Original Series
Studio: ABC

“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

Episode Date Title Description
24 4/7/2016 Finale, Part 2
23 4/6/2016 Finale, Part 1
22 4/5/2016 American Dream
21 3/31/2016 Episode 21
20 3/24/2016 Episode 20
19 3/17/2016 Top 5 Perform
18 3/10/2016 Top 6 Perform As 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.
17 3/3/2016 Episode 17
16 2/25/2016 Top 10 Revealed and Perform The 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.
15 2/24/2016 Wildcard Night: Judges Pick After 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.
14 2/18/2016 Showcase #4: Judges Vote Idol 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.
13 2/17/2016 Showcase #3: 2nd 12 Performances The remaining 12 of the Top 24 get their chance to shine as they perform for the judges’ votes.
12 2/11/2016 Showcase #2: Judges Vote Favorite 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.
11 2/10/2016 Showcase #1: 1st 12 Performances The 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.
10 2/4/2016 Hollywood Round #4 The 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.
9 2/3/2016 Hollywood Round #3 Hollywood week continues and the contestants are put to the test. Who will come out on top?
8 1/28/2016 Hollywood Round #2 The contestants press on to show the judges what they’ve got as Hollywood Week continues.
7 1/27/2016 Hollywood Round #1 The 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.
6 1/21/2016 Auditions #6 Hopefuls perform for the judges in Atlanta, Philadelphia and San Francisco.
5 1/20/2016 Auditions #5 Hopefuls audition for the judges in Atlanta, Little Rock, Ark., Philadelphia and San Francisco.
4 1/14/2016 Auditions #4 Ryan, Jennifer, Keith, and Harry search the country for the most talented vocalists as the auditions continue in Denver and Little Rock, Ark.
3 1/13/2016 Auditions #3 Ryan and the judges continue their search for talent as auditions continue in Philadelphia.
2 1/7/2016 Auditions #2
1 1/6/2016 Auditions #1

Season 14

Episode Date Title Description
30 5/14/2015 Finale A night of featured performances climaxes with the revelation of this year’s American Idol winner.
29 5/13/2015 Top 2 Perform The final performance show of the season gives America one last chance to vote for the winner.
28 5/6/2015 Top 3 Perform The result of last week’s vote and the Top 3 perform.
27 4/29/2015 Top 4 Perform The result of last week’s vote and the Top 4 perform.
26 4/22/2015 Top 5 Perform The result of last week’s vote and the Top 5 perform.
25 4/15/2015 Top 6 Perform The result of last week’s vote and the Top 6 perform.
24 4/8/2015 Top 7 Perform The result of last week’s vote and the Top 7 perform.
23 4/1/2015 Top 8 Perform The result of last week’s vote and the Top 8 perform.
22 3/25/2015 Top 9 Perform The result of last week’s vote and the Top 9 perform.
21 3/19/2015 Top 10 Perform The results of last week’s vote and the Top 10 perform.
20 3/12/2015 Top 12 Perform The Top 12 perform for America’s votes.
19 3/11/2015 Top 12 Revealed The 16 remaining contestants are whittled down to the Top 12 finalists.
18 3/5/2015 Top 8 Boys Perform The result of last week’s vote and the Top 8 Boys perform.
17 3/4/2015 Top 8 Girls Perform The result of last week’s vote and the Top 8 Girls perform.
16 2/26/2015 Top 12 Girls Perform The top 12 girls perform in hope of earning America’s votes.
15 2/25/2015 Top 12 Boys Perform The top 12 guys perform in hope of winning America’s votes.
14 2/19/2015 Showcase No. 2 The final performances take place at the House of Blues; the judges finish selecting the top 24 contestants.
13 2/18/2015 Showcase No. 1 The contestants perform in a showcase at the House of Blues; some of the contestants learn their fate.
12 2/12/2015 Hollywood Week #4 Hollywood Week continues and the Top 48 singers are revealed.
11 2/11/2015 Hollywood Week #3 Hollywood Week continues as the contestants perform solos.
10 2/5/2015 Hollywood Week #2 Hollywood Week continues.
9 2/4/2015 Hollywood Week #1 Hollywood Week opens with the singers forming lines of 10 and performing for the judges.
8 1/29/2015 Auditions #8 The auditions continue.
7 1/28/2015 Auditions #7 The auditions continue.
6 1/22/2015 Auditions No. 6 The auditions continue as more vocalists try to impress the judges in hope of making it to the next round.
5 1/21/2015 Auditions No. 5 Another round of vocalists audition for the judges in hope of making it to the next round.
4 1/15/2015 Auditions No. 4 Vocalists in New York — the hometown of judge Jennifer Lopez — audition in hope of making it to the next round; guest judge Adam Lambert.
3 1/14/2015 Auditions No. 3 Vocalists in Kansas City, Mo., audition for the judges in hope of making it to the next round.
2 1/8/2015 Auditions No. 2 Hopefuls try to impress the judges as auditions continue.
1 1/7/2015 Auditions #1

