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The smash reality series showcases wannabe pop stars competing for a record deal by crooning for a panel of judges. The judges review a performer's talent (or lack thereof), and at-home viewers then vote for their favorite potential star. The show helped launch the careers of such artists as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Adam Lambert.

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Episode Description

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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.

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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.

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Where Are They Now

A Fox special presentation that follows up with last season's finalists and asks, Where Are They Now?

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American Idol Special: Halfway Home

Ryan recaps the season so far and interviews the remaining six contestants.

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American Idol: Christmas Songs

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Idols In Vegas

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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.

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Final Five Special

9

Phenomenom Special

10

Uncut, Uncensored Talent

11

Adam Lambert Performances

Episode Description

1

Debut

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 Two

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.

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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.

4

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Showdown!

Kelly vs. Justin who will win?

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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...
Episode Description

1

Start It Up!

The audition stops for this episode & the number of people there & the number of people going to Hollywood: 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.

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Part Deux

The audtion stops & # of people going to Hollywood: 11,000 in LA with 45 going to Hollywood; 6,000 in Detroit with 22 going to Hollywood.

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One Last Batch

It's Beaver Time!!!! Lol! The audition stops & # of people going to Hollywood: 6,500 in Atlanta with 46 going to Hollywood; 5,000 in Nashville with 30 going to Hollywood.

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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!

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Eight is Enough!

Performers tonight: Bettis Richardson, Charles Grigsby, J.D. Adams, Julia DeMato, Kimberly Caldwell, Lashundra Cobbins, Meosha Denton, and Patrick Forton.

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Two to Tango

The 2 that got voted to the final 10 are Charles Grigsby & Julia DeMato!

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Here We Go Again

Performers tonight: Clay Aiken, Candice Coleman, Rebecca Bond, Jacob John, Hadas, Ruben Studdard, Kimberley Locke, and Jennifer Fuentes.

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Oh, Who Will It Be?!

Ruben Studdard & Kimberley Locke are moving on to the final 10!

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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!

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Get ready to see two happy people. And six unhappy ones.

The next two spots in the top 10 are filled

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American Idol: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Ryan recaps the best and worst of the season so far.

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Last Batch

The fourth and final group of semi-finalists perform Performers tonight will include: Ashley Hartman Chip Days Corey Clark Joshua Gracin Juanita Barber Nasheka Siddall Patrick Lake Sylvia Chibiliti

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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.

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Wild!

Performers who have not been voted in top 12 get another shot Performers in the wild card include: Aliceyn Coone Carmen Rasmusen Chip Days Clay Aiken Janine Falsone Kimberly Caldwell Nasheka Siddall Olivia Mojica Trenyce

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I Need Results, Not Excuses!

It is revealed who each judge and America picked to round off the top 12

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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. This week is Lamont Dozier

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The First One Bites The Dust!

One contestant must leave. Who got the least amount of votes?

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Eleven Man Band

Top 11 sing for your votes. Gladys Knight is Celebrity Guest Judge

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One More Shall Fall

One more gets eliminated leaving just 10 left

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10, 9, 8… Ah, You Know How The Rest Goes

Top 10 perform. Olivia Newton-John Guest Judges

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Ten Will Become Nine

One more is eliminated from the competition. Who will it be this week?

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You Kids Be Good!

It's Top 9 week but only 8 perform. Someone has been disqualified. Find out who. Also, Verdine White Guest Judges.

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Not The Final Countdown!

Ryan reveals the results, and a surprise twist at the end.

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The Hits!

The Top 8 perform again, but this time someone WILL go home. Also, Lionel Ritchie guest judges.

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Eight Minus One is Seven

Another person leaves the competition. But who will it be?

26

(Insert Clever Headline Here)

The top seven battle it out once again. Smokey Robinson guest judges.

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One Will Go. Six Will Remain. A Recap Will Be Written. You Will Laugh At Least Once.

One more is going home. Find out who Live.

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American Idol Special: Halfway Home

Ryan recaps the season so far and interviews the remaining six contestants.

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Six Of One, Half Dozen Of Another.

6 have left and 6 remain, all singing for America's votes. Diane Warren guest judges.

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Six To The Five On A To The I

Another contestant leaves making it just 5.

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And Then There Were Five (A Title That Can Be Used With Any Number)

It's down to the Top 5 and each contestant has two chances to win America over. Neil Sedaka guest judges.

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Five Minus One Equals Four. (And Other Simple Math)

The Top 5 gets cut to the Top 4 with shocking results. Who gets sent home? Find out live.

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The Final Four Is A Trademarked Term, So I Won't Use It As A Cliched Title.

The Top 4 go two rounds each in hopes to win America's vote. Robin Gibb guest judges.

34

Want To See A Magic Trick? Tonight Somebody Will Disappear!

All four get to go home, but who won't be coming back to compete in the Top 3? Find out gets eliminated live.

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Trifecta!

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.

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Soon, There Will Be Two. Very Soon, In Fact.

The Top 3 become the Top 2, but who is in the finale and who has sung for the last time? Find out live.

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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!

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Clay v. Ruben

America has narrowed it down to two, and now Clay and Ruben each have three performances to prove they are worthy of the title American Idol!

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I Bet It'll Be Ruben! Or Clay!

In the two hour season 2 finale there are many special performances and then the big announcement every is waiting for. The winner of American Idol Season 2 is........ RUBEN STUDDARD!!!!
Episode Description

1

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!

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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

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Night Three!

Embarassment in Houston. Only 13 people out of the thousands that auditioned made it. Wow...

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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?

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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

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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!

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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), and Camile Velasco (One Last Cry).

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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

13

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), and Latoya London (All By Myself).

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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

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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.'

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Group Four! Then the Wild Card!

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), and Lisa Wilson (Come To My Window).

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Finally! Finalists!

The next two spots in the Top 12 are filled.

