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“American Idol,” the iconic series that revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the music competition genre, will return to airwaves at its new home on The ABC Television Network. Helping to determine who America will ultimately vote for to become the next singing sensation are music industry forces and superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest will return as host of the beloved series.

American Idol Episode List

Season 15

EpisodeDateTitleDescription
244/7/2016Finale, Part 2
234/6/2016Finale, Part 1
224/5/2016American Dream
213/31/2016Episode 21
203/24/2016Episode 20
193/17/2016 Top 5 Perform
183/10/2016Top 6 PerformAs the competition moves forward, Idol hopefuls have limited time to make a name for themselves. Find out who will move on and who has reached the end of the road.
173/3/2016Episode 17
162/25/2016Top 10 Revealed and PerformThe first live show of the season is finally here! Host Ryan Seacrest will reveal America’s Vote and announce the final two semi-finalists joining the Top 10. Then, the Top 10 finalists will perform for America’s vote.
152/24/2016Wildcard Night: Judges PickAfter proving themselves alongside Idol legends, some semifinalists will reach the end of their journey. The judges will announce the first eight semi-finalists to make it into the Top 10, leaving six to sing for America’s vote and the final two spots in this farewell season’s Top 10.
142/18/2016Showcase #4: Judges VoteIdol fan favorites return to mentor and perform, as the judges vote on the second showcase and five contestants are sent home. Find out who advances to the Top 14 in the quest to become the final Idol.
132/17/2016Showcase #3: 2nd 12 PerformancesThe remaining 12 of the Top 24 get their chance to shine as they perform for the judges’ votes.
122/11/2016Showcase #2: Judges VoteFavorite former Idols will return to mentor and sing with the contestants. Then, after giving it their all, the first round of performers will find out who will make the cut. The judges vote on who will stay in the competition to become the next, and final, American Idol.
112/10/2016Showcase #1: 1st 12 PerformancesThe Top 24 have been chosen, and now it’s time for the contestants to show the judges that they are here to stay. Twelve of the Top 24 perform in hopes of earning their spot.
102/4/2016Hollywood Round #4The contestants have survived Hollywood week and it is time to find out who will continue on in the competition. Only the best of the best will make it through as the Top 24 are revealed.
92/3/2016Hollywood Round #3Hollywood week continues and the contestants are put to the test. Who will come out on top?
81/28/2016Hollywood Round #2The contestants press on to show the judges what they’ve got as Hollywood Week continues.
71/27/2016Hollywood Round #1The judges have heard auditions from all over the country, and now it’s time for the best of the best to see if they are cut out for Hollywood.
61/21/2016Auditions #6Hopefuls perform for the judges in Atlanta, Philadelphia and San Francisco.
51/20/2016Auditions #5Hopefuls audition for the judges in Atlanta, Little Rock, Ark., Philadelphia and San Francisco.
41/14/2016Auditions #4Ryan, Jennifer, Keith, and Harry search the country for the most talented vocalists as the auditions continue in Denver and Little Rock, Ark.
31/13/2016Auditions #3Ryan and the judges continue their search for talent as auditions continue in Philadelphia.
21/7/2016Auditions #2
11/6/2016Auditions #1

Season 14

EpisodeDateTitleDescription
305/14/2015FinaleA night of featured performances climaxes with the revelation of this year’s American Idol winner.
295/13/2015Top 2 PerformThe final performance show of the season gives America one last chance to vote for the winner.
285/6/2015Top 3 PerformThe result of last week’s vote and the Top 3 perform.
274/29/2015Top 4 PerformThe result of last week’s vote and the Top 4 perform.
264/22/2015Top 5 PerformThe result of last week’s vote and the Top 5 perform.
254/15/2015Top 6 PerformThe result of last week’s vote and the Top 6 perform.
244/8/2015Top 7 PerformThe result of last week’s vote and the Top 7 perform.
234/1/2015Top 8 PerformThe result of last week’s vote and the Top 8 perform.
223/25/2015Top 9 PerformThe result of last week’s vote and the Top 9 perform.
213/19/2015Top 10 PerformThe results of last week’s vote and the Top 10 perform.
203/12/2015Top 12 PerformThe Top 12 perform for America’s votes.
193/11/2015Top 12 RevealedThe 16 remaining contestants are whittled down to the Top 12 finalists.
183/5/2015Top 8 Boys PerformThe result of last week’s vote and the Top 8 Boys perform.
173/4/2015Top 8 Girls PerformThe result of last week’s vote and the Top 8 Girls perform.
162/26/2015Top 12 Girls PerformThe top 12 girls perform in hope of earning America’s votes.
152/25/2015Top 12 Boys PerformThe top 12 guys perform in hope of winning America’s votes.
142/19/2015Showcase No. 2The final performances take place at the House of Blues; the judges finish selecting the top 24 contestants.
132/18/2015Showcase No. 1The contestants perform in a showcase at the House of Blues; some of the contestants learn their fate.
122/12/2015Hollywood Week #4Hollywood Week continues and the Top 48 singers are revealed.
112/11/2015Hollywood Week #3Hollywood Week continues as the contestants perform solos.
102/5/2015Hollywood Week #2Hollywood Week continues.
92/4/2015Hollywood Week #1Hollywood Week opens with the singers forming lines of 10 and performing for the judges.
81/29/2015Auditions #8The auditions continue.
71/28/2015Auditions #7The auditions continue.
61/22/2015Auditions No. 6The auditions continue as more vocalists try to impress the judges in hope of making it to the next round.
51/21/2015Auditions No. 5Another round of vocalists audition for the judges in hope of making it to the next round.
41/15/2015Auditions No. 4Vocalists in New York — the hometown of judge Jennifer Lopez — audition in hope of making it to the next round; guest judge Adam Lambert.
31/14/2015Auditions No. 3Vocalists in Kansas City, Mo., audition for the judges in hope of making it to the next round.
21/8/2015Auditions No. 2Hopefuls try to impress the judges as auditions continue.
11/7/2015Auditions #1

Season 13

EpisodeDateTitleDescription
395/21/2014Winner ChosenThe top finalists reunite; the winner is revealed.
385/20/2014Two Finalists CompeteThe top two finalists perform.
375/15/2014Results Show (top 3)(30 minutes)
365/14/20143 Finalists CompeteIn the 500th episode, the top three finalists perform.
355/8/2014Results Show (top 4)(30 minutes)
345/7/20144 Finalists PerformThe four remaining finalists perform.
335/1/2014Results Show (top 5)(30 minutes)
324/30/20145 Finalists PerformThe top five finalists perform for the judges.
314/24/2014Results Show (top 5)(30 minutes)
304/23/2014Top 6 Finalists PerformSix finalists perform for the judges.
294/17/2014Results Show (top 6)(30 minutes)
284/16/2014Finalists PerformThe finalists perform for the judges.
274/10/2014Results Show (top 7)(30 minutes)
264/9/2014Finalists PerformThe top finalists perform for the judges.
254/3/2014Results ShowOne contestant is voted off.
244/2/2014Finalists PerformThe top finalists perform for the judges.
233/27/2014Results ShowContestants face elimination.
223/26/2014Finalists PerformThe finalists perform.
213/20/2014Results ShowContestants face elimination.
203/19/201410 Finalists PerformThe top 10 finalists perform.
193/13/2014Results ShowThe contestants face elimination.
183/12/201411 Finalists PerformEleven finalists perform.
173/6/2014Results ShowThe contestants face elimination.
163/5/201412 Finalists PerformThe dozen remaining finalists perform.
152/27/2014Results ShowThe singers face elimination.
142/26/201413 Finalists PerformThe 13 finalists perform.
132/20/2014Results ShowThe top 13 finalists are revealed.
122/19/201415 Boys PerformThe male singers perform.
112/18/201415 Girls PerformFifteen female singers perform.
102/13/2014Hollywood Round, Week No. 3Following more performances, the top semifinalists are announced.
92/12/2014Hollywood Round, Week No. 2Group and solo performances in Los Angeles.
82/6/2014Hollywood Round, Week No. 1Solo and group performances in Los Angeles.
72/5/2014Hollywood or Home RoundUpon their arrival in Hollywood, the contestants must perform for the judges; contestants who don’t make the cut are sent back home.
61/30/2014Auditions No. 6Hopefuls audition in Omaha, Neb.
51/29/2014Auditions No. 5Hopefuls audition in Salt Lake City.
41/23/2014Auditions No. 4Hopefuls perform for the judges.
31/22/2014Auditions No. 3Hopefuls perform for the judges.
21/16/2014Auditions No. 2Hopefuls perform for the judges.
11/15/2014Episode 1

Season 12

EpisodeDateTitleDescription
375/16/2013Winner Announced
365/15/2013Two Finalists Compete
355/9/2013Results ShowThe top 2 finalists are determined. Lauren Alaina performs; Alicia Keys performs.
345/8/2013Finalists CompeteEach finalist performs a song chosen by Jimmy Iovine, the judges and the producers. Highlights also shown from their hometown visits.
335/2/2013Results ShowThe contestants face elimination. David Cook performs; will.i.am peforms; Harry Connick Jr. performs.
325/1/2013Finalists CompeteThe top 4 finalists performs a hit song of 2013 and a song from the Great American Songbook standards.
314/25/2013Results ShowThe contestants face elimination. Stefano Langone performs; Lee DeWyze performs.
304/24/2013Finalists CompeteThe top 4 finalists perform Contestant’s Choice and One-Hit Wonders.
294/18/2013Results ShowThe contestants face elimination. Clay Aiken performs; Fantasia Barrino performs.
284/17/2013Finalists CompeteThe top 5 perform songs from the Year They Were Born and songs by Divas.
274/11/2013Results ShowThe finalists face elimination; Scotty McCreery performs; Kelly Clarkson performs.
264/10/2013Finalists CompeteThe top 6 finalists perform songs by Burt Bacharach & Hal David and Songs They Wish They’d Written.
254/4/2013Results ShowThe contestants face elimination. Carrie Underwood performs; Casey James performs.
244/3/2013Finalists CompeteThe top 7 finalists perform classic rock songs.
233/28/2013Results ShowThe contestants face elimination. Colton Dixon performs; OneRepublic featuring Katharine McPhee performs; Keith Urban performs.
223/27/2013Top 8 PerformThe finalists perform music from Detroit, particularly from the Motown era, for the judges. Smokey Robinson mentors the contestants.
213/21/2013Results Show
203/20/2013Finalists CompeteThe top nine take on songs from The Beatles (John Lennon/Paul McCartney Songbook).
193/14/2013Top 10 Results Show
183/13/2013Top 10 Perform — LiveThe top 10 finalists perform songs that have been performed by previous Idols.
173/7/2013Finalists Announced
163/6/20132nd 10 Semifinalists Perform – LIVETen more singers perform.
153/5/20131st 10 Semifinalists Perform – LIVETen singers perform in Las Vegas.
142/28/2013Semifinalist Round, Part 4 — Guys PerformTen male semifinalists perform in Las Vegas
132/27/2013Semifinalist Round, Part 3 — Girls PerformTen female semifinalists perform in Las Vegas.
122/21/2013Semifinalist Round, Part 2 — Guys PerformTen male semifinalists perform in Las Vegas.
112/20/2013Semifinalist Round, Part 1 — Girls PerformTen female semifinalists perform in Las Vegas.
102/14/2013Hollywood Round, Part 4In the final Hollywood episode, the judges reveal the Top 40 contestants – 20 guys and 20 girls – who remain in the competition. These contestants will travel to Las Vegas in hopes of impressing the judges one more time. See which contestants shine and which ones crack under the pressure.
92/13/2013Hollywood Round, Part 3The ultimate singing stage test resumes in Hollywood as the contestants vie for a coveted spot in the semifinals.
82/7/2013Hollywood Round, Part 2The tough Hollywood Round continues, as judges Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban narrow down the contestants. Some will leave with shattered dreams, others will move on in the competition.
72/6/2013Hollywood Round, Part 1The contestants who impressed the judges in their respective audition cities will head to Hollywood, where some dreams will come true and others will come to an end. The intensity of the competition heats up as hopefuls chosen from around the nation vie for a coveted semifinalist spot.
61/31/2013Oklahoma City, OK AuditionsHopefuls perform for the judges in Oklahoma City.
51/30/2013San Antonio, TX & Los Angeles, CA AuditionsHopefuls perform for the judges in San Antonio, TX & Los Angeles, CA.
41/24/2013Baton Rouge, LA AuditionsHopefuls perform for the judges in Baton Rouge.
31/23/2013Charlotte, NC AuditionsHopefuls perform for the judges in Charlotte.
21/17/2013Chicago, IL AuditionsHopefuls perform for the judges in Chicago..
11/16/2013New York City, NY AuditionsHopefuls perform for the judges in New York.

