American Idol

American Idol

American Idol is the American version of the British television series "Pop Idol". It was created by Simon Fuller and premiered in June of 2002.

On American Idol, contestants audition to win the title of American Idol and a recording contract. For the 2006 season, they traveled to San Francisco, Greensboro, Las Vegas, Austin, Denver, Boston and Chicago. They audition before the producers, then audition before the judges.

After picking through contestants, the public is able to vote after performances, until we're left with one American Idol. Past winners include Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, and David Cook, the most successful being Clarkson and Underwood.

American Idol also brings success for its losers. From season 2, Clay Aiken, and Josh Gracin have sold thousands of records, with Chris Daughtry selling millions with his band Daughtry. Many other Idol alumni can be seen in the entertainment industry, such as season 3 contestant Jennifer Hudson winning Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards for her role in Dream Girls, which shows that even if you don't win, you can go onto major fame and success.

The judges are Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr.. The host is Ryan Seacrest.

Episode Info

Next: 15x18 -- Top 6 Perform (Mar/10/2016) [Special Runtime: 120 Min.]

The six remaining finalists perform live for the third time.

Prev: 15x17 -- Top 8 Perform (Mar/03/2016)

The eight remaining finalists perform live for the second time.

Available Episodes

Top 8 Perform
Mar 03, 2016
Season 15 episode 17

Top 10 Revealed and ..
Feb 25, 2016
Season 15 episode 16

Wildcard Night: Judg..
Feb 24, 2016
Season 15 episode 15

Showcase #4: Judges ..
Feb 18, 2016
Season 15 episode 14

Showcase #3: 2nd 12 ..
Feb 17, 2016
Season 15 episode 13

Showcase #2: Judges ..
Feb 11, 2016
Season 15 episode 12

Showcase #1: 1st 12 ..
Feb 10, 2016
Season 15 episode 11

Ryan SeacrestRyan Seacrest
As Himself (Host S01-present)
Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
As Herself (Judge S10-S11/S13-present)
Keith UrbanKeith Urban
As Himself (Judge S12-present)
Harry Connick, Jr.Harry Connick, Jr.
As Himself (Judge S13-present)
Randy Jackson (1)Randy Jackson (1)
As Himself (Judge S01-S12/Mentor S13)
Jimmy IovineJimmy Iovine
As Himself (Mentor S10-S12)
Nicki MinajNicki Minaj
As Herself (Judge S12)
Mariah CareyMariah Carey
As Herself (Judge S12)
Steven TylerSteven Tyler
As Himself (Judge S10-S11)
Simon CowellSimon Cowell
As Himself (Judge S01-S09)



Reviews: 3
American Idol: The Search for a ... did you say Su...Rating: 4 likes, 0 dislikes

In the past, American Idol has launched the careers of big stars, such as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and Chris Daughtry, just to name a few of many more. However, recently, past winners Ruben Studdard and Taylor Hicks were dropped from their label and last season's winner, seventeen year old Jordin Spark's album arrived with only lackluster sales, despite a charming collection of songs. Read more

Review posted on Tuesday, January 15th 2008 at 5:41 am


Reviews: 4
The Remaining Five Finalists Perform review by Con...Rating: 3 likes, 0 dislikes

American Idol Episode 33 Season 8 - The Remaining Five Finalists Perform review by Connie Norberg

This week on American Idol Season 8, the Top 5 Contestants heat things up with the Rat Pack Performances. Jamie Foxx (actor / comedian / singer) is their mentor this week. I thought Jamie Foxx was an outstanding choice for this week’s mentor with his impeccable talent and experience. I thought he really showed he cared for each and every one of the contestants’ performances. Read more

Review posted on Thursday, April 30th 2009 at 12:49 am

2 reviews available
12x37: Season 12 Finale recap: The results are in for the season finale of ‘American Idol’. The Top 2: Kree Harrison and Candice Glover have done everything they could to secure votes. The night kicks off with the Top 10 singing on stage. Ryan Seacrest comes out and welcomes the crowd. He says tonight they have The Band Perry, Psy and Mariah Carey to take the stage... read more.

12x36: Two Finalists Compete recap: The finale is here and the Top 2: Kree Harrison and Candice Clover are going to perform for the votes of America to win the title of American Idol and $1 Million. Ryan Seacrest comes out and welcomes the crowd. This has been the first girl on girl finale since Season 3. Round one is Simon Fuller’s pick, round two is the would-be winning single and round three is the favorite song of the season... read more.

12x35: Results Show recap: The results are in and the Top 3: Kree Harrison, Candice Glover and Angie Miller wait to find out if they did enough to make it to the Finale. Ryan Seacrest comes out and he welcomes the crowd. Lauren Alaina and Alicia Keys will be performing on stage tonight. They will also premiere the new video of Mariah Carey’s new single "#Beautiful". The Top 3 come out and sing “Who Says”... read more.

12x34: Finalists Compete recap: The Top 3: Angie Miller, Candice Glover and Kree Harrison perform tonight as they visit their home towns. This week they are going to have to sing 3 songs each. Round One has been chosen by Jimmy Iovine, round two has been chosen by the judges and the final round will be the production picks... read more.

12x33: Results Show recap: The Results are in and the Top 4: Candice Glover, Kree Harrison, Angie Miller and Amber Holcomb wait to find out if they are going to have the Home Visits or simply go home. Ryan Seacrest comes out and says that Will.I.Am, David Cook and Harry Connick, JR are going to perform tonight. The Top 4 comes out and sing “Crazy In Love”... read more.
Recurring Guests

Carrie Underwood (13 eps)
Kelly Clarkson as Performer (11 eps)
Ruben Studdard (11 eps)
Fantasia Barrino (10 eps)
Jennifer Hudson (9 eps)
David Cook (3) (9 eps)
Clay Aiken (8 eps)
Mary J. Blige (7 eps)
Becky O'Donohue (7 eps)
Jordin Sparks (7 eps)

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Classification: Reality
Genre: Competition | Music | Talent
Status: Final Season
Network: FOX ( USA)
Airs: Wednesdays, Thursdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: June 11, 2002
Episode Order: 23
• American Idol: The Search for a Superstar (Season 1)
• Amerikos dievaitis (Used In Lithuania)
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