Dance with My Father" (Luther Vandross) Bottom 3
5 Casey Abrams "Harder to Breathe" (Maroon 5) Safe
6 Stefano Langone "Closer" (Ne-Yo) Eliminated
7 Lauren Alaina "Born to Fly" (Sara Evans) Safe

On performance night:

  • Eliminated finalists so far performed: "So What" (Pink)

On results night:

  • Haley Reinhart, Stefano Langone, Jacob Lusk and Lauren Alaina: "Hey Soul Sister" (Train)
  • Casey Abrams, Scotty McCreery and James Durbin: "Viva la Vida" (Coldplay)

Top 6 – Carole King

Mentor: Babyface

Order Contestant Song (original artist when applicable) Result
1 Jacob Lusk "Oh No Not My Baby" (Maxine Brown) Safe
2 Lauren Alaina "Where You Lead" Safe
3 Casey Abrams & Haley Reinhart "I Feel the Earth Move" N/A
4 Scotty McCreery "You've Got a Friend" Safe
5 James Durbin "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" (The Shirelles) Safe
6 Lauren Alaina & Scotty McCreery "Up on the Roof" (The Drifters) N/A
7 Casey Abrams "That Old Sweet Roll (Hi-De-Ho)" (The City) Eliminated
8 Haley Reinhart "Beautiful" Safe
9 James Durbin & Jacob Lusk "I'm into Something Good" (Earl-Jean) N/A

Each contestant sang one solo and one duet with a fellow contestant.

Group Performance: The Final 6 performed a Carole King medley on results night.

On results night, no "bottom three" was announced. Ryan Seacrest stated early in the show that voting results would be announced in "random order". After Haley, James, and Lauren were announced as safe, Jacob, Casey, and Scotty were the last three remaining. Ryan then repeated "Tonight the results are in random order" before announcing that Casey was eliminated. Ryan later confirmed that Jacob and Scotty were not necessarily among the bottom three vote-getters that week.[37]

Top 5 – Songs from Now and Then

Mentor: Sheryl Crow

Order Contestant Song (original artist) Result
1 James Durbin "Closer to the Edge" (30 Seconds to Mars) Safe
2 Jacob Lusk "No Air" (Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown) Eliminated
3 Lauren Alaina "Flat on the Floor" (Katrina Elam) Bottom 2
4 Scotty McCreery "Gone" (Montgomery Gentry) Safe
5 Haley Reinhart "You and I" (Lady Gaga) Safe
6 James Durbin "Without You" (Badfinger) Safe
7 Jacob Lusk "Love Hurts" (The Everly Brothers) Eliminated
8 Lauren Alaina "Unchained Melody" (Todd Duncan) Bottom 2
9 Scotty McCreery "Always on My Mind" (Brenda Lee) Safe
10 Haley Reinhart "The House of the Rising Sun" (Traditional) Safe

Group Performances

Top 4 – Songs That Inspire / Leiber & Stoller Songbook

Mentor: Lady Gaga

Order Contestant Song (original artist) Result
1 James Durbin "Don't Stop Believin'" (Journey) Eliminated
2 Haley Reinhart "Earth Song" (Michael Jackson) Safe
3 Scotty McCreery "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" (Alan Jackson) Safe
4 Lauren Alaina "Anyway" (Martina McBride) Safe
5 Haley Reinhart "I (Who Have Nothing)" (Ben E. King) Safe
6 Scotty McCreery "Young Blood" (The Coasters) Safe
7 Lauren Alaina "Trouble" (Elvis Presley) Safe
8 James Durbin "Love Potion No. 9" (The Clovers) Eliminated

Group Performances

Top 3 – Contestant's Choice / Jimmy Iovine's Choice / Judges' Choice

Mentor: Beyoncé

Order Contestant Song (original artist) Chosen By Result
1 Scotty McCreery "Amazed" (Lonestar) Self Safe
2 Lauren Alaina "Wild One" (Zaca Creek) Self Safe
3 Haley Reinhart "What Is and What Should Never Be" (Led Zeppelin) Self Eliminated
4 Scotty McCreery "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not" (Thompson Square) Iovine Safe
5 Lauren Alaina "If I Die Young" (The Band Perry) Iovine Safe
6 Haley Reinhart "Rhiannon" (Fleetwood Mac) Iovine Eliminated
7 Scotty McCreery "She Believes in Me" (Kenny Rogers) Judges Safe
8 Lauren Alaina "I Hope You Dance" (Lee Ann Womack) Judges Safe
9 Haley Reinhart "You Oughta Know" (Alanis Morissette) Judges Eliminated

