American Idol (season 12)

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American Idol
Season 12
Hosted byRyan Seacrest
Judges
WinnerCandice Glover
Runner-upKree Harrison
Finals venueNokia Theatre L.A. Live
MentorJimmy Iovine
Release
Original networkFox
Original releaseJanuary 16 (2013-01-16) –
May 16, 2013 (2013-05-16)
Season chronology
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List of episodes

The twelfth season of American Idol premiered on January 16, 2013, as part of the mid-season of the 2012–13 network television season.[1] Ryan Seacrest returned to host. Randy Jackson returned for his twelfth season as judge and was joined by new judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, who replaced Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.

The season was the third to have four judges, after the eighth and ninth seasons. It was also the first season in the show's history where all the finalists of one gender (male) were eliminated before any finalists of the opposite gender, thus making it the first to not only have an all-female top 5, but also the first season since the sixth to produce a female winner, as well as the first season since the third to have a finale consisting of two women. It was also the first season where the judges did not use the "Judges' Save" since its introduction in the eighth season. This was the third season where both finalists were in the bottom three or two at some point in the competition.

On May 16, 2013, Candice Glover was announced the winner of the twelfth season of American Idol, making Kree Harrison the runner-up. Glover also became the third African-American female behind Fantasia Barrino and Jordin Sparks to win the show. Glover was also the last female contestant to win the competition in the show's run on Fox. In a series first, Glover's debut album, Music Speaks, was available for pre-order immediately following the finale broadcast. This was the only season to feature Carey and Minaj as judges, who both decided to leave the show in May 2013 to focus on their music careers.[2][3]

Show changes[edit]

After a sharp drop in ratings during the eleventh season, Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly announced that the show would undergo "some creative tweaking" for the following season.[4] After two seasons, judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez announced their exits from the series on July 12 and 13, 2012, respectively.[5][6] On July 23, Mariah Carey was announced as a judge for the twelfth season.[7] On September 16, returning judge Randy Jackson and new hires Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban were confirmed to be serving on the panel.[8][9] On December 31, 2012, it was announced that Ryan Seacrest has signed on to remain the host for at least two more seasons.[10]

Producer Nigel Lythgoe indicated on January 9, 2013, that during the Hollywood rounds, the girls and boys would perform on separate weeks. Each gender would have equal number of eliminations right up until the Top 10 live shows.[11] He also announced that there will be no wild cards,[12] instead replacing a brand new "Sudden death" round in which the top 40 already had to perform in front of a live audience, then the judges picked five out of the ten contestants per show to proceed to the top 20. The number of finalists was limited to ten which last occurred in the inaugural season.

This season also introduced the SuperVote where viewers were able to cast fifty votes at once online or through the new American Idol App, in addition to all the regular voting methods.[13] Voters are able to allocate any number of votes for one contestant or multiple contestants, for a total of fifty votes, across all online voting destinations.

This season also showcased an "Idol Update" segment by bringing back many Idol alumni to perform on the result shows or as a guest in the audience. Such performers were Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, Fantasia Barrino, Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, Katharine McPhee, David Cook, Adam Lambert, Lee DeWyze, Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Phillip Phillips, Jordin Sparks, Colton Dixon and Jessica Sanchez. In addition, three former judges made appearances on this season. Paula Abdul returned to the show briefly on the Top 5 result night, Tyler appeared dressed up posing as a contestant during the audition rounds and Lopez performed the night of the finale.

Regional auditions[edit]

In an attempt to refresh the show's audition process, new ways to audition were announced. First is the "American Idol Small Town Audition Bus Tour", a ten town nationwide tour that will give hopefuls who couldn't make it to one of the large audition cities a chance to try out. The cities are Idaho Falls, Idaho; Billings, Montana; Casper, Wyoming; Rock Rapids, Iowa; Iowa City, Iowa; Bowling Green, Kentucky; Clarksdale, Mississippi; Joplin, Missouri; Dodge City, Kansas and Grand Junction, Colorado. Idol is also starting the "Nominate an Idol" program, which will let friends and family of individuals they think could be the next American Idol nominate said person in secret by filling out an online form and existing video or URL of their nominee—they must be singing solo and a cappella. The chosen auditions will then be surprised on location by a film crew and given an opportunity to advance to the next round. Finally, online auditions for season 12 were open from August 1 to 14, 2012,[1][14] and October 12 to November 4, 2012.[15] Auditions took place in the following cities:[16][17]

Episode
Airdate
Audition city Date Audition venue Callback date Callback venue Golden tickets
January 16, 2013 Newark, New Jersey June 23, 2012 Prudential Center September 16 & 17, 2012 Jazz at Lincoln Center, (New York City, New York)[18] 41
January 17, 2013 Chicago, Illinois July 12, 2012 United Center September 25 & 26, 2012 Adler Planetarium[19] 47
January 23, 2013 Charlotte, North Carolina June 19, 2012 Time Warner Cable Arena October 2 & 3, 2012 Charlotte Motor Speedway, (Concord, North Carolina)[20] 37
January 24, 2013 New Orleans, Louisiana July 17, 2012 New Orleans Arena October 5 & 6, 2012 Baton Rouge River Center, (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)[21] 35
January 30, 2013 San Antonio, Texas June 14, 2012 Alamodome November 11 & 12, 2012[22] Sunset Station[23] 31a
Los Angeles, California June 7, 2012 Dodger Stadium November 14 & 15, 2012 Queen Mary, (Long Beach, California)[24] 50
January 31, 2013 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma July 20, 2012 Chesapeake Energy Arena November 9 & 10, 2012 Devon Boathouse[25] 45
Total number of tickets to Hollywood 286
  • ^Note a The number for San Antonio audition was not revealed and this is the number of contestants from that city profiled in American Idol official website, and may not represent the true number.