Season 11

EpisodeDateTitleDescription
405/23/2012Grand FinaleThe winning singer is revealed in the conclusion of the two-part Season 11 finale. Guest performers include Rihanna, Aerosmith, Neil Diamond and Chaka Khan, John Fogerty, Jennifer Holliday, Fantasia, Jordin Sparks and Reba McEntire. Also: a reunion of the Top 12 contestants.
395/22/2012Final Performance RoundThe two finalists perform in Part 1 of the two-part Season 11 finale. Jason Derulo and Scotty McCreery perform. From the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.
385/17/2012Finalists ResultsA singer is eliminated in a results show. Lisa Marie Presley and Adam Lambert perform.
375/16/2012Finalists CompeteThe final three singers each perform three songs—a judges’ choice, Jimmy Iovine’s choice and their own choice. They also return to their hometowns to visit family, friends and fans.
365/10/20121 of 4 Voted OffA finalist is eliminated in a results show. Jennifer Lopez and David Cook perform.
355/9/20124 Finalists CompeteThe singers perform. The theme is “California Dreamin’.
345/3/20121 of 5 Voted OffOne singer is eliminated. Performing: Carrie Underwood and Coldplay.
335/2/20125 Finalists CompeteThe singers perform. The theme is British music.
324/26/20121 of 6 Voted OffOne singer is eliminated. Performing: Katy Perry; the Queen Extravaganza (the official touring Queen tribute group); and Stefano Langone.
314/25/20126 Finalists CompeteThe singers perform in a Queen-theme episode. Appearing: Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor.
304/19/20121 of 7 Voted OffOne singer is eliminated in a results episode. The performers are LMFAO and Kris Allen.
294/18/20127 Finalists CompeteThe singers perform a current song and a classic soul tune.
284/12/20121 of 7 Voted OffOne singer is eliminated in a results installment. Performing: Jennifer Hudson; Ne-Yo; James Durbin.
274/11/20127 Finalists CompeteThe singers perform.
264/5/20121 of 8 Voted OffOne finalist is eliminated in a results edition. Guest performers are the Wanted and Kellie Pickler. Also: the premiere of the Jennifer Lopez music video “Dance Again”.
254/4/20128 Finalists CompeteThe finalists perform songs from the 1980s.
243/29/20121 of 9 Voted OffA finalist is eliminated in a results episode. Performing: Nicki Minaj and Scotty McCreery.
233/28/20129 Finalists CompeteThe finalists perform songs by their own idols.
223/22/20121 of 10 Voted offOne singer is voted off in a results installment. Guest performers are Lana Del Rey and Haley Reinhart.
213/21/201210 Finalists CompeteThe finalists perform.
203/15/20121 of 11 Voted OffOne singer is cut from the competition in a results episode. Daughtry perform.
193/14/201211 Finalists CompeteSeason 11’s finalists must bring it and sing it in a performance edition.
183/8/20121 of 13 Voted OffOne finalist is eliminated in a results episode. The performers are Mary J. Blige and Lauren Alaina.
173/7/201213 Finalists CompeteSeason 11’s finalists perform songs by Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston. Mary J. Blige is the mentor.
163/1/2012Finalists ChosenFinalists are revealed. Also: The judges add their wild-card choices to the final group.
152/29/2012Semifinalist Girls PerformThe female semifinalists perform.
142/28/2012Semifinalist Boys PerformThe male semifinalists perform. Viewer voting begins.
132/23/2012Final Judgment, Part 2The judges unveil the remaining semifinalists.
122/22/2012Final Judgment, Part 1The contestants must bring it and sing it in one final performance opportunity to win over the judges, who then reveal the first group of semifinalists.
112/16/2012Performance ChallengeA performance round is held in Las Vegas.
102/15/2012Hollywood Round, Part 3Contestants try one last time to impress the judges, singing for their lives to prove who deserves to make it to the semi final round. For some, it’s the end of the road, but for the first group of semifinalists whose names will be revealed tonight, the next part of the journey is about to begin
92/9/2012Hollywood Round, Part 2The Hollywood Round continues as Randy, Jennifer and Steven narrow down the contestants after listening to the Group Round Performances.
82/8/2012Hollywood Round, Part 1The Hollywood Round begins as Randy, Jennifer and Steven narrow down the auditioncontestants to see who may get a semifinal spot.
72/2/2012Auditions No. 7: St. LouisIn an American Idol exclusive, Madonna will world preview the video for her new single, “Give Me All Your Luvin,” featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. Plus, more auditions – this time from St. Louis, MO – as the judges resume their search to find the next singing superstar.
62/1/2012Auditions No. 6: PortlandThe auditions continue on the new season of American Idol, as the judges travel to Portland, OR in search for the next singing superstar.
51/26/2012Auditions No. 5: GalvestonThe auditions continue on American Idol as the judges travel to Galveston, TX to search for the next singing superstar. Don’t miss another round of good, bad and outrageous auditions.
41/25/2012Auditions No. 4: AspenMore auditions are featured on American Idol as the judges try to find the next singing superstar. Don’t miss the auditions that everyone will be talking about the next day from Aspen, CO.
31/22/2012Auditions No. 3: San DiegoThe auditions continue on a special, extended primetime broadcast of American Idolas the judges continue their quest to find the next singing superstar from San Diego, CA.
21/19/2012Auditions No. 2: PittsburghThe auditions continue on the second part of three-night season premiere of American Idolas the judges continue their quest to find the next singing superstar from Pittsburgh, PA.
11/18/2012Auditions No. 1: SavannahTelevision’s No. 1 series returns for its highly anticipated 11th season with brand new contestants, a superstar judging panel and the best and worst of auditions. Host Ryan Seacrest and judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler traveled across the country to Charleston & Savannah where the good, the bad and the outrageous auditioned for their shot at stardom. This season promises to deliver the most talented group of singers yet and as always, it’s up to the viewers to root and vote for their favorite contestants, ultimately crowning the next American Idol.

Season 10

EpisodeDateTitleDescription
395/25/2011Winner AnnouncedThe top-13 finalists reunite on stage; the winner is announced.
385/24/20112 Finalists Compete2 Finalists Compete
375/19/2011One of Three Voted OffOne of Three Voted Off
365/18/20113 Finalists Compete3 Finalists Compete
355/12/2011One of Four Voted OffA finalist is sent home; premiere of the video for Steven Tyler’s “(It) Feels so Good”; Jordin Sparks performs.
345/11/20114 Finalists CompeteThe remaining contestants perform the songs of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; Lady Gaga mentors the finalists.
335/5/2011One of Five Voted OffOne of the Top 5 contestants is voted off. Performers are Jennifer Lopez, rapper Pitbull and country group Lady Antebellum.
325/4/20115 Finalists CompeteFive singers perform one current song and one from the 1960s.
314/28/2011One of Six Voted OffA contestant is eliminated; performances by Crystal Bowersox and Bruno Mars.
304/27/20116 Finalists CompeteThe six remaining contestants perform the songs of Carole King.
294/21/2011One of Seven Voted OffA contestant is eliminated; David Cook performs; Katy Perry performs.
284/20/20117 Finalists CompeteThe remaining contestants perform songs from the 21st century.
274/14/2011One of Eight Voted OffA contestant is eliminated; Rihanna performs; Kelly Clarkson and Jason Aldean perform.
264/13/20118 Finalists CompeteThe eight remaining contestants perform songs from movies.
244/6/20119 Finalists CompeteThe contestants perform songs from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, accompanied by guitarist Jeff Beck.
233/31/2011Two of 11 Voted OffTwo contestants are eliminated; performances by will.i.am, Jamie Foxx and Fantasia.
223/30/201111 Finalists Compete AgainThe finalists perform the songs of Elton John.
213/24/2011One of 11 Voted OffOne of the finalists is eliminated in a results edition. Stevie Wonder, Season 3 finalist Jennifer Hudson and country duo Sugarland perform. Appearing: Hulk Hogan.
203/23/201111 Finalists CompeteThe finalists perform Motown songs.
193/17/2011One Voted OffOne singer is eliminated in a results edition. The Black Eyed Peas and Lee DeWyze perform.
183/16/201112 Finalists CompeteThe American Idol top 12 finalists perform once again hoping to impress the judges

and the nation. Tune in to see who amazes the judges and who falls flat.

173/10/2011One Voted OffThe Votes are in for the first eliminations of the Top 13. With Adam Lambert and Diddy Dirty Money performing tonight, the hopefuls all get a taste of fame when they go to the premiere of “Red Riding Hood” and see their home.
163/9/2011Finalists CompeteCasey Abrams, Lauren Alaina, James Durbin, Thia Megia, Haley Reinhart, Karen Rodriguez, Pia Toscano, Jacob Lusk, Scott McCreery, Paul McDonald, Ashthon Jones, Stefano Langone and Naima Adedapo are up for the spot of American Idol as the Top 13 perform for the spot into the next round. Who will show that they can sing the best?
153/3/2011Finalists ChosenThe results are in and the Top 24 are going to be cut down to 13 tonight. This is the most cut at this point in the competition and all hopefuls are nervous. Who has made the cut to be part of America’s Top 10 and the 3 Wildcard spots? Jennifer Lopez’s new music video is also premiered.
143/2/2011Top 12 Girls PerformThe Top 12 Girls perform and Naima Adedapo, Lauren Alaina, Kendra Chantelle, Ashthon Jones, Thia Megia, Haley Reinhart, Karen Rodriguez, Pia Toscano, Lauren Turner, TaTynisa Wilson, Rachel Zevita, and Julie Zorrilla each perform at their best to show that they have what it takes to make it to the next stage in the competition. Is there the next American Idol in this bunch?
133/1/2011Top 12 Boys PerformThe Top 12 Boys perform. Clint Jun Gamboa, Jovany Barreto, Jordan Dorsey, Tim Halperin, Brett Loewenstern, James Durbin, Robbie Rosen, Scott McCreery, Stefano Langone, Paul McDonald, Jacob Lusk, and Casey Abrams take to the stage to show that they have what it takes to be the next American Idol. Who will outshine the rest and who will fall short?
122/24/2011Top 24 ChosenThe eliminations continue to reveal the Top 24 contestants for the American Idol Live Shows. With a lot riding on this and after Jennifer’s big blow up, will she been able to go on? The contestants await their fate.
112/23/2011Hollywood Round, Part 4The 61 contestants are going to have to sing the Beatles to show that they have what it takes to handle the pressure of the competition. A lot happens in the 2 hour show. A contestant gets married, hearts are broken and one judge doesn’t know if it is possible to continue to tell people the bad news that they didn’t make it through. Some of the Top 24 are revealed.
102/17/2011Hollywood Round, Part 3Now it is the individuals to show what they have and to shine out the rest of the competition and to show the judges that they did not make the wrong choice from choosing from the Group Week. This week they are solo with the help of the band or their own instrument.
92/16/2011Hollywood Round, Part 2It is Group Week and no one is safe for this round of tough auditions. With many already to go, a twist forces them to separate and form new groups and make new friends. Which group is going to make it through to the next round and which are going home? The judges decide.
82/10/2011Hollywood Round: Part 1With the auditions out of the way, now is the time to separate the good from the bad and to find the real talent that holds in the rooms. With the individuals hoping to make a name for themselves, who is going to outshine the rest and make it through to the next round?
72/9/2011Auditions No. 7: San Francisco, CAThe auditions continue from San Francisco, CA on the new season of American Idol as the judges continue their quest to find the next singing superstar.
62/3/2011Auditions No. 6: Los AngelesWell, the other shoe finally dropped. After a season that, so far, has mostly favored the good auditions, Thursday’s episode focused almost exclusively on the bad. Steven Tyler attributed the change to the city of Los Angeles, which he deduced is full of delusional people. Things got so bad that even J. Lo discovered her potty mouth. So, who was the worst of the worst?
52/2/2011Auditions No. 5: AustinBefore American Idol got down to wild and wacky business in Austin, the producers decided to start the show with a somber moment. Responding to some recent outrage over Steven Tyler’s outlandish (and sometimes vulgar) outbursts and his inappropriate come-ons toward some of the younger female singers, the producers apologized for his “outrageous behavior.” So did the Aerosmith rocker straighten up?
41/27/2011Auditions No. 4: NashvilleThe auditions continue from Nashville, TN on the new season of American Idol as the judges continue their quest to find the next singing superstar.
31/26/2011Auditions No. 3: MilwaukeeThe American Idol audition train rolled on to Milwaukee, which served up yet another batch of really young youngsters, a few more impressive standouts and the most ridiculous auditions we’ve seen thus far. But while watching and judging the wannabes, some interesting things happened to the judging panel: Steven Tyler became an even more inappropriate softie, Jennifer Lopez finally looked comfortable crushing people’s dreams and Randy Jackson … actually said something smart? So which singers inspired these changes?
21/20/2011Auditions No. 2: New OrleansAs the old saying goes, be careful what you wish for. After many viewers (yours truly included) complained that American Idol’s Season 10 premiere on Wednesday didn’t offer anything remarkably different from past seasons, Thursday’s episode gave us something we’ve never seen before: Randy Jackson’s bare stomach. I’m pretty sure that’s not what any of us were hoping for. So, what had Randy (and Steven!) taking off their clothes? And which New Orleans singers gave J. Lo goose bumps and moved her to tears? Let’s find out….
11/19/2011Auditions No. 1: New York/New JerseyThe talent contest opens Season 10 with auditions in New York and New Jersey.

Season 9

EpisodeDateTitleDescription
435/26/2010Winner AnnouncedAnd the Winner IS……………..
425/25/2010Top 2 Finalists PerformThe two finalists take the stage to perform LIVE for the nation! After the performances, it is once again up to America to vote. Tune in to see who becomes this years American Idol!
415/19/20101 of 3 Voted OffThe three remaining finalists find out who is safe making it to the finale and who will be sent home live
405/18/2010Top 3 Finalists PerformThe three remaining finalists take the stage to perform LIVE for the nation! After the performances, it is once again up to America to vote. Tune in to see who sizzles and who fizzles.

This Week’s Theme Is: Contestant’s Choice, & Judge’s Choice

Performing Tonight Are:

Casey James

Crystal Bowersox

Lee Dewyze

395/12/20101 of 4 Voted OffThe four remaining finalists find out who is safe and who will be sent home live.
385/11/2010Top 4 Finalists PerformThe four remaining finalists take the stage to perform live for the nation! After the performances, it is once again up to America to vote. Tune in to see who sizzles and who fizzles .

This Week’s Theme Is : Songs from the movies

This Week’s Mentor Is: Jamie Foxx

375/5/20101 of 5 Voted OffThe five remaining finalists find out who is safe and who will be sent home live leaving 4 contestants to remain.
365/4/2010Top 5 Finalists PerformThe five remaining finalists take the stage to perform Live for the nation! After the performances, it is once again up to America to vote. Tune in to see who sizzles and who fizzles.

Tonight’s Theme Is: Frank Sinatra Songs

Tonight’s Mentor Is: Harry Connick Jr.