Season 13

Episode Date Title Description
39 5/21/2014 Winner Chosen The top finalists reunite; the winner is revealed.
38 5/20/2014 Two Finalists Compete The top two finalists perform.
37 5/15/2014 Results Show (top 3) (30 minutes)
36 5/14/2014 3 Finalists Compete In the 500th episode, the top three finalists perform.
35 5/8/2014 Results Show (top 4) (30 minutes)
34 5/7/2014 4 Finalists Perform The four remaining finalists perform.
33 5/1/2014 Results Show (top 5) (30 minutes)
32 4/30/2014 5 Finalists Perform The top five finalists perform for the judges.
31 4/24/2014 Results Show (top 5) (30 minutes)
30 4/23/2014 Top 6 Finalists Perform Six finalists perform for the judges.
29 4/17/2014 Results Show (top 6) (30 minutes)
28 4/16/2014 Finalists Perform The finalists perform for the judges.
27 4/10/2014 Results Show (top 7) (30 minutes)
26 4/9/2014 Finalists Perform The top finalists perform for the judges.
25 4/3/2014 Results Show One contestant is voted off.
24 4/2/2014 Finalists Perform The top finalists perform for the judges.
23 3/27/2014 Results Show Contestants face elimination.
22 3/26/2014 Finalists Perform The finalists perform.
21 3/20/2014 Results Show Contestants face elimination.
20 3/19/2014 10 Finalists Perform The top 10 finalists perform.
19 3/13/2014 Results Show The contestants face elimination.
18 3/12/2014 11 Finalists Perform Eleven finalists perform.
17 3/6/2014 Results Show The contestants face elimination.
16 3/5/2014 12 Finalists Perform The dozen remaining finalists perform.
15 2/27/2014 Results Show The singers face elimination.
14 2/26/2014 13 Finalists Perform The 13 finalists perform.
13 2/20/2014 Results Show The top 13 finalists are revealed.
12 2/19/2014 15 Boys Perform The male singers perform.
11 2/18/2014 15 Girls Perform Fifteen female singers perform.
10 2/13/2014 Hollywood Round, Week No. 3 Following more performances, the top semifinalists are announced.
9 2/12/2014 Hollywood Round, Week No. 2 Group and solo performances in Los Angeles.
8 2/6/2014 Hollywood Round, Week No. 1 Solo and group performances in Los Angeles.
7 2/5/2014 Hollywood or Home Round Upon their arrival in Hollywood, the contestants must perform for the judges; contestants who don’t make the cut are sent back home.
6 1/30/2014 Auditions No. 6 Hopefuls audition in Omaha, Neb.
5 1/29/2014 Auditions No. 5 Hopefuls audition in Salt Lake City.
4 1/23/2014 Auditions No. 4 Hopefuls perform for the judges.
3 1/22/2014 Auditions No. 3 Hopefuls perform for the judges.
2 1/16/2014 Auditions No. 2 Hopefuls perform for the judges.
1 1/15/2014 Episode 1

Season 12

Episode Date Title Description
37 5/16/2013 Winner Announced
36 5/15/2013 Two Finalists Compete
35 5/9/2013 Results Show The top 2 finalists are determined. Lauren Alaina performs; Alicia Keys performs.
34 5/8/2013 Finalists Compete Each finalist performs a song chosen by Jimmy Iovine, the judges and the producers. Highlights also shown from their hometown visits.
33 5/2/2013 Results Show The contestants face elimination. David Cook performs; will.i.am peforms; Harry Connick Jr. performs.
32 5/1/2013 Finalists Compete The top 4 finalists performs a hit song of 2013 and a song from the Great American Songbook standards.
31 4/25/2013 Results Show The contestants face elimination. Stefano Langone performs; Lee DeWyze performs.
30 4/24/2013 Finalists Compete The top 4 finalists perform Contestant’s Choice and One-Hit Wonders.
29 4/18/2013 Results Show The contestants face elimination. Clay Aiken performs; Fantasia Barrino performs.
28 4/17/2013 Finalists Compete The top 5 perform songs from the Year They Were Born and songs by Divas.
27 4/11/2013 Results Show The finalists face elimination; Scotty McCreery performs; Kelly Clarkson performs.
26 4/10/2013 Finalists Compete The top 6 finalists perform songs by Burt Bacharach & Hal David and Songs They Wish They’d Written.
25 4/4/2013 Results Show The contestants face elimination. Carrie Underwood performs; Casey James performs.
24 4/3/2013 Finalists Compete The top 7 finalists perform classic rock songs.
23 3/28/2013 Results Show The contestants face elimination. Colton Dixon performs; OneRepublic featuring Katharine McPhee performs; Keith Urban performs.
22 3/27/2013 Top 8 Perform The finalists perform music from Detroit, particularly from the Motown era, for the judges. Smokey Robinson mentors the contestants.
21 3/21/2013 Results Show
20 3/20/2013 Finalists Compete The top nine take on songs from The Beatles (John Lennon/Paul McCartney Songbook).
19 3/14/2013 Top 10 Results Show
18 3/13/2013 Top 10 Perform — Live The top 10 finalists perform songs that have been performed by previous Idols.
17 3/7/2013 Finalists Announced
16 3/6/2013 2nd 10 Semifinalists Perform – LIVE Ten more singers perform.
15 3/5/2013 1st 10 Semifinalists Perform – LIVE Ten singers perform in Las Vegas.
14 2/28/2013 Semifinalist Round, Part 4 — Guys Perform Ten male semifinalists perform in Las Vegas
13 2/27/2013 Semifinalist Round, Part 3 — Girls Perform Ten female semifinalists perform in Las Vegas.
12 2/21/2013 Semifinalist Round, Part 2 — Guys Perform Ten male semifinalists perform in Las Vegas.
11 2/20/2013 Semifinalist Round, Part 1 — Girls Perform Ten female semifinalists perform in Las Vegas.
10 2/14/2013 Hollywood Round, Part 4 In 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.
9 2/13/2013 Hollywood Round, Part 3 The ultimate singing stage test resumes in Hollywood as the contestants vie for a coveted spot in the semifinals.
8 2/7/2013 Hollywood Round, Part 2 The 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.
7 2/6/2013 Hollywood Round, Part 1 The 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.
6 1/31/2013 Oklahoma City, OK Auditions Hopefuls perform for the judges in Oklahoma City.
5 1/30/2013 San Antonio, TX & Los Angeles, CA Auditions Hopefuls perform for the judges in San Antonio, TX & Los Angeles, CA.
4 1/24/2013 Baton Rouge, LA Auditions Hopefuls perform for the judges in Baton Rouge.
3 1/23/2013 Charlotte, NC Auditions Hopefuls perform for the judges in Charlotte.
2 1/17/2013 Chicago, IL Auditions Hopefuls perform for the judges in Chicago..
1 1/16/2013 New York City, NY Auditions Hopefuls perform for the judges in New York.