Hollywood week[edit]

For the first time, the Hollywood rounds were held in the Valley Performance Arts Center in Northridge, California.[26] The contestants were separated by gender, with the male contestants performing in the first week, and the female the next. There were three rounds in each week – the a cappella, the group, and the solo rounds.[27] Unlike previous seasons, the groups in the group round were chosen by the producers, although each group was able to select a song from a list of twenty songs to perform. The males performed February 6 and 7 and the females performed February 13 and 14. The contestants sang a cappella solos in groups of eight and the judges chose only a few of them to move on to group round that same night and for the first time, the producers picked the groups. On the second night, the contestants performed solos. They were then divided into groups of eight, and only a few of them moved on. The judges picked 20 males and 20 females to perform in front of a live studio audience at The Beatles Love by Cirque De Soleil at The Mirage. Five were eliminated, while five advanced.

Vegas semifinal rounds[edit]

The semi-finals round took place at The Beatles Love by Cirque De Soleil at The Mirage. The forty people who made it then faced the "sudden death" Las Vegas round and only twenty moved on. The contestants were divided into four gender-separated groups of ten, with the female groups airing on Wednesdays and the male groups airing on Thursdays between February 20 and 28. Each group performed in front of the judges and a studio audience, singing a standard ninety-second solo with the judges critiquing them at the end. After all the performances had done, they were called out one at a time, to face the judges, who in turn, decide whether to move on to the second semi-finals round or send home.

Color key:

  Contestant was chosen by the judges and moved on to the semifinals
  Contestant was eliminated

Group 1[edit]

Order Females Males
Contestant Song Result Contestant Song Result
1 Jenny Beth Willis "Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love" Eliminated Paul Jolley "Tonight I Wanna Cry" Advanced
2 Tenna Torres "Soulmate" Advanced Johnny Keyser "I Won't Give Up" Eliminated
3 Adriana Latonio "Ain't No Way" Advanced JDA "Rumour Has It" Eliminated
4 Brandy Hotard "Anymore" Eliminated Kevin Harris "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" Eliminated
5 Shubha Vedula "Born This Way" Eliminated Chris Watson "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" Eliminated
6 Kamaria Ousley "Mr. Know It All" Eliminated Devin Velez "Listen" Advanced
7 Kree Harrison "Up to the Mountain (MLK Song)" Advanced Elijah Liu "Talking to the Moon" Advanced
8 Angie Miller "Nobody's Perfect" Advanced Charlie Askew "Rocket Man" Advanced
9 Isabelle Pasqualone "God Bless the Child" Eliminated Jimmy Smith "Raining on Sunday" Eliminated
10 Amber Holcomb "My Funny Valentine" Advanced Curtis Finch, Jr. "Superstar" Advanced

Group 2[edit]

Order Females Males
Contestant Song Result Contestant Song Result
1 Melinda Ademi "Nobody's Perfect" Eliminated Mathenee Treco "A Little Less Conversation" Eliminated
2 Candice Glover "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" Advanced Gurpreet Singh Sarin "Nothing Ever Hurt Like You" Eliminated
3 Juliana Chahayed "Skyscraper" Eliminated Vincent Powell "Cause I Love You" Advanced
4 Jett Hermano "Only Girl (in the World)" Eliminated Nick Boddington "Say Something Now" Advanced
5 Cristabel Clack "No One" Eliminated Josh Holiday "I'm Better with You" Eliminated
6 Aubrey Cleland "Sweet Dreams" Advanced David Oliver Willis "Fever" Eliminated
7 Rachel Hale "Nothing but the Water" Eliminated Bryant Tadeo "New York State of Mind" Eliminated
8 Breanna Steer "Bust Your Windows" Advanced Burnell Taylor "This Time" Advanced
9 Janelle Arthur "Just a Kiss" Advanced Lazaro Arbos "Tonight I Wanna Cry" Advanced
10 Zoanette Johnson "Circle of Life" Advanced Cortez Shaw "Titanium" Advanced

Semi-finalists[edit]

The following is a list of Top 20 semi-finalists who failed to reach the finals:

Females Males
Contestant Age Date of birth Hometown Audition location Contestant Age Date of birth Hometown Audition location
Aubrey Cleland 19 July 10, 1993 West Linn, Oregon Los Angeles, California Charlie Askew 17 November 28, 1995 Little Rock, Arkansas New Orleans, Louisiana
Zoanette Johnson 20 December 6, 1992 Tulsa, Oklahoma Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Nick Boddington 27 April 22, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee Newark, New Jersey
Adriana Latonio 17 January 11, 1996 Anchorage, Alaska Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Elijah Liu 18 September 7, 1994 Rowland Heights, California Los Angeles, California
Breanna Steer 18 July 13, 1994 LaPlace, Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana Vincent Powell 29 August 12, 1983 Austin, Texas San Antonio, Texas
Tenna Torres 28 February 26, 1984 New York City, New York Newark, New Jersey Cortez Shaw 21 December 8, 1989 Dallas, Texas Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Semi-finals[edit]