354/28/20101 of 6 Voted OffLast night, American Idol’s Top 6 Finalists performed their hardest in hopes of advancing to get one step closer to becoming the next American Idol. Tonight find out who makes the Top 5, and who will be sent home live.
344/27/2010Top 6 Finalists PerformThe Top 6 Finalists perform as they continue on their journey to try and become the next American Idol! Be sure to watch and see who impresses Simon, Kara, Randy and Ellen when American Idol airs live.

This Week’s Theme Is: Shania Twain Songs

This Week’s Mentor Is: Shania Twain

334/21/20101 of 7 Voted OffAmerican Idol once again hosts Idol Gives Back, a music celebration raising awareness and benefiting various U.S. and international charities that will feature performances and appearances by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars! Additionally, the seven remaining finalists find out who is safe and who will be sent home live on this special night.
324/20/2010Top 7 Finalists PerformThe seven remaining contestants perform inspirational songs. Alicia Keys is the mentor.
314/14/20102 of 9 Voted OffThe nine remaining finalists find out who is safe and which two will be sent home live.
304/13/2010Top 9 Finalists Perform AgainThe nine remaining finalists – again – take the stage to perform live for the nation! After the performances, it is once again up to America to vote. Tune in to see who sizzles and who fizzles live.
294/7/20101 of 9 Voted OffThe nine remaining finalists find out who is safe and who will be sent home during the results show live.
284/6/2010Top 9 Finalists PerformThe nine remaining finalists take the stage to perform live for the nation! After the performances, it is once again up to America to vote. Tune in to see who sizzles and who fizzles live.

Tonight’s Theme Is: Lennon/McCartney Songbook

273/31/20101 of 10 Voted OffThe Top 10 finalists find out who is safe and who will be sent home during the live results
263/30/2010Top 10 Finalists PerformThe Top 10 finalists take the stage to perform live for the nation! After the performances, it is once again up to America to vote. Tune in to see who sizzles and who fizzles live.

Tonight’s Mentor: Usher

Tonight’s Theme Is: R&B songs

253/24/20101 of 11 Voted OffThe Top 11 finalists find out who is safe and who will be sent home during the results show live tonight.
243/23/2010Top 11 Finalists PerformThe Top 11 finalists take the stage to perform live for the nation! After the performances, it is once again up to America to vote. Tune in to see who sizzles and who fizzles.

Tonight’s Theme Is:Billboard # 1 Hits

Tonight’s Guest Mentor: Miley Cyrus

233/17/20101 of 12 Voted OffThe Top 12 finalists find out who is safe and who will be sent home during the results show live. Tune in to see if your favorites make it.
223/16/2010Top 12 Finalists PerformThe Top 12 finalists take the stage to perform live for the nation! After the performances, it is once again up to America to vote. Tune in to see who sizzles and who fizzles.

This Week’s Theme Is: Rolling Stones

213/11/2010Top 16 ResultsIt’s the moment you’ve been waiting for! This season’s Top 12 are announced tonight as four more semifinalists are eliminated from the competition and sent home after America’s vote is revealed. Tune in to see if your favorites earn one of the coveted spots in the Top 12
203/10/2010Top 8 Guys PerformThe eight male semifinalists perform live for America and the American Idol judges. After the performances, it is once again up to America to vote. Tune in to see who sizzles and who fizzles.
193/9/2010Top 8 Girls PerformThe eight female semifinalists perform live for America and the American Idol judges. After the performances, it is once again up to America to vote. Tune in to see who sizzles and who fizzles.
183/4/2010Top 20 ResultsFour more semifinalists – two girls and two boys – will be eliminated from the competition and sent home tonight after America’s vote is revealed. Tune in to see if your favorites make the cut.
173/3/2010Top 10 Girls PerformThe Top 10 female semifinalists perform live for America’s vote. Tune in to see who sizzles and who fizzles.
163/2/2010Top 10 Guys PerformThe Top 10 male semifinalists perform live for America’s vote. Tune in to see who sizzles and who fizzles.
152/25/2010Top 24 ResultsDuring the first live results show of the season, four semifinalists – two girls and two boys – will be eliminated from the competition and sent home. Tune in to see if your favorites made the cut when the first four contestants are sent home after America’s vote is revealed.
142/24/2010Top 12 Guys PerformThe Top 12 male semifinalists sing their hearts out live for America and the American Idol judges. After the performances, it is up to America to vote.
132/23/2010Top 12 Girls PerformThe Top 12 female semifinalists take the American Idol stage for the first time to perform live for the judges and for the nation. On this season’s first night of voting, the contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week in the competition.
122/17/2010Hollywood Round 4 – Top 24 Semifinalists AnnouncedThe judges make their final cuts tonight, and this season’s semifinalists – 12 boys and 12 girls – are revealed tonight.
112/16/2010Hollywood Round 3The pressure mounts as Simon, Ellen, Kara and Randy narrow down the contestants even further in their search for the Top 24. See who makes it through to another day when the all-new two-hour Hollywood Round 3 begins.
102/10/2010Hollywood Round 2The pressure mounts as the Hollywood Round contestants must perform once again for Simon, Ellen, Kara and Randy in hopes of securing a spot in the Top 24. See who makes it through to another day when round 2 continues.
92/9/2010Hollywood Round 1American Idol’s newest judge, Ellen DeGeneres, joins Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi and Randy Jackson in Hollywood to begin winnowing down the contestants. The golden ticket contenders chosen from around the nation will endure a grueling rehearsal schedule and pressure-packed auditions as they vie for a coveted spot among the Top 24. Find out who will survive and who will go home during round 1.
82/3/2010The Road To HollywoodIt is the last of the Season Nine auditions. Join Simon, Kara and Randy as they continue their quest to find the next singing superstar. Don’t miss the auditions everyone will be talking about the next day
72/2/2010Denver AuditionsThe judges continue their quest to find the next singing superstar in the “Mile High City” with returning guest judge Victoria Beckham. Don’t miss the auditions that everyone will be talking about the next day.
61/27/2010Dallas AuditionsThe judges continue their quest to find the next singing superstar in the Lone Star State with guest judges Neil Patrick Harris and Joe Jonas. Don’t miss the auditions that everyone will be talking about the next day
51/26/2010Los Angeles AuditionsThe judges continue their quest to find the next singing superstar in the Golden State with guest judges Avril Lavigne and Katy Perry. Don’t miss the auditions that everyone will be talking about the next day.
41/20/2010Orlando AuditionsThe judges continue their quest to find the next singing superstar in the Sunshine State. Don’t miss the auditions everyone will be talking about the next day.
31/19/2010Chicago AuditionsThe judges continue their quest to find the next singing superstar in the “Windy City.” Don’t miss the auditions everyone will be talking about the next day.
21/13/2010Atlanta AuditionsThe auditions continue, this time the turn of Atlanta with guest judge Mary J. Blige.
11/12/2010Boston AuditionsThe audition process begins in Boston, as hopefuls line up for the chance to perform for the judges. Victoria Beckham is this weeks guest judge.

Season 8

EpisodeDateTitleDescription
405/20/2009Winner RevealedThe top-13 finalists reunite on stage; the winner is announced.
395/19/2009Top 2 Finalists PerformThe Top 2 Finalist perform. Both Adam Lambert and Kris Allen sing three songs: one song they sang before on the competition, one song chosen by ‘Idol’ creator Simon Fuller and the song that will be their first Single, co-written by judge Kara DioGuardi
385/13/20091 of 3 Voted OffOne of Three Voted Off
375/12/2009Top 3 Finalists Perform3 Finalists Compete
365/6/20091 of 4 Voted Off1 of 4 voted off. Slash plays lead guitar duiring Idol group number. Daughtry performs and accepts Platinum Record. No Doubt also performs.
355/5/2009Top 4 Finalists PerformTop 4 Finalists perform for Rock Week.
344/29/2009Top 5 ResultsA contestant is eliminated
334/28/2009Top 5 Finalists PerformThis week’s performances will come from the songbook of the Rat Pack, the 1960’s cool crooners who also went by the names of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr.
324/22/20092 of 7 Voted OffThis episode will end with 2 contestants being eliminated. Performances from disco week include Harry Casey, Thelma Houston and Freda Payne singing a medley of the genres gems. Also, season 7 runner up David Archuleta stops by to sing a song.
314/21/2009Top 7 Finalists Perform AgainTop 7 Finalists Perform Again
304/15/20091 of 7 Voted OffThis episode will end with 1 contestants being eliminated.
294/14/2009Top 7 Finalists PerformThe remaining contestants perform songs
284/8/20091 of 8 Voted OffThis episode will end with 1 contestants being eliminated.
274/7/2009Top 8 Finalists PerformThis week’s performance showcases feature songs from the year each performer was born for the eight remaining singers.
264/1/20091 of 9 Voted OffThis episode will end with 1 contestants being eliminated.
253/31/2009Top 9 Finalists PerformTop 9 Finalists Perform
243/26/20091 of 10 Voted OffRuebin Studdard, Smokey Robinson, Joss Stone and Stevie Wonder perform.
233/25/2009Top 10 Finalists PerformThe top 10 compete in Motown week with Smokey Robinson.
223/18/20091 of 11 Voted OffThe top 10 is set. Performances by Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and Randy Travis.
213/17/2009Top 11 Finalists PerformTop 11 Finalists Perform Live
203/11/20092 of 13 Voted OffTwo of the 13 finalists are voted off the show.
193/10/2009Top 13 Finalists PerformSeason eight sees it’s first performances from the 13 chosen contestants.
183/5/2009Wild Card / 3 Finalists ChosenWild Card Results
173/4/2009Top 36 Finalists Group 3 ResultsTop 36 Finalists Group 3 Results
163/3/2009Top 36 Finalists Group 3 PerformTop 36 Finalists Group 3 Perform
152/26/2009Top 36 Finalists Group 2 ResultsTop 36 Finalists Group 2 Results
142/25/2009Top 36 Finalists Group 2 PerformTop 36 Finalists Group 2 Perform
132/18/2009Top 36 Finalists Group 1 ResultsTop 36 Finalists Group 1 Results
122/17/2009Top 36 Finalists Group 1 PerformTop 36 Finalists Group 1 Perform
112/11/2009Hollywood Round 4The contestants from all over the country have performed tirelessly in front of the judges and faced stiff competition while in Hollywood. Now it’s time they reveal the Top 36 who will move on and have a chance at becoming this year’s American Idol.
102/10/2009Hollywood Round 3Now it is the individuals to show what they have and to shine out the rest of the competition and to show the judges that they did not make the wrong choice from choosing from the Group Week. This week they are solo with the help of the band or their own instrument.
92/4/2009Hollywood Round 2It is Group Week and no one is safe for this round of tough auditions. With many already to go, a twist forces them to separate and form new groups and make new friends. Which group is going to make it through to the next round and which are going home? The judges decide.
82/3/2009Hollywood Round 1With the auditions out of the way, now is the time to separate the good from the bad and to find the real talent that holds in the rooms. With the individuals hoping to make a name for themselves, who is going to outshine the rest and make it through to the next round?
71/29/2009New York City & San Juan, PR AuditionsThe final auditions take place as the judges head to New York City and then San Juan, PR. in search for the next American Idol.
61/28/2009Salt Lake City AuditionsThousands of hopeful auditioners streamed into Salt Lake City for their chance to show us that they have the talent to be the next American Idol.
51/27/2009Jacksonville Auditions12,000 hardy auditioners turned out in torrential rain in Jacksonville, Florida to sing for the chance to be on season 8 of American Idol.
41/21/2009Louisville AuditionsMore than 10,000 hardy performers braved extremely hot and muggy weather and turned out for auditions for Season 8 of American Idol in Louisville.
31/20/2009San Francisco AuditionsDomarna förflyttar sig till San Francisco förr att höra nästa grupp provsjunga.
21/14/2009Kansas City AuditionsThe auditions continue from Kansas City.
11/13/2009Phoenix AuditionsSeason 8 begins as Simon, Paula and Randy are back to hear the auditions for this year’s show.

Season 7

EpisodeDateTitleDescription
425/21/2008Winner AnnouncedOn tonight’s exciting performance show, the last of the season, the final two contestants will battle it out live at the NOKIA Theatre LA LIVE in Downtown Los Angeles. One will be the next American Idol and one will go home.

Tonight’s Theme Is: Clive Davis’s choice, Songwriter’s Competition choice, & Contestant’s choice of any song from the season.

Performing Tonight are:

David Archuleta

David Cook

415/20/2008Top 2 Finalists PerformOn tonight’s exciting performance show, the last of the season, the final two contestants will battle it out live at the NOKIA Theatre LA LIVE in Downtown Los Angeles. One will be the next American Idol and one will go home. Tonight’s Theme Is: Clive Davis’s choice, Songwriter’s Competition choice, & Contestant’s choice of any song from the season.
405/14/20081 of 3 Voted OffTv’s hottest show revs up to a crescendo! Last night, the Top 3 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight live which two finalists will compete in next week’s exciting season finale. The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition.
395/13/2008Top 3 FinalistsTonight the Top 3 finalists will perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and the coveted opportunity to compete in next week’s season finale.

Tonight’s Theme Is: Contestant’s Choice, Judge’s Choice, & Producer’s Choice.

Performing Tonight are:

David Archuleta

David Cook

Syesha Mercado

385/7/20081 of 4 Voted OffLast night, the Top 4 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight who will sing again next week and who will go home. Also Maroon 5 & Bo Bice perform.
375/6/2008Top 4 FinalistsLast night, American Idol’s Top 5 sung their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight live who will survive and who will be sent home. Find out tonight who will sing again next week and who will go home. Also Neil Diamond performs Amazing Grace, & Natasha Bedingfield performs Pocketful of Sunshine.
364/30/20081 of 5 Voted OffLast night, American Idol’s Top 5 sung their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight live who will survive and who will be sent home. Find out tonight who will sing again next week and who will go home. Also Neil Diamond performs Amazing Grace, & Natasha Bedingfield performs Pocketful of Sunshine.
354/29/2008Top 5 Finalists
344/23/20081 of 6 Voted OffLast night, American Idol’s Top 6 sung their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight live who will survive and who will be sent home. Also Leona Lewis performs live.
334/22/2008Top 6 Finalists
324/16/20081 of 7 Voted OffTonight the Top 7 finalists will perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. The contestants will perform their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week. Tune in to see who impresses the judges and who buckles under the pressure.