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Wild Card Round (1)

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)

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Wild Card Round (2)

4 of the 12 contestants will be chosen in this 1 hour episode. They got one more shot and they made the most of it. George, Jennifer, Jon and Leah brought their game to the Wild Card round and caught the eyes of the voters and the judges. But now they have to take their chops into the finals, where one bad night means they could be going home. Randy's choice: Jennifer Hudson Paula's choice: Leah Labelle Simon's choice: George Huff America's choice: Jon Peter Lewis

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12 Finalists Have Been Chosen

Performing tonight: Amy Adams (You Make Me Feel Brand New), Camile Velasco (Son of A Preacherman), Diana DeGarmo (Think), Fantasia Barrino (Signed Sealed Delivered), George Huff (Dock of the Bay), Jasmine Trias (Inseperable), Jennifer Hudson (Baby I Love You), John Stevens (Lately), Jon Peter Lewis (Drift Away), LaToya London (Ain't Nobody), Leah Labelle (You Keep Me Hanging On), and Matt Rogers (Hard to Handle).

21

Clay Aiken Returns

Contestant finalists and contestants who will have to leave will be announced TONIGHT!! Who will win? La Toya? Fantasia? Jennifer, Jon Peter Lewis? NOBODY KNOWS!!

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1 Down 11 To Go

The remaining 11 contestants battle it out to stay in the competition. Preforming tonight: Fantasia Barrino, Diana DeGarmo, Matthew Rogers, Camile Velasco, LaToya London, Amy Adams, John Stevens, Jasmine Trias, George Huff, Jennifer Hudson, and Jon Peter Lewis.

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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".

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10 Contestants Sing

The 10 remaining contestants sing to stay in the competition Also this weeks theme is Motown. Preforming tonight: Fantasia Barrino, Diana DeGarmo, Camile Velasco, LaToya London, Amy Adams, John Stevens, Jasmine Trias, George Huff, Jennifer Hudson, and Jon Peter Lewis.

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10 - 1 = 9

Another contestants hopes & dreams are crushed as he/she is voted off.

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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: Elton John. Preforming tonight: Fantasia Barrino, Diana DeGarmo, Camile Velasco, LaToya London, John Stevens, Jasmine Trias, George Huff, Jennifer Hudson, and Jon Peter Lewis.

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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."

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8 Left To Compete

The competition is down to 8 contestants. The theme is Movie Music Night. Preforming tonight: Fantasia Barrino, Diana DeGarmo, LaToya London, John Stevens, Jasmine Trias, George Huff, Jennifer Hudson, and Jon Peter Lewis.

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Down to 7 (Battle of the Jo(h)n's)

The contest is narrowed down to 7 as another contestants hopes & dreams of becoming the next American Idol are crushed as he/she is voted off.

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7 Sing!!

The 7 Idols compete to stay in the competition. This week's theme: music of Barry Manilow. Preforming tonight: Fantasia Barrino, Diana DeGarmo, LaToya London, John Stevens, Jasmine Trias, George Huff, and Jennifer Hudson.

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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.

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6 Perform

The 6 remaining Idols sing to stay in the competition. This week's theme: Latin Music. Preforming tonight: Fantasia Barrino, Diana DeGarmo, LaToya London, John Stevens, Jasmine Trias, and George Huff.

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6-1=5 Is The Result

Johns Stevens is the next contestant to leave American Idol.

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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!

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5 Idols Sing

The 5 Idols sing to stay in the competition. This weeks theme is BIG BAND NIGHT. Preforming tonight: Fantasia Barrino, Diana DeGarmo, LaToya London, Jasmine Trias, and George Huff.

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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.

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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: Disco Night. Preforming tonight: Fantasia Barrino, Diana DeGarmo, LaToya London, and Jasmine Trias.

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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.

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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!

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3 Sing

Last week America voted and saved Jasmine Trias from the brink of elimination, but it wasn't the same for Fantasia Barrino & Latoya London as they were in the bottom 2. Unfortunatly Latoya was voted off. Now tonight the three remaining diva's Barrino, DeGarmo, & Trias will sing their hearts out for your votes to keep them in the competition. This week's theme: One song that they chose, one song that the judges chose, and one song that music industry giant Clive Davis chooses for them. Performing tonight: Fantasia Barrino, Diana DeGarmo, and Jasmine Trias.

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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.

42

American Idol: The Phenomenon

An overall look at the first three seasons of American Idol!

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Fantasia Barrino Vs. Diana DeGarmo

Last week America voted and eliminated Jasmine Trias from the competition. Now High Point, NC's Fantasia Barrino & Snellville, GA's Diana DeGarmo will battle it out from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood for your votes to make 1 of them the next American Idol.

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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!!!!

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Kelly, Ruben & Fantasia: Home for Christmas

Past Idols sing songs from their new solo album releases as well as holiday classics. Tonight's theme: Holiday Classics. Performing tonight: Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, and Fantasia Barrino.
Episode Description

1

Washington D.C. Auditions

Synopsis: Auditions for season 4 from Washington D.C.

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St. Louis, Missouri Auditions

Audtions for season 4 from St. Louis, Missouri

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New Orleans, Louisiana Auditions

Continuing with the auditions for season 4 from New Orleans, Louisiana

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Las Vegas, Nevada Auditions

Continuing with the auditions for season 4 from Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Cleveland, Ohio & Orlando, Florida Auditions

Continuing the auditions for season 4 from Cleveland, Ohio & Orlando, Florida.

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San Francisco, California Auditions

Continuing with the auditions for season 4 from San Francisco, California

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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.

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Hollywood Auditions Continue (2)

The 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.

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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?

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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?

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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: Anthony Fedorov, Anwar Robinson, Constantine Maroulis, David Brown, Harold "Bo" Bice, Jared Yates, Joe Murena, Jr., Judd Harris, Mario Vazquez, Nikko Smith, Scott Savol, and Travis Tucker.

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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: Amanda Avila, Aloha Mischeaux, Carrie Underwood, Celena Rae Batchelor, Janay Castine, Jessica Sierra, Lindsey Cardinale, Melinda Lira, Mikalah Gordon, Nadia Turner, Sarah Mather, and Vonzell Solomon.

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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.

