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American Idol
American Idol logo.png
Format Interactive talent show
Reality show
Created by Simon Fuller
Directed by John Pritchett (live shows, 2008)
Bruce Gowers (live shows, 2002–2008, 2009)
Nigel Lythgoe (audition shows, 2002–2008)
Ken Warwick, Gregg Gelfland (audition shows)
Presented by Ryan Seacrest
Brian Dunkleman (2002)
Judges Randy Jackson
Paula Abdul (2002–2009)
Simon Cowell
Kara DioGuardi (2009–present)
Ellen DeGeneres (2010–present)
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 9
No. of episodes 333 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Nigel Lythgoe (2002–2008)
Ken Warwick
Cecile Frot-Coutaz
Location(s) Initial auditions: Various
Hollywood auditions: Kodak Theatre Hollywood
Semi-finals and finals: CBS Television City
Finale: Nokia Theatre
Running time Varies between 1/2 hour and 2 hours
Production company(s) FremantleMedia North America
19 Television
Distributor FremantleMedia Enterprises
Broadcast
Original channel Fox
Picture format 480i (NTSC),
720p (HDTV) (since 2006)
Original run June 11, 2002 (2002-06-11) – present
Status Returning
External links
Official website
.American Idol is a reality television competition to find new solo singing talent.^ American Idol Television ratings; ; .

^ When "American Idol" returns to television Jan.

^ American Idol : talent amid the trainwrecks .
  • Tubular | Blogging TV, one show at a time | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC blogs.chron.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Part of the Idol franchise, it was created by Simon Fuller as a spin-off from the British show Pop Idol, of which two series were broadcast between 2001 and 2003. Debuting June 11, 2002, as American Idol: The Search for a Superstar on the Fox network, the show has since become one of the most popular in the history of American television.^ American Idol Television ratings; ; .

^ American Idol is a television show featured ; on the Fox Network in the United States, based on the popular British ; show Pop Idol.
  • The Women of American Idol biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links, and products (musicians: Carrie Underwood, Fantasia Barrino, Kelly Clarkson) 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ The last audition show for American Idol .
  • The Daily Bongo: American Idol 2006 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC thedailybongo.com [Source type: General]

.It is currently the #1 program in the Nielsen ratings and is one of only three that have been #1 for five consecutive seasons, along with All in the Family and The Cosby Show.^ Dolly Parton is the guest performer, along with the Clark Brothers, season one winners of "Next Great American Band."
  • Watch American Idol Online - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Search for links for Season 8 Episode 37 (View all 11 results) Episode 36 The Ninth Results Show: One Voted Off...
  • Watch American Idol Online - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blake is first doing "You Give Love a Bad Name," which was one of his best all season.
  • IMAO: American Idol Archives 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.imao.us [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The program aims to discover the best singer in the country through a series of nationwide auditions in which viewer voting determines the winner.^ Country singer and 2005 American Idol winner Carrie Underwood will perform on Friday night, May 12 at the fair.

^ Then the judges will send two groups home, and viewers will vote on the finalists to pick the winner, to be named Monday.
  • Reality Check: Maryland reality contestants - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is part of the Idol series , originated as the UK show Pop Idol , a singing talent contest to determine the best "undiscovered" young singer in the country.
  • American Idol at AllExperts 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.Through telephone and SMS text voting, viewers chose past winners Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, and Kris Allen (listed in chronological order).^ Carrie, Kelly, and non-winner Clay.
  • IMAO: American Idol Archives 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.imao.us [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ David Cook and David Archuleta are both winners.
  • American Idol Results - Associated Content - Topic 10 September 2009 20:27 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ Robinson and past “Idol” winner Ruben Studdard will perform.
  • Show Patrol: American Idol/Vital Idol Archives 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.chicagonow.com [Source type: General]

.Every American Idol winner except for Jordin Sparks (from Arizona) has been from the American South.^ American Idol: Jordin's homecoming .

^ American Idol winner) on dvr.
  • Watch Adam Lambert's Top 8 American Idol Performance | April 7, 2009 | Give Me My Remote 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.givememyremote.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Idol: Jordin Sparks' outfit .

[1] .The eligible age-range for contestants is currently 16–28 years old.^ Robert Hatcher, a 26-year-old singer for Cincinnati, says this show is his ticket "out of the sewer" (where he currently works).
  • Reality Check: Maryland reality contestants - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Six of the remaining 16 contestants left on this seasons American Idol are under the age of 21!
  • American Idol Myspace Layouts, Myspace Graphics, and MORE! 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.mygirlyspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Authorities say a 25-year-old former two-time "American Idol" contestant has been struck and killed by a car in a New Jersey shore town.
  • phillyBurbs.com:  American Idol 25 September 2009 12:39 UTC www.phillyburbs.com [Source type: General]

.The upper age limit was 24 in the first three seasons.^ But the labor department said that for the tour's first three New York shows on August 23, 24 and 25, Sparks and Malakar did not have their individual permits.

^ For the fourth season, the upper age limit was raised to 28 with an earlier cutoff date, August 4 , to attract more mature and diverse contestants.
  • American Idol at AllExperts 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ It was the first season in which the age limit was raised to 28, in order to increase variety.

.The series employs a panel of judges who critique the contestants' performances: Grammy award-winning record producer and music manager Randy Jackson and award-winning music executive and music manager Simon Cowell have been judges for the entire series.^ The contestants will perform and then the judges will announce their decisions.
  • American Idol Archives - Gospel Soundcheck 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC blog.beliefnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Victoria Beckham will be joining Randy, Kara and Simon on the judging panel.
  • American Idol Archives - Gospel Soundcheck 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC blog.beliefnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Simon – Not gonna judge you as Randy did as a Tim performance.
  • Vote 4 Idol - Vote for Your American Idol 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.vote4idol.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Grammy award-winning pop singer and Emmy award-winning choreographer Paula Abdul was a judge for the show's first eight seasons.^ Tonight kicks off Season 9, the first without judge Paula Abdul.
  • American Idol Archives - Gospel Soundcheck 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC blog.beliefnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Paula Abdul had done the same earlier in the season.
  • The Daily Bongo: American Idol 2006 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC thedailybongo.com [Source type: General]

^ I’m speechless,” judge Paula Abdul said.
  • Austin TX television: TV listings, reviews, TV blog | Austin360.com 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.austin360.com [Source type: General]

[2] .The format originally featured three judges, with Latin Grammy Award-nominated singer–songwriter and record producer Kara DioGuardi added as a fourth judge for the eighth season.^ Also this season will have a fourth judge on the pannel: singer and songwriter Kara DioGuardi.

^ When Kara Dioguardi was still finding her groove as the fourth judge?
  • Idol Tracker | 'Idol' stop number two: Pantslanta! | Los Angeles Times 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ While new fourth judge Kara DioGuardi was making...
  • American Idol Archives - Gospel Soundcheck 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC blog.beliefnet.com [Source type: General]

.On September 9, 2009, Emmy award-winning talk show host Ellen DeGeneres was confirmed to be Abdul's replacement for the ninth season.^ "I had no interest in hosting a talk show."

^ Darla Reynolds ; ; ; November 29th, 2009 at 12:55 AM ; ; Since Ellen appears to have snubbed Danny Gokey last season when she had the other top Idols on her show, I am not thrilled she is the new judge.
  • American Idol 2010 Season 9 Premiere Date Revealed | American Idol 2010 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC americanidolnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Search for links for Season 8 Episode 37 (View all 11 results) Episode 36 The Ninth Results Show: One Voted Off...
  • Watch American Idol Online - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[3] .The show has been renewed for three more seasons.^ The presence of more rock-orientated contestants has continued with Chris Daughtry in Season 5, who was inspired to audition for the show by Bice.
  • American Idol at AllExperts 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ More of my thoughts on how the final three came to be later, but now: your minute-by-minute results-show recap… 5:50 p.m.

^ NBC has ordered three more episodes for this season and 13 for next.

[4] On January 11, 2010 Simon Cowell announced that he was leaving the show to pursue introducing his show The X Factor to the USA for 2011.[5]
.
Ryan Seacrest has hosted the show for its entire run.
^ The show's co-hosts were Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman .
  • American Idol at AllExperts 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The show's co-hosts were Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman.

^ Ryan Seacrest hosts and Daughtry performs at “ Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2010 ” (ABC, 10 p.m.
  • Idol Tracker | 'Idol' stop number two: Pantslanta! | Los Angeles Times 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

.During the first season, he was joined by comedian Brian Dunkleman.^ In the first season the show was co-hosted ; by Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman.
  • The Women of American Idol biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links, and products (musicians: Carrie Underwood, Fantasia Barrino, Kelly Clarkson) 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ While in the past ; seasons celebrity guest judges have been invited to participate during ; the competition, this was the first season where guest judges were ; invited to participate in the auditions.
  • The Women of American Idol biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links, and products (musicians: Carrie Underwood, Fantasia Barrino, Kelly Clarkson) 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Brian Miller, who made it to Hollywood last season, is up first.
  • Reality Check: Archives - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The American Idol band is currently led by Rickey Minor.^ The Season 9 "American Idol" finalist played football for the University of Central Florida, and currently works as a personal trainer in Astoria, New York.
  • 'American Idol' Finalists - Yahoo! TV 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What past or current popular singers would have trouble making it through the top 24 on American Idol?
  • Who’s been your favorite guest judge? More Idol hours to deal with judge bloat | American Idol 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Last night on American Idol, the top 10 girls performed, and Crystal Bowersox led off the show.
  • American Idol Archives - Gospel Soundcheck 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC blog.beliefnet.com [Source type: General]