Tonight’s Theme Is: Mariah Carey songs

Performing Tonight are:

David Archuleta

Jason Castro

David Cook

Kristy Lee Cook

Syesha Mercado

Carly Smithson

Brooke White

314/15/2008Top 7 FinalistsLast night, the star-studded Idol Gives Back music celebration special helped raise awareness and funds for various U.S. and international charities. Now the wait is over for the Top 8 finalists as they find out tonight who will sing again next week and who will go home. Also Chris Brown & Jordin Sparks will perform.
304/10/20081 of 8 Voted OffIdol Gives Back is a music celebration raising awareness and benefiting various U.S. and international charities. This year’s event will be bigger and more ambitious than ever, and will feature incredible international artists and sports stars including Bono, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, Fergie, Chris Daughtry, Carrie Underwood, Annie Lennox, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Fantasia Barrino, Elliott Yamin, Robin Williams, Celine Dion, Forest Whitaker, Billy Crystal, Dane Cook, Kiefer Sutherland, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Band From TV (Hugh Laurie), Jennifer Connolly, and Amy Adams, John Cena, Triple H, Chris Jericho. Last season, the special garnered a prestigious Governor’s Award Emmy for raising an incredible $76 million
294/9/2008Idol Gives BackIdol Gives Back is a music celebration raising awareness and benefiting various U.S. and international charities. This year’s event will be bigger and more ambitious than ever, and will feature incredible international artists and sports stars including Bono, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, Fergie, Chris Daughtry, Carrie Underwood, Annie Lennox, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Fantasia Barrino, Elliott Yamin, Robin Williams, Celine Dion, Forest Whitaker, Billy Crystal, Dane Cook, Kiefer Sutherland, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Band From TV (Hugh Laurie), Jennifer Connolly, and Amy Adams, John Cena, Triple H, Chris Jericho.
284/8/2008Top 8 FinalistsTonight the Top 8 finalists will perform LIVE for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week in the competition. See who impresses the judges and who buckles under the pressure.

Tonight’s Theme Is: Inspirational Songs

Performing Tonight are:

David Archuleta

Jason Castro

David Cook

Kristy Lee Cook

Michael Johns

Syesha Mercado

Carly Smithson

Brooke White

274/2/2008Top 9 ResultsLast night, the Top 9 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight who will sing again next week and who will go home as American Idol celebrates its 250th Episode Milestone. Also Dolly Parton performs.
264/1/2008Top 9 Finalists PerformTonight the remaining 9 finalists perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s votes and surviving another week in the competition. See who impresses the judges and who buckles under the pressure.

Tonight’s Theme Is: Dolly Parton songs

Performing Tonight are:

David Archuleta

Jason Castro

David Cook

Kristy Lee Cook

Michael Johns

Ramiele Malubay

Syesha Mercado

Carly Smithson

Brooke White

253/26/2008One Voted Off LiveLast night, the Top 10 Finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight live who will go home and who will be among the Top 9 and sing again next week. The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition. Also Kimberley Locke performs.
243/25/2008Top 10 Finalists PerformTonight the remaining 10 finalists perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s votes and surviving another week in the competition. See who impresses the judges and who buckles under the pressure.

Tonight’s Theme Is: Songs from when the finalists were born.

Performing Tonight is:

David Archuleta

Jason Castro

David Cook

Kristy Lee Cook

Chikezie Eze

Michael Johns

Ramiele Malubay

Syesha Mercado

Carly Smithson

Brooke White

233/19/2008Top 11 ResultsLast night, the Top 11 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight live who will return to sing next week. The contestant who received the fewest votes will be sent home. Also there will be a special performance from Kellie Pickler.
223/18/2008Top 11 Finalists PerformTonight the remaining 11 finalists perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s votes and surviving another week in the competition. See who impresses the judges and who buckles under the pressure. Tonight’s

Theme Is: (Thanks to viewer requests) Lennon/ / McCartney songs

Performing Tonight are:

David Archuleta

Jason Castro

David Cook

Kristy Lee Cook

Chikezie Eze

Michael Johns

Ramiele Malubay

Syesha Mercado

Amanda Overmyer

Carly Smithson

Brooke White

213/12/2008Top 12 ResultsLast night, American Idol’s Top 12 sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Tonight, the finalist who received the fewest votes will be eliminated from the race for the American Idol crown. Also Katharine McPhee performs live.
203/11/2008Top 12 Finalists PerformTonight the Top 12 finalists perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. In this special two-hour show, the contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week in the competition. Tune in to see who impresses the judges and who buckles under the pressure.

Tonight’s Theme Is: Lennon/ / McCartney songs

Performing Tonight are:

David Archuleta

Jason Castro

David Cook

Kristy Lee Cook

Chikezie Eze

David Hernandez

Michael Johns

Ramiele Malubay

Syesha Mercado

Amanda Overmyer

Carly Smithson

Brooke White

193/6/2008Top 16 ResultsIn the most dramatic results show of the season thus far, four more semifinalists – two boys and two girls – will go home, leaving the Top 12 finalists to vie for the American Idol crown. The viewers’ choices for the Top 12 will be revealed tonight. Also, Blake Lewis will be performing his hit single “How Many Words” tonight.
183/5/2008Top 8 Girls CompeteHaving survived last week’s competition, the Top 8 girls perform again for America. After the show, the viewers will vote for their favorites. Who will keep singing, and who will go home?

Performing Tonight are:

Kristy Lee Cook

Asia’h Epperson

Kady Malloy

Ramiele Malubay

Syesha Mercado

Amanda Overmyer

Carly Smithson

Brooke White

173/4/2008Top 8 Boys CompeteHaving survived last week’s competition, the Top 8 boys perform again for America. After the show, the viewers will vote for their favorites. Who will keep singing, and who will go home?

Performing Tonight are:

David Archuleta

Jason Castro

David Cook

Chikezie Eze

David Hernandez

Michael Johns

Luke Menard

Danny Noriega

162/28/2008Top 20 ResultsThe remaining 20 semifinalists performed for America this week, and the viewers voted for their favorites. Tonight, four contestants – two males and two females – who received the fewest votes will go home, leaving 16 semifinalists to vie for the American Idol crown.
152/27/2008Top 10 Girls CompeteHaving survived last week’s competition, the Top 10 girls perform again for America. After the show, the viewers will vote for their favorites. Who will keep singing, and who will go home?

Performing Tonight are:

Kristy Lee Cook

Asia’h Epperson

Alexandrea Lushington

Kady Malloy

Ramiele Malubay

Syesha Mercado

Amanda Overmyer

Carly Smithson

Alaina Whitaker

Brooke White

142/26/2008Top 10 Boys CompeteHaving survived last week’s competition, the Top 10 boys perform again for America. After the show, the viewers will vote for their favorites. Who will keep singing, and who will go home?

Performing Tonight are:

David Archuleta

Jason Castro

Robbie Carrico

David Cook

Chikezie Eze

David Hernandez

Michael Johns

Luke Menard

Danny Noriega

Jason Yeager

132/21/2008Top 24 ResultsThe 24 semifinalists performed for America this week, and the viewers have determined their fate. Tonight, four contestants – two males and two females – will go home, leaving 20 finalists vying for the American Idol crown. Who will make it through the first round of cuts?
122/20/2008Top 12 Girls CompeteOf the 24 semifinalists chosen last week, the Top 12 girls will perform for America for the first time. Then it’s up to the viewers to vote for their favorites. Who will survive and who will go home?

Performing Tonight are:

Joanne Borgella

Kristy Lee Cook

Amy Davis

Asia’h Epperson

Alexandrea Lushington

Kady Malloy

Ramiele Malubay

Syesha Mercado

Amanda Overmyer

Carly Smithson

Alaina Whitaker

Brooke White

112/19/2008The Top 12 Boys PerformOf the 24 semifinalists chosen last week, the Top 12 boys will perform for America for the first time. Then it’s up to the viewers to vote for their favorites. Who will survive and who will go home?

Performing Tonight are:

David Archuleta

Colton Berry

Jason Castro

Robbie Carrico

David Cook

Chikezie Eze

Garrett Haley

David Hernandez

Michael Johns

Luke Menard

Danny Noriega

Jason Yeager

102/13/2008Top 24 ChosenContestants chosen from around the nation have endured the grueling schedule and high-pressure auditions of the Hollywood Round, hoping to impress the judges and secure one of the 24 semifinalist spots. Tonight the judges make their final cuts to determine the Top 24. The Top 12 males and Top 12 females will be revealed tonight.
92/12/2008Hollywood RoundContestants chosen from around the nation endure a grueling rehearsal schedule and pressure-packed auditions as they vie for a coveted spot among the Top 24. Who will survive and who will go home?
82/16/2008Best of the Rest AuditionsAmerican Idol continues their quest to find the next singing superstar. Watch as thousands of hopefuls go before the judges in hopes of making it to Hollywood from the Best Of The Rest from Philadelphia, Dallas, San Diego, Charleston, Omaha, Miami, & Atlanta.
72/5/2008Atlanta AuditionsAmerican Idol judges make one last stop in Atlanta hoping to find the next singing sensation. Watch as thousands of hopefuls try to make their dreams come true from Atlanta, GA.
61/30/2008Miami AuditionsAmerican Idol continues their quest to find the next singing superstar. Watch as thousands of hopefuls go before the judges in hopes of making it to Hollywood from Miami, FL.
51/29/2008Omaha AuditionsAmerican Idol continues their quest to find the next singing superstar. Watch as thousands of hopefuls go before the judges in hopes of making it to Hollywood from Omaha, NE.
41/23/2008Charleston AuditionsAmerican Idol continues their quest to find the next singing superstar. Watch as thousands of hopefuls from Charleston, SC go before the judges in hopes of making it to Hollywood.
31/22/2008San Diego AuditionsAmerican Idol hopefuls continue to dream big and hope to win over the judges for their chance at stardom from San Diego, CA.
21/16/2008Dallas AuditionsThe seventh season continues as more contestants audition from Dallas, TX.
11/15/2008Philadelphia AuditionsThe No. 1 show on television returns for an all-new season with new contestants, new dreams and, of course, the best and worst auditions from Philadelphia, PA.

Season 6

EpisodeDateTitleDescription
415/23/2007Winner Is CrownedOn tonight’s exciting performance show, the last of the season, the final two contestants, Blake Lewis, & Jordin Sparks will battle it out live at the famed Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Your votes decide which one will be the next American Idol and which one will be the Runner-Up.

Tonight’s Themes Are: One song they have performed previously; a new song of their own choosing; and the winning song from this season’s songwriting competition.

405/22/2007Top 2 Finalists PerformTV’s hottest show revs up to a crescendo! Last night, the Top 3 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight live which two finalists will compete in next week’s exciting season finale.

The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition.

395/16/2007Top 3 ResultsTonight the Top 3 finalists will perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and the coveted opportunity to compete in next week’s season finale.

Tonight’s Theme’s Are: Judge’s Choice; Contestant’s Choice; & Clive Davis’s Choice.

385/15/2007Top 3 Finalists PerformLast night, the Top 4 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight who will sing again next week and who will go home.
375/9/2007Top 4 ResultsTonight the Top 4 finalists will perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. The contestants sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week in the competition. Tune in to see who impresses the judges and who buckles under the pressure.

Tonight’s Theme is: Bee Gees songs.

365/8/2007Top 4 Finalists PerformLast night, the Top 6 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight who will be in the Final 4 and which 2 will go home, and enjoy a special live performance by Bon Jovi.
355/2/2007Top 6 ResultsTonight, Bon Jovi mentors the contestants before they sing songs by the legendary rock band in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week in the competition.

Tonight’s Theme is: Bon Jovi songs

345/1/2007Top 6 Finalists PerformTonight, Bon Jovi mentors the contestants before they sing songs by the legendary rock band in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week in the competition.
334/25/2007Idol Gives BackTonight American Idol partners with Charity Projects Entertainment Fund to raise awareness and money for young people living in extreme poverty in America and Africa. The Top 6 finalists will perform for the nation, singing songs related to compassion and hope during a “Life Anthems”-themed episode. And your vote counts more than ever before, on this special night, you can help change the lives of the truly needy as the American Idol sponsors, Coca-Cola and AT&T/Cingular, along with additional partners, will donate money for every vote you cast.

Tonight’s Theme is: Life Anthems

324/24/2007Idol Gives Back Part 1The singers perform in a Queen-theme episode. Appearing: Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor.
314/18/2007Top 7 ResultsLast night, after being mentored by award-winning country artist Martina McBride, the Top 7 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight who will sing again next week and who will go home, and enjoy a live performance by McBride.
304/17/2007Top 7 Finalists PerformTonight the Top 7 finalists will perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. Top female country artist Martina McBride mentors the contestants before they perform on stage in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week. Tune in to see who impresses the judges and who buckles under the pressure.

Tonight’s Theme is: Country music

294/11/2007Top 8 ResultsLast night, the Top 8 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight who will sing again next week and who will go home, and enjoy a special live performance from multi-talented star Jennifer Lopez.
284/10/2007Top 8 Finalists PerformTonight on American Idol the Top 8 finalists will perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. Platinum-selling vocalist Jennifer Lopez coaches the contestants before they perform on stage in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week.

This Week’s Theme is: Latin Music

274/4/2007Top 9 ResultsLast night, after coaching by legendary singer Tony Bennett, the Top 9 finalists sang American classic songs in hopes of winning America’s votes. Tune in tonight to enjoy a special live performance by Bennett.

The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition.