Season 11

Episode Date Title Description
40 5/23/2012 Grand Finale The 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.
39 5/22/2012 Final Performance Round The 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.
38 5/17/2012 Finalists Results A singer is eliminated in a results show. Lisa Marie Presley and Adam Lambert perform.
37 5/16/2012 Finalists Compete The 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.
36 5/10/2012 1 of 4 Voted Off A finalist is eliminated in a results show. Jennifer Lopez and David Cook perform.
35 5/9/2012 4 Finalists Compete The singers perform. The theme is “California Dreamin’.
34 5/3/2012 1 of 5 Voted Off One singer is eliminated. Performing: Carrie Underwood and Coldplay.
33 5/2/2012 5 Finalists Compete The singers perform. The theme is British music.
32 4/26/2012 1 of 6 Voted Off One singer is eliminated. Performing: Katy Perry; the Queen Extravaganza (the official touring Queen tribute group); and Stefano Langone.
31 4/25/2012 6 Finalists Compete The singers perform in a Queen-theme episode. Appearing: Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor.
30 4/19/2012 1 of 7 Voted Off One singer is eliminated in a results episode. The performers are LMFAO and Kris Allen.
29 4/18/2012 7 Finalists Compete The singers perform a current song and a classic soul tune.
28 4/12/2012 1 of 7 Voted Off One singer is eliminated in a results installment. Performing: Jennifer Hudson; Ne-Yo; James Durbin.
27 4/11/2012 7 Finalists Compete The singers perform.
26 4/5/2012 1 of 8 Voted Off One 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”.
25 4/4/2012 8 Finalists Compete The finalists perform songs from the 1980s.
24 3/29/2012 1 of 9 Voted Off A finalist is eliminated in a results episode. Performing: Nicki Minaj and Scotty McCreery.
23 3/28/2012 9 Finalists Compete The finalists perform songs by their own idols.
22 3/22/2012 1 of 10 Voted off One singer is voted off in a results installment. Guest performers are Lana Del Rey and Haley Reinhart.
21 3/21/2012 10 Finalists Compete The finalists perform.
20 3/15/2012 1 of 11 Voted Off One singer is cut from the competition in a results episode. Daughtry perform.
19 3/14/2012 11 Finalists Compete Season 11’s finalists must bring it and sing it in a performance edition.
18 3/8/2012 1 of 13 Voted Off One finalist is eliminated in a results episode. The performers are Mary J. Blige and Lauren Alaina.
17 3/7/2012 13 Finalists Compete Season 11’s finalists perform songs by Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston. Mary J. Blige is the mentor.
16 3/1/2012 Finalists Chosen Finalists are revealed. Also: The judges add their wild-card choices to the final group.
15 2/29/2012 Semifinalist Girls Perform The female semifinalists perform.
14 2/28/2012 Semifinalist Boys Perform The male semifinalists perform. Viewer voting begins.
13 2/23/2012 Final Judgment, Part 2 The judges unveil the remaining semifinalists.
12 2/22/2012 Final Judgment, Part 1 The 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.
11 2/16/2012 Performance Challenge A performance round is held in Las Vegas.
10 2/15/2012 Hollywood Round, Part 3 Contestants 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
9 2/9/2012 Hollywood Round, Part 2 The Hollywood Round continues as Randy, Jennifer and Steven narrow down the contestants after listening to the Group Round Performances.
8 2/8/2012 Hollywood Round, Part 1 The Hollywood Round begins as Randy, Jennifer and Steven narrow down the auditioncontestants to see who may get a semifinal spot.
7 2/2/2012 Auditions No. 7: St. Louis In 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.
6 2/1/2012 Auditions No. 6: Portland The auditions continue on the new season of American Idol, as the judges travel to Portland, OR in search for the next singing superstar.
5 1/26/2012 Auditions No. 5: Galveston The 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.
4 1/25/2012 Auditions No. 4: Aspen More 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.
3 1/22/2012 Auditions No. 3: San Diego The 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.
2 1/19/2012 Auditions No. 2: Pittsburgh The 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.
1 1/18/2012 Auditions No. 1: Savannah Television’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

Episode Date Title Description
39 5/25/2011 Winner Announced The top-13 finalists reunite on stage; the winner is announced.
38 5/24/2011 2 Finalists Compete 2 Finalists Compete
37 5/19/2011 One of Three Voted Off One of Three Voted Off
36 5/18/2011 3 Finalists Compete 3 Finalists Compete
35 5/12/2011 One of Four Voted Off A finalist is sent home; premiere of the video for Steven Tyler’s “(It) Feels so Good”; Jordin Sparks performs.
34 5/11/2011 4 Finalists Compete The remaining contestants perform the songs of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; Lady Gaga mentors the finalists.
33 5/5/2011 One of Five Voted Off One of the Top 5 contestants is voted off. Performers are Jennifer Lopez, rapper Pitbull and country group Lady Antebellum.
32 5/4/2011 5 Finalists Compete Five singers perform one current song and one from the 1960s.
31 4/28/2011 One of Six Voted Off A contestant is eliminated; performances by Crystal Bowersox and Bruno Mars.
30 4/27/2011 6 Finalists Compete The six remaining contestants perform the songs of Carole King.
29 4/21/2011 One of Seven Voted Off A contestant is eliminated; David Cook performs; Katy Perry performs.
28 4/20/2011 7 Finalists Compete The remaining contestants perform songs from the 21st century.
27 4/14/2011 One of Eight Voted Off A contestant is eliminated; Rihanna performs; Kelly Clarkson and Jason Aldean perform.
26 4/13/2011 8 Finalists Compete The eight remaining contestants perform songs from movies.
24 4/6/2011 9 Finalists Compete The contestants perform songs from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, accompanied by guitarist Jeff Beck.
23 3/31/2011 Two of 11 Voted Off Two contestants are eliminated; performances by will.i.am, Jamie Foxx and Fantasia.
22 3/30/2011 11 Finalists Compete Again The finalists perform the songs of Elton John.
21 3/24/2011 One of 11 Voted Off One of the finalists is eliminated in a results edition. Stevie Wonder, Season 3 finalist Jennifer Hudson and country duo Sugarland perform. Appearing: Hulk Hogan.
20 3/23/2011 11 Finalists Compete The finalists perform Motown songs.
19 3/17/2011 One Voted Off One singer is eliminated in a results edition. The Black Eyed Peas and Lee DeWyze perform.
18 3/16/2011 12 Finalists Compete The 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.