Dorian Holley of Los Angeles Music Academy is Music Director and vocal coach [6]; he has been with the show since 2006.
.The show usually airs on Tuesday and Wednesday nights in the United States and Canada, Wednesday and Thursday nights in Australia and Asia, Wednesday and Thursday nights on ITV2 in the United Kingdom, Friday nights in Ireland, Friday and Saturday nights in Israel, and Saturday and Sunday nights in Latin America.^ After that American Idol will air each Tuesday and Wednesday night with a 1-hour episode.
  • American Idol 2010 Season 9 Premiere Date Revealed | American Idol 2010 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC americanidolnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Then I can have my Tuesday and Wednesday nights back!
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^ In the United Kingdom , the show screens on ITV 1 / ITV 2 * In Latin America , the show screens on Sony Entertainment Television .
  • American Idol at AllExperts 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.Entertainment Weekly put it on its end-of-the-decade, "best-of" list, saying, "It's given us Kelly, Carrie, Daughtry, and J. Hud.^ AI has produced mega music superstars in Kelly, Carrie and Daughtry, along with B level music stars like Cook, Kellie, Jordin, and Bucky.
  • My picks for most successful ‘Idol’ contestants of all time | American Idol 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We can see from this list the “Golden Season” is season five, with Taylor, Kat, Elliott, Daughtry, Kellie, Bucky, Ace all on the list…and Mandisa who has had success in Christian music.
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^ I think some good talent has come out of it: Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Clay Aiken, maybe a couple others.
  • James Hibberd - Update: Fox Pleased Despite 'Idol' Ratings Dip - TVWeek - Blogs 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.tvweek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Idol rules the reality roost because the winners of Fox's ratings juggernaut actually do go on to greatness.^ The controversy continues on American Idol the number one hit reality show on Fox T.V. By M.S.Medina   |  Published 4/16/2007 More topics: Doolittle .
  • American Idol Results - Associated Content - Topic 10 September 2009 20:27 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ Piers says based just on their singing, they'd be going home because they aren't great singers.
  • Reality Check: Maryland reality contestants - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Clive Davis is going on and on about all the amazing talent out of American Idol and the songwriters that write great songs for the Idols.
  • IMAO: American Idol Archives 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.imao.us [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

And Taylor Hicks? He's the exception that proves the rule."[7]

Contents

Selection process

Season 9's Denver audition, at Invesco Field at Mile High.

Initial auditions

.In the first few seasons, contestants went through two rigorous sets of cuts.^ Bryce Larsen, our one chance this season at a local American Idol contestant, made it into the Top 100, but then got cut.
  • Reality Check: Maryland reality contestants - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Clairol hair care products also sponsors the show, with contestants usually getting Clairol-guided hair makeovers after the first two or three episodes during the round of 12.

^ First Aired: 2009-04-22 Description: Two more contestants are sent home after last week's judge's save.
  • Watch American Idol Online - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The first was a brief audition with three other contestants in front of one or two of the show's producers.^ Idol: First two in the bottom three .

^ The presence of more rock-orientated contestants has continued with Chris Daughtry in Season 5, who was inspired to audition for the show by Bice.
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^ Contestants must be U.S. citizens and, for ; the first three seasons, had to be 16 to 24 years of age.
  • The Women of American Idol biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links, and products (musicians: Carrie Underwood, Fantasia Barrino, Kelly Clarkson) 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.Contestants were then either sent through to the next round of producers or asked to leave.^ Melissa McGee is through to the next round.
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^ Ace is through to the next round.
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^ Paris is through to the next round.
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.Out of the thousands of people who would show up to audition, only about 100–200 contestants in each city made it past this round of preliminary auditions.^ These auditions will be for contestants who made it through the preliminary round in Dallas back in June.
  • Austin TX television: TV listings, reviews, TV blog | Austin360.com 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.austin360.com [Source type: General]

^ But the show was about the contestants.
  • Ladies and gentlemen, we have our 'Idol' Top 10 – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Found they were down–investigated further–found out the number of people who canceled their cable due to the recession and re-figured–it was actually up.
  • Adam Lambert — Mad World — Video MP3 — American Idol 8 Top 8 : American Idol 9 – Rickey.org 25 September 2009 12:39 UTC www.rickey.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, in the more recent seasons, for the benefit of the viewers watching on TV, contestants were to skip this stage and go straight through to audition in front of the four American Idol judges.^ Idol : Four more unsurprising cuts .
  • Tubular | Blogging TV, one show at a time | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC blogs.chron.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ 'American Idol': San Antonio auditions .
  • Reality Check: Archives - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ PM - And here we are, ready for American Idol season 9 auditions from Orlando.
  • American Idol Archives - Gospel Soundcheck 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC blog.beliefnet.com [Source type: General]

.Those who advance are sent to Hollywood.^ I’ll just say that some that they sent home in hollywood week should be in the top 12 versus who they have now.
  • American Idol top 12 recap, rankings: starting us up | American Idol 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: General]

^ Maybe one of those girls who got sent home will trade with you.
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.Only about 10–40 people in each city make it to Hollywood.^ David: I think American Idol should only put the people that actually go to Hollywood get on these auditions.
  • James Hibberd - Update: Fox Pleased Despite 'Idol' Ratings Dip - TVWeek - Blogs 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.tvweek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This is Adam's chance not only to celebrate making the top 10 and to thank his fans for helping him get there, but also to give a little glimpse of what he has to offer in the future.
  • American Idol Tour: Anoop Desai, Adam Lambert, and That Guy Who Won Show Jersey Some Love - New York Music - Sound of the City 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC blogs.villagevoice.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Too many human interest stories about people who aren't even going to Hollywood...
  • James Hibberd - Update: Fox Pleased Despite 'Idol' Ratings Dip - TVWeek - Blogs 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.tvweek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Not all auditions are televised due to time constraints (about 10,000 people show up each day, and each city has two days of auditions), (each city, both days, being for one 1-hour episode).^ Fourth judge and a two hour show when only one hour is needed.
  • What are the biggest flaws of the remaining six contestants? | American Idol 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Hell's" will air two-hour episodes all summer long.

^ And then Thursday, a one-hour results show at 7 p.m.
  • Austin TX television: TV listings, reviews, TV blog | Austin360.com 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.austin360.com [Source type: General]

.Only ten cities are visited for auditions each season.^ Tonight is the last night of regular auditions for Season 9 of American Idol, and we get to take a peek at more auditions from the cities Idol visited last summer: Boston, LA, Dallas, Denver, Chicago and Orlando.
  • American Idol Archives - Gospel Soundcheck 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC blog.beliefnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Speaking of tryouts: Fox News is reporting that Dallas will again be an audition city for the 2010 season.

^ (Contestants from the Season 5 Austin auditions were flown to San Francisco to audition before the judges due to the effect of Hurricane Katrina evacuees on the city.
  • American Idol at AllExperts 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.They never visit the same city three seasons in a row.^ In the first season, they were 30 contestants, divided into three ; groups of ten.
  • The Women of American Idol biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links, and products (musicians: Carrie Underwood, Fantasia Barrino, Kelly Clarkson) 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]
  • The Men of American Idol biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links, and products (musicians: Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Bo Bice) 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Danny was the front runner most of the season and had never been in the bottom three until last week.
  • Rumors Fly About Star Performers as “American Idol” Finale Nears : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

^ All three performed outstandingly during the season (collectively, they won the vast majority of quickfires and elimination challenges).
  • Reality Check: Maryland reality contestants - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Hollywood

.Once in Hollywood, the contestants perform on different days, with eliminations by the judges.^ The contestants will perform and then the judges will announce their decisions.
  • American Idol Archives - Gospel Soundcheck 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC blog.beliefnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Last week, Carrie wowed the judges once more with her rendition of Independence Day.

^ To further emphasize the talented performers, 36 contestants will go to Hollywood instead of 24.
  • Show Patrol: American Idol/Vital Idol Archives 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.chicagonow.com [Source type: General]

.During the first six seasons, contestants select a song from a list to sing for the first round.^ Each contestant has to sing a song from a list of 12 songs.
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^ Each of the contestants will sing two songs.
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^ The remaining contestants to sing from a list of 95 songs and have to sing acapella on their own.
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.For the next round, the contestants split themselves into small groups and performed a song together.^ The singers are split into three groups!
  • Tubular | Blogging TV, one show at a time | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC blogs.chron.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Next up are the group performances.
  • The Daily Bongo: American Idol 2006 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC thedailybongo.com [Source type: General]

^ Make the contestants perform in small (not so same-sex) groups.
  • Judges Save Makes its Debut on "American Idol" - Moraes on TV 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC voices.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

.In the final round, the contestants performed a song of their choice a cappella.^ In the finals, which last eleven weeks, each finalist performs a song live in prime time from a weekly theme (two songs in later rounds) at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, California in front of a live studio audience.
  • American Idol at AllExperts 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Each contestant performs live (in the eastern and central time zones ), in primetime, a song of his or her choice, and receives critiques from the judges, who, from this point on, serve almost entirely in an advisory capacity, with little direct influence on the results.
  • American Idol at AllExperts 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Each contestant performs live (in the ; eastern and central time zones), in primetime, a song of his or her ; choice, and receives critiques from the judges, who, from this point on, ; serve almost entirely in an advisory capacity, with little direct ; influence on the results.
  • The Women of American Idol biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links, and products (musicians: Carrie Underwood, Fantasia Barrino, Kelly Clarkson) 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]
  • The Men of American Idol biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links, and products (musicians: Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Bo Bice) 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.In the seventh season, the structure of the Hollywood auditions was revamped and the musical group round was eliminated.^ ELIMINATED March 17 Born and raised in Texas, Lacey Brown's second Hollywood week audition for "American Idol" was more successful than her first, having been cut in favor of Season 8's Megan Joy.
  • 'American Idol' Finalists - Yahoo! TV 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Throughout the seventh season, the two Davids have been favorites among the show's judges and pundits, while Mercado came close to elimination on several occasions.
  • American Idol Myspace Layouts, Myspace Graphics, and MORE! 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.mygirlyspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As is typical for the show, they spend alot of time rehashing the past, and we were gifted with a montage of audition, Hollywood, and first round competitions.
  • The Daily Bongo: American Idol 2006 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC thedailybongo.com [Source type: General]

.Instead, contestants sang alone on the first day.^ First night out, she sang the big Jennifer Holiday / Jennifer Hudson number (past Idol contestant #1).
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.If the judges felt the performance was adequate, the contestant moved on to the final Hollywood round; otherwise, the contestant had one more chance to impress the judges before the final round.^ The contestants will perform and then the judges will announce their decisions.
  • American Idol Archives - Gospel Soundcheck 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC blog.beliefnet.com [Source type: General]