264/3/2007Top 9 Finalists PerformAfter being coached by legendary vocalist Tony Bennett, the Top 9 finalists will perform songs considered to be American classics. See who impresses the judges and who buckles under the pressure.
253/28/2007One Voted Off LiveLast night, the Top 10 Finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight live who will go home and who will be among the Top 9 and sing again next week. The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition.Also Gwen Stefani, & Akon perform.
243/27/2007Top 10 Finalists PerformTonight the Top 10 finalists will perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week in the competition. See who impresses the judges and who buckles under the pressure Tonight’s Theme is: Pop songs

Performing Tonight are:

Blake Lewis

Chris Richardson

Chris Sligh

Phil Stacey

Sanjaya Malakar

Gina Glocksen

Haley Scarnato

Jordin Sparks

Lakisha Jones

Melinda Doolittle

233/21/2007Top 11 ResultsLast night, the Top 11 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight live who will return to sing next week. The contestant who received the fewest votes will be sent home.
223/20/2007Top 11 Finalists PerformTonight the remaining 11 finalists perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s votes and surviving another week in the competition. This Weeks Theme is: Hit songs from the 1960s British pop invasion.

Performing Tonight are:

Blake Lewis

Chris Richardson

Chris Sligh

Phil Stacey

Sanjaya Malakar

Gina Glocksen

Haley Scarnato

Jordin Sparks

Lakisha Jones

Melinda Doolittle

Stephanie Edwards

213/14/2007Top 12 ResultsLast night, American Idol’s Top 12 sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Tonight, the finalist who received the fewest votes will be eliminated from the race for the American Idol crown.
203/13/2007Top 12 Finalists PerformTonight the Top 12 finalists perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. In this special two-hour show, the contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week in the competition.Tonight’s theme is: Diana Ross songs

Performing Tonight are:

Blake Lewis

Brandon Rogers

Chris Richardson

Chris Sligh

Phil Stacey

Sanjaya Malakar

Gina Glocksen

Haley Scarnato

Jordin Sparks

Lakisha Jones

Melinda Doolittle

Stephanie Edwards

193/8/2007Top 16 ResultsIn the most dramatic results show of the season thus far, four more semifinalists – two boys and two girls – will go home, leaving the Top 12 finalists to vie for the American Idol crown. The viewers’ choices for the Top 12 will be revealed tonight live.

Also, Carrie Underwood performs her newest hit single – “Wasted”

183/7/2007Top 8 Girls CompeteThe remaining eight girls sing for America. After the show, the viewers will vote for their favorites. Who will be back next week and who will go home?

Performing tonight are:

Antonella Barba

Gina Glocksen

Haley Scarnato

Jordin Sparks

Lakisha Jones

Melinda Doolittle

Sabrina Sloan

Stephanie Edwards

173/6/2007Top 8 Boys CompeteThe remaining eight boys will perform for America and the viewers will vote for their favorites after the show. Who will sing again, and who will go home?

Performing Tonight are:

Blake Lewis

Brandon Rogers

Chris Richardson

Chris Sligh

Jared Cotter

Phil Stacey

Sanjaya Malakar

Jason “Sundance” Head

163/1/2007Top 20 ResultsThe 20 remaining semifinalists performed this week and the viewers voted for their favorites. Tonight, the four contestants – two males and two females – who received the fewest votes will go home, leaving 16 semifinalists to vie for the American Idol crown. Kellie Pickler will also perform her new single “I Wonder”.
152/28/2007Top 10 Girls CompeteThe Top 10 girls perform for America, hoping to win enough votes to stay in the competition. Who will be back to sing next week? America will decide.

Performing tonight are:

Alaina Alexander

Antonella Barba

Gina Glocksen

Haley Scarnato

Jordin Sparks

Lakisha Jones

Leslie Hunt

Melinda Doolittle

Sabrina Sloan

Stephanie Edwards

142/27/2007Top 10 Boys CompeteHaving survived last week’s competition, the Top 10 boys perform again for America. After the show, the viewers will vote for their favorites. Who will keep singing, and who will go home?

Performing Tonight are:

A.J. Tabaldo

Blake Lewis

Brandon Rogers

Chris Richardson

Chris Sligh

Jared Cotter

Nicholas Pedro

Phil Stacey

Sanjaya Malakar

Jason “Sundance” Head

132/22/2007Top 24 ResultsThe 24 semifinalists performed for America this week, and the viewers have determined their fate. Tonight, four contestants – two males and two females – will go home, leaving 20 finalists vying for the American Idol crown. Who will make it through the first round of cuts?
122/21/2007Top 12 Girls CompeteOf the 24 semifinalists chosen last week, the Top 12 girls will perform for America for the first time. Then it’s up to the viewers to vote for their favorites. Who will survive and who will go home?

Performing tonight are:

Alaina Alexander

Amy Krebs

Antonella Barba

Gina Glocksen

Haley Scarnato

Jordin Sparks

Lakisha Jones

Leslie Hunt

Melinda Doolittle

Nicole Tranquillo

Sabrina Sloan

Stephanie Edwards

112/20/2007Top 12 Boys CompeteOf the 24 semifinalists chosen last week, the Top 12 boys will perform for America for the first time. Then it’s up to the viewers to vote for their favorites. Who will survive and who will go home?

Performing Tonight are:

A.J. Tabaldo

Blake Lewis

Brandon Rogers

Chris Richardson

Chris Sligh

Jared Cotter

Nicholas Pedro

Paul Kim

Phil Stacey

Rudy Cardenas

Sanjaya Malakar

Jason “Sundance” Head.

102/14/2007Top 24 ChosenContestants chosen from around the nation have endured the grueling schedule and high-pressure auditions of the Hollywood Round, hoping to impress the judges and secure one of the 24 semifinalist spots. Tonight the judges make their final cuts to determine the Top 24. The Top 12 males and Top 12 females will be revealed.
92/13/2007Hollywood RoundContestants chosen from around the nation endure a grueling rehearsal schedule and pressure-packed auditions as they vie for a coveted spot among the Top 24. Who will survive and who will go home?
82/7/2007Auditions: Rest of the BestTonight, American Idol presents the Best of the Rest, never-before-seen auditions. This is the final audition show before the contestants go to Hollywood.
72/6/2007San Antonio, Texas AuditionsSeason 6 auditions continue in San Antonio, TX
61/31/2007Los Angeles AuditionsSeason 6 auditions continue from Los Angeles/Pasadena, CA
51/30/2007Birmingham AuditionsSeason 6 auditions continue from Birmingham, AL.
41/24/2007New York City AuditionsSeason 6 Auditions continue from New York City, NY.
31/23/2007Memphis AuditionsSeason 6 Auditions continue from Memphis, TN
21/17/2007Seattle AuditionsAuditions continue from Seattle, WA in this special 2 hour episode.
11/16/2007Minneapolis AuditionsAuditions take place in Minneapolis, MN in this special 2 hour episode

Season 5

EpisodeDateTitleDescription
415/24/2006The FinaleThe most anticipated night of the television season is here! Two finalists, one American Idol – find out tonight who America has chosen. The Top 12 reunite on the Kodak Theatre stage one last time before the newest American Idol is crowned.

And the winner is……. Taylor Hicks

405/23/2006Top 2 perform liveOn tonight’s exciting performance show, the last of the season, Taylor Hicks & Katharine McPhee will battle it out live at the famed Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. One will be the next American Idol and one will go home.This Week’s Theme is: Songs from previous episodes & Kat & Taylor’s debut singles.Performing Tonight is:

Taylor Hicks

Katharine McPhee

395/17/2006and then there were 2…TV’s hottest show revs up to a crescendo! Last night, the Top 3 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight live which two finalists will compete in next week’s exciting season finale. The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition
385/16/2006Top 3 perform liveTonight the Top 3 finalists will perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and the coveted opportunity to compete in next week’s season finale. Each contestant will sing 3 songs

This Week’s Theme is: one song of the contestant’s choice, one song chosen by the Judges and one song chosen by legendary music producer Clive Davis.

Performing Tonight:

Katharine McPhee,

Elliott Yamin,

Taylor Hicks.

375/10/2006and then there were 3…Last night, the Top 4 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight live who will be in the Final 3 and who will go home. The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition
365/9/2006Top 4 perform liveTonight the Top 4 finalists will perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week in the competition.

This Week’s Theme is: Elvis Presley songs

Performing Tonight:

Katharine McPhee,

Chris Daughtry,

Elliott Yamin,

Taylor Hicks.

355/3/2006and then there were 4…Last night, the Top 5 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight live who will be in the Final 4 and who will go home. The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition
345/2/2006Top 5 perform liveTonight the Top 5 finalists will perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week in the competition.

This Week’s Theme is: songs from the year they were born & any song from this week’s Top 10 Billboard Charts.

Performing Tonight:

Katharine McPhee,

Paris Bennett,

Chris Daughtry,

Elliott Yamin,

Taylor Hicks.

334/26/2006and then there were 5…Last night, the Top 6 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight live who will sing again next week and who will go home. The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition. There will also be a special performace by Andrea Bocelli.
324/25/2006Top 6 perform liveTonight the Top 6 finalists will perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week.

This Weeks Theme is: Classic Love Songs

Performing Tonight:

Katharine McPhee,

Kellie Pickler,

Paris Bennett,

Chris Daughtry,

Elliott Yamin,

Taylor Hicks.

314/19/2006and then there were 6…Last night, the Top 7 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight live who will sing again next week and who will go home. The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition.
304/18/2006Top 7 perform liveTonight the Top 7 finalists will perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. The contestants will perform their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week.

Tonight’s theme is: Songs from The Great American Songbook

Performing Tonight:

Katharine McPhee,

Kellie Pickler,

Paris Bennett,

Ace Young,

Chris Daughtry,

Elliott Yamin,

Taylor Hicks.

294/12/2006and then there were 7…Last night, the Top 8 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight live who will sing again next week and who will go home. The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition.
284/11/2006Top 8 perform liveTonight on American Idol the Top 8 finalists will perform live for the nation. The contestants will perform their hearts out to the theme of Queen in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week.

This Week’s Theme is: Queen

Performing Tonight:

Katharine McPhee,

Kellie Pickler,

Paris Bennett,

Ace Young,

Bucky Covington,

Chris Daughtry,

Elliott Yamin, and

Taylor Hicks.

274/5/2006and then there were 8…Last night, the Top 9 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. The contestants will be grouped in bunches of three. One of the groups will be the bottom 3. The other 2 groups will be safe. Find out tonight live who will sing again next week and who will go home. The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition. Also Kenny Rogers will perform.
264/4/2006Top 9 perform liveTonight the Top 9 finalists will perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out tonight to the theme of country music in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week in the competition.

This Week’s Theme is: Country Music

Performing Tonight is:

Katharine McPhee,

Kellie Pickler,

Mandisa,

Paris Bennett,

Ace Young,

Bucky Covington,

Chris Daughtry,

Elliott Yamin,

Taylor Hicks,

253/29/2006and then there were 9…Last night, the Top 10 Finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight live who will sing again next week and who will go home.
243/28/2006Top 10 perform liveTonight the Top 10 finalists will perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week in the competition.

This Weeks Theme is: songs of the 21st century

Performing Tonight is:

Lisa Tucker,

Kellie Pickler,

Ace Young,

Taylor Hicks,

Mandisa,

Chris Daughtry,

Katharine McPhee,

Bucky Covington,

Paris Bennett,

Elliott Yamin,

233/22/2006and then there were 10…Last night, American Idol’s Top 11 sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Tonight, the finalist who received the lowest number of votes will be eliminated from the race for the American Idol title. The show started with an awesome perfomance by Barry Manilow. Following that, Ryan announced the bottom three,… and they are: Kevin, Lisa and Bucky.. After the break, we find Lisa to be safe while kevin and Bucky stand anxiously on stage…Eventually, we had to say goodbye to chicken little (kevin)…

well atleast he can say that this show has really changed his life

223/21/2006Top 11 perform liveTonight the remaining 11 finalists perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s votes and surviving another week in the competition.

Tonights Theme is: Songs of the 50’s

Performing Tonight:

Katharine McPhee,

Kellie Pickler,

Lisa Tucker,

Mandisa,

Paris Bennett,

Ace Young,

Bucky Covington,

Chris Daughtry,

Elliott Yamin,

Kevin Covais,

Taylor Hicks

213/15/2006and then there were 11…Last night, American Idol’s Top 12 sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Tonight, the finalist who received the lowest number of votes will be eliminated from the race for the American Idol title
203/14/2006Top 12 perform liveTonight the Top 12 finalists perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. In this special two-hour show, contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week in the competiton.

Tonights Theme: Stevie Wonder Hits

Performing Tonight:

Katharine McPhee,

Kellie Pickler,

Lisa Tucker,

Mandisa,

Melissa McGhee,

Paris Bennett,

Ace Young,

Bucky Covington,

Chris Daughtry,

Elliott Yamin,

Kevin Covais,

and Taylor Hicks

193/9/2006and then there were 12…Top 12 Finalists to be Revealed in the most dramatic results show of the season, four more semifinalists – two boys and two girls – will go home, leaving the Top 12 Finalists to vie for the American Idol crown.
183/8/2006Performance Show Males #3 (top 8)The remaining 8 boys sing tonight for America. After the show, the viewers will vote for their favorites. Who will be back next week and who will go home?

Performing Tonight is:

Ace Young,

Bucky Covington,

Chris Daughtry,

Elliott Yamin,

Gedeon McKinney,

Kevin Covais,

Taylor Hicks,

Will Makar

173/7/2006Performance Show Females #3 (top 8)The remaining eight girls will perform again for America. After the show, the viewers will vote for their favorites. Who will sing again, and who will go home?

Performing tonight are

Ayla Brown,

Katharine McPhee,

Kellie Pickler,

Kinnik Sky,

Lisa Tucker,

Mandisa,

Melissa McGhee,

Paris Bennett,

163/2/2006and then there were 16…The 20 remaining semifinalists performed this week and the viewers voted for their favorites. Tonight, the four contestants – two males and two females – who received the fewest votes will go home, leaving 16 semifinalists to vie for the American Idol crown
153/1/2006Performance Show Males #2 (top 10)The Top 10 boys perform for America, hoping to win enough votes to stay in the competition. Who will be back to sing next week? America will decide.