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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: Anthony Fedorov, Anwar Robinson, Constantine Maroulis, David Brown, Harold "Bo" Bice, Joe Murena, Jr., Mario Vazquez, Nikko Smith, Scott Savol, and Travis Tucker.

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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: Amanda Avila, Aloha Mischeaux, Carrie Underwood, Celena Rae Batchelor, Janay Castine, Jessica Sierra, Lindsey Cardinale, Mikalah Gordon, Nadia Turner, and Vonzell Solomon.

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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.

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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: Anthony Fedorov, Anwar Robinson, Constantine Maroulis, Harold "Bo" Bice, Mario Vazquez, Nikko Smith, Scott Savol, and Travis Tucker.

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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: Amanda Avila, Carrie Underwood, Janay Castine, Jessica Sierra, Lindsey Cardinale, Mikalah Gordon, Nadia Turner, and Vonzell Solomon.

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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.

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Top 12 Finalists Perform For The First Time!

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: 60's Night. Performing tonight: Anthony Fedorov, Anwar Robinson, Constantine Maroulis, Harold "Bo" Bice, Nikko Smith, Scott Savol, Carrie Underwood, Jessica Sierra, Lindsey Cardinale, Mikalah Gordon, Nadia Turner, and Vonzell Solomon.

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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.

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American Idol's Top 11 Perform

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: Billboard top 100 hits Performing tonight: Anthony Fedorov, Anwar Robinson, Constantine Maroulis, Harold "Bo" Bice, Nikko Smith, Scott Savol, Carrie Underwood, Jessica Sierra, Mikalah Gordon, Nadia Turner, and Vonzell Solomon.

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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: Billboard top 100 hits. Performing tonight: Anthony Fedorov, Anwar Robinson, Constantine Maroulis, Harold "Bo" Bice, Nikko Smith, Scott Savol, Carrie Underwood, Jessica Sierra, Mikalah Gordon, Nadia Turner, and Vonzell Solomon.

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It's Down To The Top 10

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.

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Top 10 Perform Live

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: Songs from the 90's. Performing tonight: Anthony Fedorov, Anwar Robinson, Constantine Maroulis, Harold "Bo" Bice, Nikko Smith, Scott Savol, Carrie Underwood, Jessica Sierra, Nadia Turner, and Vonzell Solomon.

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It's Down To The Top 9

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.

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American Idol's Top 9 Perform

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. Tonight's theme: Classic Musicals. Performing tonight: Anthony Fedorov, Anwar Robinson, Constantine Maroulis, Harold "Bo" Bice, Nikko Smith, Scott Savol, Carrie Underwood, Nadia Turner, and Vonzell Solomon.

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Find Out Who's Been Eliminated From The Top 9

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.

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Top 8 Perform

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. Tonights theme: Songs from when the contestants were born. Performing tonight: Anthony Fedorov, Anwar Robinson, Constantine Maroulis, Harold "Bo" Bice, Scott Savol, Carrie Underwood, Nadia Turner, and Vonzell Solomon.

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Who Is Eliminated From The Top 8

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

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Top 7 Perform

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. Tonight's theme: 70's Dance Classics. Performing tonight: Anthony Fedorov, Anwar Robinson, Constantine Maroulis, Harold "Bo" Bice, Scott Savol, Carrie Underwood, and Vonzell Solomon.

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Top 7 Results

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

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Top 6 Perform

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. Tonight's theme: Songs from 2000-2005. Performing tonight: Anthony Fedorov, Constantine Maroulis, Harold "Bo" Bice, Scott Savol, Carrie Underwood, and Vonzell Solomon.

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Who Is Eliminated From The Top 6

Last night, American Idol's Top 6 sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight who will survive and who will be sent home. The contestant who received the fewest votes will be eliminated from the race for the title.

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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: Leiber and Stoller songs & Billboard Top 40 charts songs. Performing tonight: Anthony Fedorov, Harold "Bo" Bice, Scott Savol, Carrie Underwood, and Vonzell Solomon.

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Find Out Who's Been Eliminated From The Top 5

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.

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American Idol's Final 4 Perform!

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: Country Music & Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff songs. Performing tonight: Anthony Fedorov, Harold "Bo" Bice, Carrie Underwood, and Vonzell Solomon.

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Find Out Who's Been Eliminated From The Final 4

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.

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American Idol's Final 3 Perform

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: Clive Davis's Choice, Contestant's Choice, and Judge's Choice. Performing tonight: Harold "Bo" Bice, Carrie Underwood, and Vonzell Solomon.

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Tonight Is The Night When 3 Become 2

Who did America choose for 2005's top two Idols?

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Bo Bice vs. Carrie Underwood

The two perform tonight!

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And The Winner Is.......

Find out tonight LIVE who will win. And The Winner is..........
Episode Description

1

Chicago, IL Auditions

The best and worst of auditions starting in Chicago, IL.

2

Denver, CO Auditions

The best and worst of auditions from Denver, CO.

3

Greensboro, NC Auditions

The best and worst of auditions from Greensboro, NC.

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San Fransisco, CA Auditions

The best and worst of auditions from San Francisco, CA

5

Las Vegas, NV Auditions

The best and worst of auditions from Las Vegas, NV.

6

Austin, TX Auditions

The best and worst of auditions from Austin, TX.

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Boston, MA Auditions

The best and worst of auditions from Boston, MA

8

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.

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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.

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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.

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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: Ayla Brown, Becky O'Donohue, Brenna Gethers, Heather Cox, Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, Kinnik Sky, Lisa Tucker, Mandisa, Melissa McGhee, Paris Bennett, and Stevie Scott.

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Performance Show Males #1 (Top 12)

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: Ace Young, Bobby Bennett, Bucky Covington, Chris Daughtry, David Radford, Elliott Yamin, Gedeon McKinney, Jose "Sway" Penala, Kevin Covais, Patrick Hall, Taylor Hicks, and Will Makar.

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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?

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Performance Show Females #2 (Top 10)

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: Ayla Brown, Brenna Gethers, Heather Cox, Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, Kinnik Sky, Lisa Tucker, Mandisa, Melissa McGhee, and Paris Bennett.