^ In season 1, 5 contestants were chosen, and judges chose one ; to advance to the finals.
  • The Women of American Idol biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links, and products (musicians: Carrie Underwood, Fantasia Barrino, Kelly Clarkson) 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ I'm more impressed with his performance than I want to be.
  • IMAO: American Idol Archives 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.imao.us [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.For the first time, contestants were free to perform with a musical instrument if they so wished.^ The first two performance weeks with 12 and 11 contestants typically run two hours.
  • Who’s been your favorite guest judge? More Idol hours to deal with judge bloat | American Idol 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You can get a free music download from former American Idol contestant Mandisa over at iTickets.com.
  • American Idol Archives - Gospel Soundcheck 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC blog.beliefnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Last night, the remaining five American Idol contestants performed songs from the Rat Pack, and they proved why they're the best of this season.
  • American Idol Archives - Gospel Soundcheck 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC blog.beliefnet.com [Source type: General]

Semifinals

Seasons 1–3

.In the first three seasons, the semifinalists were randomly split into different groups.^ Ryan Seacrest split the group into three groups of three.
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^ The group was broken into three groups of two.
  • The Daily Bongo: American Idol 2006 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC thedailybongo.com [Source type: General]

^ The singers are split into three groups!
  • Tubular | Blogging TV, one show at a time | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC blogs.chron.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Each contestant would then sing in their respective group's night.^ Cyrus tried to sing- if she were a contestant now, she would be voted off.
  • Ladies and gentlemen, we have our 'Idol' Top 10 – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And oh my word, Matt, go sing with the girls on group night, would you stop crying already?
  • IMAO: American Idol Archives 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.imao.us [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ 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.
  • Watch American Idol Online - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In season one, there were three separate groups and the top three contestants from each group made it to the finals.^ In season 1, 5 contestants were chosen, and judges chose one ; to advance to the finals.
  • The Women of American Idol biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links, and products (musicians: Carrie Underwood, Fantasia Barrino, Kelly Clarkson) 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Would she be in the Top 11 if she was a contestant this season?
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^ Contestants must be U.S. citizens and, for ; the first three seasons, had to be 16 to 24 years of age.
  • The Women of American Idol biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links, and products (musicians: Carrie Underwood, Fantasia Barrino, Kelly Clarkson) 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.In seasons two and three, there were four groups of eight and the top two contestants moved on to the finals.^ That's three of the four rooms that are moving on.
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^ Would she be in the Top 11 if she was a contestant this season?
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^ The group was broken into three groups of two.
  • The Daily Bongo: American Idol 2006 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC thedailybongo.com [Source type: General]

.The first three seasons each featured a wildcard show.^ Contestants must be U.S. citizens and, for ; the first three seasons, had to be 16 to 24 years of age.
  • The Women of American Idol biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links, and products (musicians: Carrie Underwood, Fantasia Barrino, Kelly Clarkson) 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ The most-watched prime-time entertainment show this season had been the first episode of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" on Oct.

^ The latter is the return of last season’s hit talent show that features everything from wannabe opera singers to sword swallowers.
  • Austin TX television: TV listings, reviews, TV blog | Austin360.com 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.austin360.com [Source type: General]

.Contestants who failed to make it to the finals were invited back to perform for another chance at a spot in the finals.^ Who's going to make it to the finale?
  • American Idol Archives - Gospel Soundcheck 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC blog.beliefnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Adam makes some men uncomfortable, and that’s when you know he’s a performer who makes a difference!
  • Adam Lambert: the Jewish American Idol | Hollywood Jew | Jewish Journal 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.jewishjournal.com [Source type: General]

^ Ryan says this week, the contestants have been asked to dedicate their performances to someone who's inspired them.
  • Reality Check: Archives - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In season one, only one wildcard contestant was chosen by the judges.^ Only one hour and 5 judges.
  • Adam Lambert — Mad World — Video MP3 — American Idol 8 Top 8 : American Idol 9 – Rickey.org 25 September 2009 12:39 UTC www.rickey.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In season 1, 5 contestants were chosen, and judges chose one ; to advance to the finals.
  • The Women of American Idol biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links, and products (musicians: Carrie Underwood, Fantasia Barrino, Kelly Clarkson) 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]
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^ There should ve some percentage saved for contestants that consistanly do well all season Or judges choice Are they for real.
  • Adam Lambert Gets Support From Celebs Post 'American Idol' Loss 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.aceshowbiz.com [Source type: General]

.However, in seasons two and three, each judge championed one contestant and the public advanced a fourth into the finals.^ In season 1, 5 contestants were chosen, and judges chose one ; to advance to the finals.
  • The Women of American Idol biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links, and products (musicians: Carrie Underwood, Fantasia Barrino, Kelly Clarkson) 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]
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^ Fourth judge and a two hour show when only one hour is needed.
  • What are the biggest flaws of the remaining six contestants? | American Idol 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The group was broken into three groups of two.
  • The Daily Bongo: American Idol 2006 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC thedailybongo.com [Source type: General]

.In the second season, a few hopefuls who had failed to make the semifinals were selected by the judges to compete.^ Simon Cowell, who is one of four judges, will leave at the end of the current season in May.

^ 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.
  • Watch American Idol Online - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One person Hudson won’t cross paths with Wednesday is Tatiana Del Toro, the Puerto Rican contestant who did not make the finals this season.
  • Show Patrol: American Idol/Vital Idol Archives 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.chicagonow.com [Source type: General]

.In the third season, the judges eliminated four contestants from the wildcard round before they had the opportunity to sing.^ Simon Cowell, who is one of four judges, will leave at the end of the current season in May.

^ There should ve some percentage saved for contestants that consistanly do well all season Or judges choice Are they for real.
  • Adam Lambert Gets Support From Celebs Post 'American Idol' Loss 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.aceshowbiz.com [Source type: General]

^ Wednesday night, as Glambert took the stage to sing, he owned the moment and performed unquestionably the best four minutes of this entire yawnfest of a season.
  • American Idol : ADAM LAMBERT THE OFFICIAL UNOFFICIAL SITE 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC adam-lambert.org [Source type: General]

Seasons 4–7, 9

.From seasons four to seven, the semifinals were cut down to twenty-four contestants who were divided by gender in order to ensure an equal division in the top twelve.^ The field of competitors on "American Idol" was cut down tonight to seven as Scott MacIntyre (the blind, curly-haired guy who some consider a little too bland to win this grueling contest) was sent packing his bags.
  • American Idol results: Final 8 cut down to Final 7 - NJ.com 10 September 2009 20:27 UTC www.nj.com [Source type: General]

^ The presence of more rock-orientated contestants has continued with Chris Daughtry in Season 5, who was inspired to audition for the show by Bice.
  • American Idol at AllExperts 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Simon Cowell, who is one of four judges, will leave at the end of the current season in May.

.The men and women sang on sequential nights and the bottom two in both groups were eliminated each week until only twelve finalists were left.^ Bottom Two (both eliminated) .
  • The Men of American Idol biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links, and products (musicians: Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Bo Bice) 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Everyone will be tuning in to see what will happen next week – will he be "in the bottom two" again?
  • 'American Idol': Was it real – or reality TV? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Well, it's looking cattier than the SPCA. Week before last it was the blondes vs. Sharee and Andrea both sent to elimination.
  • Reality Check: Maryland reality contestants - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.By season 7, contestants were now allowed to play any instrument along with singing their song.^ Each contestant has to sing a song from a list of 12 songs.
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^ The contestants now get to pick their own song.
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^ Each of the contestants will sing two songs.
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This format was used again in season 9.[8]

Season 8

.In season eight, there were thirty-six semifinalists.^ During the middle seasons, the semifinal ; round consisted of 32 semifinalists who were divided into four groups of ; eight.
  • The Men of American Idol biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links, and products (musicians: Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Bo Bice) 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ He only finished 10th season six but he found his niche in Christian music and pulled out a hit there.
  • My picks for most successful ‘Idol’ contestants of all time | American Idol 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Govs started off the season ; slow, but have won six of their ; last eight games, including a two- ; game sweep of Evansville last ; Wednesday.
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.For three consecutive Tuesdays, twelve different semifinalists performed each night in the hopes of moving on to the finals.^ Adam Lambert performs Tuesday night.
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^ Adam was NOT the best performer Tuesday night.
  • 'American Idol': Was it real – or reality TV? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tuesday night is the final performance night of Season 8 of American Idol.
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.When the results were in, 3 contestants progressed: The highest placed male, highest placed female, and the highest placed singer of the remaining 10 (regardless of gender).^ Search for links for Season 7 Episode 26 (View all 2 results) Episode 25 Week 11B: Top 10 Results Show 2 links First Aired: 2008-03-26 Description: Another of the ten remaining contestants is voted off the show.
  • Watch American Idol Online - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After tonight we will be down to the final 12 and one contestant, male or female, will be voted off each week.
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^ Walter Blevins April 29, 2009 10:39 AM I think that Adam is the best male singer that I've ever seen o n American Idol.
  • AMERICAN IDOL FINAL 5 RESULTS SHOW: **SHOCKING SPOILER** - marytkelly - Open Salon 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The wild card round also returned, with the judges choosing three previously eliminated contestants to advance to the finals.^ In season 1, 5 contestants were chosen, and judges chose one ; to advance to the finals.
  • The Men of American Idol biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links, and products (musicians: Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Bo Bice) 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ So, yeah, about that wild card round… .

^ Choosing the final three going to be tough for the judges.
  • Reality Check: Maryland reality contestants - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Notably, they chose 4 wildcard contestants this year instead of 3 making it a final 13 instead of a final 12.