Top 2 – Finale

Order Contestant Song (original artist) Chosen By Result
1 Scotty McCreery "Gone" (Montgomery Gentry) Self Winner
2 Lauren Alaina "Flat on the Floor" (Katrina Elam) Self Runner-up
3 Scotty McCreery "Check Yes or No" (George Strait) George Strait Winner
4 Lauren Alaina "Maybe It Was Memphis" (Pam Tillis) Carrie Underwood Runner-up
5 Scotty McCreery " I Love You This Big" (Scotty McCreery) Jimmy Iovine Winner
6 Lauren Alaina "Like My Mother Does" (Kristy Lee Cook) Jimmy Iovine Runner-up

Lauren Alaina damaged her vocal cords while rehearsing for the finale, but she was treated and cleared to continue in the competition.[38]

In a break with the normal format, the judges did not offer their critiques of the performances until after both contestants had sung both of their opening songs, and then the critiques were delivered to both contestants at the same time.[39] Also, the schedule for the 2-part finale was moved back to its previous schedule of Tuesday & Wednesday.

Elimination chart

Female Male Top 24 Wild Card Top 13 Winner
Safe Safe First Safe Last Eliminated Judges' Save
Stage: Semi Finals Wild Card Finals
Week: 3/3 3/10 3/17 3/24 3/31 4/7 4/14 4/21 4/28 5/5 5/12 5/19 5/25
Place Contestant Result
1 Scotty McCreery Top 13 Winner
2 Lauren Alaina Top 13 Bottom 2 Runner-up
3 Haley Reinhart Top 13 Bottom 3 Bottom 3 Bottom 3 Bottom 3 Elim
4 James Durbin Top 13 Elim
5 Jacob Lusk Top 13 Bottom 3 Bottom 3 Elim
6 Casey Abrams Top 13 Saved Elim
7 Stefano Langone Wild Card Top 13 Bottom 3 Bottom 3 Bottom 3 Elim
8 Paul McDonald Top 13 Bottom 3 Elim
9 Pia Toscano Top 13 Elim
10-11 Naima Adedapo Wild Card Top 13 Bottom 3 Elim
Thia Megia Top 13 Bottom 3
12 Karen Rodriguez Top 13 Bottom 3 Elim
13 Ashthon Jones Wild Card Top 13 Elim
14-16 Jovany Barreto Wild Card Elim
Kendra Chantelle Wild Card
Robbie Rosen Wild Card
17-24 Jordan Dorsey Elim
Clint Jun Gamboa
Tim Halperin
Brett Loewenstern
Lauren Turner
Ta-Tynisa Wilson
Rachel Zevita
Julie Zorrila