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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: Ace Young, Bucky Covington, Chris Daughtry, David Radford, Elliott Yamin, Gedeon McKinney, Jose "Sway" Penala, Kevin Covais, Taylor Hicks, and Will Makar.

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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

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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: Ayla Brown, Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, Kinnik Sky, Lisa Tucker, Mandisa, Melissa McGhee, and Paris Bennett.

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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: Ace Young, Bucky Covington, Chris Daughtry, Elliott Yamin, Gedeon McKinney, Kevin Covais, Taylor Hicks, and Will Makar.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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: 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, and Taylor Hicks.

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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

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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 week's theme: songs of the 21st century. Performing tonight: Lisa Tucker, Kellie Pickler, Ace Young, Taylor Hicks, Mandisa, Chris Daughtry, Katharine McPhee, Bucky Covington, Paris Bennett, and Elliott Yamin.

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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.

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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: Country Music. Performing tonight: Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, Mandisa, Paris Bennett, Ace Young, Bucky Covington, Chris Daughtry, Elliott Yamin, and Taylor Hicks.

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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.

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Top 8 Perform Live

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: Queen. Performing tonight: Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, Paris Bennett, Ace Young, Bucky Covington, Chris Daughtry, Elliott Yamin, and Taylor Hicks.

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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.

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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: Songs from The Great American Songbook. Performing tonight: Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, Paris Bennett, Ace Young, Chris Daughtry, Elliott Yamin, and Taylor Hicks.

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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.

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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 week's theme: Classic Love Songs. Performing tonight: Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, Paris Bennett, Chris Daughtry, Elliott Yamin, and Taylor Hicks.

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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.

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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: 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, and Taylor Hicks.

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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

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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: Elvis Presley songs. Performing tonight: Katharine McPhee, Chris Daughtry, Elliott Yamin, and Taylor Hicks.

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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

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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: 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, and Taylor Hicks.

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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

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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: Songs from previous episodes & Kat & Taylor's debut singles. Performing tonight: Taylor Hicks and Katharine McPhee.

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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
Episode Description

1

Minneapolis Auditions

Auditions take place in Minneapolis, MN in this special 2 hour episode

2

Seattle Auditions

Auditions continue from Seattle, WA in this special 2 hour episode.

3

Memphis Auditions

Season 6 Auditions continue from Memphis, TN

4

New York City Auditions

Season 6 Auditions continue from New York City, NY.

5

Birmingham Auditions

Season 6 auditions continue from Birmingham, AL.

6

Los Angeles Auditions

Season 6 auditions continue from Los Angeles/Pasadena, CA

7

San Antonio Auditions

Season 6 auditions continue in San Antonio, TX

8

Best Of The Rest Auditions

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.

9

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?

10

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.

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Top 12 Guys 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: A.J. Tabaldo, Blake Lewis, Brandon Rogers, Chris Richardson, Chris Sligh, Jared Cotter, Nicholas Pedro, Paul Kim, Phil Stacey, Rudy Cardenas, Sanjaya Malakar, and Jason "Sundance" Head.

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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: Alaina Alexander, Amy Krebs, Antonella Barba, Gina Glocksen, Haley Scarnato, Jordin Sparks, Lakisha Jones, Leslie Hunt, Melinda Doolittle, Nicole Tranquillo, Sabrina Sloan, and Stephanie Edwards.

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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?

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Top 10 Guys 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: A.J. Tabaldo, Blake Lewis, Brandon Rogers, Chris Richardson, Chris Sligh, Jared Cotter, Nicholas Pedro, Phil Stacey, Sanjaya Malakar, and Jason "Sundance" Head.

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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: Alaina Alexander, Antonella Barba, Gina Glocksen, Haley Scarnato, Jordin Sparks, Lakisha Jones, Leslie Hunt, Melinda Doolittle, Sabrina Sloan, and Stephanie Edwards.

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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".

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Top 8 Guys 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: Blake Lewis, Brandon Rogers, Chris Richardson, Chris Sligh, Jared Cotter, Phil Stacey, Sanjaya Malakar, and Jason "Sundance" Head.

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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: Antonella Barba, Gina Glocksen, Haley Scarnato, Jordin Sparks, Lakisha Jones, Melinda Doolittle, Sabrina Sloan, and Stephanie Edwards.

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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"

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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: Diana Ross songs. Performing tonight: Blake Lewis, Brandon Rogers, Chris Richardson, Chris Sligh, Phil Stacey, Sanjaya Malakar, Gina Glocksen, Haley Scarnato, Jordin Sparks, Lakisha Jones, Melinda Doolittle, and Stephanie Edwards.

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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.

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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 week's theme: Hit songs from the 1960s British pop invasion. Performing tonight: Blake Lewis, Chris Richardson, Chris Sligh, Phil Stacey, Sanjaya Malakar, Gina Glocksen, Haley Scarnato, Jordin Sparks, Lakisha Jones, Melinda Doolittle, Stephanie Edwards.

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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.

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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: Pop songs. Performing tonight: Blake Lewis, Chris Richardson, Chris Sligh, Phil Stacey, Sanjaya Malakar, Gina Glocksen, Haley Scarnato, Jordin Sparks, Lakisha Jones, Melinda Doolittle.

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Top 10 Results

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.

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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.

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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.

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Top 8 Finalists Perform

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: Latin Music.

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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.

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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: Country music.

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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.

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Idol Gives Back Part 1

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: Life Anthems.

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Idol Gives Back Part 2

Last night, American Idol and the Charity Projects Entertainment Fund made history when the Top 6 finalists sang their hearts out and viewers helped change the lives of the less fortunate here in America and in Africa when each of their millions of votes netted a charitable donation. Find out tonight live, during this star-studded evening, who will sing again next week and who will go home. World-renowned artists and celebrities scheduled to appear include Kelly Clarkson, Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Forest Whitaker, Gwen Stefani, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, Annie Lennox and Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat), among many others. In addition, America will have an opportunity to make their own donations.