Performing Tonight is:

Ace Young,

Bucky Covington,

Chris Daughtry,

David Radford,

Elliott Yamin,

Gedeon McKinney,

Jose “Sway” Penala,

Kevin Covais,

Taylor Hicks,

Will Makar

142/28/2006Top 10 Women PerformHaving survived last week’s competition, the Top 10 girls perform again for America. After the show, the viewers will vote for their favorites. Who will keep singing, and who will go home? Performing tonight are Ayla Brown, Brenna Gethers, Heather Cox, Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, Kinnik Sky, Lisa Tucker, Mandisa, Melissa McGhee, Paris Bennett,
132/23/2006and then there were 20…The 24 semifinalists performed for America this week, and the viewers have determined their fate. Tonight, four contestants – two males and two females – will go home, leaving 20 finalists vying for the American Idol crown. Will your favorites return?
122/22/2006Top 12 Men PerformOf the 24 semifinalists chosen last week, the Top 12 boys will perform for America for the first time. Then it’s up to the viewers to vote for their favorites. Who will survive and who will go home? Performing Tonight are: Ace Young Bobby Bennett Bucky Covington Chris Daughtry David Radford Elliott Yamin Gedeon McKinney Jose “Sway” Penala Kevin Covais Patrick Hall Taylor Hicks Will Makar
112/21/2006Performance Show Females #1 (top 12)Of the 24 semifinalists chosen last week, the Top 12 girls will perform for America for the first time. Then it’s up to the viewers to vote for their favorites. Who will survive and who will go home?

Performing tonight are:

Ayla Brown

Becky O’Donohue

Brenna Gethers

Heather Cox

Katharine McPhee

Kellie Pickler

Kinnik Sky

Lisa Tucker

Mandisa

Melissa McGhee

Paris Bennett

Stevie Scott

102/15/2006Hollywood Round #3Contestants chosen from around the nation have endured the grueling schedule and high-pressure auditions of the Hollywood Round, hoping to impress the judges and secure one of the 24 semifinalist spots. Tonight the judges make their final cuts to determine the Top 24. The Top 12 males and Top 12 females will be revealed tonight
92/14/2006Hollywood Round #2Contestants chosen from around the nation endure a grueling rehearsal schedule and pressure-packed auditions as they vie for a coveted spot in the Top 24.
82/8/2006Hollywood Round #1Contestants chosen from around the nation arrive in Hollywood for their big chance at the American Idol crown. Faced with a grueling schedule, pressure-packed rehearsals and the judges’ criticism, some will survive and more will go home.
72/7/2006Auditions #7 (Boston, MA)The best and worst of auditions from Boston, MA
62/1/2006Auditions #6 (Austin, TX)The best and worst of auditions from Austin, TX.
51/31/2006Auditions #5 (Las Vegas, NV)The best and worst of auditions from Las Vegas, NV.
41/25/2006Auditions #4 (San Francisco, CA)The best and worst of auditions from San Francisco, CA
31/24/2006Auditions #3 (Greensboro, NC)The best and worst of auditions from Greensboro, NC.
21/18/2006Auditions #2 (Denver, CO)The best and worst of auditions from Denver, CO.
11/17/2006Auditions #1 (Chicago, IL)The best and worst of auditions starting in Chicago, IL.

Season 4

EpisodeDateTitleDescription
425/25/2005And The Winner Is…….Find out tonight LIVE who will win.

And The Winner is……….

415/24/2005Bo Bice vs. Carrie Underwood
405/18/2005Tonight Is The Night When 3 Become 2The Final 3 finalists will perform LIVE for the nation, vying for the AMERICAN IDOL crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week in the competition.

Tonights Theme’s are: Clive Davis’s Choice, Contestant’s Choice, Judge’s Choice.

Performing Tonight is:

Harold “Bo” Bice,

Carrie Underwood,

Vonzell Solomon

395/17/2005American Idol’s Final 3 PerformLast night, the Final 4 sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight LIVE who will survive and who will be sent home. The contestant who received the fewest votes will be eliminated from the race for the coveted crown on the AMERICAN IDOL results show
385/11/2005Find Out Who’s Been Eliminated From The Final 4The Final 4 finalists will perform LIVE for the nation, vying for the AMERICAN IDOL crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week in the competition.

Tonights Themes are: Country Music & Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff songs.

Performing Tonight is:

Anthony Fedorov,

Harold “Bo” Bice,

Carrie Underwood,

Vonzell Solomon

375/10/2005American Idol’s Final 4 Perform!Last night, the Top 5 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight LIVE who will survive and who will be sent home. The contestant who received the fewest votes will be eliminated from the race for the coveted crown on the AMERICAN IDOL
365/4/2005Find Out Who’s Been Eliminated From The Top 5The Top 5 finalists will perform LIVE for the nation, vying for the AMERICAN IDOL crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week in the competition.

Tonights Themes Are: Leiber and Stoller songs & Billboard Top 40 charts songs.

Performing Tonight is:

Anthony Fedorov,

Harold “Bo” Bice,

Scott Savol,

Carrie Underwood,

Vonzell Solomon

355/3/2005Top 5 PerformThe Top 5 finalists will perform LIVE for the nation, vying for the AMERICAN IDOL crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week in the competition. Tonights Themes Are: Leiber and Stoller songs & Billboard Top 40 charts songs.
344/27/2005Who Is Eliminated From The Top 6Tonight the Top 6 finalists will perform LIVE for the nation, vying for the AMERICAN IDOL crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America ‘s vote and surviving another week in the competition. Tune in to see who impresses the judges and who buckles under the pressure on AMERICAN IDOL.

Tonight’s Theme is: Songs from 2000-2005

Performing Tonight is:

Anthony Fedorov,

Constantine Maroulis,

Harold “Bo” Bice,

Scott Savol,

Carrie Underwood,

Vonzell Solomon

334/26/2005Top 6 PerformLast night, AMERICAN IDOL’s Top 7 sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight LIVE who will survive and who will be sent home. The contestant who received the fewest votes will be eliminated from the race for the AMERICAN IDOL title
324/20/2005Who’s Out Of The Top 7Tonight the Top 7 finalists will perform LIVE for the nation, vying for the AMERICAN IDOL crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America ‘s vote and surviving another week in the competition. Tune in to see who impresses the judges and who buckles under the pressure on AMERICAN IDOL

Tonight’s theme is: 70’s Dance Classics

Performing Tonight is:

Anthony Fedorov,

Anwar Robinson,

Constantine Maroulis,

Harold “Bo” Bice,

Scott Savol,

Carrie Underwood,

Vonzell Solomon

314/19/2005Top 7 PerformLast night, AMERICAN IDOL’s Top 8 sang their hearts out, in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight LIVE who will survive and who will be sent home. The contestant who received the fewest votes will be eliminated from the race for the AMERICAN IDOL title
304/13/2005Who Is Eliminated From The Top 8Tonight the Top 8 finalists will perform LIVE for the nation, vying for the AMERICAN IDOL crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America ‘s vote and surviving another week in the competition. Tune in to see who impresses the judges and who buckles under the pressure on AMERICAN IDOL

Tonights theme is: Songs from when the contestants were born.

Performing Tonight is:

Anthony Fedorov,

Anwar Robinson,

Constantine Maroulis,

Harold “Bo” Bice,

Scott Savol,

Carrie Underwood,

Nadia Turner,

Vonzell Solomon

294/12/2005Top 8 PerformLast night, AMERICAN IDOL’s Top 9 sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight LIVE who will survive and who will be sent home. The contestant who received the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition on AMERICAN IDOL
284/6/2005Find Out Who’s Been Eliminated From The Top 9Tonight the Top 9 finalists will perform LIVE for the nation, vying for the AMERICAN IDOL crown. The contestants will perform their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week in the competition. See who impresses the judges and who buckles under the pressure on AMERICAN IDOL

Tonight’s theme is: Classic Musicals

Performing Tonight is:

Anthony Fedorov,

Anwar Robinson,

Constantine Maroulis,

Harold “Bo” Bice,

Nikko Smith,

Scott Savol,

Carrie Underwood,

Nadia Turner,

Vonzell Solomon

274/5/2005American Idol’s Top 9 PerformLast night, AMERICAN IDOL’s Top 10 sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight LIVE who will survive and who will be sent home. The contestant who received the fewest votes will be eliminated from the race for the AMERICAN IDOL title.
263/30/2005It’s Down to the top 9Tonight on AMERICAN IDOL, the Top 10 finalists will perform LIVE for the nation, vying for the AMERICAN IDOL crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week in the competition.

Tonights Theme is: Songs from the 90’s

Performing Tonight is:

Anthony Fedorov,

Anwar Robinson,

Constantine Maroulis,

Harold “Bo” Bice,

Nikko Smith,

Scott Savol,

Carrie Underwood,

Jessica Sierra,

Nadia Turner,

Vonzell Solomon

253/29/2005Top 10 perform liveTuesday & last night, AMERICAN IDOL’s Top 11 sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight LIVE who will survive and who will be sent home. The contestant who received the fewest votes will be eliminated from the race for the AMERICAN IDOL title.
243/24/2005It’s Down To The Top 10AMERICAN IDOL’s Top 11 finalists return for a special live episode to allow for voting to take place again. (A graphics glitch in Tuesday’s show may have caused confusion in the voting process.) The 11 contestants’ performances will be repeated during this LIVE hour. Voting will take place for two hours following the end of the telecast in each time zone. Only these voting results, not Tuesday’s, will determine who will survive another week in the competition and who will go home. Tune in to see who impresses the judges and who buckles under the pressure on Wednesday, March 23

Tonight’s theme is: Billboard top 100 hits

Performing Tonight is:

Anthony Fedorov,

Anwar Robinson,

Constantine Maroulis,

Harold “Bo” Bice,

Nikko Smith,

Scott Savol,

Carrie Underwood,

Jessica Sierra,

Mikalah Gordon,

Nadia Turner,

Vonzell Solomon

233/23/2005Top 11 Finalists Re-VoteAMERICAN IDOL’s Top 11 finalists return for a special live episode to allow for voting to take place again. (A graphics glitch in Tuesday’s show may have caused confusion in the voting process.) The 11 contestants’ performances will be repeated during this LIVE hour. Voting will take place for two hours following the end of the telecast in each time zone. Only these voting results, not Tuesday’s, will determine who will survive another week in the competition and who will go home. Tune in to see who impresses the judges and who buckles under the pressure on Wednesday, March 23

Tonight’s theme is: Billboard top 100 hits

Performing Tonight is:

Anthony Fedorov,

Anwar Robinson,

Constantine Maroulis,

Harold “Bo” Bice,

Nikko Smith,

Scott Savol,

Carrie Underwood,

Jessica Sierra,

Mikalah Gordon,

Nadia Turner,

Vonzell Solomon

223/22/2005American Idol’s Top 11 PerformTonight on AMERICAN IDOL, the Top 11 finalists will perform LIVE for the nation, vying for the AMERICAN IDOL crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week in the competition.

Tonight’s theme is: Billboard top 100 hits

Performing Tonight is:

Anthony Fedorov,

Anwar Robinson,

Constantine Maroulis,

Harold “Bo” Bice,

Nikko Smith,

Scott Savol,

Carrie Underwood,

Jessica Sierra,

Mikalah Gordon,

Nadia Turner,

Vonzell Solomon

213/16/2005One Must Go Home Tonight!Last night, AMERICAN IDOL’s Top 12 sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight LIVE who will survive and who will be sent home. The lowest vote-getter will be the first contestant from the Top 12 eliminated from this season’s race for the AMERICAN IDOL title.
203/15/2005Top 12 Finalists Perform For The First Time!Tonight on AMERICAN IDOL the Top 12 finalists will perform LIVE for the nation, vying for the AMERICAN IDOL crown. In this show, contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week in the competition.

Tonights theme is: 60’s Night

Performing Tonight is:

Anthony Fedorov,

Anwar Robinson,

Constantine Maroulis,

Harold “Bo” Bice,

Nikko Smith,

Scott Savol,

Carrie Underwood,

Jessica Sierra,

Lindsey Cardinale,

Mikalah Gordon,

Nadia Turner,

Vonzell Solomon

193/9/2005Top 12 RevealedThe remaining 16 finalists have performed in hopes of winning America’s votes. Now the viewers have decided who will continue in the competition and who will not. Tonight, four contestants – two males and two females – will go home, leaving America’s Top 12 finalists vying for the AMERICAN IDOL crown. The voting results are revealed on AMERICAN IDOL
183/8/2005Eight Females Perform LiveThe remaining eight contestants will perform LIVE in hopes of winning over America. The choice is up to the viewers as they vote for their favorites after the show.

Performing Tonight is:

Amanda Avila,

Carrie Underwood,

Janay Castine,

Jessica Sierra,

Lindsey Cardinale,

Mikalah Gordon,

Nadia Turner,

Vonzell Solomon

173/7/2005Eight Males Perform LiveEight singers compete in hopes of winning over America, then the viewing audience will vote for their favorites. Who will survive and who will go home?

Performing Tonight is:

Anthony Fedorov,

Anwar Robinson,

Constantine Maroulis,

Harold “Bo” Bice,

Mario Vazquez,

Nikko Smith,

Scott Savol,

Travis Tucker,

163/2/2005Who Has America Chosen To Stay And Who Will Go Home?The Top 20 finalists have performed in hopes of winning America’s votes. Now America has decided who will continue in the competition and who will not. Tonight, four contestants – two males and two females – will go home, leaving 16 finalists vying for the AMERICAN IDOL crown. The voting results are revealed on AMERICAN IDOL
153/1/2005Ten females perform liveThe remaining 10 female contestants will perform LIVE for America in hopes of winning over the viewers. The choice is up to America as they vote for their favorites after the show.