The Top 20 semi-finals continued at The Beatles Love stage in Las Vegas. The three-night event marked the first week viewers were allowed to cast votes. The females performed on the first night and the males thereafter the second night; on the third night, the show moved back to Los Angeles and only five contestants per each gender were announced on who will advance and who were eliminated. A new format was introduced for the revealing of the results: Seacrest walked backstage into the green room and, one by one, announced the contestant who would advance to the finals. The live studio audience and judges were not aware on the results until the contestants walked out on stage. Each of them sang their victory song. After the results were announced, Seacrest revealed that there will be a sing-off next week during the finals between the sixth placing male and female contestant who did not make the top ten. They would compete to join the American Idol tour.[28]

Color key:

  Contestant was chosen by the judges and moved on to the live shows
  Contestant was eliminated
  Contestant was eliminated, but was placed sixth in their respective gender and competed in a sing-off
Order Females Males
Contestant Song Result Contestant Song Result
1 Zoanette Johnson "What's Love Got to Do with It" Eliminated Elijah Liu "Stay" Eliminated
2 Breanna Steer "Flaws and All" Eliminated Cortez Shaw "Locked Out of Heaven" Eliminated
3 Aubrey Cleland "Big Girls Don't Cry" Eliminated (6th) Charlie Askew "Mama" Eliminated (6th)
4 Janelle Arthur "If I Can Dream" Advanced Nick Boddington "Iris" Eliminated
5 Tenna Torres "Lost" Eliminated Burnell Taylor "I'm Here" Advanced
6 Angie Miller "Never Gone" Advanced Paul Jolley "Just a Fool" Advanced
7 Amber Holcomb "I Believe in You and Me" Advanced Lazaro Arbos "Feeling Good" Advanced
8 Kree Harrison' "Stronger" Advanced Curtis Finch, Jr. "I Believe I Can Fly" Advanced
9 Adriana Latonio "Stand Up for Love" Eliminated Devin Velez "Somos Novios (It's Impossible)" Advanced
10 Candice Glover "Ordinary People" Advanced Vincent Powell "End of the Road" Eliminated

Cleland and Askew did qualify for the Sing-off, but, like the other four semi-finalists from each respective gender group who failed to reach the finals and were eliminated, did not compete in the finals.

Victory songs[edit]

Order Contestant Song
1 Paul Jolley "Alone"
2 Burnell Taylor "Ready for Love"
3 Curtis Finch, Jr. "So High"
4 Devin Velez "The Power of One (Change the World)"
5 Lazaro Arbos "Bridge over Troubled Water"
6 Janelle Arthur "Home"
7 Candice Glover "I'm Going Down"
8 Angie Miller "I Was Here"
9 Amber Holcomb "I'm Every Woman"
10 Kree Harrison "Evidence"


Finals[edit]

In this season, there were ten weeks of the finals and ten finalists, with one finalist eliminated per week based on the American public's votes (exception includes the Top 4-non-elimination week). Previous season's winner Phillip Phillips recorded the song "Gone, Gone, Gone" as the song played during the contestant's montage. Jimmy Iovine reprised his role as a weekly mentor to the contestants, frequently assisted by guest mentors.

Color key:

  Contestant was saved by America's vote
  Contestant was in the top three
  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 10 – Music of the American Idols[edit]

The contestants performed a song that a previous American Idol winner performed while on the show, including their winning singles, or a song they recorded in their post-Idol career.[29]

Order Contestant Song Winner Result
1 Curtis Finch, Jr. "I Believe" Fantasia Barrino Eliminated
2 Janelle Arthur "Gone" Scotty McCreery 6th
3 Devin Velez "Temporary Home" Carrie Underwood 9th
4 Angie Miller "I Surrender" Kelly Clarkson Top three
5 Paul Jolley "Amazed" Scotty McCreery 8th
6 Candice Glover "I (Who Have Nothing)" Jordin Sparks Top three
7 Lazaro Arbos "Breakaway" Kelly Clarkson 4th
8 Kree Harrison "Crying" Carrie Underwood Top three
9 Burnell Taylor "Flying Without Wings" Ruben Studdard 7th
10 Amber Holcomb "A Moment Like This" Kelly Clarkson 5th
Non-competition performance
Order Performers Song
1.1 Top 10 "Shine Your Way"
1.2 Bon Jovi "Because We Can"
1.3 Phillip Phillips "Gone, Gone, Gone"

American Idol tour 2013 Fan Save[edit]

Before the results were announced, two more acts who finished sixth in the semi-finals rounds for the respective gender, Aubrey Cleland and Charlie Askew, were presented on the Top 10 results show, both vying for an 11th place in the Idol tour 2013. The results were announced the next episode, which Cleland won.

  Contestant won the sing-off by America's vote
Order Contestant Song Result
1 Charlie Askew "Sky Blue Diamond" Lost sing-off
2 Aubrey Cleland "Out Here On My Own" Won sing-off

Top 9 – The Beatles[edit]

The contestants performed a song from the hit band The Beatles.

