American Idol (season 10)

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American Idol
Season 10
Hosted byRyan Seacrest
Judges
WinnerScotty McCreery
Runner-upLauren Alaina
Finals venueNokia Theatre L.A. Live
Release
Original networkFox
Original releaseJanuary 19 (2011-01-19)[1] –
May 25, 2011 (2011-05-25)
Season chronology
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List of American Idol episodes

The tenth season of American Idol premiered on January 19, 2011, and concluded on May 25, 2011, on the Fox television network. The show underwent a number of changes from the ninth season, including the return of Nigel Lythgoe as executive producer.[2] Randy Jackson returned as judge for his tenth season while Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler joined the judging panel following the departures of Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi and Ellen DeGeneres.

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 named as the in-house mentor to work with the contestants on a weekly basis. He was supported by associated producers Rodney Jerkins, Alex da Kid, Tricky Stewart, Don Was, will.i.am, and Timbaland, who all helped the contestants tailor their song choices to their chosen genre of performance, while also producing arrangements for the contestants and offering original material to be performed. Ray Chew replaced Rickey Minor as the show's musical director and leader of Idol's live band.[3]

Programming changes affecting viewership included a revision in the days of broadcast from Tuesdays and Wednesdays to Wednesdays and Thursdays.[4] The show also opened up an option for viewers to cast their votes online through Facebook, allowing 50 votes per account. Specific changes in the competition itself included extending extra rounds (such as the Las Vegas show) and a final solo round, while also returning the judges' wild card choices. The show additionally lowered the age of eligibility to 15 years.[5] More contestants made it to Hollywood in the tenth season than in previous seasons.

On May 25, 2011, after 122.4 million votes were cast for the finale (and nearly 750 million votes for the seasonal total),[6] Scotty McCreery was crowned the winner of the tenth season of American Idol, making him the youngest male winner at 17 years and seven months old, and the second youngest winner ever behind sixth season winner Jordin Sparks. The tenth season was the first season where 11 contestants went on tour instead of 10.[7] Nine contestants from this season were signed to record labels. The signed artists are Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Haley Reinhart, James Durbin, Casey Abrams, Stefano Langone, Pia Toscano, Naima Adedapo, and Jimmie Allen.[8]

Changes[edit]

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 including the opening intro, which used the "Hall of Idols". 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]

The tenth season also saw a return to the process of singers singing two songs each on performance nights starting earlier in the season, and three songs each starting on Top 3 night.

New rounds[edit]

Extra rounds were added in the Hollywood phase of the competition which would narrow the contestants down to 60 finalists. Those who advanced were then taken to Las Vegas in an extra round where they were asked to perform a song from the Beatles, and then a further solo round in Los Angeles. It was initially plan to reduce the contestants down to 20 by the end of the Hollywood rounds, however, 24 contestants were chosen instead for the semifinal,[16] and they would perform in two groups of 12 in a semi-final sudden death round where they faced the public vote to determine the top five males and females to form the first 10 finalists. The judges were given three wild card picks, bringing the total number of finalists to 13.[17]

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."[18][19] However, the plans were shelved.[20][21] Despite previous reports that Idol producers had axed the weekly music theme,[22] the themes remained.

Partnership with Universal Music[edit]

At the end of the ninth season, their affiliation with Sony Music Entertainment has ended and was replaced 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.[23][24] Chairman of the Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group, Jimmy Iovine, worked directly with contestants this season as the in-house mentor.[24] 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,[25] were not implemented, although music were released somewhat earlier than previous seasons.

Regional auditions[edit]

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, including Karen Rodriguez, were called back to Los Angeles to audition in front of the judges.

Hollywood week[edit]

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 the second season'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.

Semi-finalists[edit]

The following are semi-finalists who failed to reach the finals.

Females
Contestant Age at time of show 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 City Jersey City, New Jersey
Julie Zorrilla 20 November 10, 1990 Bogotá, Colombia San Francisco, California
Males
Contestant Age at time of show 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[edit]

The semi-final round began on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. 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. The males started the semifinal round, and the females continued on following night's episode, and the contestants perform songs of their choice.

Color key:

  Contestant was chosen by the judges and moved on to the live shows
  Contestant was not chosen by the public and was left to perform again for the wild card
  Contestant was chosen by the judges via wild card and moved on to the live shows
  Contestant was eliminated
Order Males (March 1) Females (March 2)
Contestant Song Result Contestant Song Result
1 Clint Jun Gamboa "Superstition" Eliminated Ta-Tynisa Wilson "Only Girl (In the World)" Eliminated
2 Jovany Barreto "I'll Be" Wild Card Naima Adedapo "Summertime" Wild Card
3 Jordan Dorsey "OMG" Eliminated Kendra Chantelle "Impossible" Wild Card
4 Tim Halperin "Streetcorner Symphony" Eliminated Rachel Zevita "Criminal" Eliminated
5 Brett Loewenstern "Light My Fire" Eliminated Karen Rodriguez "Hero" Advanced
6 James Durbin "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" Advanced Lauren Turner "Seven Day Fool" Eliminated
7 Robbie Rosen "Angel" Wild Card Ashthon Jones "Love All Over Me" Wild Card
8 Scotty McCreery "Letters from Home" Advanced Julie Zorrilla "Breakaway" Eliminated
9 Stefano Langone "Just the Way You Are" Wild Card Haley Reinhart "Fallin'" Advanced
10 Paul McDonald "Maggie May" Advanced Thia Megia "Out Here on My Own" Advanced
11 Jacob Lusk "A House Is Not a Home" Advanced Lauren Alaina "Turn On the Radio" Advanced
12 Casey Abrams "I Put a Spell on You" Advanced Pia Toscano "I'll Stand by You" Advanced