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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. Tonight's theme: Bon Jovi songs.

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Top 6 Results

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.

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Top 4 Finalists Perform

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: Bee Gees songs.

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Top 4 Results

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.

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Top 3 Finalists Perform

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: Judge's Choice; Contestant's Choice; & Clive Davis's Choice.

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Top 3 Results

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.

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Top 2 Finalists Perform

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

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Winner Is Crowned

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 of American Idol Season 6 is...Jordin Sparks!
Episode Description

1

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.

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Dallas Auditions

The seventh season continues as more contestants audition from Dallas, TX.

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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.

4

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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Top 12 Guys 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: David Archuleta, Colton Berry, Jason Castro, Robbie Carrico, David Cook, Chikezie Eze, Garrett Haley, David Hernandez, Michael Johns, Luke Menard, Danny Noriega, and Jason Yeager.

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Top 12 Girls Perform

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: Joanne Borgella, Kristy Lee Cook, Amy Davis, Asia'h Epperson, Alexandrea Lushington, Kady Malloy, Ramiele Malubay, Syesha Mercado, Amanda Overmyer, Carly Smithson, Alaina Whitaker, and Brooke White.

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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?

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Top 10 Guys Perform

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: David Archuleta, Jason Castro, Robbie Carrico, David Cook, Chikezie Eze, David Hernandez, Michael Johns, Luke Menard, Danny Noriega, and Jason Yeager.

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Top 10 Girls 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: Kristy Lee Cook, Asia'h Epperson, Alexandrea Lushington, Kady Malloy, Ramiele Malubay, Syesha Mercado, Amanda Overmyer, Carly Smithson, Alaina Whitaker, and Brooke White.

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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.

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Top 8 Guys Perform

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: David Archuleta, Jason Castro, David Cook, Chikezie Eze, David Hernandez, Michael Johns, Luke Menard, and Danny Noriega.

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Top 8 Girls Perform

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: Kristy Lee Cook, Asia'h Epperson, Kady Malloy, Ramiele Malubay, Syesha Mercado, Amanda Overmyer, Carly Smithson, and Brooke White.

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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.

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Top 12 Finalists

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: Lennon / McCartney songs. Performing tonight: David Archuleta, Jason Castro, David Cook, Kristy Lee Cook, Chikezie Eze, David Hernandez, Michael Johns, Ramiele Malubay, Syesha Mercado, Amanda Overmyer, Carly Smithson, and Brooke White.

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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.

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Top 11 Finalists

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: (Thanks to viewer requests) Lennon / McCartney songs. Performing tonight: David Archuleta, Jason Castro, David Cook, Kristy Lee Cook, Chikezie Eze, Michael Johns, Ramiele Malubay, Syesha Mercado, Amanda Overmyer, Carly Smithson, and Brooke White.

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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.

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Top 10 Finalists

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: Songs from when the finalists were born. Performing tonight: David Archuleta, Jason Castro, David Cook, Kristy Lee Cook, Chikezie Eze, Michael Johns, Ramiele Malubay, Syesha Mercado, Carly Smithson, and Brooke White.

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Top 10 Results

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.

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Top 9 Finalists

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: Dolly Parton songs. Performing tonight: David Archuleta, Jason Castro, David Cook, Kristy Lee Cook, Michael Johns, Ramiele Malubay, Syesha Mercado, Carly Smithson, and Brooke White.

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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.

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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: Inspirational Songs. Performing tonight: David Archuleta, Jason Castro, David Cook, Kristy Lee Cook, Michael Johns, Syesha Mercado, Carly Smithson, and Brooke White.

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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. Last season, the special garnered a prestigious Governor's Award Emmy for raising an incredible $76 million

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1 of 8 Voted Off

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.

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Top 7 Finalists

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: Mariah Carey songs. Performing tonight: David Archuleta, Jason Castro, David Cook, Kristy Lee Cook, Syesha Mercado, Carly Smithson, and Brooke White.

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1 of 7 Voted Off

Last night, American Idol's Top 7 sung their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight live who will survive and who will be sent home. Also, Mariah Carey performs.

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Top 6 Finalists

The Top 6 finalists will perform after receiving some pointers from musical theater legend Andrew Lloyd Webber. The contestants will perform their hearts out live 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 Performing tonight: David Archuleta, Jason Castro, David Cook, Syesha Mercado, Carly Smithson, and Brooke White.

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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.

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Top 5 Finalists

The Top 5 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: Neil Diamond songs. Performing tonight: David Archuleta, Jason Castro, David Cook, Syesha Mercado, and Brooke White.

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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.

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Top 4 Finalists

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: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Performing tonight: David Archuleta, Jason Castro, David Cook, and Syesha Mercado.

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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.

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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: Contestant's Choice, Judge's Choice, & Producer's Choice. Performing tonight: David Archuleta, David Cook, and Syesha Mercado.

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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.

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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: Clive Davis's choice, Songwriter's Competition choice, & Contestant's choice of any song from the season. Performing tonight: David Archuleta and David Cook.

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Winner Announced

The most anticipated night of the television season is here! The competition is down to two finalists but there can be only one American Idol. Find out tonight who America has chosen. The Top 12 reunite on stage at the NOKIA Theater in LA LIVE one last time before the newest American Idol is crowned.
Episode Description

1

Phoenix Auditions

Season 8 begins as Simon, Paula and Randy are back to hear the auditions for this year's show.

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Kansas City Auditions

The auditions continue from Kansas City.

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San Francisco Auditions

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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.

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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.

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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.

7

New York City And 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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Top 36 Finalists Group 1 Perform

Top 36 Finalists Group 1 Perform

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Top 36 Finalists Group 1 Results

Top 36 Finalists Group 1 Results

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Top 36 Finalists Group 2 Perform

Top 36 Finalists Group 2 Perform

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Top 36 Finalists Group 2 Results

Top 36 Finalists Group 2 Results

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Top 36 Finalists Group 3 Perform

Top 36 Finalists Group 3 Perform

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Top 36 Finalists Group 3 Results

Top 36 Finalists Group 3 Results

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Wild Card Results

Wild Card Results

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Top 13 Finalists Perform

Season eight sees it's first performances from the 13 chosen contestants.