Finals

.The finals are broadcast live in prime time from CBS Television City in Los Angeles, in front of a live studio audience.^ Spurlock plucks a Cuban American from his legal life and plops him down with a family of illegal Mexicans living and working in East Los Angeles.
  • Austin TX television: TV listings, reviews, TV blog | Austin360.com 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.austin360.com [Source type: General]

^ Dubbed “The Austin Variety Show,” the program, taped monthly before a live, South Austin studio audience, features music, comedy, performance artists and live audience games.
  • Austin TX television: TV listings, reviews, TV blog | Austin360.com 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.austin360.com [Source type: General]

^ On Tuesday night, I was honored to bear witness in the Idoldome at CBS' Television City studios -- to sit before the stage where Clarkson and Aiken, Daughtry and Underwood had begun their public lives.
  • Show Tracker: 'American Idol' - latimes.com 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.latimes.com [Source type: General]

.The finals lasted for eight weeks in season one and eleven weeks in subsequent seasons.^ It's your last one of the season.
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^ Next week there will be one final audtion in Boston, and then the show will move on to Hollywood.
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^ He gave himself a one-week lift last week with “Hallelujah” but I”m not sure how deep his fan base really is to keep him going.
  • American Idol top 12 recap, rankings: starting us up | American Idol 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: General]

.Each finalist performs a song or songs selected from a weekly theme.^ For the first musical performance, the top 5 finalists performed a compilation of various Neil Diamond songs.
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^ Based on last night’s performance, especially of the songs chosen to be the two finalists’ first singles, neither.
  • Austin TX television: TV listings, reviews, TV blog | Austin360.com 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.austin360.com [Source type: General]

^ On Tuesday, each contestant had to perform three songs -- one picked by a judge, one chosen by the performer and one selected by the show's producers.
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.During the first few weeks, contestants sing one song each.^ Each contestant has to sing a song from a list of 12 songs.
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^ Next week the contestants will sing three songs each.
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^ Each of the contestants will sing two songs.
  • The Daily Bongo: American Idol 2006 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC thedailybongo.com [Source type: General]

.The top four and five contestants must sing two songs apiece.^ As he said, fortunately she has two songs to sing.
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^ Tonight on American Idol the contestants get to sing two songs.
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^ Each contestant has to sing a song from a list of 12 songs.
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.The top three perform three songs apiece.^ American Idol season 9 Top 6 perform songs of Shania Twain - live blog .
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^ Tonight on American Idol we get to see the last group of performers and find out which three will make it to the Top 12.
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^ Last night the Top 8 performed songs from the year they were born on American Idol.
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.Themes are based on a musical genre, songs recorded by particular artists, or more generic themes such Billboard #1 hits, or songs from each contestant's year of birth.^ Some themes are based on music recorded by ; a particular artist, and the finalists have a chance to work with that ; artist in preparing their performances.
  • The Men of American Idol biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links, and products (musicians: Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Bo Bice) 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ The first song will be from their birth year, and the second song will be from this week's Billboard 's charts.
  • The Daily Bongo: American Idol 2006 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC thedailybongo.com [Source type: General]

^ Music from year of birth .
  • The Men of American Idol biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links, and products (musicians: Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Bo Bice) 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.In the past, themes have included Motown, disco, and big band music, as well as music by such artists as Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Queen, Billy Joel, Bee Gees, Gloria Estefan, Elton John, Mariah Carey, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Dolly Parton, and Elvis Presley.^ Tonight's mentor: Andrew Lloyd Webber .
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^ Artists around whom themes have ; been based include Barry Manilow, Gloria Estefan, and Elton John.
  • The Men of American Idol biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links, and products (musicians: Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Bo Bice) 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Themes have included Motown, disco, big band ; music, and Billboard #1 hits.
  • The Men of American Idol biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links, and products (musicians: Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Bo Bice) 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.Contestants usually work with a celebrity mentor during each week.^ During each week’s hour-long competition, viewers will be treated to the entertaining and sometimes hilarious audition process followed by musical performances from the top 20 contestants.

^ During the past few weeks especially, the favoritism was toward Danny (and Adam, to be fair) was laughable, as was the glaring indifference they showed many of the other contestants.
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^ As the weeks go on, we usually see the contestants getting better, surprising us with song choices and arrangements, and generally...
  • American Idol Archives - Gospel Soundcheck 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC blog.beliefnet.com [Source type: General]

.Following each performance episode, a results show airs that reveals the breakdown of the voting public's decision.^ Reveal the vote result.
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^ Episode 16 Originally aired:   February 25, 2010 Janell, Ashley, Joe, and Tyler are eliminated; Kris Allen and Allison Iraheta perform.
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^ That actually showed me the worst performers voting trend wise and it correlated almost perfectly to the actual vote off.
  • American Idol top 12 recap, rankings: starting us up | American Idol 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: General]

.The most popular contestants are not typically revealed, though they have been on occasion.^ Truly one of the most obnoxious contestants this show has ever booked, and he is revealing himself to be an unwatchable non-talent.

^ Prices for the downloads will be the high-end $1.29 per song; they won't be listing which song is most downloaded while the contestants are still on the show to ensure fairness.

^ Though they have not yet committed to a date, Vienna revealed that they are "tossing around the idea of having a beach wedding."

.The three contestants (two in later rounds) who received the lowest number of votes are typically called to the center of the stage.^ Brenna had the lowest number of votes.
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^ The guy with the lowest number of votes is Will Makar.
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^ Heather has the second lowest number of votes.
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.From the bottom three, one contestant is sent to safety so that two contestants remain (although these are not necessarily the two contestants with the lowest votes[9]) and finally the contestant who received the lowest amount of votes is eliminated from the competition.^ Who was in the bottom three?
  • The Daily Bongo: American Idol 2006 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC thedailybongo.com [Source type: General]

^ Who will be in the bottom three?
  • American Idol top 9 performance recap, rankings, polls | American Idol 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And then, they will decide who the final three will be.

.During Season 8, the judges were given the ability to perform a "save" if they feel the voting audience made a mistake by having the contestant perform their song again.^ The contestants will perform and then the judges will announce their decisions.
  • American Idol Archives - Gospel Soundcheck 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC blog.beliefnet.com [Source type: General]

^ They each perform one of her songs for the judges and America.
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^ They will vote based on the judges’ comments.
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.If they reach a unanimous decision, they can save the contestant for another week, but the following week will eliminate 2 people, and the person saved cannot be saved again (additionally, after the save is used, it cannot be used again for the remainder of the season).^ They didn’t save him from elimination.
  • Show Patrol: American Idol/Vital Idol Archives 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.chicagonow.com [Source type: General]

^ There should ve some percentage saved for contestants that consistanly do well all season Or judges choice Are they for real.
  • Adam Lambert Gets Support From Celebs Post 'American Idol' Loss 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.aceshowbiz.com [Source type: General]

^ First Aired: 2009-04-22 Description: Two more contestants are sent home after last week's judge's save.
  • Watch American Idol Online - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Once the contestants get to the top 5, the save can no longer be used.^ It is no longer a talent contest.
  • Adam Lambert Gets Support From Celebs Post 'American Idol' Loss 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.aceshowbiz.com [Source type: General]

^ After so many "theme" weeks I wouldn't be surprised if even the contestants no longer know who they are as an artist.
  • AMERICAN IDOL FINAL 5 RESULTS SHOW: **SHOCKING SPOILER** - marytkelly - Open Salon 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So from now until the show gets down to the top five, the judges can save one contestant from elimination -- but it can only happen once.

.When a contestant is voted off the show, a montage of the contestant's experience is played and they give their final performance.^ Last contestant voted off: .
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^ They showed the difference in votes.
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^ They would have voted for Danny if he was in the final 2.
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.In the finale, the two remaining contestants perform to determine the winner.^ Finally, after much lingering, especially on the part of Katie and the judges, Debbie cleared the stage for two post-show taped performances.
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^ The first two performance weeks with 12 and 11 contestants typically run two hours.
  • Who’s been your favorite guest judge? More Idol hours to deal with judge bloat | American Idol 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Anything can still happen with the final winner - we still have quite a few weeks for anyone to pull out more great performances.
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.For the first season and seasons three-six, the finale was broadcast from the Kodak Theatre, which has an audience capacity of approximately 3,400. The finale for season two took place at the Gibson Amphitheatre.^ Idol: First two in the bottom three .

^ Wednesday's live broadcast also featured a performance by season two's third place finisher, Kimberley Locke, as well as current finalist Carly Smithson's firm, on-air denial of media reports on Wednesday that she is pregnant.
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^ The show also featured a performance by this season's first mentor, Parton, who performed "Jesus & Gravity" on the live broadcast.
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.For season seven, the venue was changed to the Nokia Theatre, which holds an audience of over 7,000. The winner is announced at the end of the following results show.^ The winner will be announced live at the end of the program.
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^ In what is expected to be the first of several changes, Fox announced that the regular Wednesday results show will be reduced to a half-hour.
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^ Search for links for Season 8 Episode 37 (View all 11 results) Episode 36 The Ninth Results Show: One Voted Off...
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.The winner receives a one million dollar (US) record deal with a major label, and is managed by American Idol-affiliated 19 Management.^ 'American Idol' week one: Results .
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^ He may also get a one-record deal, but he will also fade.
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^ American Idol winner) on dvr.
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.In some cases, other finalists have also been signed by the show's management company (which has first option to sign contestants) and received record deals with its major label partner.^ I would have put him above some of them who don’t have major label record deals.
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^ Wonder which record company he will sign with?
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^ In fact, some contestants in the past have even had prior record deals!
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Judges and presenters

Judges

Presenters

  • Ryan Seacrest
  • Brian Dunkleman (co-host, season 1)

Season synopses

Former logo of American Idol from 2002 to 2008.

Overview

.Fox, along with other networks, initially rejected American Idol.^ Fox.com —The official website of the network behind American Idol.

^ This blog is not affiliated in any way with FOX, American Idol, 19 TV Ltd, FremantleMedia, ABC, NBC, CBS, CW or Bravo.
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^ Season 1 synopsis The first season of American Idol debuted without hype as a summer replacement show (with the full title American Idol: The Search For A Superstar) in June 2002 on the Fox Broadcasting Company after being rejected by numerous other networks.