Wild Card round[edit]

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 Result
1 Ashthon Jones "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" Advanced
2 scope="row" Stefano Langone "I Need You Now" Advanced
3 Kendra Chantelle "Georgia on My Mind" Eliminated
4 Jovany Barreto "Angel" Eliminated
5 scope="row" Naima Adedapo "For All We Know" Advanced
6 Robbie Rosen "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" Eliminated
Non-competition performance
Order Performers Song
1.1 Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull "On the Floor"

Finalists[edit]

Scotty McCreery

Scotty McCreery (born October 9, 1993) is from Garner, North Carolina, and was 17 years old at the time of the show. He auditioned in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with Josh Turner's "Your Man" and Travis Tritt's "Put Some Drive in Your Country". He reprised "Your Man" in the Hollywood rounds but forgot the words to Lee Ann Womack's "I Hope You Dance". He also performed "Get Ready" with the group "The Guaps" and became involved in the drama when Clint Jun Gamboa ousted young Jacee Badeaux from their group. For his final solo he performed Josh Turner's "Long Black Train". McCreery was announced as the winner on May 25, and was signed to 19/Interscope/Mercury Nashville. His debut album, Clear as Day, was released on October 4, 2011.

Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alaina (born November 8, 1994) is from Rossville, Georgia, and 16 years old at the time of the show. She auditioned in Nashville, Tennessee, with Faith Hill's "Like We Never Loved At All" and Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" which she also reprised for the Hollywood rounds. She also performed "Unchained Melody" twice, once for the first solo in the Hollywood rounds and again for the final solo. She also performed Soul Brothers Six's "Some Kind of Wonderful" in a girl group which was notable for getting Steven Tyler to sit on the chair while they performed around him. She performed "Hello, Goodbye" for the Las Vegas' Beatles round with Scotty McCreery and Denise Jackson. Alaina was announced as the runner-up and was signed to 19/Interscope/Mercury Nashville, and her debut album, Wildflower, was released on October 11, 2011.

Haley Reinhart

Haley Reinhart (born September 9, 1990) is from Wheeling, Illinois, and 20 years old at the time of the show. She originally auditioned in Chicago in the ninth season and did not advance to the Hollywood round. She auditioned in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with The Beatles' "Oh! Darling". She performed Corinne Bailey Rae's "Breathless" in the first solo round. In the group round she forgot her words of the song but still made it through, and in the Hollywood rounds she performed Billie Holiday's "God Bless the Child". In the Las Vegas group round, she performed The Beatles' "The Long and Winding Road" with Naima Adedapo and Jacob Lusk. For her final solo she performed The Shirelles' song "Baby It's You". Reinhart was eliminated on May 19, coming in 3rd place. Reinhart was signed to Interscope Records after the show. Her first single, "Free", was released on March 20, 2012, and her debut album, Listen Up!, was released on May 22.

James Durbin

James Durbin (born January 6, 1989) is from Santa Cruz, California, and 22 years old at the time of the show. He originally auditioned in the eighth season and was not selected. He auditioned in San Francisco, California, with Muddy Waters's "You Shook Me" and Aerosmith's "Dream On". He performed The Beatles' "Oh! Darling" for his solo in the Hollywood round, Queen's "Somebody to Love" with the group "Deep Vees" in the group round and Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" for his final solo. He was the lead singer with a band The Hollywood Scars prior to Idol. He has Tourette and Asperger's syndromes. Durbin was eliminated on May 12, coming in 4th place. He was signed to Wind-up Records in with an album, Memories of a Beautiful Disaster released on November 21, 2011.

Jacob Lusk

Jacob Lusk (born June 23, 1987) is from Compton, California, and 23 years old at the time of the show. Before American Idol, he worked as a spa concierge. He auditioned in Los Angeles, California. He was first shown in the group stage of the competition where he performed with fellow finalist Naima Adedapo, Vegas contestant Sophia Shorai, and Matthew Nuss, and Da'Quela Payne. Randy Jackson considered his performance of Billie Holiday's "God Bless the Child" during the Hollywood rounds the best ever seen on Idol. He also performed The Temptations' "Get Ready" with Naima Adedapo in the group "Ebony, Ivory, and Every", and Leon Russell's "A Song for You" for his final solo. In the Top 24 round, he earned standing ovation for his performance of "A House Is Not a Home" by Luther Vandross. After singing "No Air" by Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown and "Love Hurts" by The Everly Brothers, Lusk was eliminated on May 5, coming in 5th place.