Results show performances

Week Performer(s) Title Hot 100 reaction Digital sales reaction Performance type
Top 24 Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull "On the Floor" 5 (+4) new peak 219,000 (+29%) music video premiere
Top 13 Adam Lambert "Aftermath" failed to chart TBA live performance
Diddy Dirty-Money ft. Skylar Grey "Coming Home" 11 (+11) new peak TBA live performance
Top 12 Lee DeWyze "Beautiful Like You" failed to chart 12,000 (+8,068%) live performance
The Black Eyed Peas "Just Can't Get Enough" 5 (+17) new peak 198,000 (+143%) pre-recorded performance
Top 11
Week 1
Jennifer Hudson "Where You At" 64 (+25) new peak 24,000 (+271%) live performance
Sugarland "Stuck Like Glue" N/A 33,000 (+89%) pre-recorded performance
Top 11
Week 2
Fantasia Barrino "Collard Greens & Cornbread" failed to chart TBA live performance
will.i.am & Jamie Foxx "Hot Wings (I Wanna Party)" failed to chart no release live performance
Top 9 Constantine Maroulis "Unchained Melody" failed to chart no release live performance
Iggy Pop "Wild One" ineligible to re-enter no release live performance
Top 8 Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson "Don't You Wanna Stay" 31 (+11) new peak[40] 59,000 (+64%)[41] live performance
Rihanna "California King Bed" failed to chart 22,000 (+231%)[41] live performance
Top 7 David Cook "The Last Goodbye" failed to chart 22,000 (debut)[42] live performance
Katy Perry ft. Kanye West "E.T." 1 (+1) 344,000 (+23%) pre-recorded performance
Top 6 Crystal Bowersox "Ridin with the Radio" failed to chart TBA live performance
Bruno Mars "The Lazy Song" 5 (+1) new peak 194,000 (+3%) pre-recorded performance
Top 5 Lady Antebellum "Just a Kiss" 7 (debut) 211,000 (debut) live performance
Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull "On the Floor" 3 (+4) new peak[43] 175,000 (+25%) pre-recorded performance
Jennifer Lopez ft. Lil Wayne "I'm Into You" 72 (debut) 44,000[44] music video teaser
(aired following her performance)
Top 4 Lady Gaga "You and I" not released no release Clip from HBO Special
Enrique Iglesias "Dirty Dancer"
"I Like It"
18 (debut) 126,000 (debut)[45] pre-recorded performance
Jordin Sparks "I Am Woman" 82 (debut) 33,000 (debut) live performance
Steven Tyler "(It) Feels So Good" 35 (debut)[45] 77,000 (debut)[46] music video premiere
Top 3 Nicole Scherzinger feat. 50 Cent "Right There" 77 (debut)[47] 29,000 (debut) pre-recorded performance
Il Volo "'O Sole Mio" failed to chart 10,000 debut[48] live performance
Beyoncé "Run The World (Girls)" 50 (+26) TBA music video premiere
(shown on Wednesday's show)
Top 2 David Cook "Don't You (Forget About Me)" failed to chart failed to chart live performance
(shown on Performance night)
Taio Cruz "Positive" no release no release live performance
(shown on Performance night)
Finale American Idol Top 13 "Born This Way" Not eligible Not eligible live performance
Judas Priest & James Durbin Medley: "Living After Midnight" /
"Breaking the Law"
Not eligible Not eligible live performance
Jacob Lusk, Gladys Knight
& Kirk Franklin
"I Smile" Not eligible Not eligible live performance
Jack Black & Casey Abrams "Fat Bottomed Girls" Not eligible Not eligible live performance
American Idol Top Seven Girls (minus Lauren Alaina)
with Beyoncé Knowles
Medley: "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)" /
"Irreplaceable" / "Get Me Bodied" /
"If I Were a Boy" / "Deja Vu" / "Crazy in Love"
Not eligible Not eligible live performance
Tony Bennett & Haley Reinhart "Steppin' Out With My Baby" Not eligible Not eligible live performance
Lil Jon "Come Get Some" TBA TBA live performance
TLC & American Idol Girls Medley: "Come Get Some" / "No Scrubs"
/ "Waterfalls"
Not eligible
Not eligible
TBA
10,000 (+756%)[49]
live performance
Tim McGraw & Scotty McCreery "Live Like You Were Dying" Not eligible 24,000 (+520%) live performance
Marc Anthony & Jennifer Lopez "Aguanile" (from the movie El Cantante) Not eligible Not eligible live performance
Tom Jones & the American Idol Men Medley: "Kiss" / "She's a Lady"
/ "What's New, Pussycat?" /
"Green, Green Grass of Home" /
"Love Me Tonight" / "Delilah" / "It's Not Unusual"
Not eligible Not eligible live performance
Lady Gaga "The Edge of Glory" 8 (+11)[50] 165,000 (+74%) live performance
Carrie Underwood & Lauren Alaina "Before He Cheats" Not eligible 10,000 (+156%) live performance
Beyoncé "1+1" 57 (debut) 57,000 (debut) live performance
Bono & The Edge ft. the cast of
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
"Rise Above" 74 (debut) 36,000 (debut) live performance
Steven Tyler "Dream On" Not eligible 13,000 (+406%) live performance
Scotty McCreery "I Love You This Big" 11 (debut) 171,000 (debut) live performance

Controversies

Gender voting bias and elimination of Pia Toscano

The first five contestants eliminated from the finals were all female contestants, and this early elimination of females led to criticism of bias against women.[51][52][53] Idol producer Ken Warwick said, "It's no secret that most reality shows are female driven, either by moms or by young girls. It does mean we're going to get a heftier amount of female votes and it's always bent towards the boys, obviously, we are very much aware that the voting can be skewed towards the boys."[54] The voting also provoked considerable criticism after the last of these five females, Pia Toscano, a presumed front-runner, was surprisingly eliminated in ninth place.[55][56] In response to criticism, the producers considered tweaking the voting format for next season.[57] However, after Toscano's elimination, the next five eliminated contestants were all males, leading to the first Top 3 with two females since season six.