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2 of 13 Voted Off

Two of the 13 finalists are voted off the show.

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Top 11 Finalists Perform

Top 11 Finalists Perform Live

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1 of 11 Voted Off

The top 10 is set. Performances by Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and Randy Travis.

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Top 10 Finalists Perform

The top 10 compete in Motown week with Smokey Robinson.

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1 of 10 Voted Off

Ruebin Studdard, Smokey Robinson, Joss Stone and Stevie Wonder perform.

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Top 9 Finalists Perform

Top 9 Finalists Perform

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1 of 9 Voted Off

This episode will end with 1 contestants being eliminated.

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Top 8 Finalists Perform

This week's performance showcases feature songs from the year each performer was born for the eight remaining singers.

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1 of 8 Voted Off

This episode will end with 1 contestants being eliminated.

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Top 7 Finalists Perform

The remaining contestants perform songs

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1 of 7 Voted Off

This episode will end with 1 contestants being eliminated.

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Top 7 Finalists Perform Again

Top 7 Finalists Perform Again

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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.

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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.

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Top 5 Results

A contestant is eliminated

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Top 4 Finalists Perform

Top 4 Finalists perform for Rock Week.

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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.

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Top 3 Finalists Perform

3 Finalists Compete

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1 of 3 Voted Off

One of Three Voted Off

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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

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Winner Revealed

The top-13 finalists reunite on stage; the winner is announced.
Episode Description

1

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.

2

Atlanta Auditions

The auditions continue, this time the turn of Atlanta with guest judge Mary J. Blige.

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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.

4

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.

5

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.

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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

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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.

8

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

15

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.

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Top 10 Guys Perform

The Top 10 male semifinalists perform live for America's vote. Tune in to see who sizzles and who fizzles.

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Top 10 Girls Perform

The Top 10 female semifinalists perform live for America's vote. Tune in to see who sizzles and who fizzles.

18

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.

19

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.

20

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.

21

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

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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: Rolling Stones.

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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.

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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: Billboard #1 Hits. Tonight's guest mentor: Miley Cyrus.

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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.

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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: R&B songs.

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1 of 10 Voted Off

The Top 10 finalists find out who is safe and who will be sent home during the live results

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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: Lennon/McCartney Songbook.

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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.

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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.

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2 of 9 Voted Off

The nine remaining finalists find out who is safe and which two will be sent home live.

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Top 7 Finalists Perform

The seven remaining contestants perform inspirational songs. Alicia Keys is the mentor.

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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.

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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: Shania Twain Songs. This week's mentor: Shania Twain.

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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.

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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: Frank Sinatra Songs. Tonight's mentor: Harry Connick Jr.

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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.

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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: Songs from the movies This week's mentor: Jamie Foxx

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1 of 4 Voted Off

The four remaining finalists find out who is safe and who will be sent home live.

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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: Contestant's Choice, & Judge's Choice Performing tonight: Casey James, Crystal Bowersox, and Lee Dewyze.

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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

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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!

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Winner Announced

And the Winner IS.................
Episode Description

1

Auditions No. 1: New York/New Jersey

The talent contest opens Season 10 with auditions in New York and New Jersey.

2

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....

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Auditions No. 3: Milwaukee

The 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?

4

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.

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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?

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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?

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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.

8

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?

9

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.

10

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.

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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.

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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.

13

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?

14

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?

15

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.

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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?

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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.

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12 Finalists Compete

The 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.

19

One Voted Off

One singer is eliminated in a results edition. The Black Eyed Peas and Lee DeWyze perform.

20

11 Finalists Compete

The finalists perform Motown songs.

21

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.

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11 Finalists Compete Again

The finalists perform the songs of Elton John.

23

Two of 11 Voted Off

Two contestants are eliminated; performances by will.i.am, Jamie Foxx and Fantasia.

24

9 Finalists Compete

The contestants perform songs from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, accompanied by guitarist Jeff Beck.

25

One of Nine Voted Off

A contestant is eliminated; Constantine Maroulis performs.

26

8 Finalists Compete

The eight remaining contestants perform songs from movies.

27

One of Eight Voted Off

A contestant is eliminated; Rihanna performs; Kelly Clarkson and Jason Aldean perform.

28

7 Finalists Compete

The remaining contestants perform songs from the 21st century.

29

One of Seven Voted Off

A contestant is eliminated; David Cook performs; Katy Perry performs.

30

6 Finalists Compete

The six remaining contestants perform the songs of Carole King.

31

One of Six Voted Off

A contestant is eliminated; performances by Crystal Bowersox and Bruno Mars.

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5 Finalists Compete

Five singers perform one current song and one from the 1960s.

33

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.

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4 Finalists Compete

The remaining contestants perform the songs of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; Lady Gaga mentors the finalists.

35

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.

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3 Finalists Compete

3 Finalists Compete

37

One of Three Voted Off

One of Three Voted Off

38

2 Finalists Compete

2 Finalists Compete

39

Winner Announced

The top-13 finalists reunite on stage; the winner is announced.
Episode Description

1

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.

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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.

3

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.

4

Auditions No. 4: Aspen

More auditions are featured 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.

5

Auditions No. 5: Galveston

The auditions continue 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.

6

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.

7

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.

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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.

9

Hollywood Round, Part 2

The Hollywood Round continues as Randy, Jennifer and Steven narrow down the contestants after listening to the Group Round Performances.

10

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

11

Performance Challenge

A performance round is held in Las Vegas.

12

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.

13

Final Judgment, Part 2

The judges unveil the remaining semifinalists.

14

Semifinalist Boys Perform

The male semifinalists perform. Viewer voting begins.

15

Semifinalist Girls Perform

The female semifinalists perform.

16

Finalists Chosen

Finalists are revealed. Also: The judges add their wild-card choices to the final group.

17

13 Finalists Compete

Season 11's finalists perform songs by Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston. Mary J. Blige is the mentor.