Casey Abrams

Casey Abrams (born February 12, 1991) is from Idyllwild, California, and 20 years old at the time of show. He auditioned in Austin, Texas, with Ray Charles' "I Don't Need No Doctor". He impressed the judges with his performance of "Georgia on My Mind" in Hollywood week. He also performed Ella Fitzgerald's "Lullaby of Birdland", The Temptations' "Get Ready" with the group "Night Owls" in the Hollywood rounds, "A Hard Day's Night" with Chris Medina in the Las Vegas's Beatles round, and Kansas Joe McCoy's "Why Don't You Do Right?" for his final solo. He played the double bass and melodica on the show. He suffers from ulcerative colitis which resulted in him missing the Top 13 result show. He got the one judges' save of the season on the Top 11 show. Abrams was eliminated on April 28, coming in 6th place. Abrams was signed to Concord Music Group after the show.

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, coming in 7th place. Langone was signed to Hollywood Records after the show. He released his debut single "I'm on a Roll" featuring New Boyz and Rock Mafia on April 24, 2012.

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, coming 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 had auditioned for Idol four times before and made it through Hollywood in the sixth season and did not continue further. 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, coming in 9th place. Toscano was signed to Interscope Records after the show, releasing her debut single "This Time" on July 11, 2011. Pia auditioned five times.

Naima Adedapo

Naima Adedapo (born October 5, 1984) is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and 26 years old at the time of the show. She auditioned in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with Donny Hathaway's version of "For All We Know". She was doing janitorial duties at the Summerfest in Milwaukee before she auditioned on Idol. She performed Beatles' "The Long and Winding Road" together with Jacob Lusk and Haley Reinhart during the Las Vegas round, and Corinne Bailey Rae's "Put Your Records On" for her final solo. Adedapo was chosen by the judges to join the competition during the Wild Card round. Adedapo was eliminated on March 31, coming in 10th with Thia Megia.

Thia Megia

Thia Megia (born January 30, 1995) is from Mountain House, San Joaquin County, California, and 16 years old at the time of the show. She auditioned in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with Adele's "Chasing Pavements" and she turned 16 at the time of the show. Before her stint on American Idol, she previously competed on the fourth season of America's Got Talent, making it to the quarterfinals. She also participated in the YouTube edition of "We Are the World" along with 56 other YouTube artists, including American Idol eleventh season runner-up Jessica Sanchez. She performed "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess and Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" in the Hollywood rounds, "Here Comes the Sun" for the Las Vegas round with Melinda Ademi, and Secret Garden's "You Raise Me Up" for her final solo. At 16 years and 1-month, she was the youngest contestant to reach the finals. Megia was eliminated on March 31, coming in a joint 10th place with Naima Adedapo.

Karen Rodriguez (born March 22, 1989) 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, coming in 12th place.

Ashthon Jones (born February 27, 1986) is from Goodlettsville, Tennessee, and 24 years old when she auditioned and turned 25 at the time of show. She auditioned in Nashville, Tennessee. She sang "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" from Dreamgirls, Blu Cantrell's Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!) with the group "The Hits" in the Hollywood rounds and Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" for her final solo. Jones was chosen by the judges as one of the Wild Card finalists. She was eliminated on March 10, coming in 13th place.

Finals[edit]

This is the first season in which there were 12 weeks of the finals and the for the first season since season eight, there were 13 finalists as contrast to 12 (with 11 weeks of finals) as seen in the previous seasons; unlike the former, the first week is a single elimination, rather than double elimination (which resulted in that season having only 11 weeks). The top 13 performance show was pre-recorded, but subsequent shows were broadcast live. Seventh season winner David Cook recorded "Don't You (Forget About Me)" as the song played during the contestant's montage. The finals venue was same stage as used in the Semi-Finals.

Color key:

  Contestant was saved by America's vote
  Contestant was in the bottom three or two, but was saved by America's vote
  Contestant was initially eliminated, but was saved by Judges' save
  Contestant was eliminated
  Contestant won the season
  Contestant finished as the runner-up
  Contestant finished in 3rd place

Top 13 – Their Personal Idols[edit]

Order Contestant Song Personal Idol Result
1 Lauren Alaina "Any Man of Mine" Shania Twain Safe
2 Casey Abrams "With a Little Help from My Friends" Joe Cocker Safe
3 Ashthon Jones "When You Tell Me That You Love Me" Diana Ross Eliminated
4 Paul McDonald "Come Pick Me Up" Ryan Adams Safe
5 Pia Toscano "All by Myself" Celine Dion Safe
6 James Durbin "Maybe I'm Amazed" Paul McCartney Safe
7 Haley Reinhart "Blue" LeAnn Rimes Bottom three
8 Jacob Lusk "I Believe I Can Fly" R. Kelly Safe
9 Thia Megia "Smile" Michael Jackson Safe
10 Stefano Langone "Lately" Stevie Wonder Safe
11 Karen Rodriguez "I Could Fall in Love" Selena Bottom three
12 Scotty McCreery "The River" Garth Brooks Safe
13 Naima Adedapo "Umbrella" Rihanna Safe
Non-competition performance
Order Performers Song
1.1 Top 13 "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" / "Rock with You" / "Black or White" / "Man in the Mirror"
1.2 Adam Lambert "Aftermath"
1.3 DiddyDirty Money ft. Skylar Grey "Coming Home"