Judges critique

Online critics from major news sources like Brian Mansfield of USA Today, Craig Berman of MSNBC, Dalton Ross of Entertainment Weekly, Andrea Reiher of Zap2it, and Tom Gliatto of People criticized the judges for being too nice, not being honest enough, not offering enough constructive criticism towards the contestants, and for not giving any guidance and direction for the viewers/voters in terms of why they should or should not be voting for someone.[52][53][58][59][60] Executive producer Ken Warwick responded to these criticisms and said, "The truth of the matter is these kids are very good and I wouldn't influence the judges to say anything they don't absolutely believe ... They are trying to keep things on the straight and narrow. What they feel are genuine feelings, that's all I can ask them to do."[54] Nigel Lythgoe, another executive producer, also responded to these criticisms on his Twitter and answered, "IT IS NOT ABOUT THE JUDGES OPINION IT'S ABOUT YOURS!! U R NOT SHEEP!"[61] In October 2011, however, judge Jennifer Lopez revealed that all three judges will be tougher on the contestants in season 11.[62]

Lee DeWyze finale involvement

Many fans of season nine winner, Lee DeWyze, were upset that he did not take part in the season ten finale like he was rumored to. Executive producer Nigel Lythgoe responded on his Twitter that he asked DeWyze to take part in the finale, but he declined, "I was so upset Lee DeWyze wouldn’t present the winners trophy to Scotty, he wrote. "Especially as he’d been on the show this Season. I guess he was shy.” However, DeWyze said that he was actually not asked to take part in the finale. “Just for the record… I was not asked to be involved in the Finale. It wasn’t until about 2 minutes before they announced that Nigel had approached me and asked if he could “borrow” me for a second. I didn't feel a last second jump on stage was appropriate. It was Scotty’s moment. I appreciate American Idol, and the opportunity it has given me. And the people who have made that show possible. I am not angry, or bitter etc. It was an amazing Finale, and I would have loved to be a part of it. I just wasn't asked.” DeWyze was seen in the audience towards the end of the show.[63][64][65]

Other Idol contestants

Chris Medina

Eliminated contestant Chris Medina released a single called "What Are Words" on February 25, 2011, the day after his elimination. The song is about his fiance who suffered a brain injury as the result of an automobile accident. The song debuted at #22 on the Heatseekers Songs chart,[66] and then reached #83 on the Billboard Hot 100.[67] It has since sold 61,000 copies[68] He performed the ballad on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on February 28, 2011 and on Good Morning America on March 4, 2011.

Carson Higgins

On March 3, 2011, it was announced that eliminated contestant Carson Higgins had joined the cast of the Los Angeles production of the Paul Storiale play The Columbine Project. The play was inspired by the tragic events at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999, and will be performed at the Avery Schreiber Theatre in North Hollywood beginning April 22, 2011.[69]

Caitlin Koch

Caitlin Koch, who auditioned for this season of American Idol but was cut in Hollywood, auditioned for the first season of The X Factor USA. She made it to bootcamp and then to judges' houses, but was not chosen by Simon Cowell for the live finals.

U.S. Nielsen ratings

American Idol ended the 2010-2011 television season as the #1 and #2 show in Total Viewers, and the #1 and #3 show in Adults 18-49. The Wednesday performance shows earned an average of 25.864 million viewers and an 8.8/24 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic, while the Thursday results show earned an average of 23.798 million viewers and a 7.7/22 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic.[70] The show's success helped Fox network achieve the longest winning streak in broadcast history of seven consecutive season in the Adult 18-49 demo.[71]