18

1 of 13 Voted Off

One finalist is eliminated in a results episode. The performers are Mary J. Blige and Lauren Alaina.

19

11 Finalists Compete

Season 11's finalists must bring it and sing it in a performance edition.

20

1 of 11 Voted Off

One singer is cut from the competition in a results episode. Daughtry perform.

21

10 Finalists Compete

The finalists perform.

22

1 of 10 Voted off

One singer is voted off in a results installment. Guest performers are Lana Del Rey and Haley Reinhart.

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9 Finalists Compete

The finalists perform songs by their own idols.

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1 of 9 Voted Off

A finalist is eliminated in a results episode. Performing: Nicki Minaj and Scotty McCreery.

25

8 Finalists Compete

The finalists perform songs from the 1980s.

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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".

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7 Finalists Compete

The singers perform.

28

1 of 7 Voted Off

One singer is eliminated in a results installment. Performing: Jennifer Hudson; Ne-Yo; James Durbin.

29

7 Finalists Compete

The singers perform a current song and a classic soul tune.

30

1 of 7 Voted Off

One singer is eliminated in a results episode. The performers are LMFAO and Kris Allen.

31

6 Finalists Compete

The singers perform in a Queen-theme episode. Appearing: Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor.

32

1 of 6 Voted Off

One singer is eliminated. Performing: Katy Perry; the Queen Extravaganza (the official touring Queen tribute group); and Stefano Langone.

33

5 Finalists Compete

The singers perform. The theme is British music.

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1 of 5 Voted Off

One singer is eliminated. Performing: Carrie Underwood and Coldplay.

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4 Finalists Compete

The singers perform. The theme is "California Dreamin'.

36

1 of 4 Voted Off

A finalist is eliminated in a results show. Jennifer Lopez and David Cook perform.

37

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.

38

Finalists Results

A singer is eliminated in a results show. Lisa Marie Presley and Adam Lambert perform.

39

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.

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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.
Episode Description

1

New York City, NY Auditions

Hopefuls perform for the judges in New York.

2

Chicago, IL Auditions

Hopefuls perform for the judges in Chicago..

3

Charlotte, NC Auditions

Hopefuls perform for the judges in Charlotte.

4

Baton Rouge, LA Auditions

Hopefuls perform for the judges in Baton Rouge.

5

San Antonio, TX & Los Angeles, CA Auditions

Hopefuls perform for the judges in San Antonio, TX & Los Angeles, CA.

6

Oklahoma City, OK Auditions

Hopefuls perform for the judges in Oklahoma City.

7

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.

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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.

9

Hollywood Round, Part 3

The ultimate singing stage test resumes in Hollywood as the contestants vie for a coveted spot in the semifinals.

10

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.

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Semifinalist Round, Part 1 -- Girls Perform

Ten female semifinalists perform in Las Vegas.

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Semifinalist Round, Part 2 -- Guys Perform

Ten male semifinalists perform in Las Vegas.

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Semifinalist Round, Part 3 -- Girls Perform

Ten female semifinalists perform in Las Vegas.

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Semifinalist Round, Part 4 -- Guys Perform

Ten male semifinalists perform in Las Vegas

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1st 10 Semifinalists Perform - LIVE

Ten singers perform in Las Vegas.

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2nd 10 Semifinalists Perform - LIVE

Ten more singers perform.

17

Finalists Announced

Top 10 announced

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Top 10 Perform -- Live

The top 10 finalists perform songs that have been performed by previous Idols.

19

Top 10 Results Show

20

Finalists Compete

The top nine take on songs from The Beatles (John Lennon/Paul McCartney Songbook).

21

Results Show

22

Top 8 Perform

The finalists perform music from Detroit, particularly from the Motown era, for the judges. Smokey Robinson mentors the contestants.

23

Results Show

The contestants face elimination. Colton Dixon performs; OneRepublic featuring Katharine McPhee performs; Keith Urban performs.

24

Finalists Compete

The top 7 finalists perform classic rock songs.

25

Results Show

The contestants face elimination. Carrie Underwood performs; Casey James performs.

26

Finalists Compete

The top 6 finalists perform songs by Burt Bacharach & Hal David and Songs They Wish They'd Written.

27

Results Show

The finalists face elimination; Scotty McCreery performs; Kelly Clarkson performs.

28

Finalists Compete

The top 5 perform songs from the Year They Were Born and songs by Divas.

29

Results Show

The contestants face elimination. Clay Aiken performs; Fantasia Barrino performs.

30

Finalists Compete

The top 4 finalists perform Contestant's Choice and One-Hit Wonders.

31

Results Show

The contestants face elimination. Stefano Langone performs; Lee DeWyze performs.

32

Finalists Compete

The top 4 finalists performs a hit song of 2013 and a song from the Great American Songbook standards.

33

Results Show

The contestants face elimination. David Cook performs; will.i.am peforms; Harry Connick Jr. performs.

34

Finalists Compete

Each finalist performs a song chosen by Jimmy Iovine, the judges and the producers. Highlights also shown from their hometown visits.

35

Results Show

The top 2 finalists are determined. Lauren Alaina performs; Alicia Keys performs.

36

Two Finalists Compete

37

Winner Announced

Episode Description

1

Auditions No. 1

2

Auditions No. 2

3

Auditions No. 3

4

Auditions No. 4

5

Auditions No. 5

6

Auditions No. 6

7

Hollywood or Home Round

8

Hollywood Round, Week No. 1

9

Hollywood Round, Week No. 2

10

Hollywood Round, Week No. 3

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15 Girls Perform

12

15 Boys Perform

13

Results Show (top 30)

14

13 Finalists Perform

15

Results Show (top 13)

16

12 Finalists Perform

17

Results Show (top 12)

18

11 Finalists Perform

19

Results Show (top 11)

20

10 Finalists Perform

21

Results Show (top 10)

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9 Finalists Perform

23

Results Show (top 9)

24

8 Finalists Perform

25

Results Show (top 8)

26

8 Finalists Perform (again)

27

Results Show (top 8 again)

28

7 Finalists Perform

29

Results Show (top 7)

30

6 Finalists Perform

31

Results Show (top 6)

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5 Finalists Perform

33

Results Show (top 5)

34

4 Finalists Perform

35

Results Show (top 4)

36

3 Finalists Perform

37

Results Show (top 3)

38

Two Finalists Compete

39

Winner Chosen

Episode Description

1

Auditions #1

The Season 14 opener features auditions in Nashville. Judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr., and Keith Urban set out to find America's next singing superstar, with Ryan Seacrest as host and Scott Borchetta (president of Big Machine Records) joining the team as the new mentor.