Order Contestant Song Result
1 Kree Harrison "With a Little Help from My Friends" Safe
2 Burnell Taylor "Let It Be" Safe
3 Amber Holcomb "She's Leaving Home" Bottom three
4 Lazaro Arbos "In My Life" Safe
5 Candice Glover "Come Together" Safe
6 Paul Jolley "Eleanor Rigby" Eliminated
7 Angie Miller "Yesterday" Safe
8 Devin Velez "The Long and Winding Road" Bottom three
9 Janelle Arthur "I Will" Safe
Non-competition performance
Order Performers Song
2.1 Top 9 (male contestants) "Got to Get You into My Life"
2.2 Top 9 (female contestants) "Here, There and Everywhere"
2.3 Casey Abrams "I Saw Her Standing There"
2.4 Jessica Sanchez featuring Ne-Yo "Tonight"

Top 8 – Music of Motor City[edit]

The contestants sang songs with performers composed in Detroit. Duets and trios were also introduced during this week. Smokey Robinson served as the week's guest mentor.

Contestant Order Music of Detroit Order Duet partner Duet song Result
Candice Glover 1 "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" 6 Amber Holcomb and Angie Miller "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" Safe
Lazaro Arbos 3 "For Once in My Life" 10 Burnell Taylor and Devin Velez "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" Bottom three
Janelle Arthur 4 "You Keep Me Hangin' On" 2 Kree Harrison "Like a Prayer" Safe
Devin Velez 5 "The Tracks of My Tears" 10 Lazaro Arbos and Burnell Taylor "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" Eliminated
Burnell Taylor 7 "My Cherie Amour" 10 Lazaro Arbos and Devin Velez "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" Bottom three
Angie Miller 8 "Shop Around" 6 Candice Glover and Amber Holcomb "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" Safe
Amber Holcomb 9 "Lately" 6 Candice Glover and Angie Miller "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" Safe
Kree Harrison 11 "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)" 2 Janelle Arthur "Like a Prayer" Safe
Non-competition performance
Order Performers Song
3.1 Top 8 "Old Time Rock and Roll"
3.2 Colton Dixon "Love Has Come For Me"
3.3 OneRepublic
(with Katharine McPhee)
"If I Lose Myself"
3.4 Keith Urban "Long Hot Summer"

Top 7 – Rock[edit]

The contestants sang songs within the rock genre; a caveat was added that ballads were off-limits this week.[30]

Contestant Order Rock song Order Duet partner Duet song Result
Burnell Taylor 1 "You Give Love a Bad Name" 4 Candice Glover "The Letter" Eliminated
Kree Harrison 3 "Piece of My Heart" 7 Janelle Arthur and Amber Holcomb "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" Top three
Janelle Arthur 5 "You May Be Right" 7 Kree Harrison and Amber Holcomb "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" Bottom two
Lazaro Arbos 6 "We Are the Champions" 2 Angie Miller "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" Top three
Candice Glover 8 "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" 4 Burnell Taylor "The Letter" Safe
Amber Holcomb 9 "What About Love" 7 Kree Harrison and Janelle Arthur "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" Safe
Angie Miller 10 "Bring Me to Life" 2 Lazado Arbos "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" Top three
Non-competition performance
Order Performers Song
4.1 Top 7 "Somebody to Love"
4.2 Casey James "The Good Life"
4.3 Carrie Underwood "See You Again"

Top 6 – Burt Bacharach and Hal David / Songs They Wish They'd Written[edit]

Contestants performed two songs, one song which was composed by either Burt Bacharach or Hal David, and one song which they would have liked to write about. With the elimination of Arbos, this was the first (and to date, the only) season in American Idol history in which all of the contestants of one gender were voted off before anyone of the opposite gender, thus this also became the second season since season three to guarantee an all-female finale, and the first female winner since season six.

Contestant Order Burt Bacharach and Hal David Song Order Wish song Result
Angie Miller 1 "Anyone Who Had a Heart" 7 "Love Came Down" Safe
Amber Holcomb 2 "I Say a Little Prayer" 8 "Love on Top" Safe
Lazaro Arbos 3 "(They Long to Be) Close to You" 9 "Angels" Eliminated
Kree Harrison 4 "What the World Needs Now Is Love" 10 "Help Me Make It Through the Night" Top two
Janelle Arthur 5 "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" 11 "The Dance" Safe
Candice Glover 6 "Don't Make Me Over" 12 "Lovesong" Top two
Non-competition performance
Order Performers Song
5.1 Top 6 "You’ll Never Get to Heaven" / "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself" / "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me" / "This Girl's in Love with You" / "One Less Bell to Answer" / "A House Is Not a Home" / "That’s What Friends Are For"
5.2 Scotty McCreery "See You Tonight"
5.3 Kelly Clarkson "People Like Us"

Top 5 – Year They Were Born / Divas[edit]

The top 5 rounds marked the final week where the judges can exercise their "Save"; Arthur was eliminated during the result show while the Save is still valid, making it the first (and to date, the only) time since the introduction in season eight the Save is forfeited without ever using it.