Episode list
Show # Episode Airdate U.S. viewers
(millions)
Rating/share
Households
Rating/Share
(18–49)
Note Weekly
rank
1 New Jersey Auditions 02011-01-19January 19, 2011 26.23 14.2 / 22 9.7 / 26 [72][73] 3
2 Louisiana Auditions 02011-01-20January 20, 2011 22.90 12.5 / 20 7.8 / 21 [73][74] 4
3 Wisconsin Auditions 02011-01-26January 26, 2011 25.33 13.8 / 22 9.2 / 24 [75][76] 1
4 Tennessee Auditions 02011-01-27January 27, 2011 22.48 12.4 / 20 7.7 / 21 [76][77] 2
5 Texas Auditions 02011-02-02February 2, 2011 25.14 13.4 / 21 9.0 / 24 [78][79] 4
6 Los Angeles Auditions 02011-02-03February 3, 2011 21.89 11.9 / 19 7.5 / 20 [79][80] 6
7 San Francisco Auditions 02011-02-09February 9, 2011 24.05 13.0 / 21 8.4 / 23 [81][82] 2
8 Hollywood Round, Part 1 02011-02-10February 10, 2011 21.94 12.0 / 19 7.3 / 20 [82][83] 3
9 Hollywood Round, Part 2 02011-02-16February 16, 2011 23.20 12.7 / 20 8.2 / 23 [84][85] 1
10 Hollywood Round, Part 3 02011-02-17February 17, 2011 22.18 12.0 / 20 7.6 / 22 [85][86] 2
11 Las Vegas Round/Top 24 Chosen, Part 1 02011-02-23February 23, 2011 22.72 12.5 / 20 7.9 / 21 [87][88] 3
12 Top 24 Chosen, Part 2 02011-02-24February 24, 2011 21.76 11.9 / 19 7.2 / 20 [88][89] 4
13 Top 12 Males Perform 02011-03-01March 1, 2011 21.39 11.7 / 18 7.6 / 21 [90][91] 3
14 Top 12 Females Perform 02011-03-02March 2, 2011 22.77 12.7 / 20 7.8 / 22 [91][92] 2
15 Top 10 Finalists + 3 WCs Revealed 02011-03-03March 3, 2011 25.26 13.8 / 23 8.2 / 24 [91][93] 1
16 Top 13 Finalists Perform 02011-03-09March 9, 2011 24.40 13.5 / 22 8.1 / 23 [94][95] 1
17 Top 13 Results Show 02011-03-10March 10, 2011 22.05 12.6 / 20 6.7 / 19 [95][96] 2
18 Top 12 Finalists Perform 02011-03-16March 16, 2011 22.58 12.9 / 21 7.6 / 22 [97][98] 1
19 Top 12 Results Show 02011-03-17March 17, 2011 19.57 11.2 / 20 5.7 / 19 [98][99] 2
20 Top 11 Finalists Perform 02011-03-23March 23, 2011 23.95 13.5 / 22 7.9 / 22 [100][101] 1
21 Top 11 Results Show 02011-03-24March 24, 2011 21.30 12.1 / 20 6.4 / 20 [101][102] 3
22 Top 11 Part 2 Finalists Perform 02011-03-30March 30, 2011 24.18 13.6 / 21 7.7 / 21 [103][104] 1
23 Top 11 Part 2 Results Show 02011-03-31March 31, 2011 22.63 12.9 / 21 6.8 / 20 [104][105] 3
24 Top 9 Finalists Perform 02011-04-06April 6, 2011 23.13 13.2 / 21 7.3 / 21 [106][107] 1
25 Top 9 Results Show 02011-04-07April 7, 2011 21.54 12.3 / 20 6.4 / 20 [107][108] 3
26 Top 8 Finalists Perform 02011-04-13April 13, 2011 23.03 12.7 / 20 7.3 / 21 [109][110] 1
27 Top 8 Results Show 02011-04-14April 14, 2011 21.92 12.5 / 21 6.4 / 20 [110][111] 2
28 Top 7 Finalists Perform 02011-04-20April 20, 2011 22.54 12.7 / 20 7.1 / 20 [112][113] 1
29 Top 7 Results Show 02011-04-21April 21, 2011 20.32 11.5 / 20 5.8 / 19 [113][114] 2
30 Top 6 Finalists Perform 02011-04-27April 27, 2011 22.32 12.6 / 20 7.1 / 20 [115][116] 2
31 Top 6 Results Show 02011-04-28April 28, 2011 19.60 11.5 / 19 5.7 / 17 [116][117] 3
32 Top 5 Finalists Perform 02011-05-04May 4, 2011 21.14 12.2 / 19 6.6 / 19 [118][119] 3
33 Top 5 Results Show 02011-05-05May 5, 2011 21.29 12.2 / 21 6.3 / 20 [119][120] 2
34 Top 4 Finalists Perform 02011-05-11May 11, 2011 23.05 13.0 / 21 7.1 / 20 [121][122] 1
35 Top 4 Results Show 02011-05-12May 12, 2011 22.45 12.6 / 21 6.5 / 20 [122][123] 2
36 Top 3 Finalists Perform 02011-05-18May 18, 2011 23.56 13.3 / 21 7.4 / 20 [124][125] 1
37 Top 3 Results Show 02011-05-19May 19, 2011 21.76 12.5 / 21 6.3 / 20 [125][126] 3
38 Top 2 Finalists Perform 02011-05-24May 24, 2011 20.57 11.4 / 18 6.4 / 19 [127][128] 4
39 Winner Revealed 02011-05-25May 25, 2011 29.29 15.6 / 25 9.2 / 26 [128][129] 1

See also

  • American Idols LIVE! Tour 2011

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