17 3/10/2011 One Voted Off The 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.
16 3/9/2011 Finalists Compete Casey 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?
15 3/3/2011 Finalists Chosen The 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.
14 3/2/2011 Top 12 Girls Perform The 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?
13 3/1/2011 Top 12 Boys Perform The 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?
12 2/24/2011 Top 24 Chosen The 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.
11 2/23/2011 Hollywood Round, Part 4 The 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.
10 2/17/2011 Hollywood Round, Part 3 Now 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.
9 2/16/2011 Hollywood Round, Part 2 It 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.
8 2/10/2011 Hollywood Round: Part 1 With 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?
7 2/9/2011 Auditions No. 7: San Francisco, CA The 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.
6 2/3/2011 Auditions No. 6: Los Angeles Well, 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?
5 2/2/2011 Auditions No. 5: Austin Before 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?
4 1/27/2011 Auditions No. 4: Nashville The auditions continue from Nashville, TN on the new season of American Idol as the judges continue their quest to find the next singing superstar.
3 1/26/2011 Auditions No. 3: Milwaukee The 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?
2 1/20/2011 Auditions No. 2: New Orleans As 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….
1 1/19/2011 Auditions No. 1: New York/New Jersey The talent contest opens Season 10 with auditions in New York and New Jersey.

Season 9

Episode Date Title Description
43 5/26/2010 Winner Announced And the Winner IS……………..
42 5/25/2010 Top 2 Finalists Perform The 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!
41 5/19/2010 1 of 3 Voted Off The three remaining finalists find out who is safe making it to the finale and who will be sent home live
40 5/18/2010 Top 3 Finalists Perform The 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

39 5/12/2010 1 of 4 Voted Off The four remaining finalists find out who is safe and who will be sent home live.
38 5/11/2010 Top 4 Finalists Perform The 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

37 5/5/2010 1 of 5 Voted Off The five remaining finalists find out who is safe and who will be sent home live leaving 4 contestants to remain.
36 5/4/2010 Top 5 Finalists Perform The 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.

35 4/28/2010 1 of 6 Voted Off Last 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.
34 4/27/2010 Top 6 Finalists Perform The 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

33 4/21/2010 1 of 7 Voted Off American 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.
32 4/20/2010 Top 7 Finalists Perform The seven remaining contestants perform inspirational songs. Alicia Keys is the mentor.
31 4/14/2010 2 of 9 Voted Off The nine remaining finalists find out who is safe and which two will be sent home live.
30 4/13/2010 Top 9 Finalists Perform Again The 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.
29 4/7/2010 1 of 9 Voted Off The nine remaining finalists find out who is safe and who will be sent home during the results show live.
28 4/6/2010 Top 9 Finalists Perform The 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

27 3/31/2010 1 of 10 Voted Off The Top 10 finalists find out who is safe and who will be sent home during the live results
26 3/30/2010 Top 10 Finalists Perform The 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

25 3/24/2010 1 of 11 Voted Off The Top 11 finalists find out who is safe and who will be sent home during the results show live tonight.
24 3/23/2010 Top 11 Finalists Perform The 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

23 3/17/2010 1 of 12 Voted Off The 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.
22 3/16/2010 Top 12 Finalists Perform The 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

21 3/11/2010 Top 16 Results It’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
20 3/10/2010 Top 8 Guys Perform The 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.
19 3/9/2010 Top 8 Girls Perform The 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.
18 3/4/2010 Top 20 Results Four 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.
17 3/3/2010 Top 10 Girls Perform The Top 10 female semifinalists perform live for America’s vote. Tune in to see who sizzles and who fizzles.
16 3/2/2010 Top 10 Guys Perform The Top 10 male semifinalists perform live for America’s vote. Tune in to see who sizzles and who fizzles.
15 2/25/2010 Top 24 Results During 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.
14 2/24/2010 Top 12 Guys Perform The 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.
13 2/23/2010 Top 12 Girls Perform The 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.
12 2/17/2010 Hollywood Round 4 – Top 24 Semifinalists Announced The judges make their final cuts tonight, and this season’s semifinalists – 12 boys and 12 girls – are revealed tonight.
11 2/16/2010 Hollywood Round 3 The 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.
10 2/10/2010 Hollywood Round 2 The 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.
9 2/9/2010 Hollywood Round 1 American 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.
8 2/3/2010 The Road To Hollywood It 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
7 2/2/2010 Denver Auditions The 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.
6 1/27/2010 Dallas Auditions The 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
5 1/26/2010 Los Angeles Auditions The 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.
4 1/20/2010 Orlando Auditions The 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.
3 1/19/2010 Chicago Auditions The 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.
2 1/13/2010 Atlanta Auditions The auditions continue, this time the turn of Atlanta with guest judge Mary J. Blige.
1 1/12/2010 Boston Auditions The 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