Contestant Order Birth year songs Year Order Diva song Diva Result
Candice Glover 1 "Straight Up" 1989 6 "When You Believe" Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston Safe
Janelle Arthur 2 "When I Call Your Name" 1989 7 "Dumb Blonde" Dolly Parton Eliminated
Kree Harrison 3 "She Talks to Angels" 1990 8 "Have You Ever Been in Love" Celine Dion Safe
Angie Miller 4 "I'll Stand by You" 1994 9 "Halo" Beyoncé Safe
Amber Holcomb 5 "Without You" 1994 10 "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" Barbra Streisand Safe
Non-competition performance
Order Performers Song
6.1 Top 5 "Last Dance" / "Heaven Knows" / "Dim All the Lights" / "She Works Hard for the Money"
6.2 Clay Aiken "Bridge over Troubled Water"
6.3 Fantasia Barrino "Lose to Win"

Top 4 (first week) – Contestant's Choice / One-Hit Wonders[edit]

The second song performed this week, One-Hit Wonders, was selected by the viewers.

Contestant Order Contestant's choice Order Duet partner Duet song Order One-hit wonders Result
Amber Holcomb 1 "The Power of Love" 5 Kree Harrison "Rumour Has It" 7 "MacArthur Park" Bottom two[a]
Candice Glover 2 "Find Your Love" 6 Angie Miller "Stay" 8 "Emotion" Bottom two[a]
Kree Harrison 3 "It Hurt So Bad" 5 Amber Holcomb "Rumour Has It" 9 "A Whiter Shade of Pale" Safe
Angie Miller 4 "Who You Are" 6 Candice Glover "Stay" 10 "Cry Me a River" Safe
Non-competition performances
Order Performers Song
7.1 Top 4 "Girl on Fire"
7.2 Stefano Langone "Yes to Love"
7.3 Lee DeWyze "Silver Lining"
  1. ^ a b Because of not using the Judge's save which expired on the previous week, it was never revealed whether Holcomb or Glover had received the lowest number of votes that week and so both were declared safe.

Top 4 (second week) – Songs from Now and Then[edit]

Each contestant performed a hit song of 2013 and a song from the Great American Songbook standards. Harry Connick, Jr. served as the week's mentor.[31] With the previous week's being non-elimination, votes were accumulative on both last week and this week shows and the contestant receiving a lower count of votes at the end of this round was eliminated.[32]

Contestant Order 2013 Hit song Order Songbook song Result
Angie Miller 1 "Diamonds" 5 "Someone to Watch Over Me" Safe
Amber Holcomb 2 "Just Give Me a Reason" 6 "My Funny Valentine" Eliminated
Candice Glover 3 "When I Was Your Man" 7 "You've Changed" Safe
Kree Harrison 4 "See You Again" 8 "Stormy Weather" Safe
Non-competition performance
Order Performers Song
8a.1 Top 4 "Wings"
8b.1 "Crazy in Love"
8b.2 David Cook "Laying Me Low"
8b.3 will.i.am "Bang Bang"
8b.4 Harry Connick, Jr. "Every Man Should Know"

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

Each contestant performed a song chosen by mentor Jimmy Iovine, the judges and the producers.

Contestant Order Mentor's Choice Order Judges' Choice Order Producers' Choice Result
Kree Harrison 1 "Fuckin' Perfect" 6 "Here Comes Goodbye" 8 "Better Dig Two" Safe
Candice Glover 2 "One" 4 "Next to Me" 9 "Somewhere" Safe
Angie Miller 3 "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" 5 "Try" 7 "Maybe" Third place
Non-competition performance
Order Performers Song
9.1 Top 3 "Who Says"
9.2 Lauren Alaina "Barefoot and Buckwild"
9.3 Mariah Carey
(featuring Miguel)
"#Beautiful"
9.4 Alicia Keys "Tears Always Win"

Top 2 – Simon Fuller's Choice / Winner's Single / Favorite Performance[edit]

Each contestant performed a song chosen by creator Simon Fuller, their debut single and a reprisal of one of their previous favorites.

Contestant Order Creator's Choice Order Winner's Single Order Favorite Performance Result
Kree Harrison 1 "Angel" 3 "All Cried Out" 5 "Up to the Mountain (MLK Song)" Runner-up
Candice Glover 2 "Chasing Pavements" 4 "I Am Beautiful" 6 "I (Who Have Nothing)" Winner
Non-competition performance
Order Performers Song
10a.1 Carly Rae Jepsen "Take a Picture"
10b.1 Top 10 "Glad You Came"
10b.1 The Band Perry and Janelle Arthur "DONE."
10b.2 Top 10 Males "Let's Hang On!" / "Walk Like a Man" / "Who Loves You"
10b.3 Frankie Valli and Top 10 Males "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" / "Grease"
10b.4 Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson "Vision of Love" / "Make It Happen" / "My All" / "Hero" / "We Belong Together" / "#Beautiful"
10b.5 Emeli Sandé and Amber Holcomb "Next to Me"
10b.6 Psy "Gentleman"
10b.7 Keith Urban "Little Bit of Everything"
10b.8 Jennifer Hudson and Candice Glover "Inseparable"
10b.9 Adam Lambert and Angie Miller "Titanium"
10b.10 Jessie J and Angie Miller "Domino"
10b.11 Keith Urban, Randy Jackson, Travis Barker and Kree Harrison "Where the Blacktop Ends"
10b.12 Aretha Franklin and Top 10 females "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" / "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" / "Respect" / "Think"
10b.13 Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull "Live It Up"
10b.14 Candice Glover and Kree Harrison "One Less Bell to Answer" / "A House Is Not a Home"
10b.15 Candice Glover "I Am Beautiful"