Top 12 – Year They Were Born[edit]

Order Contestant Song Year Result
1 Naima Adedapo "What's Love Got to Do with It" 1984 Bottom three
2 Paul McDonald "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues" 1984 Safe
3 Thia Megia "Colors of the Wind" 1995 Safe
4 James Durbin "I'll Be There for You" 1989 Safe
5 Haley Reinhart "I'm Your Baby Tonight" 1990 Bottom three
6 Stefano Langone "If You Don't Know Me by Now" 1989 Safe
7 Pia Toscano "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" 1988 Safe
8 Scotty McCreery "Can I Trust You with My Heart" 1993 Safe
9 Karen Rodriguez "Love Will Lead You Back" 1989 Eliminated
10 Casey Abrams "Smells Like Teen Spirit" 1991 Safe
11 Lauren Alaina "I'm the Only One" 1994 Safe
12 Jacob Lusk "Alone" 1987 Safe
Non-competition performance
Order Performers Song
2.1 Top 12 "Born to Be Wild" / "Born This Way"
2.2 Lee DeWyze "Beautiful Like You"
2.3 The Black Eyed Peas "Just Can't Get Enough"

Top 11 (first week) – Motown[edit]

Marc Anthony served as the guest mentor this week, though was not explicitly announced during the show.[36]

Order Contestant Song (original artist) Result
1 Casey Abrams "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" Judge's Save
2 Thia Megia "(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave" Bottom three
3 Jacob Lusk "You're All I Need to Get By" Safe
4 Lauren Alaina "You Keep Me Hangin' On" Safe
5 Stefano Langone "Hello" Bottom three
6 Haley Reinhart "You've Really Got a Hold on Me" Safe
7 Scotty McCreery "For Once in My Life" Safe
8 Pia Toscano "All in Love Is Fair" Safe
9 Paul McDonald "The Tracks of My Tears" Safe
10 Naima Adedapo "Dancing in the Street" Safe
11 James Durbin "Living for the City" Safe
Non-competition performance
Order Performers Song
3.1 Top 11 "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
3.2 Top 11 with Stevie Wonder "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" / "Happy Birthday"
3.3 Jennifer Hudson "Where You At"
3.4 Sugarland "Stuck Like Glue"

Top 11 (second week) – Elton John[edit]

Order Contestant Elton John Song Result
1 Scotty McCreery "Country Comfort" Safe
2 Naima Adedapo "I'm Still Standing" Eliminated
3 Paul McDonald "Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time)" Bottom three
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
Non-competition performance
Order Performers Song
4a.1 Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery "I Told You So"
4a.2 Naima Adedapo and Jacob Lusk "Solid"
4a.3 Thia Megia, Haley Reinhart and Pia Toscano "Teenage Dream"
4a.4 Casey Abrams, James Durbin, Stefano Langone and Paul McDonald "Band on the Run"
4b.1 Fantasia Barrino "Collard Greens & Cornbread"
4b.2 will.i.am and Jamie Foxx "Hot Wings (I Wanna Party)"

Top 9 – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame[edit]

Mentors: will.i.am & Russell Brand

Order Contestant Song Result
1 Jacob Lusk "Man in the Mirror" Bottom three
2 Haley Reinhart "Piece of My Heart" Safe
3 Casey Abrams "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" Safe
4 Lauren Alaina "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" Safe
5 James Durbin "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" Safe
6 Scotty McCreery "That's All Right" Safe
7 Pia Toscano "River Deep – Mountain High" Eliminated
8 Stefano Langone "When a Man Loves a Woman" Bottom three
9 Paul McDonald "Folsom Prison Blues" Safe
Non-competition performance
Order Performers Song
5.1 Top 9 "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" / "The Letter"/ "Sweet Home Alabama"
5.2 Constantine Maroulis "Unchained Melody"
5.3 Iggy Pop "Wild One"

Top 8 – Songs from the Movies[edit]

will.i.am and Rob Reiner served as guest mentors for this week.

Order Contestant Song Featured Movie Result
1 Paul McDonald "Old Time Rock and Roll" Risky Business Eliminated
2 Lauren Alaina "The Climb" Hannah Montana: The Movie Safe
3 Stefano Langone "End of the Road" Boomerang Bottom three
4 Scotty McCreery "I Cross My Heart" Pure Country Safe
5 Casey Abrams "Nature Boy" The Boy with Green Hair Safe
6 Haley Reinhart "Call Me" American Gigolo Bottom three
7 Jacob Lusk "Bridge over Troubled Water" The Pursuit of Happyness Safe
8 James Durbin "Heavy Metal" Heavy Metal Safe
Non-competition performance
Order Performers Song
6.1 Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery "American Honey"
6.2 Casey Abrams and Haley Reinhart "Moanin'"
6.3 James Durbin, Stefano Langone, Jacob Lusk and Paul McDonald "The Sound of Silence" / "Mrs. Robinson"
6.4 Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson "Don't You Wanna Stay"
6.5 Rihanna "California King Bed"