.However, Rupert Murdoch, head of Fox's parent company, was persuaded to buy the show by his daughter Elisabeth who was a fan of the British version.^ Anyone who caught ITV1's Take Me Out could not be criticized for thinking that it was anything other than a quintessentially British dating show in the tradition of Blind Date.

^ One carbonated beverage company, however, acknowledged ; that ad placements on these shows were part of its marketing strategy to reach teens.
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^ "They were fabulous, just wonderful productions, and the kids just really loved them," said Dallas businessman Greg Money, who had three daughters in the shows.

[10] .Through word-of-mouth generated by the appeal of its contestants and the presence of acid-tongued British judge Simon Cowell, the show grew into a phenomenon.^ Through word of mouth generated by the appeal of its contestants and the presence of acid-tongued British judge Simon Cowell, the show grew into a phenomenon.

^ The judges didn't give her a golden ticket which caused her to launch into a rant where she told Simon Cowell to fuck off and said she was going to pursue actressing (!!!!
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^ Simon Cowell, who is one of four judges, will leave at the end of the current season in May.

It was recently picked up for its ninth season by FOX.[11] In November 2005, executives at FOX Broadcasting and the producers of American Idol reached a new deal, allowing the show to remain on the air through 2011.[12]

Season 1

.The first season of American Idol debuted without hype as a summer replacement show in June 2002 on the Fox network.^ Fox.com —The official website of the network behind American Idol.

^ The last audition show for American Idol .
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^ American Idol season Top 11 results show .
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.It was co-hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman.^ The show's co-hosts were Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman.

^ January (5) Simon Cowell chart Who is , Ryan Seacrest, Who hosts the most popular...

^ Anyway, host Ryan Seacrest shares the total raised for charity from last week's "Idol Gives Back" -- almost $70 million.
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The show ran for 13 weeks from June–September. An estimated 50 million people watched the finale in September 2002.
.The winner, Kelly Clarkson, signed with RCA Records, the label in partnership with American Idol's 19 Management.^ American Idol winner) on dvr.
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^ The winner of American Idol basically HAS to sign with the company.
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^ Winner Kelly Clarkson signed with RCA Records, the label in partnership with American Idol's 19 Management.

.Immediately post-finale, Clarkson released two singles, including the coronation song, "A Moment Like This". Clarkson has since released four successful albums—Thankful, Breakaway, My December, and All I Ever Wanted.^ The song is the first single from the album, which releases March 24th.
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^ Her single, "Appreciate/Every Part of Me/All by Myself," charted at number 8 on the Billboard Singles Sales Chart, and her songs, "Appreciate," "Every Part of Me," and "State of My Heart," all received moderate success on urban and adult contemporary radio.

^ Immediately post-finale, Clarkson released two singles, most notably the coronation song "A Moment Like This" which climbed to number 52, but marked the biggest jump in Billboard Hot 100 history when it shot to number one, breaking a record set by The Beatles.

.Her fourth album All I Ever Wanted was released on March 10, 2009. Clarkson was the first contestant ever to win a Grammy and has gone on to receive several awards and sell over 23 million records worldwide, the most from any Idol worldwide.^ He WANTS to win and we will do all we can to help him.
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^ Tuesday, March 10, 2009 .

^ The song is the first single from the album, which releases March 24th.
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.She is the first contestant to have two number one albums, the only contestant to have two number one singles on The Billboard Hot 100, have a non-Idol-related single to peak at number one, and to have two singles reach the 2 million mark in digital download sales with Since U Been Gone, and My Life Would Suck Without You.^ Past Idols will perform through the season, and first up was Kelly Clarkson with "My Life Would Suck Without You" from her new CD. .

^ She then rocked the house with her hit, "My Life Would Suck Without You."

^ Daughtry was my number one choice on another Idol!
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Clarkson is currently working on her fifth studio album, which she plans to release in the fall of 2010.[13]
.Runner-up Justin Guarini also signed with RCA Records, eventually debuting an album in 2003 after the conclusion of season 2. RCA dropped him shortly after its debut.^ RCA dropped him shortly after its debut.

^ Tamyra Gray was signed to RCA but was dropped when she demanded to write the album.

^ Runner-up Justin Guarini also signed with RCA Records.

.Guarini went on to form his own entertainment company and independently produced a jazz album in 2005, and is a host/commentator for the TV Guide Network.^ (Any '80s night is always a reminder of why I own so many jazz and blues albums).

^ Idol loves contestants like him, because the producers and record company can form him into whatever they want.
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^ Homophobic comments made by two commentators on an Australian TV network's Winter Olympic coverage will be investigated by the New South Wales state's Anti-Discrimination Board.

.In addition to Clarkson and Guarini, also signed were Nikki McKibbin (3rd), Tamyra Gray (4th), R. J. Helton (5th), and Christina Christian (6th).^ Episode 14 Originally aired:   July 30, 2002 Tamyra Gray, Ryan Starr, Justin Guarini, Kelly Clarkson, Christina Christian, Nikki McKibbin, and R.J. Helton sing song of the 1970s.
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^ Episode 18 Originally aired:   August 13, 2002 The remaining five contestants, Tamyra Gray, Justin Guarini, Kelly Clarkson, Nikki McKibbin, and R.J. Helton, perform love songs for the judges.
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^ Episode 10 Originally aired:   July 16, 2002 Ryan Starr, R.J. Helton, Nikki McKibbin, Ejay Day, Tamyra Gray, Justin Guarini, Jim Verraros, Kelly Clarkson, A.J. Gil, and Christina Cristian perform Motown hits.
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.Tamyra Gray was signed, but was dropped before releasing an album.^ Cook has been signed to 19 Recordings/RCA Records and is preparing to start recording his debut album which is due for release in the fall.

She then signed with Idol creator Simon Fuller's new label 19 Entertainment, released her debut album in 2004, and was dropped from that label in 2005.
.The show inspired a 2003 musical film, From Justin to Kelly, featuring Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini.^ Kelly Clarkson won, with Justin Guarini ; coming in second.
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^ Today they have visions of a roses and rainbows future, not the charts of recent musical revenue generated by Justin Guarini, Jasmine Trias and Corey Clark.

^ Episode 14 Originally aired:   July 30, 2002 Tamyra Gray, Ryan Starr, Justin Guarini, Kelly Clarkson, Christina Christian, Nikki McKibbin, and R.J. Helton sing song of the 1970s.
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.The musical love story, produced by Idol's Simon Fuller, was filmed in Miami, Florida over a period of six weeks shortly after the season ended.^ Simon Cowell leaving American Idol at end of season .
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^ Simon Cowell, who is one of four judges, will leave at the end of the current season in May.

^ And although his butchering of Aerosmith’s “Dream On” last week probably ended any rock fans love for him, the adult contemporary fans probably love him.
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.Released several months later in June 2003, the film failed to make back its budget[citation needed] during its short run in theaters, and is often ranked among the worst movies ever made.^ I'll be back later to talk Survivor , but first I've got to see if Meredith is going to make it on Grey's Anatomy!
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^ Together, we can put Christ back in Christmas - and make the spirit of Christmas the spirit that animates this country 12 months a year - if we regard each other with love and respect.
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^ She says she hopes she has made them proud and that if she doesn't make it through, she will take care of her daughter and go back to the bank.
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Starting September 30, 2006, the first season of American Idol was repackaged as "American Idol Rewind" and syndicated directly to stations in the US.
Date Bottom Three
July 17 EJay Day Jim Verraros Nikki McKibbin
July 24 A. J. Gil Ryan Starr Christina Christian
July 31 Ryan Starr (2) Justin Guarini Nikki McKibbin (2)
August 7 Christina Christian (2) R. J. Helton Nikki McKibbin (3)
Bottom Two
August 14 R. J. Helton (2) Nikki McKibbin (4)
August 21 Tamyra Gray Nikki McKibbin (5)
Final Three
August 28 Nikki McKibbin (6)
September 4 Justin Guarini (1) Kelly Clarkson

Season 2

.Following the success of season 1, the second season was moved up to air in January 2003. The number of episodes increased, as did the show's budget and the charge for commercial spots.^ Mikalah Gordon showed up on “Gone Country.” Nikki McKibbin has also done reality shows, as did Jessica Sierra (though she had to be in “Celebrity Rehab”).
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^ Season 5, Episode 26: Top 9 Performance Show: Country ( coming soon .
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^ Season 5, Episode 35: Top 5 Results Show ( coming soon .
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.Dunkleman left the show, leaving Seacrest as the lone host.^ Host Ryan Seacrest soon joined in, and Paula Abdul showed off her dance moves.

^ Host Ryan Seacrest starts the show with a shout out to those affected by the Virginia Tech tragedy, but it's kind of undermined when followed up by the usual "...
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.Kristin Holt was originally announced as a co-host,[14] but upon airing, her role was reduced to special correspondent.^ Episode 33 Originally aired:   April 14, 2010 The group performs an Elvis medley and then Andrew Garcia is eliminated.
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^ Episode 19 Originally aired:   August 14, 2002 In the bottom two performances, Nikki McKibbin edges out R.J. Helton to remain in the competition.
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^ Episode 40 Originally aired: May 14, 2008 Tonight on American Idol, the remaining 3 contestants receive the results from their performances.
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.This time, Ruben Studdard emerged as the winner.^ The Season 4 winner has recorded a remake of Motley Crue’s “Home Sweet Home.” It will replace Season 2 winner Ruben Studdard’s song “Celebrate Me Home” as the farewell ballad for those being sent home.
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^ Robinson and past “Idol” winner Ruben Studdard will perform.
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^ Grumpy judge Simon Cowell had praised McNeal in an earlier audition, comparing him favorably to former “Idol” winner Ruben Studdard.
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.Out of a total of 24 million votes, Studdard finished 130,000 ahead of Clay Aiken.^ The vote TOTAL was “nearly” 100 million votes.
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^ Clay Aiken comes out of the closet .
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^ Ruben announces that he is going on tour with Clay Aiken, you can check out “The Time Will Come” tour this summer.
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.There was discussion in the communication industry about the phone system being overloaded, and that more than 150,000 votes were dropped, making the voting suspect.^ With the MAIN problem being the voting system.
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^ The versatile Culp had more than 150 roles starting in 1953, including military officers, gunslingers and assorted bad guys.