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
  Bottom three/two
  Top three/two
  Eliminated
Results per stage
Place Contestant Top 20 AT&T Tour[a] Top 10 Top 9 Top 8 Top 7 Top 6 Top 5 Top 4[b] Top 3 Finale
3/7 3/14 3/21 3/28 4/4 4/11 4/18 4/25 5/2 5/9 5/16
1 Candice Glover Safe N/A Top three Safe Safe Safe Top two Safe Bottom two Safe Safe Winner
2 Kree Harrison Safe N/A Top three Safe Safe Top three Top two Bottom two Safe Safe Safe Runner-up
3 Angie Miller Safe N/A Top three Safe Safe Top three Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
4 Amber Holcomb Safe N/A 5th Bottom three Safe Safe Bottom two Safe Bottom two Eliminated
5 Janelle Arthur Safe N/A 6th Safe Safe Bottom two Safe Eliminated
6 Lazaro Arbos Safe N/A 4th Safe Bottom three Top three Eliminated
7 Burnell Taylor Safe N/A 7th Safe Bottom three Eliminated
8 Devin Velez Safe N/A 9th Bottom three Eliminated
9 Paul Jolley Safe N/A 8th Eliminated
10 Curtis Finch, Jr. Safe N/A Eliminated
11 Aubrey Cleland Eliminated
(6th)
Won sing-off
12 Charlie Askew Lost sing-off
13–20 Nick Boddington Eliminated
Zoanette Johnson
Adriana Latonio
Elijah Liu
Vincent Powell
Cortez Shaw
Breanna Steer
Tenna Torres
  1. ^ Cleland received the most votes in the sing-off and was permitted to participate in the summer tour along with the Top 10 finalists.
  2. ^ The week of April 25 was a non-elimination, which was a result of the "Judge's save" being unused when its power expired on 'Top 5'. The 'Top 4' remained intact for another week on May 2 with votes cast for both weeks being carried over.

Results show performances[edit]

Week Performer(s) Title Hot 100 reaction Digital sales reaction Performance type
Top 10 Bon Jovi "Because We Can" did not chart 12,000 (+128%)[33] pre-recorded
Phillip Phillips "Gone, Gone, Gone" 59 (+41) 65,000 (+257%)[33] live
Top 9 Casey Abrams "I Saw Her Standing There" unreleased unreleased live
Jessica Sanchez featuring Ne-Yo "Tonight" did not chart 13,000 (debut)[34] live
Top 8 Colton Dixon "Love Has Come For Me" did not chart live
OneRepublic with Katharine McPhee "If I Lose Myself" 89 (re-entry) 36,681 (+284%) live
Keith Urban "Long Hot Summer" did not chart live
Top 7 Casey James "The Good Life" did not chart live
Carrie Underwood "See You Again" 90 live
Top 6 Scotty McCreery "See You Tonight" 94 (debut) 46,000 (debut)[35] live
Kelly Clarkson "People Like Us" did not chart 17,000 (+1,214%)[35] live
Top 5 Clay Aiken "Bridge over Troubled Water" unreleased unreleased live
Fantasia Barrino "Lose to Win" did not chart 15,000 (+383%)[36] live
Top 4
Week 1
Stefano Langone "Yes to Love" did not chart live
Lee DeWyze "Silver Lining" did not chart 11,000 (debut)[37] live
Top 4
Week 2
David Cook "Laying Me Low" did not chart 14,000 (debut)[38] live
will.i.am "Bang Bang" did not chart TBA pre-recorded
Harry Connick, Jr. "Every Man Should Know" did not chart TBA live
Top 3 Lauren Alaina "Barefoot and Buckwild" TBA 19,000 (debut) [39] live
Mariah Carey featuring Miguel "#Beautiful" 24 (debut) 114,000 (debut) music video premiere
Alicia Keys "Tears Always Win" did not chart 15,000 (debut) [39] pre-recorded
Top 2 Carly Rae Jepsen "Take a Picture" did not chart live
Finale
American Idol Top 10 "Glad You Came" unreleased unreleased live
The Band Perry & Janelle Arthur "DONE." unreleased unreleased live
American Idol Boys "Let's Hang On!" / "Walk Like a Man" / "Who Loves You" unreleased unreleased live
Frankie Valli & American Idol Boys "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" / "Grease" unreleased unreleased live
Mariah Carey & Randy Jackson "Vision of Love" / "Make It Happen" / "My All" / "Hero" / "We Belong Together" / "#Beautiful" unreleased unreleased pre-recorded
Emeli Sandé & Amber Holcomb "Next to Me" unreleased unreleased live
Psy "Gentleman" 49 (10-) TBA live
Keith Urban "Little Bit of Everything" 94 (Debut) 38,000 (debut) pre-recorded
Jennifer Hudson & Candice Glover "Inseparable" unreleased unreleased live
Adam Lambert & Angie Miller "Titanium" unreleased unreleased live
Jessie J & Angie Miller "Domino" unreleased unreleased live
Keith Urban, Randy Jackson, Travis Barker & Kree Harrison "Where the Blacktop Ends" unreleased unreleased live
Aretha Franklin & American Idol Girls "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" / "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" / "Respect" / "Think" unreleased unreleased live
Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull "Live It Up" 62 (11+) TBA live
Candice Glover & Kree Harrison "One Less Bell to Answer" / "A House Is Not a Home" unreleased unreleased live
Candice Glover "I Am Beautiful" 93 (debut) 54,000 (debut) live
"—" denotes no figure was available.