Top 7 – Songs from the 21st century[edit]

Order Contestant Song Result
1 Scotty McCreery "Swingin'" Safe
2 James Durbin "Uprising" Safe
3 Haley Reinhart "Rolling in the Deep" Bottom three
4 Jacob Lusk "Dance with My Father" Bottom three
5 Casey Abrams "Harder to Breathe" Safe
6 Stefano Langone "Closer" Eliminated
7 Lauren Alaina "Born to Fly" Safe
Non-competition performance
Order Performers Song
7a.1 Naima Adedapo, Ashthon Jones, Paul McDonald, Thia Megia, Karen Rodriguez and Pia Toscano "So What"
7b.1 Lauren Alaina, Stefano Langone, Jacob Lusk and Haley Reinhart "Hey Soul Sister"
7b.2 Casey Abrams, James Durbin and Scotty McCreery "Viva la Vida"
7b.3 David Cook "The Last Goodbye"
7b.4 Katy Perry ft. Kanye West "E.T."

Top 6 – Carole King[edit]

Each contestant sang one solo song composed by Carole King, and one duet with a fellow contestant. Babyface served as the guest mentor for this week. Unlike the previous result shows, Seacrest forego revealing the contestants in bottom three and insisted that the results are announced in "random order" (i.e. not in particular order of rank or results). The callout order of the first three contestants declaring safe were Reinhart, Durbin, Alaina, leaving Abrams, Lusk and McCreery the last three contestants remaining. After Seacrest reminded again that the callout order are random, he announced that Abrams got the fewest votes was eliminated, and claimed that the other two were not necessarily among the bottom three vote-getters that week. The claim was later confirmed on next week's result show via his Twitter revealing that McCreery had never been in the bottom two.[37]

Contestant Order Carole King Song Order Duet partner Duet Song Result
Jacob Lusk 1 "Oh No Not My Baby" 9 James Durbin "I'm into Something Good" Safe
Lauren Alaina 2 "Where You Lead" 6 Scotty McCreery "Up on the Roof" Safe
Scotty McCreery 4 "You've Got a Friend" 6 Lauren Alaina "Up on the Roof" Safe
James Durbin 5 "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" 9 Jacob Lusk "I'm into Something Good" Safe
Casey Abrams 7 "That Old Sweet Roll (Hi-De-Ho)" 3 Haley Reinhart "I Feel the Earth Move" Eliminated
Haley Reinhart 8 "Beautiful" 3 Casey Abrams "I Feel the Earth Move" Safe
Non-competition performance
Order Performers Song
8.1 Top 6 "It Might As Well Rain Until September" / "Take Good Care of My Baby" / "One Fine Day" / "Go Away Little Girl" / "It's Too Late"
8.2 Crystal Bowersox "Ridin with the Radio"
8.3 Bruno Mars "The Lazy Song"

Top 5 – Songs from Now & Then[edit]

The Top 5 performed two songs, one from the new millennium and a second song from the 1960s. Sheryl Crow served as the guest mentor this week.[38]

Contestant Order Now Song Order Then Song Result
James Durbin 1 "Closer to the Edge" 6 "Without You" Safe
Jacob Lusk 2 "No Air" 7 "Love Hurts" Eliminated
Lauren Alaina 3 "Flat on the Floor" 8 "Unchained Melody" Bottom two
Scotty McCreery 4 "Gone" 9 "Always on My Mind" Safe
Haley Reinhart 5 "You and I" 10 "The House of the Rising Sun" Safe
Non-competition performance
Order Performers Song
9.1 Top 5 "Happy Together"
9.2 Lady Antebellum "Just a Kiss"
9.3 Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull "On the Floor"
9.4 Jennifer Lopez ft. Lil Wayne "I'm Into You"

Top 4 – Songs That Inspire / Leiber & Stoller Songbook[edit]

Lady Gaga served as this week's guest mentor.

Contestant Order Inspiration song Order Songbook song Result
James Durbin 1 "Don't Stop Believin'" 8 "Love Potion No. 9" Eliminated
Haley Reinhart 2 "Earth Song" 5 "I (Who Have Nothing)" Safe
Scotty McCreery 3 "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" 6 "Young Blood" Safe
Lauren Alaina 4 "Anyway" 7 "Trouble" Safe
Non-competition performance
Order Performers Song
10.1 James Durbin and Scotty McCreery "Start a Band"
10.2 Lauren Alaina and Haley Reinhart "Gunpowder & Lead"
10.2 Lady Gaga "You and I"
10.4 Enrique Iglesias "Dirty Dancer"
10.5 Jordin Sparks "I Am Woman"
10.6 Steven Tyler "(It) Feels So Good"

Top 3 – Contestant's Choice / Jimmy Iovine's Choice / Judges' Choice[edit]

The Top 3 contestants performed three songs, each chosen by themselves, one from their mentor Iovine, and one from the judges. Beyoncé served as the guest mentor for this week.