Episode Date Title Description
40 5/20/2009 Winner Revealed The top-13 finalists reunite on stage; the winner is announced.
39 5/19/2009 Top 2 Finalists Perform The 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
38 5/13/2009 1 of 3 Voted Off One of Three Voted Off
37 5/12/2009 Top 3 Finalists Perform 3 Finalists Compete
36 5/6/2009 1 of 4 Voted Off 1 of 4 voted off. Slash plays lead guitar duiring Idol group number. Daughtry performs and accepts Platinum Record. No Doubt also performs.
35 5/5/2009 Top 4 Finalists Perform Top 4 Finalists perform for Rock Week.
34 4/29/2009 Top 5 Results A contestant is eliminated
33 4/28/2009 Top 5 Finalists Perform This 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.
32 4/22/2009 2 of 7 Voted Off This 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.
31 4/21/2009 Top 7 Finalists Perform Again Top 7 Finalists Perform Again
30 4/15/2009 1 of 7 Voted Off This episode will end with 1 contestants being eliminated.
29 4/14/2009 Top 7 Finalists Perform The remaining contestants perform songs
28 4/8/2009 1 of 8 Voted Off This episode will end with 1 contestants being eliminated.
27 4/7/2009 Top 8 Finalists Perform This week’s performance showcases feature songs from the year each performer was born for the eight remaining singers.
26 4/1/2009 1 of 9 Voted Off This episode will end with 1 contestants being eliminated.
25 3/31/2009 Top 9 Finalists Perform Top 9 Finalists Perform
24 3/26/2009 1 of 10 Voted Off Ruebin Studdard, Smokey Robinson, Joss Stone and Stevie Wonder perform.
23 3/25/2009 Top 10 Finalists Perform The top 10 compete in Motown week with Smokey Robinson.
22 3/18/2009 1 of 11 Voted Off The top 10 is set. Performances by Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and Randy Travis.
21 3/17/2009 Top 11 Finalists Perform Top 11 Finalists Perform Live
20 3/11/2009 2 of 13 Voted Off Two of the 13 finalists are voted off the show.
19 3/10/2009 Top 13 Finalists Perform Season eight sees it’s first performances from the 13 chosen contestants.
18 3/5/2009 Wild Card / 3 Finalists Chosen Wild Card Results
17 3/4/2009 Top 36 Finalists Group 3 Results Top 36 Finalists Group 3 Results
16 3/3/2009 Top 36 Finalists Group 3 Perform Top 36 Finalists Group 3 Perform
15 2/26/2009 Top 36 Finalists Group 2 Results Top 36 Finalists Group 2 Results
14 2/25/2009 Top 36 Finalists Group 2 Perform Top 36 Finalists Group 2 Perform
13 2/18/2009 Top 36 Finalists Group 1 Results Top 36 Finalists Group 1 Results
12 2/17/2009 Top 36 Finalists Group 1 Perform Top 36 Finalists Group 1 Perform
11 2/11/2009 Hollywood Round 4 The 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.
10 2/10/2009 Hollywood Round 3 Now 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.
9 2/4/2009 Hollywood Round 2 It 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.
8 2/3/2009 Hollywood Round 1 With 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?
7 1/29/2009 New York City & San Juan, PR Auditions The final auditions take place as the judges head to New York City and then San Juan, PR. in search for the next American Idol.
6 1/28/2009 Salt Lake City Auditions Thousands 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.
5 1/27/2009 Jacksonville Auditions 12,000 hardy auditioners turned out in torrential rain in Jacksonville, Florida to sing for the chance to be on season 8 of American Idol.
4 1/21/2009 Louisville Auditions More than 10,000 hardy performers braved extremely hot and muggy weather and turned out for auditions for Season 8 of American Idol in Louisville.
3 1/20/2009 San Francisco Auditions Domarna förflyttar sig till San Francisco förr att höra nästa grupp provsjunga.
2 1/14/2009 Kansas City Auditions The auditions continue from Kansas City.
1 1/13/2009 Phoenix Auditions Season 8 begins as Simon, Paula and Randy are back to hear the auditions for this year’s show.

Season 7

Episode Date Title Description
42 5/21/2008 Winner Announced On 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

41 5/20/2008 Top 2 Finalists Perform On 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.
40 5/14/2008 1 of 3 Voted Off 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.
39 5/13/2008 Top 3 Finalists Tonight 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

38 5/7/2008 1 of 4 Voted Off Last 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.
37 5/6/2008 Top 4 Finalists Last 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.
36 4/30/2008 1 of 5 Voted Off Last 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.
35 4/29/2008 Top 5 Finalists
34 4/23/2008 1 of 6 Voted Off Last 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.
33 4/22/2008 Top 6 Finalists
32 4/16/2008 1 of 7 Voted Off Tonight 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

31 4/15/2008 Top 7 Finalists Last 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.
30 4/10/2008 1 of 8 Voted Off Idol 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
29 4/9/2008 Idol Gives Back Idol 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.
28 4/8/2008 Top 8 Finalists Tonight 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

27 4/2/2008 Top 9 Results Last 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.
26 4/1/2008 Top 9 Finalists Perform Tonight 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

25 3/26/2008 One Voted Off Live Last 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.
24 3/25/2008 Top 10 Finalists Perform Tonight 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

23 3/19/2008 Top 11 Results Last 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.
22 3/18/2008 Top 11 Finalists Perform Tonight 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

21 3/12/2008 Top 12 Results Last 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.
20 3/11/2008 Top 12 Finalists Perform Tonight 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

19 3/6/2008 Top 16 Results In 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.
18 3/5/2008 Top 8 Girls Compete Having 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

17 3/4/2008 Top 8 Boys Compete Having 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

16 2/28/2008 Top 20 Results The 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.
15 2/27/2008 Top 10 Girls Compete Having 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

14 2/26/2008 Top 10 Boys Compete Having 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

13 2/21/2008 Top 24 Results 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. Who will make it through the first round of cuts?
12 2/20/2008 Top 12 Girls Compete 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:

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

11 2/19/2008 The Top 12 Boys Perform Of 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

10 2/13/2008 Top 24 Chosen Contestants 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.
9 2/12/2008 Hollywood Round Contestants 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?
8 2/16/2008 Best of the Rest Auditions American 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.
7 2/5/2008 Atlanta Auditions American 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.
6 1/30/2008 Miami Auditions American 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.
5 1/29/2008 Omaha Auditions American 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.
4 1/23/2008 Charleston Auditions American 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.
3 1/22/2008 San Diego Auditions American Idol hopefuls continue to dream big and hope to win over the judges for their chance at stardom from San Diego, CA.
2 1/16/2008 Dallas Auditions The seventh season continues as more contestants audition from Dallas, TX.
1 1/15/2008 Philadelphia Auditions The 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

Episode Date Title Description
41 5/23/2007 Winner Is Crowned On 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.