Performing Tonight is:

Amanda Avila,

Aloha Mischeaux,

Carrie Underwood,

Celena Rae Batchelor,

Janay Castine,

Jessica Sierra,

Lindsey Cardinale,

Mikalah Gordon,

Nadia Turner,

Vonzell Solomon

142/28/2005Ten males perform liveTen male singers compete in hopes of winning over America, and then the viewing audience will vote for their favorites.

Performing Tonight is:

Anthony Fedorov,

Anwar Robinson,

Constantine Maroulis,

David Brown,

Harold “Bo” Bice,

Joe Murena, Jr.,

Mario Vazquez,

Nikko Smith,

Scott Savol,

Travis Tucker,

132/23/2005First result show of the seasonThe Top 24 finalists performed for the first time this week and now America has decided who will stay and who will go. Tonight, four contestants – two males and two females – will go home, leaving 20 finalists vying for the AMERICAN IDOL crown. See who America chose to stay on AMERICAN IDOL
122/22/2005The top 12 girls perform liveThe 24 finalists chosen last week continue their quest for the AMERICAN IDOL crown as the Top 12 girls perform live for the first time. The choice is up to America as they vote for their favorites. Who will survive and who will go home?

Performing Tonight is:

Amanda Avila,

Aloha Mischeaux,

Carrie Underwood,

Celena Rae Batchelor,

Janay Castine,

Jessica Sierra,

Lindsey Cardinale,

Melinda Lira,

Mikalah Gordon,

Nadia Turner,

Sarah Mather,

Vonzell Solomon

112/21/2005The top 12 boys perform liveThe 24 finalists chosen last week continue their quest for the AMERICAN IDOL crown as the Top 12 boys perform live for America for the first time. After the show, the audience will vote for their favorites. Who will survive and who will go home? Performing tonight is: Anthony Fedorov,

Anwar Robinson,

Constantine Maroulis,

David Brown,

Harold “Bo” Bice,

Jared Yates,

Joe Murena, Jr.,

Judd Harris,

Mario Vazquez,

Nikko Smith,

Scott Savol,

Travis Tucker,

102/16/2005Auditions continue in Hollywood (4)Contestants chosen from around the nation have endured the pressure and grueling schedule of Hollywood and tonight you will find out who the judges have chosen. They have faced the judges day after day in hopes of securing one of the 24 spots. Tonight, the 12 male and 12 female finalists chosen to compete in the Top 24 will be revealed. Find out tonight, who survives and who goes home on AMERICAN IDOL
92/15/2005Auditions continue in Hollywood (3)Contestants chosen from around the nation have been whittled down as contestants continue to vie for a spot in the Top 24. Watch as contestants endure the grueling schedule, rehearsals and the judges criticism. Who will survive and who will go home?
82/9/2005Hollywood Auditions Continue (2)The AMERICAN IDOL Hollywood auditions continue as the contestants face the toughest audition of their careers. Each contestant hopes to be the next AMERICAN IDOL; however, more go home tonight! The judges continue to narrow the hopefuls down to the top singers, one of whom will be the next AMERICAN IDOL.
72/8/2005American Idol takes the auditions to the next level…Hollywood! (1)AMERICAN IDOL travels to Hollywood with nearly 200 contestants from the seven audition cities, each contestant hoping to be one of the 24 chosen to continue on the show.
62/2/2005San Francisco, California AuditionsContinuing with the auditions for season 4 from San Francisco, California
52/1/2005Cleveland, Ohio & Orlando, Florida AuditionsContinuing the auditions for season 4 from Cleveland, Ohio & Orlando, Florida.
41/26/2005Las Vegas, Nevada AuditionsContinuing with the auditions for season 4 from Las Vegas, Nevada.
31/25/2005New Orleans, Louisiana AuditionsContinuing with the auditions for season 4 from New Orleans, Louisiana
21/19/2005St. Louis, Missouri AuditionsAudtions for season 4 from St. Louis, Missouri
11/18/2005Washington D.C. AuditionsSynopsis: Auditions for season 4 from Washington D.C.

Season 3

EpisodeDateTitleDescription
4511/24/2004Kelly, Ruben & Fantasia: Home for ChristmasPast Idols sing songs from their new solo album releases as well as holiday classics.

Tonight’s theme is: Holiday Classics

Performing Tonight is:

Kelly Clarkson,

Ruben Studdard,

Fantasia Barrino

445/26/2004And The Winner Is…..Live, two-hour season finale, when either Fantasia or Diana takes the crown!

The winner of American Idol season 3 is ….

FANTASIA BARRINO!!!!

435/25/2004Fantasia Barrino vs. Diana DeGarmoRyan will sit down with the judges one on one to learn what they think about this season, and then Diana, Fantasia and Jasmine will sing one song each!
425/23/2004American Idol: The PhenomenonAn overall look at the first three seasons of American Idol!
415/19/2004Now Down To 2The competition is narrowed down to 2 as another contestants hopes & dreams of becomming the next American Idol are crushed as she is voted off the show.
405/18/20043 singLast week America eliminated George Huff, the last male contestant. Now it’s up to the 4 diva’s, Barrino, Degarmo, London, & Trias. They will battle it out for your votes to keep them in the competition.

This Week’s theme is Disco Night.

Preforming Tonight is:

Fantasia Barrino,

Diana DeGarmo,

LaToya London,

Jasmine Trias

395/17/2004The Final 3 2004Ryan will sit down with the judges one on one to learn what they think about this season, and then Diana, Fantasia and Jasmine will sing one song each!
385/12/2004Only 3 Idols remainThe competition is narrowed down to 3 as another contestants hopes & dreams of becomming the next American Idol are crushed as she is voted off the show.
375/11/20044 Idols performLast week America eliminated George Huff, the last male contestant. Now it’s up to the 4 diva’s, Barrino, Degarmo, London, & Trias. They will battle it out for your votes to keep them in the competition. This Week’s theme is Disco Night.
365/5/2004Only 4 remainThe competition is narrowed down to 4 as another contestants hopes & dreams of becomming the next American Idol are crushed as he/she is voted off the show.
355/4/20045 Idols singThe 5 Idols sing to stay in the competition. This weeks theme is BIG BAND NIGHT.
345/3/2004American Idol: The Final Five 2004We get intimate with the final 5 and hear them sing their favorite song from the season so far!
334/28/20046-1=5 is the resultJohns Stevens is the next contestant to leave American Idol.
324/27/20046 performThe 6 remaining Idols sing to stay in the competition. This week’s theme is Latin Music.
314/21/20046 remain – Barry Manilow visitsThe contest is narrowed down to 6 as another contestants hopes & dreams of becoming the next American Idol are crushed as he/she is voted off.
304/20/20047 sing!!The 7 Idols compete to stay in the competition. This week’s theme is: music of Barry Manilow.
294/15/2004Down to 7 (Battle of the Jo(h)n’s)The competition is down to 8 contestants. The theme is Movie Music Night.

Preforming tonight is:

Fantasia Barrino,

Diana DeGarmo,

LaToya London,

John Stevens,

Jasmine Trias,

George Huff,

Jennifer Hudson,

Jon Peter Lewis

284/14/20048 left to competeThe competition is down to 8 contestants. The theme is Movie Music Night.
274/7/2004Tamyra Gray returnsOne more contestants dreams of becoming the American Idol is crushed as he/she is voted off. Also Season 1’s Tamyra Gray preforms her newest song “Raindrops Will Fall.
264/6/2004Elton John themeThe field is narrowed down to 9 as the contestants battle it out hoping to stay in the competition. This weeks theme is:ELTON JOHN.
253/31/200410 – 1 = 9The 10 remaining contestants sing to stay in the competition

Also this weeks theme is Motown

Preforming tonight is:

Fantasia Barrino,

Diana DeGarmo,

Camile Velasco,

LaToya London,

Amy Adams,

John Stevens,

Jasmine Trias,

George Huff,

Jennifer Hudson,

Jon Peter Lewis

243/30/200410 Contestants singOne contestant’s hopes & dreams come to an end as one more is voted off.

K-Lo (Kimberley Locke) returns to preform newest song “8th World Wonder”.

233/24/2004Soon There Will Be 10One contestant’s hopes & dreams come to an end as one more is voted off. K-Lo (Kimberley Locke) returns to preform newest song “8th World Wonder”.
223/23/20041 Down 11 To GoThe remaining 11 contestants battle it out to stay in the competition.
213/17/2004Clay Aiken Returns
203/16/200412 Finalists Have Been Chosen
193/10/2004Wild Card Round (2)These people will be preforming:

* Jennifer Hudson (Group 1)

* Katie Webber (Group 1)

* Marque Lynche (Group 1)

* Matthew Metzger (Group 1)

* Lisa Leuschner (Group 2)

* Jon-Peter Lewis (Group 3)

* Elizabeth Letendre (Group 3)

* Leah Labelle (Group 3)

* Eric Yoder (Group 3)

* Susan Vulaca (Group 4)

* George Huff (Group 4)

* Tiara Purifoy (Group 4)

183/9/2004Wild Card Round (1)
173/3/2004Finally! Finalists!Performing Tonight

Susie Vulaca- Unbreak My Heart

Heather Piccinini- New Attitude

John Preator- That’s What Love Is All About

Tiara Purifoy- I Wanna Dance With Somebody

John Stevens- She’s Always A Woman

Jasmine Trias- Run To You

George Huff- Always & Forever

Lisa Wilson- Come To My Window

163/2/2004Group Four! Then the Wild Card!
153/1/2004Uncut, Uncensored and UntalentedThis special is dedicated to all of the contestants that didn’t make it or were never seen. Included in this show is the now famous William Hung, who did “She Bangs,” now somewhat of a ‘celebrity.’
142/25/2004You! Over here! With the rest of the finalists!The next two people to advance to the top 12 are….

LaTOYA LONDON

and…

AMY ADAMS

132/24/2004I’m Back, Baby!Performing Tonight:

Elizabeth Letendre: I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Eric Yoder: Still Of the Night

Amy Adams: Power of Love

Jon Peter Lewis: Tiny Dancer

Charly Lowry: Chain of Fools

Jonah Moananu:

Leah Labelle: I Have Nothing

Latoya London: All By Myself

122/18/2004The Final Decision…But The Right One?The second two people to move on to the final group of 12 are…

Camile Velasco

&

Matthew Rogers

112/17/2004Sing Again!Performing Tonight

Jesus Roman- Back At One

Lisa Leuschner- Sweet Thing

Kara Master- I’m Outta Love

Briana Ramirez-Rial- Don’ t Know Why

Matthew Rogers- What You Won’t Do for Love

Noel Roman- This I Promise You

Marisa Joy- Some Kind of Wonderful

Camile Velasco- One Last Cry

102/11/2004Two Will Be Happy. Six Will Be Sad. Lots Will Be Watching.The first two people to move on to the final group of 12 are…

Diana DeGarmo!

&

Fantasia Barrino!

92/10/2004Sing!THESE 8 PEOPLE COMPETE FOR A 2 PERSON SPOT IN THE FINAL GROUP OF 12! Who will win it..?

Performing:

1) Diana Degarmo – I’ve Got the Music In Me

2) Marque Lynch – The Wind Beneath My Wings

3) Ashley Thomas – Crazy

4) Katie Webber – Orange Colored Sky

5) Erskine Walcott – Open Arms

6) Jennifer Hudson – Imagine

7) Matthew Metzger – Walkin’ In Memphis

8) Fantasia Barrino – Something to Talk About

82/4/200487 – People Not Good Enough = 32 Finalists!One again, the margin of finalists is getting smaller, now narrowed down from 87 to 32. After many forgotten words (again) by both the guys and girls groups, the top 32 doesn’t look all that impressive…or does it?
72/3/2004You’re Going to Hollywood! (For a Little Bit, At Least.)Now it’s time for those 117 finalists to show their stuff, but not literally. After some bad lyrics to made up songs, MANY MANY MANY forgotten lyrics, and goofiness, the finalists are trimmed down to 87, as the search for the American Idol 2004 begins!
62/2/2004The Road is to Hollywood! (Is Paved with Broken Dreams. And Asphalt.)Today’s show is about the lost contestants that auditioned, but we never got to see…some pretty bad ones, i’m glad that we didn’t see them at first…Ouch!
51/28/2004Mokolokilikilanilaki! It’s Hawai’i!The contestants are now in Hawaii, battling it out for the trip to Hollywood. People from all over the country come to Hawaii to see if they’ve got it, but for most people, it turns out they don’t.
41/27/2004Finally! A Show About California!Once again, hopefuls compete in Los Angeles and San Francisco to be the next American Idol. Not much else to say…the talent was not there.
31/21/2004Night Three!Embarassment in Houston. Only 13 people out of the thousands that auditioned made it. Wow…
21/20/2004The Journey Continues!The auditions continue as the judges move on to Atlanta. And just when they think it couldnt get any worse, well…..it does
11/19/2004First Show, First RecapIn The Beginning of the Journey on AI3, we start out in New York city, where contestants start to compete…most fail, but 29 make it to the next round!