Contestant Order Contestant's choice Order Mentor's choice Order Judges's choice Result
Scotty McCreery 1 "Amazed" 4 "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not" 7 "She Believes in Me" Safe
Lauren Alaina 2 "Wild One" 5 "If I Die Young" 8 "I Hope You Dance" Safe
Haley Reinhart 3 "What Is and What Should Never Be" 6 "Rhiannon" 9 "You Oughta Know" Third place
Non-competition performance
Order Performers Song
11.1 Nicole Scherzinger feat. 50 Cent "Right There"
11.2 Il Volo "'O Sole Mio"
11.3 Beyoncé "Run The World (Girls)"

Top 2 – Favorite Performance / Personal Idol's Choice / Winner's Single[edit]

Alaina damaged her vocal cords while rehearsing for the finale, but she was treated and cleared to continue in the competition.[39]

Breaking the tradition from the past seasons, 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.[40] Also, the schedule for the two-part finale was moved back to its previous schedule of Tuesday and Wednesday.

Contestant Order Favourite Performance Order Idol's song Personal Idol Order Winner's song Result
Scotty McCreery 1 "Gone" 3 "Check Yes or No" George Strait 5 "I Love You This Big" Winner
Lauren Alaina 2 "Flat on the Floor" 4 "Maybe It Was Memphis" Carrie Underwood 6 "Like My Mother Does" Runner-up
Non-competition performance
Order Performers Song
12a.1 David Cook "Don't You (Forget About Me)"
12a.2 Taio Cruz "Positive"
12b.1 American Idol Top 13 "Born This Way"
12b.2 Judas Priest and James Durbin "Living After Midnight" / "Breaking the Law"
12b.3 Jacob Lusk, Gladys Knight and Kirk Franklin "I Smile"
12b.4 Jack Black and Casey Abrams "Fat Bottomed Girls"
12b.5 Beyoncé Knowles and Top 13 Females
(minus Lauren Alaina)
"Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)" / "Irreplaceable" / "Get Me Bodied" / "If I Were a Boy" / "Deja Vu" / "Crazy in Love"
12b.6 Tony Bennett and Haley Reinhart "Steppin' Out with My Baby"
12b.7 Lil Jon "Come Get Some"
12b.8 TLC and Top 13 Females "Come Get Some" / "No Scrubs" / "Waterfalls"
12b.9 Tim McGraw and Scotty McCreery "Live Like You Were Dying"
12b.10 Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez and Sheila E "Aguanile"
12b.11 Tom Jones and Top 13 Males "Kiss" / "She's a Lady" / "What's New, Pussycat?" / "Green, Green Grass of Home" / "Love Me Tonight" / "Delilah" / "It's Not Unusual"
12b.12 Lady Gaga "The Edge of Glory"
12b.13 Carrie Underwood and Lauren Alaina "Before He Cheats"
12b.14 Beyoncé "1+1"
12b.15 Reeve Carney
(with Bono and The Edge)
"Rise Above 1"
12b.16 Steven Tyler "Dream On"
12b.17 Scotty McCreery "I Love You This Big"

Elimination chart[edit]

Color key:

  Female contestant
  Male contestant
  Winner
  Runner-up
  Did not perform
  Not chosen by the public
  Saved by the public
  Saved by the judges
  Saved by Judges' Save
  Bottom three/two
  Eliminated
Results per stage
Place Contestant Top 25 Top 13 Top 12 Top 11[a] Top 9 Top 8 Top 7 Top 6[b] Top 5 Top 4 Top 3 Finale
3/1 3/2 3/3 3/10 3/17 3/24 3/31 4/7 4/14 4/21 4/28 5/4 5/11 5/18 5/25
1 Scotty McCreery Safe N/A Immune Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe[b] Safe Safe Safe Winner
2 Lauren Alaina N/A Safe Immune Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom two Safe Safe Runner-up
3 Haley Reinhart N/A Safe Immune Bottom three Bottom three Safe Safe Safe Bottom three Bottom three Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
4 James Durbin Safe N/A Immune Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
5 Jacob Lusk Safe N/A Immune Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom three Safe Bottom three Safe[b] Eliminated
6 Casey Abrams Safe N/A Immune Safe Safe Judges' save[a] Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
7 Stefano Langone Not chosen N/A Safe Safe Safe Bottom three Safe Bottom three Bottom three Eliminated
8 Paul McDonald Safe N/A Immune Safe Safe Safe Bottom three Safe Eliminated
9 Pia Toscano N/A Safe Immune Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
10-11 Naima Adedapo N/A Not chosen Safe Safe Bottom three Safe Eliminated
Thia Megia N/A Safe Immune Safe Safe Bottom three
12 Karen Rodriguez N/A Safe Immune Bottom three Eliminated
13 Ashthon Jones N/A Not chosen Safe Eliminated
14-16 Jovany Barreto Not chosen N/A Eliminated
Kendra Chantelle N/A Not chosen
Robbie Rosen Not chosen N/A
17–24 Lauren Turner N/A Eliminated
Ta-Tynisa Wilson N/A
Rachel Zevita N/A
Julie Zorrilla N/A
Jordan Dorsey Eliminated
Clint Jun Gamboa
Tim Halperin
Brett Loewenstern
  1. ^ a b Due to the judges using their one 'Judges' Save' per season, in order to save Abrams, the 'Top 11' remained intact for another week.
  2. ^ a b c There was no mention of bottom three in the 'Top 6' results shows. Seacrest revealed on a tweet that McCreery, one of the two contestants who were last to be declared safe alongside Lusk, was confirmed not among the contestants who was in the bottom two, and insist that the results are called by "random".