Finalists[edit]

All of season 12's finalists participated in the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2013. Semifinalist Aubrey Cleland participated in the tour.

Candice Glover
  • Kree Harrison (born May 17, 1990) is from Woodville, Texas, but lives in Nashville, Tennessee. She auditioned in Oklahoma City. Her father died in an airplane crash when she was 12, and her mother died in a car accident after Kree turned 19. She also signed a deal with Lyric Street Records when she was twelve but was dropped after creative differences. She has also had a song publishing deal. She performed "Sin Wagon" at the group round in Hollywood. Harrison performed "Stars" as her final solo in the Hollywood rounds which received praises from the judges. Then, she sang "Up to the Mountain (MLK song)" in the sudden death rounds. She sang "Stronger" at the semi-finals. She stated that her musical influence is her family.[41][42] Harrison was the runner-up.
Angie Miller
  • Angie Miller (born February 17, 1994) is from Beverly, Massachusetts. She auditioned in New York City, with "Mamma Knows Best." She stated at her audition that she is partially deaf, with twenty percent hearing loss in her right ear and forty percent in her left. Prior to auditioning for American Idol, Miller had a successful YouTube channel, earning a current total of 3.7 million views. Miller performed her original composition "You Set Me Free" for her final solo in the Hollywood rounds receiving standing ovation from the judges. Miller sang Jessie J's "Nobody's Perfect" at the Vegas sudden death rounds. She sang "Never Gone" at the semi-finals. Her personal musical influences are Jessie J and Beyoncé Knowles. Miller was eliminated on May 9, coming in third place. Prior to her elimination, Miller had never been in the bottom group. During the season finale, she sang a duet with her idol Jessie J, singing "Domino". After the performance, Jessie J invited her to go on tour in Europe with her to perform her original song "You Set Me Free". "You Set Me Free" was also released on iTunes the night of the season finale.
  • Lazaro Arbos (born December 27, 1990) is originally from Cuba but has lived in Naples, Florida, since he was ten years old. He auditioned in Chicago, where he sang "Bridge over Troubled Water". He sang "The Edge of Glory" at the Hollywood rounds as his final solo. Arbos performed "Tonight I Wanna Cry" at the Vegas sudden death rounds. He performed "Feeling Good" at the semi-finals. When Lazaro was six, he began stuttering to the point where he could barely talk. He has gone through speech and language therapy, but it never improved his stutter. His musical influence is Selena. He was eliminated on April 11, coming in sixth place.[43]
  • Paul Jolley (born January 27, 1990) is from Palmersville, Tennessee. He auditioned in Baton Rouge, singing "I Won't Let Go". He sang Carrie Underwood's "Blown Away" at the Hollywood rounds. He sang "Tonight I Wanna Cry" at the Vegas sudden death rounds. Jolley performed "Just a Fool" at the semi-final round. His musical style came from his family. He dubbed himself as the male version of Carrie Underwood. After his performance of "Eleanor Rigby", he was eliminated on March 21, coming in ninth place.
  • Curtis Finch, Jr. (born August 19, 1988) is from St. Louis, Missouri. He has previously auditioned in the fourth and eleventh seasons, where he made it to the Las Vegas round, where he grouped with Amber along with eleventh season finalists Shannon Magrane and Joshua Ledet. He had performed "Jar of Hearts" as his final solo in the Hollywood rounds. Finch sang "Superstar" at the sudden death rounds. He performed "I Believe I Can Fly" at the semi-final round. His personal musical style is his gospel background. He was the first finalist eliminated on March 14, coming in tenth place.

Mariah Carey–Nicki Minaj feud[edit]

A video was leaked to TMZ in October 2012 which showed Minaj erupting in a tirade against Carey during the audition in Charlotte, North Carolina.[44] It was also claimed that Minaj was heard saying off-camera, "If I had a gun, I would shoot that bitch."[45][46] Minaj however denied that she had made the threat.[47] Ryan Seacrest said that the dispute "went a little too far",[48] while Keith Urban jokingly said "I was the UN",[49] and the feud elicited a comment from President Barack Obama that Carey and Minaj will "sort it out".[50] In an interview with Barbara Walters on The View aired on January 7, 2013, Carey said that, due to Minaj's threats, it "felt like an unsafe work environment," and claimed that she had boosted her personal security.[51] Minaj has stated that Barbara Walters never attempted to contact her for comment regarding her side of the story.[52] Carey also said that she has since made up with Minaj. Carey's then-husband Nick Cannon claimed that the feud was used by American Idol producers to generate interest and ratings.[53] Producer Nigel Lythgoe however denied that he was responsible for leaking the video or that it was a publicity stunt, and said that he had no plans to use the footage in advance of or during the season.[54][55] Fox executive Mike Darnell described the buzz due to the feud as being great.[56] The aired episode of the Charlotte audition did not show the tirade and what was shown appeared to have no real linear connection with the leaked footage.[57]