40 5/22/2007 Top 2 Finalists Perform 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.

39 5/16/2007 Top 3 Results Tonight 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.

38 5/15/2007 Top 3 Finalists Perform Last 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.
37 5/9/2007 Top 4 Results Tonight 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.

36 5/8/2007 Top 4 Finalists Perform Last 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.
35 5/2/2007 Top 6 Results Tonight, 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

34 5/1/2007 Top 6 Finalists Perform Tonight, 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.
33 4/25/2007 Idol Gives Back Tonight 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

32 4/24/2007 Idol Gives Back Part 1 The singers perform in a Queen-theme episode. Appearing: Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor.
31 4/18/2007 Top 7 Results Last 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.
30 4/17/2007 Top 7 Finalists Perform Tonight 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

29 4/11/2007 Top 8 Results Last 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.
28 4/10/2007 Top 8 Finalists Perform Tonight 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

27 4/4/2007 Top 9 Results Last 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.

26 4/3/2007 Top 9 Finalists Perform After 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.
25 3/28/2007 One Voted Off Live Last 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.
24 3/27/2007 Top 10 Finalists Perform Tonight 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

23 3/21/2007 Top 11 Results Last 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.
22 3/20/2007 Top 11 Finalists Perform Tonight 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

21 3/14/2007 Top 12 Results Last 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.
20 3/13/2007 Top 12 Finalists Perform Tonight 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

19 3/8/2007 Top 16 Results In 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”

18 3/7/2007 Top 8 Girls Compete The 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

17 3/6/2007 Top 8 Boys Compete The 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

16 3/1/2007 Top 20 Results 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. Kellie Pickler will also perform her new single “I Wonder”.
15 2/28/2007 Top 10 Girls Compete The 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

14 2/27/2007 Top 10 Boys Compete Having 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

13 2/22/2007 Top 24 Results 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. Who will make it through the first round of cuts?
12 2/21/2007 Top 12 Girls Compete 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:

Alaina Alexander

Amy Krebs

Antonella Barba

Gina Glocksen

Haley Scarnato

Jordin Sparks

Lakisha Jones

Leslie Hunt

Melinda Doolittle

Nicole Tranquillo

Sabrina Sloan

Stephanie Edwards

11 2/20/2007 Top 12 Boys Compete Of 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.

10 2/14/2007 Top 24 Chosen Contestants 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.
9 2/13/2007 Hollywood Round Contestants 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?
8 2/7/2007 Auditions: Rest of the Best Tonight, American Idol presents the Best of the Rest, never-before-seen auditions. This is the final audition show before the contestants go to Hollywood.
7 2/6/2007 San Antonio, Texas Auditions Season 6 auditions continue in San Antonio, TX
6 1/31/2007 Los Angeles Auditions Season 6 auditions continue from Los Angeles/Pasadena, CA
5 1/30/2007 Birmingham Auditions Season 6 auditions continue from Birmingham, AL.
4 1/24/2007 New York City Auditions Season 6 Auditions continue from New York City, NY.
3 1/23/2007 Memphis Auditions Season 6 Auditions continue from Memphis, TN
2 1/17/2007 Seattle Auditions Auditions continue from Seattle, WA in this special 2 hour episode.
1 1/16/2007 Minneapolis Auditions Auditions take place in Minneapolis, MN in this special 2 hour episode

Season 5

Episode Date Title Description
41 5/24/2006 The Finale The 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

40 5/23/2006 Top 2 perform live On 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

39 5/17/2006 and 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
38 5/16/2006 Top 3 perform live Tonight 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.

37 5/10/2006 and 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
36 5/9/2006 Top 4 perform live Tonight 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.

35 5/3/2006 and 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
34 5/2/2006 Top 5 perform live Tonight 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.

33 4/26/2006 and 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.
32 4/25/2006 Top 6 perform live Tonight 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.

31 4/19/2006 and 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.
30 4/18/2006 Top 7 perform live Tonight 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.

29 4/12/2006 and 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.
28 4/11/2006 Top 8 perform live Tonight 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.

27 4/5/2006 and 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.
26 4/4/2006 Top 9 perform live Tonight 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,

25 3/29/2006 and 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.
24 3/28/2006 Top 10 perform live Tonight 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,

23 3/22/2006 and 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

22 3/21/2006 Top 11 perform live Tonight 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

21 3/15/2006 and 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
20 3/14/2006 Top 12 perform live Tonight 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

19 3/9/2006 and 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.
18 3/8/2006 Performance 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

17 3/7/2006 Performance 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,

16 3/2/2006 and 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
15 3/1/2006 Performance 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

14 2/28/2006 Top 10 Women Perform Having 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,
13 2/23/2006 and 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?
12 2/22/2006 Top 12 Men Perform Of 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
11 2/21/2006 Performance 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

10 2/15/2006 Hollywood Round #3 Contestants 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
9 2/14/2006 Hollywood Round #2 Contestants 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.
8 2/8/2006 Hollywood Round #1 Contestants 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.
7 2/7/2006 Auditions #7 (Boston, MA) The best and worst of auditions from Boston, MA
6 2/1/2006 Auditions #6 (Austin, TX) The best and worst of auditions from Austin, TX.
5 1/31/2006 Auditions #5 (Las Vegas, NV) The best and worst of auditions from Las Vegas, NV.
4 1/25/2006 Auditions #4 (San Francisco, CA) The best and worst of auditions from San Francisco, CA
3 1/24/2006 Auditions #3 (Greensboro, NC) The best and worst of auditions from Greensboro, NC.
2 1/18/2006 Auditions #2 (Denver, CO) The best and worst of auditions from Denver, CO.
1 1/17/2006 Auditions #1 (Chicago, IL) The best and worst of auditions starting in Chicago, IL.