^ Explore the community The American Idol community Latest activity 2 hours ago 2,274 customers have contributed 87 discussions, 647 products and more...
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[15] Since then, the voting methods have been modified to avoid this problem.[citation needed]
.In an interview prior to season five, a statement by executive producer Nigel Lythgoe suggested that Aiken had led the fan voting from the wildcard week onward until the finale.^ From the auditions until the final vote, come to phillyBurbs for complete Idol coverage including analysis, information, gossip and discussion.
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^ Kellie’s excruciating rendition of “Unchained Melody” finally separated her from her fans; she received the lowest vote total and cheerfully said goodbye.
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^ Fox is so high on this show it has already been renewed it, and creator/executive producer Nigel Lythgoe already has announced he is leaving his behind-the-scenes job on “American Idol” to devote himself to his on-camera (he’s a judge) and off-camera roles on “Dance.” .
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[16] .Aiken became the first non-winning contestant to have a U.S. Hot 100 number-one with "This Is the Night", written by Chris Braide, Aldo Nova and Gary Burr.^ Tuesday night, the highest number of votes cast this season in one night.
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^ I still think Mandisa and Paris should have gone further in the competition, “Chicken Little” Kevin Covais should have been bumped the first night and Chris Daughtry should be winning tonight.
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^ We had two contestants go gold in the first week , racking up 100,000 votes faster than any other contestants in history.
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.It was the biggest US single of 2003, selling over one million copies and reaching six times platinum status in Canada as well as number 1 in New Zealand.^ He also had the biggest selling issue that year and one of their top selling issues of all time.
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^ SIX TIMES. Six million album sales.
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^ This afternoon, six members of the gang visited the press for a little one-on-one time.

.It remains the most successful American Idol single ever.^ Lest we forget, Daughtry is now the third most successful "American Idol" contestant in terms of record sales, behind Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood (who won their respective seasons).
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^ Adam is clearly the most uniquely talented individual American Idol has ever had the great fortune to stumble upon!
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^ No offense to Emily Wynne-Hughes of Los Angeles, but this is perhaps the most annoying quote ever uttered on American Idol.

[17]
.In addition to Studdard and Aiken, Kimberley Locke (3rd), Josh Gracin (4th), and Carmen Rasmusen (6th) have signed with various record labels.^ In Season 5 19M signed 4th place Chris Daughtry and 6th place Kellie Pickler.
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.The show caused controversy when contestant Frenchie Davis was disqualified from the competition after topless photos of her surfaced on the Internet.^ Fox’s new music competition show “Nashville” arrives tonight at 8, with four Texans prominently featured among the 10 contestants.
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^ After last cycle's petite competition, Cycle 14 returns to the show's roots with contestants who are taller than 5-foot-7.

^ (I will abstain from commenting about her current Internet-photo controversy because the joke is just too easy.
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.Shortly afterwards, she landed a role in the Broadway musical Rent, and continues to work on Broadway.^ The judges then continue to argue about what genre would work for her, and it goes on so long, the producers actually replay the cue out music.
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^ MARISSA JARET WINOKUR — Created the role of Tracy Turnblad in the hit Broadway musical “Hairspray,” for which she won a Tony and Drama Desk Award.
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.The producers of the show added a Christian marketing team to protect and build faith viewers with faith guru Rick Hendrix after the Frenchie Davis incident.^ One carbonated beverage company, however, acknowledged ; that ad placements on these shows were part of its marketing strategy to reach teens.
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^ Producers claim not to be worried about the drop from about 30 millions viewers an episode to 28 million, but they’ve made some major changes to the show anyway.
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^ I just need to include a couple of viewer comments about the show and faith, and you all have so...
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After the end of the contest, Studdard sued 205 Flava, Inc. for $2 million for using his image for promotional purposes. .Flava responded by alleging that Studdard had accepted over $10,000 in return for wearing 205 shirts, and produced eight cashed checks to validate their claim.^ FOX and the show’s producers noted that the “tremendous talent” that is Paula has been “an important part of the ‘American Idol’ family over the last eight seasons and we are saddened that she has decided not to return to the show.” .
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^ Prizes included a trip to Europe, ; $10,000 in cash, a shopping spree, a fantasy sports camp adventure, and a video ; animation studio tour.
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^ April 29, 2009 10:32 AM Forgot to mention, did you notice Adam's dad was wearing a Dead t-shirt?
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The case was settled out of court.[18]
.In 2005, contestant Corey Clark (whom producers disqualified because he had not disclosed a police record) alleged that he and judge Paula Abdul had an affair while he was on the show and that this contributed to his removal.^ Producer: Paula Abdul's job is safe.
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^ I’m speechless,” judge Paula Abdul said.
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^ Paula Goodspeed killed herself outside the “American Idol” judge’s Los Angeles home — and Abdul hasn’t spent a night there since the Nov.
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.Clark also alleged that Abdul gave him preferential treatment on the show due to this affair.^ I know he’s going to be a huge rock star and we’ll hardly remember the little show that gave him his break.
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^ Simon gave a standing ovation, like, WOW I’ve never seen him do it before with a contestant of American Idol in a performance show.
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^ Probably the most successful reality show of all time, due to start season 9 minus Ms Abdul, in January 2010.
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A subsequent investigation by an independent counsel hired by Fox "could not corroborate the evidence or allegations provided by Mr. Clark or any witnesses".[19]
American Idol Rewind started re-airing this season in the fall of 2007.
Date Bottom Three
March 11 Vanessa Olivarez Julia DeMato Kimberley Locke
March 18 Charles Grigsby Corey Clark Julia DeMato (2)
March 25 Julia DeMato (3) Kimberly Caldwell Rickey Smith
Corey Clark (disqualified)
April 11 Carmen Rasmusen Trenyce Kimberley Locke (2)
April 8 Rickey Smith (2) Kimberly Caldwell (2) Kimberley Locke (3)
April 15 Kimberly Caldwell (3) Carmen Rasmusen (2) Trenyce (2)
April 22 Carmen Rasmusen (3) Josh Gracin Trenyce (3)
Bottom Two
April 29 Trenyce (4) Ruben Studdard
May 6 Josh Gracin (2) Kimberley Locke (4)
Final Three
May 13 Kimberley Locke (5)
May 20 Clay Aiken Ruben Studdard (1)
.1 Neither of the bottom 2 were eliminated on the April 1 results show due to the disqualification of Corey Clark.^ I regret that due to the results of the show I will not waste my time or energy watching American Idol ...
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^ In a dramatic and unprecedented move on last Wednesday's results show, Big Mike was, surprisingly, at the bottom of the bottom three and in danger of being voted off.
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^ The scary thing about last night’s results show is that LaKisha and Blake wound up in the Bottom 3 with Sanjaya.
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Season 3

.The third season premiered on January 19, 2004. By the end of its third season, the network had profits of more than $260,000,000.[20] The winner was Fantasia Barrino, later known simply as "Fantasia," and the runner-up was Diana DeGarmo.^ "The average student ends up with ; more than $23,000 in debt.
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^ Season three winner Fantasia sings Bittersweet The Ford Music Video is set to Put the Message in the Box To the results!

^ JASON TAYLOR — Last year’s NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Taylor has played defensive end for the Miami Dolphins for more than a decade.
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.The third season was also shown in Australia on Network Ten about half a week after episodes were shown in the U.S. In May 2005, Telescope announced that the third season had a total of approximately 360 million votes.^ The vote TOTAL was “nearly” 100 million votes.
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^ The agreement, announced just ahead of MIPTV in Cannes next week, marks the first international sale for the NBC show, which the U.S. Network recently renewed for a second season.

^ Interesting that last week's audition recaps from Philly and Dallas were both two hours long, but this week's episodes are cut in half.

[citation needed]
The early part of the season introduced William Hung, a UC Berkeley student, who received widespread attention following his off-key rendition of Ricky Martin's "She Bangs." His performance, as well as his positive attitude facing Cowell's criticisms, landed him a record deal with Koch Entertainment and made over $500,000 in record sales.[citation needed]
.During the season, controversy over the legitimacy of the contest increased as rocker Jon Peter Lewis and young crooner John Stevens stayed afloat while others, such as Jennifer Hudson, were unexpectedly eliminated.^ The guy is so much more comfortable onstage than any other contestant -- in any season.

^ Michael is adding a soulful edge to this tune, but it pales in comparison to former Idol contestant Blake Lewis’ final three performance from a few seasons ago.
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^ A source told EW that it was contestant Alex Lambert, who had just been told he was staying and retro rocker Tyler Grady was going home.

.Jasmine Trias, despite negative comments from Simon Cowell over her later performances, survived elimination and took the third spot over LaToya London.^ The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation took exception to the remarks that were made by Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson .
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^ Simon says it was unadventurous and that he sounded a bit nasal (which I said during the performance to my husband, so I disagree with the boos that comment brought on).
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^ This round gives judges the chance to pick three of the final 12 performers, something that makes Simon Cowell very happy.
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.Over 65 million votes were cast on the night of the finale, more than the first two seasons combined.^ Tuesday night, the highest number of votes cast this season in one night.
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^ Last night, Ryan tells us, more than 88 million votes were cast, and less than a million separated the top two.

^ (And this season, Simon's vote counts more than the others.

Fantasia was crowned the winner. .She released her first single in June 2004 on the RCA record label.^ "American Idol 6" champ Jordin Sparks will be recording for BMG's Jive label and her first single, "Tattoo," will be shipped to radio on Aug.

^ It’s the first time Idol had lost a single half hour to its competition since 2004.