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Auditions #2

The auditions continue in Nashville and Kansas City.

3

Auditions #3

The auditions continue in Kansas City.

4

Auditions #4

The auditions continue in New York City. Adam Lambert serves as a judge.

5

Auditions #5

The auditions continue in Minneapolis.

6

Auditions #6

The auditions continue in New Orleans.

7

Auditions #7

The auditions continue in San Francisco.

8

Auditions #8

The auditions conclude in San Francisco.

9

Hollywood Week #1

Hollywood Week opens with the singers forming lines of 10 and performing for the judges.

10

Hollywood Week #2

Hollywood Week continues.

11

Hollywood Week #3

Hollywood Week continues as the contestants perform solos.

12

Hollywood Week #4

Hollywood Week continues and the Top 48 singers are revealed.

13

Showcase #1

The contestants perform in a showcase at the House of Blues; some contestants learn their fate.

14

Showcase #2

The final performances take place at the House of Blues; the top 24 contestants are revealed.

15

Top 12 Guys Perform

The Top 12 male vocalists perform for America's vote.

16

Top 12 Girls Perform

The Top 12 female singers perform for America's vote.

17

Top 8 Guys Perform

The result of last week’s vote reveals the Top 8 male singers, who perform live.

18

Top 8 Girls Perform

The result of last week’s vote reveals the Top 8 female singers, who perform live.

19

Top 12 Revealed

The 16 remaining contestants are whittled down to the Top 12 finalists, each one performing for America's votes as they are selected.

20

Top 11 Perform

The result of yesterday’s vote is revealed as the Top 11 singers perform for America’s votes.

21

Top 10 Perform

The result of last week’s vote is revealed as the Top 10 singers perform live; Jennifer Lopez performs.

22

Top 9 Perform

After last week’s Judges’ Save, two contestants’ journeys will end and the remaining 9 finalists perform live; Boy George performs.

23

Top 8 Perform

One contestant’s journey will end and the remaining 8 finalists perform live; Kelly Clarkson performs.

24

Top 7 Perform

One contestant’s journey will end and the remaining 7 finalists perform live; Florida Georgia Line; Jason Derulo; Iggy Azalea with Jennifer Hudson.

25

Top 6 Perform

One contestant’s journey will end and the remaining 6 finalists perform live; mentor Scott Borchetta.

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Top 5 Perform

One contestant’s journey will end and the remaining 5 finalists perform live.

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Top 4 Perform

One contestant’s journey will end and the remaining 4 finalists perform live; Scott Borchetta mentors.

28

Top 3 Perform

One finalist is sent home and only three remain in the battle to become the next American Idol! Martina McBride performs.

29

Top 2 Perform

After weeks of singing their hearts out, only three remain. One finalist will be sent home and two will be left to compete for the Idol crown!

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Winner Announced

The votes are in and it all comes down to tonight's Season Finale, when the next American Idol is finally crowned!
Episode Description

1

Auditions #1

The fun begins for this farewell season when host Ryan Seacrest and returning judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick, Jr. travel to Denver and Atlanta, to discover the city's best talent.

2

Auditions #2

Auditions continue in Little Rock and San Francisco on Part Two of the two-night Season Premiere.

3

Auditions #3

Ryan and the judges continue their search for talent as auditions continue in Philadelphia.

4

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.

5

Auditions #5

Hopefuls audition for the judges in Atlanta, Little Rock, Ark., Philadelphia and San Francisco.

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Auditions #6

Hopefuls perform for the judges in Atlanta, Philadelphia and San Francisco.

7

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.

8

Hollywood Round #2

The contestants press on to show the judges what they've got as Hollywood Week continues.

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Hollywood Round #3

Hollywood week continues and the contestants are put to the test. Who will come out on top?

10

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.

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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.

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Showcase #2: Judges Vote

Idol fan favorites Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Caleb Johnson, and Nick Fradiani 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.

13

Showcase #3: 2nd 12 Performances

The remaining 12 of the Top 24 get their chance to shine as they perform for the judges' votes.

14

Showcase #4: Judges Vote

Idol fan favorites Constantine Maroulis, Chris Daughtry, Kellie Pickler, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, and Haley Reinhart return to mentor the contestants and perform. 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.

15

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 4 semi-finalists to make it into the Top 10, leaving 10 to sing for America's vote and the final 6 spots in this farewell season's Top 10.

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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.

17

Top 8 Perform

America has spoken! Find out which finalists have made it to the Top 8 and who will have to say goodbye. (550th episode)

18

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.

19

Top 5 Perform

Find out who will earn a coveted spot in the Top 5. Also, a performance by Adam Lambert.

20

Top 4 Perform

Another finalist's journey will end and only 4 will remain in the battle to become the next American Idol.

21

Top 3 Perform

Week after week, each finalist has done their best to win the hearts of America. Find out who must say goodbye and who has earned a spot in the coveted Top 3.

22

American Dream

Current and former judges, contestants, and the behind-the-scenes team members share memories in a retrospective of the singing competition.

23

Top 2 Perform

After weeks of eliminations, the series' final Top Three battle it out live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

24

Winner Chosen

After 15 seasons of epic performances, star power and incredible moments, the final American Idol will be crowned and the farewell celebration will continue, as Idol pays tribute to the amazingly talented contestants and the millions of fans who called, tweeted, texted, and championed their Idols throughout the series' groundbreaking run. Don't miss the history-making final moments of the farewell season as the last winner is announced.