In April 2013, Carey noted during an episode of American Idol that Minaj had not had a number-one song on the US Billboard Hot 100. The next day, Minaj took to Twitter to post what have been described as "extremely harsh" insults against Carey. She labeled the singer "insecure" and "bitter", while also referencing a widely spread rumor that the producers of American Idol wanted to bring Jennifer Lopez back to the panel after a significant decline in ratings this season; "All dem #1s but JLo phone ringin? Lol. I guess having a personality, being a secure woman, and giving genuine critique still trumps that", Minaj tweeted.[58][59][60][61] In November 2013, Carey stated that "American Idol was like going to work every day in hell with Satan".[62]

U.S. Nielsen ratings[edit]

The Wednesday episodes had an average viewer number of 15.04 million with a 4.6 rating in the 18/49 demo, while the Thursday episodes had an average viewer number of 14.64 million and a 4.3 in 18/49 demo.[63] The average figure represents a drop 23% from the previous year.[64]

Episode list
Show Episode Air date Ratings Share Rating/share
18–49
Viewers
(millions)
Weekly
rank
Note
1 "New York City Auditions" January 16, 2013 10.2 15 6.0/16 17.93 4 [65][66][67]
2 "Chicago Auditions" January 17, 2013 9.2 14 5.6/15 16.28 6 [67][68][69]
3 "Charlotte Auditions" January 23, 2013 9.3 14 5.5/15 16.07 1 [70][71][72]
4 "New Orleans Auditions" January 24, 2013 8.7 13 5.2/14 15.65 2 [72][73]
5 "San Antonio and Los Angeles Auditions" January 30, 2013 9.2 14 5.5/15 15.78 7 [74][75]
6 "Oklahoma City Auditions" January 31, 2013 7.9 12 4.5/13 13.80 9 [75][76]
7 "Hollywood Round, Part 1" February 6, 2013 8.4 13 4.6/13 14.27 6 [77][78]
8 "Hollywood Round, Part 2" February 7, 2013 7.7 12 4.1/12 13.28 8 [78][79]
9 "Hollywood Round, Part 3" February 13, 2013 7.9 12 4.3/12 13.45 4 [80][81]
10 "Hollywood Round, Part 4" February 14, 2013 7.4 12 3.7/12 12.59 5 [81][82]
11 "Las Vegas, Girls Perform" February 20, 2013 8.5 13 4.1/11 14.37 7 [83][84]
12 "Las Vegas, Guys Perform" February 21, 2013 7.9 12 3.9/10 13.66 9 [83][85]
13 "Las Vegas, Girls Perform 2" February 27, 2013 7.9 12 3.9/11 13.30 3 [86][87][88]
14 "Las Vegas, Guys Perform 2" February 28, 2013 7.5 12 3.8/11 12.56 4 [87][89]
15 "Semifinalists Girls Perform" March 5, 2013 6.9 10 3.5/10 11.72 8 [90][91]
16 "Semifinalists Boys Perform" March 6, 2013 7.6 12 3.8/10 12.84 7 [90][92]
17 "Finalists Chosen" March 7, 2013 7.7 12 3.6/10 13.12 6 [90][93][94]
18 "Top 10 Perform" March 13, 2013 8.0 13 3.8/10 13.44 3 [95][96][97]
19 "Top 10 Results" March 14, 2013 6.9 12 3.1/10 11.93 8 [97][98][99]
20 "Top 9 Perform" March 20, 2013 7.7 12 3.6/10 12.94 4 [100][101][102]
21 "Top 9 Results" March 21, 2013 7.3 12 2.9/9 11.65 5 [101][103][104]
22 "Top 8 Perform" March 27, 2013 7.4 12 3.2/9 12.33 7 [105][106][107]
23 "Top 8 Results" March 28, 2013 6.8 12 2.8/9 11.43 9 [107][108][109]
24 "Top 7 Perform" April 3, 2013 7.0 11 3.1/9 11.76 12 [110][111][112]
25 "Top 7 Results" April 4, 2013 7.0 11 2.9/9 11.72 13 [112][113][114]
26 "Top 6 Perform" April 10, 2013 7.4 12 3.2/9 12.23 9 [115][116][117]
27 "Top 6 Results" April 11, 2013 7.7 13 3.2/10 13.19 6 [116][118][119]
28 "Top 5 Perform" April 17, 2013 7.5 12 3.4/10 12.71 5 [120][121][122]
29 "Top 5 Results" April 18, 2013 7.5 12 3.0/10 12.42 7 [121][123][124]
30 "Top 4 Perform" April 24, 2013 7.5 12 3.3/9 12.46 9 [125][126][127]
31 "Top 4 Results" April 25, 2013 6.9 12 2.8/9 11.40 12 [125][128][129]
32 "Top 4 Redux Perform" May 1, 2013 7.1 12 2.9/9 11.08 10 [130][131][132]
33 "Top 4 Redux Results" May 2, 2013 6.8 11 2.6/9 11.27 9 [132][133][134]
34 "Top 3 Perform" May 8, 2013 6.7 11 2.9/8 11.11 10 [135][136][137]
35 "Top 3 Results" May 9, 2013 7.0 12 2.9/9 11.57 8 [137][138][139]
36 "Top 2 Perform" May 15, 2013 7.2 12 3.0/10 12.11 6 [140][141][142]
37 "Finale" May 16, 2013 8.3 14 3.6/11 14.31 3 [142][143][144]

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