Season 4

Episode Date Title Description
42 5/25/2005 And The Winner Is……. Find out tonight LIVE who will win.

And The Winner is……….

41 5/24/2005 Bo Bice vs. Carrie Underwood
40 5/18/2005 Tonight Is The Night When 3 Become 2 The 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

39 5/17/2005 American Idol’s Final 3 Perform Last 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
38 5/11/2005 Find Out Who’s Been Eliminated From The Final 4 The 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

37 5/10/2005 American 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
36 5/4/2005 Find Out Who’s Been Eliminated From The Top 5 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.

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

35 5/3/2005 Top 5 Perform 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. Tonights Themes Are: Leiber and Stoller songs & Billboard Top 40 charts songs.
34 4/27/2005 Who Is Eliminated From The Top 6 Tonight 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

33 4/26/2005 Top 6 Perform Last 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
32 4/20/2005 Who’s Out Of The Top 7 Tonight 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

31 4/19/2005 Top 7 Perform Last 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
30 4/13/2005 Who Is Eliminated From The Top 8 Tonight 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

29 4/12/2005 Top 8 Perform Last 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
28 4/6/2005 Find Out Who’s Been Eliminated From The Top 9 Tonight 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

27 4/5/2005 American Idol’s Top 9 Perform Last 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.
26 3/30/2005 It’s Down to the top 9 Tonight 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

25 3/29/2005 Top 10 perform live Tuesday & 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.
24 3/24/2005 It’s Down To The Top 10 AMERICAN 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

23 3/23/2005 Top 11 Finalists Re-Vote AMERICAN 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

22 3/22/2005 American Idol’s Top 11 Perform Tonight 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

21 3/16/2005 One 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.
20 3/15/2005 Top 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

19 3/9/2005 Top 12 Revealed The 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
18 3/8/2005 Eight Females Perform Live The 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

17 3/7/2005 Eight Males Perform Live Eight 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,

16 3/2/2005 Who 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
15 3/1/2005 Ten females perform live The 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

14 2/28/2005 Ten males perform live Ten 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,

13 2/23/2005 First result show of the season The 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
12 2/22/2005 The top 12 girls perform live The 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

11 2/21/2005 The top 12 boys perform live The 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,

10 2/16/2005 Auditions 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
9 2/15/2005 Auditions 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?
8 2/9/2005 Hollywood 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.
7 2/8/2005 American 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.
6 2/2/2005 San Francisco, California Auditions Continuing with the auditions for season 4 from San Francisco, California
5 2/1/2005 Cleveland, Ohio & Orlando, Florida Auditions Continuing the auditions for season 4 from Cleveland, Ohio & Orlando, Florida.
4 1/26/2005 Las Vegas, Nevada Auditions Continuing with the auditions for season 4 from Las Vegas, Nevada.
3 1/25/2005 New Orleans, Louisiana Auditions Continuing with the auditions for season 4 from New Orleans, Louisiana
2 1/19/2005 St. Louis, Missouri Auditions Audtions for season 4 from St. Louis, Missouri
1 1/18/2005 Washington D.C. Auditions Synopsis: Auditions for season 4 from Washington D.C.

Season 3

Episode Date Title Description
45 11/24/2004 Kelly, Ruben & Fantasia: Home for Christmas Past 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

44 5/26/2004 And 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!!!!

43 5/25/2004 Fantasia Barrino vs. Diana DeGarmo Ryan 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!
42 5/23/2004 American Idol: The Phenomenon An overall look at the first three seasons of American Idol!
41 5/19/2004 Now Down To 2 The 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.
40 5/18/2004 3 sing Last 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

39 5/17/2004 The Final 3 2004 Ryan 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!
38 5/12/2004 Only 3 Idols remain The 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.
37 5/11/2004 4 Idols perform Last 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.
36 5/5/2004 Only 4 remain The 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.
35 5/4/2004 5 Idols sing The 5 Idols sing to stay in the competition. This weeks theme is BIG BAND NIGHT.
34 5/3/2004 American Idol: The Final Five 2004 We get intimate with the final 5 and hear them sing their favorite song from the season so far!
33 4/28/2004 6-1=5 is the result Johns Stevens is the next contestant to leave American Idol.
32 4/27/2004 6 perform The 6 remaining Idols sing to stay in the competition. This week’s theme is Latin Music.
31 4/21/2004 6 remain – Barry Manilow visits The 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.
30 4/20/2004 7 sing!! The 7 Idols compete to stay in the competition. This week’s theme is: music of Barry Manilow.
29 4/15/2004 Down 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

28 4/14/2004 8 left to compete The competition is down to 8 contestants. The theme is Movie Music Night.
27 4/7/2004 Tamyra Gray returns One 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.
26 4/6/2004 Elton John theme The field is narrowed down to 9 as the contestants battle it out hoping to stay in the competition. This weeks theme is:ELTON JOHN.
25 3/31/2004 10 – 1 = 9 The 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

24 3/30/2004 10 Contestants sing One 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”.

23 3/24/2004 Soon There Will Be 10 One 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”.
22 3/23/2004 1 Down 11 To Go The remaining 11 contestants battle it out to stay in the competition.
21 3/17/2004 Clay Aiken Returns
20 3/16/2004 12 Finalists Have Been Chosen
19 3/10/2004 Wild 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)

18 3/9/2004 Wild Card Round (1)
17 3/3/2004 Finally! 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

16 3/2/2004 Group Four! Then the Wild Card!
15 3/1/2004 Uncut, Uncensored and Untalented This 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.’
14 2/25/2004 You! Over here! With the rest of the finalists! The next two people to advance to the top 12 are….

LaTOYA LONDON

and…

AMY ADAMS

13 2/24/2004 I’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

12 2/18/2004 The Final Decision…But The Right One? The second two people to move on to the final group of 12 are…

Camile Velasco

&

Matthew Rogers

11 2/17/2004 Sing 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

10 2/11/2004 Two 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!