Season 2

EpisodeDateTitleDescription
395/21/2003I Bet It’ll Be Ruben! Or Clay!The Top 3 become the Top 2, but who is in the finale and who has sung for the last time? Find out live.
385/20/2003Clay v. RubenThe final three battle it out to get America’s vote for a trip to the Finale and a chance to become the next American Idol.
375/19/2003Let’s learn about Ruben and Clay!This episode contained interviews with the judges, and Clay & Ruben, plus audience questions. A look back at how it all started was included and at the very end. Then it’s time for a coin flip. Ruben calls heads, it comes up tails and Clay elects to go second. Ruben chooses to go with the wind and defend the south end zone. Coming up next, the opening kickoff!
365/14/2003Soon, There Will Be Two. Very Soon, In Fact.All four get to go home, but who won’t be coming back to compete in the Top 3? Find out gets eliminated live.
355/13/2003Trifecta!The Top 4 go two rounds each in hopes to win America’s vote. Robin Gibb guest judges.
345/7/2003Want To See A Magic Trick? Tonight Somebody Will Disappear!The Top 5 gets cut to the Top 4 with shocking results. Who gets sent home? Find out live.
335/6/2003The Final Four Is A Trademarked Term, So I Won’t Use It As A Cliched Title.It’s down to the Top 5 and each contestant has two chances to win America over. Neil Sedaka guest judges.
324/30/2003Five Minus One Equals Four. (And Other Simple Math)Another contestant leaves making it just 5.
314/29/2003And Then There Were Five (A Title That Can Be Used With Any Number)6 have left and 6 remain, all singing for America’s votes. Diane Warren guest judges.
304/23/2003Six To The Five On A To The IRyan recaps the season so far and interviews the remaining six contestants.
294/21/2003Six Of One, Half Dozen Of Another.One more is going home. Find out who Live.
284/21/2003American Idol Special: Halfway HomeRyan recaps the season so far and interviews the remaining six contestants.
274/16/2003One Will Go. Six Will Remain. A Recap Will Be Written. You Will Laugh At Least Once.The top seven battle it out once again. Smokey Robinson guest judges.
264/15/2003(Insert Clever Headline Here)Another person leaves the competition. But who will it be?
254/9/2003Eight Minus One is SevenAnother person leaves the competition. But who will it be?
244/8/2003The Hits!Ryan reveals the results, and a surprise twist at the end.
234/2/2003Not The Final Countdown!It’s Top 9 week but only 8 perform. Someone has been disqualified. Find out who. Also, Verdine White Guest Judges.
224/1/2003You Kids Be Good!One more is eliminated from the competition. Who will it be this week?
213/26/2003Ten Will Become NineTop 10 perform. Olivia Newton-John Guest Judges
203/25/200310, 9, 8… Ah, You Know How The Rest GoesOne more gets eliminated leaving just 10 left
193/19/2003One More Shall Fall
183/18/2003Eleven Man BandTop 11 sing for your votes.
173/12/2003The First One Bites The Dust!One contestant must leave.
163/11/2003The Clean DozenThe top 12 battle it out for the first time in front of a live audience. Also for the first time ever a Celebrity Judge appears.
153/5/2003I Need Results, Not Excuses!
143/4/2003Wild!
132/26/2003Two By Two They March To The FinalsTwo more move on to the Top Ten. Also, those contestants who will be performing in the “wild card” show were announced in this episode. Simon Cowell also promised a twist coming in the “wild card” show, which he claims will be better than the “twist” in the final episode of Joe Millionaire.
122/25/2003Last Batch
112/19/2003American Idol: The Good, The Bad and The UglyRyan recaps the best and worst of the season so far.
102/19/2003Get ready to see two happy people. And six unhappy ones.
92/18/2003Eight more will come before us…Performers tonight include:

Equoia Coleman

George Trice

Jordan Segundo

Kimberly Kelsey

Louis Gazzara

Rickey Smith

Samantha Cohen

Vanessa Olivarez

Watch Feb. 19th to see who moves on!

82/12/2003Oh, Who Will It Be?!Ruben Studdard & Kimberley Locke are moving on to the final 10!
72/11/2003Here We Go AgainPerformers tonight are:

Clay Aiken

Candice Coleman

Rebecca Bond

Jacob John

Hadas

Ruben Studdard

Kimberley Locke

Jennifer Fuentes

62/5/2003Two to TangoThe 2 that got voted to the final 10 are Charles Grigsby & Julia DeMato!
52/4/2003Eight is Enough!Performers tonight are:

Bettis Richardson

Charles Grigsby

J.D. Adams

Julia DeMato

Kimberly Caldwell

Lashundra Cobbins

Meosha Denton

Patrick Forton

41/29/2003Cut ‘Em UpHere is the list of the 32 semi-finalist:

Ashley Hartman

Bettis Richardson

Candice Coleman

Charles Grigsby

Chip Days

Clay Aiken

Corey Clark

Equoia Coleman

Frenchie Davis

George Trice

Hadass Halev

Jacob Smalley

J.D. Adams

Jennifer Fuetes

Jordan Segundo

Joshua Gracin

Julia DeMato

Kimberly Caldwell

Kimberly Kelsey

Kimberley Locke

Lashundra Cobbins

Louis Gazzara

Meosha Denton

Nasheka Siddall

Patrick Fortson

Patrick Lake

Rebecca Bond

Rickey Smith

Ruben Studdard

Samantha Cohen

Sylvia Chibilti

Vanessa Olivarez

Just think, 1 of these is our American Idol!

31/28/2003One Last BatchIt’s Beaver Time!!!! Lol! The audition stops & # of people going to Hollywood are:

6,500 in Atlanta with 46 going to Hollywood

5,000 in Nashville with 30 going to Hollywood

WE’RE GOING TO HOLLYWOOD!!!!!!!!

21/22/2003Part DeuxThe audtion stops & # of people going to Hollywood are:

11,000 in LA with 45 going to Hollywood

6,000 in Detroit with 22 going to Hollywood

11/21/2003Start It Up!The audition stops for this episode & the number of people there & the number of people going to Hollywood are:9,000 in New York with 35 going to Hollywood

6,000 in Miami with 20 going to Hollywood

6,000 in Austin with 36 going to Hollywood

Season 1

EpisodeDateTitleDescription
259/4/2002EL FINALE!The episode begins as usual, with the whole thing starting. They go behind the scenes for the first hour and the final 10 come back, sing for about half an hour, and then the question on everyone’s mind since the series began, who is the american idol?

And the winner is…

249/3/2002Showdown!Kelly vs. Justin who will win?
238/28/2002Two MoreLast night, the Top 3 finalists performed two songs. Tonight, the show is live and the votes are in. Who will sing again next week and who will go home? The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition. Another dream is about to end. Find out who America voted for to battle it out in next week’s showdown.
228/27/2002Three Do TwoTonight the Top 3 will each perform two songs live for the nation, vying for the American Idol title. The contestants will give it their all in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving one last week. Who will play it safe and who will take the big risk? Their fate rests in your hands.

Tonight the contestants sing a song of their choice and a song the judges picked for them. Performing tonight are Justin Guarini, Kelly Clarkson, and Nikki McKibbin.

218/21/2002What? Who? You’re Sure now?Last night, the Top 4 finalists performed two hits from the 80’s and 90’s. Tonight, the show is live and the votes are in. Who will sing again next week and who will be sent home? The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition. Another dream is about to end. Find out who America voted for.
208/20/2002Two for Each OneTonight the Top 4 will perform two songs live for the nation, vying for the American Idol title. The contestants will give it their all in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week. Who will play it safe and who will take the big risk? Their fate rests in your hands.

Tonight’s theme is the 80’s and 90’s. Performing tonight are Tamyra Gray, Justin Guarini, Kelly Clarkson, and Nikki McKibbin.

198/14/2002RJ is Short for “Really Gone”Last night, the Top 5 finalists performed love songs. Tonight, the show is live and the votes are in. Who will sing again next week and who will be sent home? The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition. Another dream is about to end. Find out who America voted for.
188/13/2002Five Alive (And An Assortment Of Other Bad Puns)Tonight the Top 5 will perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol title. The contestants will give it their all in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week. Who will play it safe and who will take the big risk? Their fate rests in your hands.

Tonight’s theme is love songs. Performing tonight are Tamyra Gray, Justin Guarini, Kelly Clarkson, Nikki McKibbin, and R.J. Helton.

178/7/2002Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!Last night, the Top 6 finalists performed hits from the Big Band era. Tonight, the show is live and the votes are in. Who will sing again next week and who will be sent home? The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition. Another dream is about to end. Find out who America voted for.
168/6/2002Jump, Jive and Fail!Tonight the Top 6 will perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol title. The contestants will give it their all in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week. Who will play it safe and who will take the big risk? Their fate rests in your hands.

Tonight’s theme is Big Band. Performing tonight are Tamyra Gray, Justin Guarini, Kelly Clarkson, Christina Christian, Nikki McKibbin, and R.J. Helton.

157/31/2002Ryan-ara!Last night, the Top 7 finalists performed hits from the 70’s. Tonight, the show is live and the votes are in. Who will sing again next week and who will be sent home? The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition. Another dream is about to end. Find out who America voted for.
147/30/2002The Big Time!Tonight the Top 7 will perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol title. The contestants will give it their all in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week. Who will play it safe and who will take the big risk? Their fate rests in your hands.

Tonight’s theme is the 1970’s. Performing tonight are Tamyra Gray, Ryan Starr, Justin Guarini, Kelly Clarkson, Christina Christian, Nikki McKibbin, and R.J. Helton.

137/24/2002Clash of the Titanic EgosLast night, the Top 8 finalists performed hits from the 60’s. Tonight, the show is live and the votes are in. Who will sing again next week and who will be sent home? The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition. Another dream is about to end. Find out who America voted for.
127/23/2002Pride Goeth Before The ‘FroTonight the Top 8 will perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol title. The contestants will give it their all in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week. Who will play it safe and who will take the big risk? Their fate rests in your hands.

Tonight’s theme is the 1960’s. Performing tonight are Tamyra Gray, Ryan Starr, Justin Guarini, Kelly Clarkson, A.J. Gil, Christina Christian, Nikki McKibbin, and R.J. Helton.

117/16/2002Top 10 ResultsLive in Hollywood! They have a new set, full orchestral arrangements, and a live studio audience. The theme is Motown and performing tonight are Ryan Starr, R.J. Helton, Nikki McKibbin, Ejay Day, Tamyra Gray, Justin Guarini, Jim Verraros, Kelly Clarkson, A.J. Gil, and Christina Cristian.
107/17/2002The Live Album!Last night American Idol rocked to Motown. The Top 10 finalists gave it their all. But tonight two dreams are about to come to an end. Two contestants with the lowest number of votes will be eliminated. Find out who America voted for.
97/10/2002Wild!10,000 auditioned… 121 made it to Hollywood… 30 sang for your vote and 9 are through to the next round. Tonight 5 Wild Cards return to sing again for the judges to decide LIVE which one will complete the Final 10. Tonight on American Idol, who will it be?
87/3/2002Judge Fight!The show is live and the votes are in! The final choices are revealed as the last three contestants advance to the Final 10. Watch to see who moves one step closer to becoming the American Idol.
77/2/2002The Bad, The Even Worse and The UglyThey sing. You vote. You decide. Brian Dunkleman and Ryan Seacrest host as Group Three performs for America. The fate of the last 10 hopefuls rests in America’s hands as only the Top 3 contestants move on. Performing tonight are R.J. Helton, Kristin Holt, Mark Scott, Nikki McKibbin, Chris Badono, Melanie Sanders, Ejay Day, Tanesha Ross, Khaleef Chiles, and Christina Cristian.
66/26/2002Six PackThe show is live and the votes are in! Three more contestants will advance to the Final 10. Watch to see who moves one step closer to becoming the American Idol.
56/25/2002Army Of The MediocreThey sing. You vote. You decide. Brian Dunkleman and Ryan Seacrest host as Group Two performs for America. The fate of the 10 hopefuls rests in America’s hands as only the Top 3 contestants move on. Performing tonight are Alexis Lopez, Gil Sinuet, Angela Peel, A.J. Gil, Tenia Taylor, Alexandra Bachelier, Jazmin Lowery, Jamar, Kelly Clarkson, and Justin Guarini.
46/19/2002Dewey Defeats Truman!The show is live and the votes are in! America will see which 3 contestants they voted for will move on to the final 10.
36/18/2002No Way Jim Moves On After That Performance. Right, Simon? Simon?They sing. You vote. You decide. Brian Dunkleman and Ryan Seacrest host as group one performs for America. The fate of the 10 hopefuls rests in America’s hands as only the Top 3 contestants move on. Performing tonight are Tamyra Gray, Jim Verraros, Adriel Herrera, Rodesia Eaves, Natalie Burge, Brad Estrin, Ryan Starr, Justinn Waddell, Kelli Glover, and Christopher Aaron.
26/12/2002Hollywood WeekAfter going through their first round, things start to heat up when the competion gets harder. Now the contestants have to learn routines, and sing/dance in groups of threes and fours. The judges will pick which ones in the group stay. They had to learn these routines in a couple of nights, sacrificing their resting time. There was no time to relax, they had to stay focused. Many were stressed, and forgot their lines, and didn’t know what to do. This narrows the search down to fewer people.
16/11/2002AuditionsA humorous debut for this hit reality show series. It showed three judges, which were Randy,Paula, and Simon, getting starting to search for the next American Idol. They went to different cities, in each one picking 30 to move on to the next round.Faced with some that were great preformers, or the most talentless people you’ve ever seen. In the end thouh, successfully they found over a 100 people for the next round.

Season 0

EpisodeDateTitleDescription
11 Adam Lambert Performances
10 Uncut, Uncensored Talent
9 Phenomenom Special
8 Final Five Special
75/4/2005Primetime: Fallen IdolDid Corey Clark have an inappropriate relationship with American Idol judge, Paula Abdul? Interviews and recorded telephone conversations are the focus of this investigative report.
69/23/2002Idols In Vegas
511/25/2003American Idol: Christmas Songs
44/21/2003American Idol Special: Halfway HomeRyan recaps the season so far and interviews the remaining six contestants.
3 Where Are They NowA Fox special presentation that follows up with last season’s finalists and asks, Where Are They Now?
22/19/2003The Good, The Bad and the UglyA special presentation featuring great singers who didn’t quite make it as well as some of the best of the worst Idol hopefuls.
15/19/2005American Idol Presents The World’s Worst AuditionsFOX unveils an original, all-new special featuring highlights and low-lights of the global phenomenon that is AMERICAN IDOL. The producers have traveled far and wide to bring you some of the funniest, most outrageous and just plain awful IDOL auditions from around the world on AMERICAN IDOL PRESENTS THE WORLD’S WORST AUDITIONS.

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