A couple of specials were aired later in the year - From Justin To Kelly: The Rise of Two American Idols on June 20, 2003, and American Idol: Christmas Songs on November 25, 2003, the latter of which was ranked number 30 with total viewer number of 10.9 million, and number 28 in the 18/49 demo with a 4.1 rating.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Idol_(season_2)
A couple of specials were aired later in the year - From Justin To Kelly: The Rise of Two American Idols on June 20, 2003, and American Idol: Christmas Songs on November 25, 2003, the latter of which was ranked number 30 with total viewer number of 10.9 million, and number 28 in the 18/49 demo with a 4.1 rating.
- Notable Past Idol Contestants
Auditions were held in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Detroit, Atlanta, Nashville, and Austin in the fall of 2002. At the Miami auditions, a young man named Edgar Nova auditioned with an off-key and lyrically incorrect rendition of Enrique Iglesias' "My Love." None of the judges put him through to the Hollywood round. Instead of leaving the audition venue, Nova re-entered the line, telling other hopefuls that the judges had asked him to do so. Security was eventually called to escort him from the premises. Nova then flew at his own expense to Los Angeles to attend the auditions there. Sporting a different hairstyle than he had in Miami, he hoped that the judges would not recognize him from before. His ruse was a failure, but the judges allowed him to try out one more time. Nova's audition was again unsuccessful. He would resurface during Season 3 with yet another unsuccessful audition (which was not televised). Simon Cowell did, however, compliment him on his tenacity. Nova trie...
The contestants performed in a series of rounds and number of contestants trimmed in each round. In the first round they performed a song, in the second round they were asked to compose a melody for one of five set of lyrics, and 80 remained after this round. In the third round the contestants were separate into the girls and boys and they performed in small groups. They chose a song from "Superstar", Seal's "Kiss from a Rose", Barry Manilow's "Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again", Freda Payne's "Band of Gold", and Dionne Warwick's "(You'll Never Get to Heaven) If You Break My Heart". During the group performance, Corey Clark, who was later to claim a relationship with Paula Abdul, sang to Paula directly and kissed her hand. 48 contestants were left at the end of this round. In the last round each contestants performed solo. After their performances, the contestants were then divided into 3 group of 16 and placed in separate rooms. One group was eliminated, and 32 contestants proceeded...
The format changed slightly in Season 2; instead of three groups of 10, the semi-finalists were grouped into four groups of 8.
Top 12 perform
During the first round of the finals, the Top 12 performed a song from the Motor City for a spot in the Top 11.
Top 11 perform
During the first round of the finals, the Top 10 performed a song from the soundtrack of a movie for a spot in the Top 10.
Top 10 perform
During this round of the finals, the Top 10 performed a Country Rock song for a spot in the Top 9.
This time, Ruben Studdard emerged as the winner with Clay Aiken as a very close runner-up. Out of 24 million votes recorded, Studdard finished just 130,000 votes ahead of Aiken. The accuracy of the reported results remains very controversial. There was much discussion in the communications industry about the phone system being overloaded, and that more than 150 million votes were dropped, making the voting results suspect. Since then the voting methods have been modified to help avoid this pr...
Corey Clark allegations
The rumor mills were buzzing once again in 2005 when Season Two contestant Corey Clark -- who was himself kicked off the show because of a police record he had not disclosed to the show -- alleged that he had had an affair with judge Paula Abdul. Clark also alleged that Abdul gave him preferential treatment on the show because of their alleged romance. A subsequent investigation by Fox found no evidence to support Clark's charges.
Frenchie Davis, who had auditioned in New York City, made it all the way to the top 32 but was disqualified when nude photos of her taken when she was 19 were revealed by the Smoking Gun website. I...
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- If for no other reason than introducing the world to eventual first place winner Carrie Underwood, American Idol season 4 is the best season of the series so far.
- Many hardcore Idol fanatics feel strongly that the series reached its pinnacle around the fourth and fifth season. The season featured some of the highest quality of talent, including nine of the 18 contestants being signed to a major record label after their time on the show.
- The season 11 finale of American Idol made history by drawing a franchise record-breaking 132 million viewers. People were absolutely riveted as they waited to see if Phillip Phillips or Jessica Sanchez would emerge victoriously.
- Season 10 of American Idol became instantly more enjoyable due to the departure of the resident crank, Simon Cowell. While his replacement Ellen Degeneres lasted only one season, the season marked a major upgrade in terms of positive feedback.
May 03, 2021 · Disney/Matt Stroshane. “American Idol”. Arthur Gunn, the runner-up of last year's season of American Idol, is the winner of the "Comeback" competition, which puts him in 2021's top 10, giving ...
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Apr 09, 2021 · American Idol: 10 Best Seasons, Ranked According To IMDb. American Idol is reality competition TV royalty at this point. The ratings at IMDb help shine a surprising light on which season was the best. At its height, American Idol was a ratings juggernaut, recording a peak of over 38 million viewers for the season 2 finale in 2003.
Episode 13. Top 10 Reveal. Mon, Apr 15, 2019 120 mins. The seven contestants with the most votes by America are revealed, securing their spot in the Top 10.
- Winner: Kelly Clarkson. Runner-Up: Justin Guarini. Judges: Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell. Nearly two decades after ushering in the age of reality TV singing competitions, it’s hard to remember that the original iteration of American Idol was a major gamble.
- Winner: Ruben Studdard. Runner-Up: Clay Aiken. Judges: Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell. Striking while the iron was hot, Fox quickly renewed the show for a second season in January 2003.
- Winner: Fantasia Barrino. Runner-Up: Diana DeGarmo. Judges: Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell. Season 3 saw a top 12 filled with powerhouse women, including the holy trinity of Jennifer Hudson, LaToya London and eventual winner Barrino.
- Winner: Carrie Underwood. Runner-Up: Bo Bice. Judges: Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell. Season 4 found one of Idol’s brightest stars in winner Carrie Underwood, who went on to rival Kelly Clarkson as one of the show’s greatest success stories.
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The theme this week was "1980s/1990s". The four contestants performed twice this week. Bottom Two: Tamyra Gray, Nikki McKibbin
The theme this week was "Contestant's Choice/Judges' Choice". The three contestants performed twice this week. Eliminated: Nikki MckibbinThe Top 8 contestants sang "California Dreamin'" by The Mamas & The Papas for the results show.The Top 7 contestants sang "Joy to the World" by Three Dog Night for the results show.Christina Christian was absent for the Top 6 results show for having to go to the hospital due to stress.The Top 6 contestants sang "Bandstand Boogie" by Barry Manilow for the results show.
The third season of American Idol premiered on Monday, January 19, 2004, and continued until May 26, 2004. The third season was won by Fantasia Barrino, who defeated Diana DeGarmo by an approximate margin of 2% (1.3 million votes); the vote total (65 million votes) was the highest recorded vote total in the show's history until the May 23, 2007, finale of the sixth season.