9 2/10/2004 Sing! 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

8 2/4/2004 87 – 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?
7 2/3/2004 You’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!
6 2/2/2004 The 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!
5 1/28/2004 Mokolokilikilanilaki! 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.
4 1/27/2004 Finally! 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.
3 1/21/2004 Night Three! Embarassment in Houston. Only 13 people out of the thousands that auditioned made it. Wow…
2 1/20/2004 The 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
1 1/19/2004 First Show, First Recap In 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

Episode Date Title Description
39 5/21/2003 I 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.
38 5/20/2003 Clay v. Ruben The 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.
37 5/19/2003 Let’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!
36 5/14/2003 Soon, 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.
35 5/13/2003 Trifecta! The Top 4 go two rounds each in hopes to win America’s vote. Robin Gibb guest judges.
34 5/7/2003 Want 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.
33 5/6/2003 The 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.
32 4/30/2003 Five Minus One Equals Four. (And Other Simple Math) Another contestant leaves making it just 5.
31 4/29/2003 And 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.
30 4/23/2003 Six To The Five On A To The I Ryan recaps the season so far and interviews the remaining six contestants.
29 4/21/2003 Six Of One, Half Dozen Of Another. One more is going home. Find out who Live.
28 4/21/2003 American Idol Special: Halfway Home Ryan recaps the season so far and interviews the remaining six contestants.
27 4/16/2003 One 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.
26 4/15/2003 (Insert Clever Headline Here) Another person leaves the competition. But who will it be?
25 4/9/2003 Eight Minus One is Seven Another person leaves the competition. But who will it be?
24 4/8/2003 The Hits! Ryan reveals the results, and a surprise twist at the end.
23 4/2/2003 Not The Final Countdown! It’s Top 9 week but only 8 perform. Someone has been disqualified. Find out who. Also, Verdine White Guest Judges.
22 4/1/2003 You Kids Be Good! One more is eliminated from the competition. Who will it be this week?
21 3/26/2003 Ten Will Become Nine Top 10 perform. Olivia Newton-John Guest Judges
20 3/25/2003 10, 9, 8… Ah, You Know How The Rest Goes One more gets eliminated leaving just 10 left
19 3/19/2003 One More Shall Fall
18 3/18/2003 Eleven Man Band Top 11 sing for your votes.
17 3/12/2003 The First One Bites The Dust! One contestant must leave.
16 3/11/2003 The Clean Dozen The 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.
15 3/5/2003 I Need Results, Not Excuses!
14 3/4/2003 Wild!
13 2/26/2003 Two By Two They March To The Finals Two 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.
12 2/25/2003 Last Batch
11 2/19/2003 American Idol: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Ryan recaps the best and worst of the season so far.
10 2/19/2003 Get ready to see two happy people. And six unhappy ones.
9 2/18/2003 Eight 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!

8 2/12/2003 Oh, Who Will It Be?! Ruben Studdard & Kimberley Locke are moving on to the final 10!
7 2/11/2003 Here We Go Again Performers tonight are:

Clay Aiken

Candice Coleman

Rebecca Bond

Jacob John

Hadas

Ruben Studdard

Kimberley Locke

Jennifer Fuentes

6 2/5/2003 Two to Tango The 2 that got voted to the final 10 are Charles Grigsby & Julia DeMato!
5 2/4/2003 Eight is Enough! Performers tonight are:

Bettis Richardson

Charles Grigsby

J.D. Adams

Julia DeMato

Kimberly Caldwell

Lashundra Cobbins

Meosha Denton

Patrick Forton

4 1/29/2003 Cut ‘Em Up Here 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!

3 1/28/2003 One Last Batch It’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!!!!!!!!

2 1/22/2003 Part Deux The 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

1 1/21/2003 Start 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

Episode Date Title Description
25 9/4/2002 EL 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…

24 9/3/2002 Showdown! Kelly vs. Justin who will win?
23 8/28/2002 Two More Last 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.
22 8/27/2002 Three Do Two Tonight 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.

21 8/21/2002 What? 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.
20 8/20/2002 Two for Each One Tonight 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.

19 8/14/2002 RJ 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.
18 8/13/2002 Five 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.

17 8/7/2002 Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo! 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.
16 8/6/2002 Jump, 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.

15 7/31/2002 Ryan-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.
14 7/30/2002 The 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.

13 7/24/2002 Clash of the Titanic Egos Last 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.
12 7/23/2002 Pride Goeth Before The ‘Fro Tonight 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.

11 7/16/2002 Top 10 Results Live 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.
10 7/17/2002 The 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.
9 7/10/2002 Wild! 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?
8 7/3/2002 Judge 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.
7 7/2/2002 The Bad, The Even Worse and The Ugly They 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.
6 6/26/2002 Six Pack The 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.
5 6/25/2002 Army Of The Mediocre They 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.
4 6/19/2002 Dewey 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.
3 6/18/2002 No 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.
2 6/12/2002 Hollywood Week After 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.
1 6/11/2002 Auditions A 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.

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Episode Date Title Description
11   Adam Lambert Performances
10   Uncut, Uncensored Talent
9   Phenomenom Special
8   Final Five Special
7 5/4/2005 Primetime: Fallen Idol Did Corey Clark have an inappropriate relationship with American Idol judge, Paula Abdul? Interviews and recorded telephone conversations are the focus of this investigative report.
6 9/23/2002 Idols In Vegas
5 11/25/2003 American Idol: Christmas Songs
4 4/21/2003 American Idol Special: Halfway Home Ryan recaps the season so far and interviews the remaining six contestants.
3   Where Are They Now A Fox special presentation that follows up with last season’s finalists and asks, Where Are They Now?
2 2/19/2003 The Good, The Bad and the Ugly A special presentation featuring great singers who didn’t quite make it as well as some of the best of the worst Idol hopefuls.
1 5/19/2005 American Idol Presents The World’s Worst Auditions FOX 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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