^ The first single, “It’s Your Love” will be released to radio in October.
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.The single entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #1, making Fantasia the first artist in the history of Billboard to debut at number one with their first single, and remained there for one week.^ His debut album was the highest independent debut by a new artist in Billboard chart history (#3 on the Top 200), the single “Wait For You,” was a Top 5, platinum-certified smash, that still has an audience of nearly 5 million listeners weekly despite being over two years old.
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^ There was only one week where I thought he did alright.
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^ Next week there will be one final audtion in Boston, and then the show will move on to Hollywood.
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.January 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Fantasia's debut single I Believe has been certified double platinum by the CRIA and received three Billboard Music Awards.^ Now RIAA-certified Double Platinum (recognizing sales of 2,000,000 units), Some Hearts also earns the separate distinction of becoming the fastest-certified debut country album ever released, even as the disc's powerful lead single, 'Jesus, Take the Wheel,' hits No 1 on this week's Billboard country airplay chart.

^ Season three winner Fantasia sings Bittersweet The Ford Music Video is set to Put the Message in the Box To the results!

^ Carrie Underwood will debut her second single, 'Don't Forget To Remember Me,' from double platinum selling album SOME HEARTS with debut appearances on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' March 13 and 'Live with Regis & Kelly' March 14.

.DeGarmo was also signed to RCA. Apart from her debut single "Dreams", co-written by Chris Braide, which made its debut at #2 in record sales and #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 200, the sales of her debut album Blue Skies suffered, partly from a lack of promotion, and she eventually asked to be released from her contract.^ Billboard Hot 100 Hits .
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^ Cook has been signed to 19 Recordings/RCA Records and is preparing to start recording his debut album which is due for release in the fall.

^ His debut album was the highest independent debut by a new artist in Billboard chart history (#3 on the Top 200), the single “Wait For You,” was a Top 5, platinum-certified smash, that still has an audience of nearly 5 million listeners weekly despite being over two years old.
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.Since then, she has played different roles on Broadway.^ Another company's research suggested ; that*snacks*play*different*roles*for*girls*and*boys*-*for*girls,*snacks*are*more*about*fitting*in,* ; while for boys, snacks are about standing out.
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.She also appeared as a contestant on the first season of CMT's reality show Gone Country.^ AI is a reality show, not a talent contest.
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^ Mikalah Gordon showed up on “Gone Country.” Nikki McKibbin has also done reality shows, as did Jessica Sierra (though she had to be in “Celebrity Rehab”).
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^ There should ve some percentage saved for contestants that consistanly do well all season Or judges choice Are they for real.
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.In addition to Fantasia and DeGarmo, Jasmine Trias, LaToya London, George Huff, Jennifer Hudson, and Camile Velasco have released albums since the season ended.^ Season three, when he guest judged one week, he accused “Idol” of being racist because LaToya London, Jennifer Hudson and Fantasia were in the bottom three one week.

^ Or moves on to something else like Jennifer Hudson, Diana DeGarmo, Fantasia,or Constantine.
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^ Season 8 semi-finalist Jackie Tohn released a new album yesterday.

.Hudson has also received praise for her acting in Dreamgirls (for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress), Sex and the City, and The Secret Life of Bees.^ Check out Jennifer Hudson with Mary J. Blige and Oprah Winfrey as they walk with thousands of others at the Oprah Magazine's Live Your Best Life event in New York City this past Sunday.

^ What the Academy Awards telecast producers will certainly do is shave time that can be spent doting on twice as many Best Picture nominees as in years past.

^ The original star and the “American Idol” castoff (who won and Academy Award) sang “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” from “Dreamgirls.” It was breathtaking, to say the least.
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.Jon Peter Lewis advanced to the top 12 after receiving the majority of the public vote but it is unclear whether the highest vote recipient was already picked by one of the judges as Jon Peter Lewis was told he had made the top 12 after the judges had revealed their picks.^ 'American Idol': Top 12 revealed .
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^ The Top 12 males and Top 12 females will be revealed.
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^ Last night, I was wrong about my American Idol predictions, and I've never been so happy: Kris Allen (pictured) made the Top 12!
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Date Bottom Three
March 17 Leah LaBelle Jennifer Hudson Amy Adams
March 24 Matthew Rogers Camile Velasco Diana DeGarmo
March 31 Amy Adams (2) Jennifer Hudson (2) LaToya London
April 7 Camile Velasco (2) Jasmine Trias Diana DeGarmo (2)
April 15 Jon Peter Lewis John Stevens Diana DeGarmo (3)
April 21 Jennifer Hudson (3) Fantasia Barrino LaToya London (2)
April 28 John Stevens (2) George Huff Jasmine Trias (2)
Bottom Two
May 5 George Huff (2) Jasmine Trias (3)
May 12 LaToya London (3) Fantasia Barrino (2)
Final Three
May 19 Jasmine Trias (4)
May 26 Diana DeGarmo (3) Fantasia Barrino (2)

Season 4

.The fourth season premiered on January 18, 2005. The age limit was raised to 28 in this season to increase the variety of contestants.^ HGTV’s fourth season of Design Star premiered July 19, and of the 11 designers featured, only one was from the East Coast.
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^ The quiz show, which featured contestants between the ages of 6 and 12, was pulled from Fox before its premiere in early January, according to the Times.

^ "American Idol" Season 9 Finalist Raised in Mount Prospect, Illinois, Season 9 "American Idol" finalist Lee DeWyze has been performing music since age 16.
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[21][22] .Among those who benefited from this new rule were Constantine Maroulis and Bo Bice, considered to be the eldest and most experienced of the season's contestants.^ Lest we forget, Daughtry is now the third most successful "American Idol" contestant in terms of record sales, behind Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood (who won their respective seasons).
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^ One person Hudson won’t cross paths with Wednesday is Tatiana Del Toro, the Puerto Rican contestant who did not make the finals this season.
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^ How else to explain the “Idol” producers sticking the worst performance from the most exciting contestant of the season into the opening slot?
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.They were also constantly mentioned by Seacrest and in the media as "the two rockers", since their long hair and choice of rock songs made them stand out from conventional Idol standards.^ They'll perform two songs - a judge's choice and then a song of their choice;...
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^ But they rocked it and further cemented the pair's potential to stick around for the long haul.

^ He is one of the more distinctive personalities ever to come out of “Idol.” He made great TV, which is why he won “Idol” in 2006.
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.The presence of more rock-oriented contestants continued with Chris Daughtry in Season 5, who was inspired to audition for the show by Bice.^ Lest we forget, Daughtry is now the third most successful "American Idol" contestant in terms of record sales, behind Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood (who won their respective seasons).
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^ The night’s best turned out to be (no surprise here) Chris Daughtry, who closed the show with “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?” .
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^ Ryan says this week, the contestants have been asked to dedicate their performances to someone who's inspired them.
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.In May 2005, Telescope announced that the fourth season had a total of approximately 500 million votes.^ The vote TOTAL was “nearly” 100 million votes.
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^ The two-week combined total votes are 135 million, per Ryan.
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^ I wonder how the vote total suddenly jumped from the usual 30 million to about 50 million.
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.This season also implemented new rules for the final portion of the contest.^ Michael is adding a soulful edge to this tune, but it pales in comparison to former Idol contestant Blake Lewis’ final three performance from a few seasons ago.
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^ One person Hudson won’t cross paths with Wednesday is Tatiana Del Toro, the Puerto Rican contestant who did not make the finals this season.
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^ The final ten contestants may not be as talented as some past seasons but they all have talent that is equal to Ms. Cyrus.
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.Instead of competing in semi-final heats in which the top vote-getters are promoted to the final round, 24 semi-finalists were named; 12 men and 12 women, who competed separately, with two of each gender being voted off each week until 12 finalists were left.^ But that meant that two contestants would be voted off this week.
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^ Paris is the person who is voted off.
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^ So who would I vote off with the men?
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.This was in response to season 3 results, which produced a Top 12 of eight women and just four men.^ But if she makes it to the top 12, that's just wrong.
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^ FOX and the show’s producers noted that the “tremendous talent” that is Paula has been “an important part of the ‘American Idol’ family over the last eight seasons and we are saddened that she has decided not to return to the show.” .
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^ American Idol season 9 Top 12 (shocking) results show - Katelyn, Todrick, Alex and Lilly go home .
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.The winner was Carrie Underwood, a country singer.^ "Carrie Underwood once again went country.

^ "According to PETA's poll, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and the winner of American Idol contest, Carrie Underwood were voted the "World's Sexiest Vegetarians".

^ "Carrie Underwood – Last night Carrie sang, “When Will I Be Loved?” and the answer is NEVER. America likes this kind of crappy, generic singer.

.Underwood's first single, "Inside Your Heaven", debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on June 14, 2005 and had first-week sales of 170,000 copies.^ Billboard Hot 100 Hits .
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^ Now RIAA-certified Double Platinum (recognizing sales of 2,000,000 units), Some Hearts also earns the separate distinction of becoming the fastest-certified debut country album ever released, even as the disc's powerful lead single, 'Jesus, Take the Wheel,' hits No 1 on this week's Billboard country airplay chart.

^ "Carnival Ride" saw a 40% spike over the debut week sales (315,000) of "Some Hearts."

.One week later, runner-up Bo Bice released his version of the song, which debuted at #2. On November 15, 2005, Underwood released her debut album, Some Hearts, which both debuted and peaked at #2 on Billboard.The album was certified 7x platinum and became the highest certified album by an American Idol .^ 'American Idol' week one: Results .
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^ The final week of auditions for American Idol .
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^ Singing the country tunes she was best known for on "American Idol," Underwood is currently debuting her first album, "Some Hearts."

.On February 11, 2007, Underwood became the second winner of American Idol to sweep all three major music awards (American Music, Billboard, and Grammy Awards) in a single season (for 2006–07), Kelly Clarkson being the first (for 2005–06).^ American Idol performance I’ve seen in all 8 seasons!
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^ American Idol winner) on dvr.
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^ All three of the second group are cut.
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She has become one of the best selling contestant in the show's history and has sold 10.5 million albums in the U.S.
.Other contestants have also seen success in their post-Idol careers.^ My picks for most successful ‘Idol’ contestants of all time .
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^ Adam surpasses all the other idol contestants.
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^ He added that Carrie will not only win, but will sell more than any other American Idol contestant.