Results show performances[edit]

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 live
DiddyDirty Money ft. Skylar Grey "Coming Home" 11 (+11) new peak live
Top 12 Lee DeWyze "Beautiful Like You" failed to chart 12,000 (+8,068%) live
The Black Eyed Peas "Just Can't Get Enough" 5 (+17) new peak 198,000 (+143%) pre-recorded
Top 11
Week 1
Jennifer Hudson "Where You At" 64 (+25) new peak 24,000 (+271%) live
Sugarland "Stuck Like Glue" N/A 33,000 (+89%) pre-recorded
Top 11
Week 2
Fantasia Barrino "Collard Greens & Cornbread" failed to chart live
will.i.am & Jamie Foxx "Hot Wings (I Wanna Party)" failed to chart no release live
Top 9 Constantine Maroulis "Unchained Melody" failed to chart no release live
Iggy Pop "Wild One" ineligible to re-enter no release live
Top 8 Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson "Don't You Wanna Stay" 31 (+11) new peak[41] 59,000 (+64%)[42] live
Rihanna "California King Bed" failed to chart 22,000 (+231%)[42] live
Top 7 David Cook "The Last Goodbye" failed to chart 22,000 (debut)[43] live
Katy Perry ft. Kanye West "E.T." 1 (+1) 344,000 (+23%) pre-recorded
Top 6 Crystal Bowersox "Ridin with the Radio" failed to chart live
Bruno Mars "The Lazy Song" 5 (+1) new peak 194,000 (+3%) pre-recorded
Top 5 Lady Antebellum "Just a Kiss" 7 (debut) 211,000 (debut) live
Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull "On the Floor" 3 (+4) new peak[44] 175,000 (+25%) pre-recorded
Jennifer Lopez ft. Lil Wayne "I'm Into You" 72 (debut) 44,000[45] music video teaser
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)[46] pre-recorded
Jordin Sparks "I Am Woman" 82 (debut) 33,000 (debut) live
Steven Tyler "(It) Feels So Good" 35 (debut)[46] 77,000 (debut)[47] music video premiere
Top 3 Nicole Scherzinger feat. 50 Cent "Right There" 77 (debut)[48] 29,000 (debut) pre-recorded
Il Volo "'O Sole Mio" failed to chart 10,000 debut[49] live
Beyoncé "Run The World (Girls)" 50 (+26) music video premiere
(Wednesday's show)
Top 2 David Cook "Don't You (Forget About Me)" failed to chart failed to chart live
Taio Cruz "Positive" no release no release live
Finale American Idol Top 13 "Born This Way" Not eligible Not eligible live
Judas Priest & James Durbin Medley: "Living After Midnight" /
"Breaking the Law"
Not eligible Not eligible live
Jacob Lusk, Gladys Knight
& Kirk Franklin
"I Smile" Not eligible Not eligible live
Jack Black & Casey Abrams "Fat Bottomed Girls" Not eligible Not eligible live
Beyoncé Knowles & the American Idol Girls (minus Lauren Alaina) 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
Tony Bennett & Haley Reinhart "Steppin' Out with My Baby" Not eligible Not eligible live
Lil Jon "Come Get Some" live
TLC & American Idol Girls Medley: "Come Get Some" / "No Scrubs"
/ "Waterfalls"
Not eligible
Not eligible

10,000 (+756%)[50]
live
Tim McGraw & Scotty McCreery "Live Like You Were Dying" Not eligible 24,000 (+520%) live
Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez & Sheila E "Aguanile" (from the movie El Cantante) Not eligible Not eligible live
Tom Jones & the American Idol Guys 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
Lady Gaga "The Edge of Glory" 8 (+11)[51] 165,000 (+74%) live
Carrie Underwood & Lauren Alaina "Before He Cheats" Not eligible 10,000 (+156%) live
Beyoncé "1+1" 57 (debut) 57,000 (debut) live
Reeve Carney featuring Bono & The Edge "Rise Above 1" 74 (debut) 36,000 (debut) live
Steven Tyler "Dream On" Not eligible 13,000 (+406%) live
Scotty McCreery "I Love You This Big" 11 (debut) 171,000 (debut) live
"—" denotes no figure was available.

Controversies[edit]

Gender voting bias and elimination of Pia Toscano[edit]

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.[52][53][54][55] 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."[56] 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.[52][57][58] In response to criticism, the producers considered tweaking the voting format for the next season.[59]

Judges critique[edit]

Online critics from major news sources like Brian Mansfield of USA Today, 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, offering hardly any 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.[54][55][60][61] 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."[56] 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!"[62] In October 2011, however, judge Jennifer Lopez revealed that all three judges would be tougher on the contestants in the eleventh season.[63]

Lee DeWyze finale involvement[edit]

Many fans of the ninth season 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.[64][65][66]

U.S. Nielsen ratings[edit]

American Idol ended the 2010–2011 television season as the number one and number two show in Total Viewers, and the number one and number three 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.[67] 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.[68]

Episode list
Show # Episode Airdate U.S. viewers
(millions)
Rating/share
Households
Rating/Share
(18–49)
Note Weekly
rank
1 East Rutherford Auditions January 19, 2011 26.23 14.2 / 22 9.7 / 26 [69][70] 3
2 New Orleans Auditions January 20, 2011 22.90 12.5 / 20 7.8 / 21 [70][71] 4
3 Milwaukee Auditions January 26, 2011 25.33 13.8 / 22 9.2 / 24 [72][73] 1
4 Nashville Auditions January 27, 2011 22.48 12.4 / 20 7.7 / 21 [73][74] 2
5 Austin Auditions February 2, 2011 25.14 13.4 / 21 9.0 / 24 [75][76] 4
6 Los Angeles Auditions February 3, 2011 21.89 11.9 / 19 7.5 / 20 [76][77] 6
7 San Francisco Auditions February 9, 2011 24.05 13.0 / 21 8.4 / 23 [78][79] 2
8 Hollywood Round, Part 1 February 10, 2011 21.94 12.0 / 19 7.3 / 20 [79][80] 3
9 Hollywood Round, Part 2 February 16, 2011 23.20 12.7 / 20 8.2 / 23 [81][82] 1
10 Hollywood Round, Part 3 February 17, 2011 22.18 12.0 / 20 7.6 / 22 [82][83] 2
11 Las Vegas Round/Top 24 Chosen, Part 1 February 23, 2011 22.72 12.5 / 20 7.9 / 21 [84][85] 3
12 Top 24 Chosen, Part 2 February 24, 2011 21.76 11.9 / 19 7.2 / 20 [85][86] 4
13 Top 12 Males Perform March 1, 2011 21.39 11.7 / 18 7.6 / 21 [87][88] 3
14 Top 12 Females Perform March 2, 2011 22.77 12.7 / 20 7.8 / 22 [88][89] 2
15 Top 10 Finalists + 3 WCs Revealed March 3, 2011 25.26 13.8 / 23 8.2 / 24 [88][90] 1
16 Top 13 Finalists Perform March 9, 2011 24.40 13.5 / 22 8.1 / 23 [91][92] 1
17 Top 13 Results Show March 10, 2011 22.05 12.6 / 20 6.7 / 19 [92][93] 2
18 Top 12 Finalists Perform March 16, 2011 22.58 12.9 / 21 7.6 / 22 [94][95] 1
19 Top 12 Results Show March 17, 2011 19.57 11.2 / 20 5.7 / 19 [95][96] 2
20 Top 11 Finalists Perform March 23, 2011 23.95 13.5 / 22 7.9 / 22 [97][98] 1
21 Top 11 Results Show March 24, 2011 21.30 12.1 / 20 6.4 / 20 [98][99] 3
22 Top 11 Part 2 Finalists Perform March 30, 2011 24.18 13.6 / 21 7.7 / 21 [100][101] 1
23 Top 11 Part 2 Results Show March 31, 2011 22.63 12.9 / 21 6.8 / 20 [101][102] 3
24 Top 9 Finalists Perform April 6, 2011 23.13 13.2 / 21 7.3 / 21 [103][104] 1
25 Top 9 Results Show April 7, 2011 21.54 12.3 / 20 6.4 / 20 [104][105] 3
26 Top 8 Finalists Perform April 13, 2011 23.03 12.7 / 20 7.3 / 21 [106][107] 1
27 Top 8 Results Show April 14, 2011 21.92 12.5 / 21 6.4 / 20 [107][108] 2
28 Top 7 Finalists Perform April 20, 2011 22.54 12.7 / 20 7.1 / 20 [109][110] 1
29 Top 7 Results Show April 21, 2011 20.32 11.5 / 20 5.8 / 19 [110][111] 2
30 Top 6 Finalists Perform April 27, 2011 22.32 12.6 / 20 7.1 / 20 [112][113] 2
31 Top 6 Results Show April 28, 2011 19.60 11.5 / 19 5.7 / 17 [113][114] 3
32 Top 5 Finalists Perform May 4, 2011 21.14 12.2 / 19 6.6 / 19 [115][116] 3
33 Top 5 Results Show May 5, 2011 21.29 12.2 / 21 6.3 / 20 [116][117] 2
34 Top 4 Finalists Perform May 11, 2011 23.05 13.0 / 21 7.1 / 20 [118][119] 1
35 Top 4 Results Show May 12, 2011 22.45 12.6 / 21 6.5 / 20 [119][120] 2
36 Top 3 Finalists Perform May 18, 2011 23.56 13.3 / 21 7.4 / 20 [121][122] 1
37 Top 3 Results Show May 19, 2011 21.76 12.5 / 21 6.3 / 20 [122][123] 3
38 Top 2 Finalists Perform May 24, 2011 20.57 11.4 / 18 6.4 / 19 [124][125] 4
39 Winner Revealed May 25, 2011 29.29 15.6 / 25 9.2 / 26 [125][126] 1

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