.Third-place contestant Vonzell Solomon landed a role in a film, Still Green, and a single on a Christmas album.^ AID=/20050315/NEWS01/503150303/1002 "Underwood's odds dropped in the casino's book to fourth place, although the odds sheet still listed Vazquez as a contestant.

.Fourth-place contestant Anthony Fedorov has appeared in television shows such as Fear Factor and has finished taping several episodes for a new MTV show to air in the fall; he also performed in the off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks in 2007. Sixth-place contestant Constantine Maroulis released his first solo album in 2007. Maroulis is currently starring in the new Broadway musical Rock of Ages for which he has received a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.^ Constantine has done very well and was nominated for a Tony.
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^ Simon declared it his "best performance of the show."

^ New episodes air Sundays at 9 p.m.
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[23] .He has also appeared in the Broadway musical The Wedding Singer and the now closed off-Broadway play Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.^ Fantasia has enjoyed a highly successful career in the music industry, as well as performing on Broadway ("The Color Purple").
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^ I’d seen people that had been on “Idol” and were eliminated playing leads on Broadway, and I knew that’s the way New York is now.
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^ Things started taking off, and I realized I could pay the bills playing music, which was a good thing.
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.Seventh-place contestant Anwar Robinson released a self-titled EP on an independent label.^ Season 3 American Idol's George Huff is set to release his sophomore self-titled gospel album on April 7th.
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Twelfth-place contestant Lindsey Cardinale's first single, "Nothing Like A Dream", was released in March 2006.
Date Bottom Three
March 16 Lindsey Cardinale Mikalah Gordon Jessica Sierra
March 23 Mikalah Gordon (2) Nadia Turner Anthony Fedorov
March 30 Jessica Sierra (2) Anwar Robinson Nadia Turner (2)
April 6 Nikko Smith Scott Savol Vonzell Solomon
April 13 Nadia Turner (3) Bo Bice Scott Savol (2)
April 201 Anwar Robinson (2) Anthony Fedorov (2) Scott Savol (3)
April 27 Constantine Maroulis Anthony Fedorov (3) Vonzell Solomon (2)
Bottom Two
May 4 Scott Savol (4) Anthony Fedorov (4)
May 11 Anthony Fedorov (5) Vonzell Solomon (3)
Final Three
May 18 Vonzell Solomon (4)
May 25 Bo Bice (1) Carrie Underwood
.1 None of the bottom 3 on the April 20 results show were sent back to safety before the elimination announcement.^ Once again, Phil is sent from the bottom three back to safety.
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^ Well, it's looking cattier than the SPCA. Week before last it was the blondes vs. Sharee and Andrea both sent to elimination.
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^ He got to come back this season and showed potential for versatility, making it to the Top 20.
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Season 5

.The fifth season of American Idol began on January 17, 2006; this was the first season of the series to be aired in high definition.^ American Idol season 9 Top 5 predictions .
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^ I have been an American Idol fan since the first season.
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^ American Idol: First post of 2008 .

.It remains the highest-rated season in the show's run so far.^ She is by far the most seasoned and talented on the show!
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^ I was listening to Ryan Seacrest this morning, and he and the EP of the show (NIGEL) were saying that it was the highest ratings EVER??
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^ Dancing With the Stars” is the highest-rated reality show this fall and probably will only get hotter with the bubbling melodrama.
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.Auditions were in Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver and San Francisco, with Greensboro, North Carolina and Las Vegas, Nevada included after the cancellation of the Memphis auditions due to Hurricane Katrina.^ Next up is Greensboro, North Carolina.
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^ The program, produced by RDF USA, has now been sold in top 20 markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, Boston and Dallas.

^ Tonight is the last night of regular auditions for Season 9 of American Idol, and we get to take a peek at more auditions from the cities Idol visited last summer: Boston, LA, Dallas, Denver, Chicago and Orlando.
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The season used the same rules as season 4.[24][25]
.Taylor Hicks was named American Idol on May 24, 2006; he was the fourth contestant to never fall into any week's "bottom three". His first post-Idol single, "Do I Make You Proud", would debut at #1 and be certified gold.^ Simon said that Creed would never be on American Idol, and that for the first time he has to be negative.
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^ 'American Idol' week three: Top 8 girls .
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^ E-mail entry The entry "Idol: First in the bottom three" has no entry tags.

[26] .Hicks' album, Taylor Hicks, has sold 703,000 copies.^ Something like Taylor Hicks, who can't give away albums because no one is listening to Southern Rock right now.
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^ Clarkson's "My December" sold nearly 300,000 copies in its first week of release.

^ The best-selling Beatles album was the hits collection "1," which sold 9,000 copies, up from 5,000 two weeks ago.

He later parted with Arista Records. .His follow-up album, "The Distance," was released March 10, 2009 on his own record label Modern Whomp Records.^ Tuesday, March 10, 2009 .

^ Tuesday March 10, 2009 .
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^ Cook has been signed to 19 Recordings/RCA Records and is preparing to start recording his debut album which is due for release in the fall.

.On May 30, 2006, Telescope announced that a total of 63.5 million votes were cast in the finale round.^ The singer gave up his piano for an electric guitar during his Tuesday performance, but earned the fewest votes out of the 34 million that were cast, just 30,000 less than Anoop Desai.
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^ With about 33 million votes cast, Haley is safe, and Gina is out.
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^ I'm eagerly waiting to see Didi get voted off in the final weeks; she'll totally unravel and have a meltdown.
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.A total of 580 million votes were cast in the entire season.^ The two-week combined total votes are 135 million, per Ryan.
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^ With more than 38 million votes cast, per Ryan, SANJAYA IS GOING HOME. Aww, he cries after the montage.
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^ Last season, there were 12 million votes between David Cook and David Archuleta.
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[27] .Taylor Hicks is the second American Idol winner from the city of Birmingham, Alabama (the first being Ruben Studdard), and the fourth finalist with close ties to the city.^ Robinson and past “Idol” winner Ruben Studdard will perform.
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^ American Idol winner) on dvr.
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^ Taylor Hicks sang Living for the City .
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.The fifth-season contestant with the most commercial success is fourth-place finisher Chris Daughtry, now lead singer of the band Daughtry.^ He was the fourth-place finalist on the fifth season of "American Idol."
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^ Lest we forget, Daughtry is now the third most successful "American Idol" contestant in terms of record sales, behind Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood (who won their respective seasons).
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^ Bon Jovi, Fantasia and Chris Daughtry are all here, ready to distract us from the bleakness and mediocrity of the season.
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.Their eponymous debut album has sold over 5 million copies to date—surpassing former winners Studdard and Fantasia's respective two-album totals—and produced two top-ten singles.^ His debut album was the highest independent debut by a new artist in Billboard chart history (#3 on the Top 200), the single “Wait For You,” was a Top 5, platinum-certified smash, that still has an audience of nearly 5 million listeners weekly despite being over two years old.
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^ The two-week combined total votes are 135 million, per Ryan.
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^ Mark Bright, who produced seven tracks on her debut "Some Hearts," will be producing the entire album, which has yet to be titled.

.The album, which spent two weeks at #1 in the US, is also the fastest-selling debut rock album in Soundscan history.^ American Idol winner Carrie Underwood begins 2006 with her 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville collection, Some Hearts, setting the benchmark for all new artists to follow and creating music history as the fastest-selling debut country album in Nielsen SoundScan history.

^ In the aftermath of Rolling Stones Week, overall album sales for the band went up 34 percent over the previous week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, with top-seller Hot Rocks 1964-71 increasing 79 percent week-to-week.

^ Her debut album, Some Hearts, made history as the fastest-selling debut country album ever and has sold two million copies since its release last fall.

[28]
.As of November 2008: Runner-up Katharine McPhee's debut album has sold 374,000 copies; she has two Top 40 Billboard hits.^ Last up is Katharine McPhee.
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^ The best-selling Beatles album was the hits collection "1," which sold 9,000 copies, up from 5,000 two weeks ago.

^ Now Katharine McPhee is up.
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.Also notable: sixth-place finisher Kellie Pickler, whose Small Town Girl reached #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and was certified gold.^ Top Country Albums chart for the 11th straight week.

^ Billboard Top 200 chart.
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^ His debut album was the highest independent debut by a new artist in Billboard chart history (#3 on the Top 200), the single “Wait For You,” was a Top 5, platinum-certified smash, that still has an audience of nearly 5 million listeners weekly despite being over two years old.
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.To date it has sold over 815,000 copies.^ Clarkson's "My December" sold nearly 300,000 copies in its first week of release.

^ The best-selling Beatles album was the hits collection "1," which sold 9,000 copies, up from 5,000 two weeks ago.

^ "Bice's The Real Thing opens on Billboard's albums chart at #4, with 227,000 copies sold during its first week in stores.

.Third-place finisher Elliott Yamin's eponymous debut album was certified gold and produced a platinum-selling single.^ His debut album was the highest independent debut by a new artist in Billboard chart history (#3 on the Top 200), the single “Wait For You,” was a Top 5, platinum-certified smash, that still has an audience of nearly 5 million listeners weekly despite being over two years old.
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^ Mark Bright, who produced seven tracks on her debut "Some Hearts," will be producing the entire album, which has yet to be titled.

^ Rob Cesternino, the third-place finisher on "Survivor's" sixth season in 2002, said he interacted with Beresford-Redman as a producer while shooting the series in the Amazon.

.Eighth-place finisher Bucky Covington's self-titled debut album has sold over 400,000 copies and generated a top 20 and two top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.^ Top Country Albums chart for the 11th straight week.

^ This time he has to sing a top 10 song from any of the Billboard 's charts.
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^ Billboard Top 200 chart.
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Ninth-place finisher Mandisa's True Beauty album earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album in 2007.
Date Bottom Three
March 15 Melissa McGhee Lisa Tucker Ace Young
March 22 Kevin Covais Bucky Covington Lisa Tucker (2)
March 29 Lisa Tucker (3) Katharine McPhee Ace Young (2)
April 5 Mandisa Elliott Yamin Paris Bennett
April 121 Bucky Covington (2) Ace Young (3) Elliott Yamin (2)
April 19 Ace Young (4) Chris Daughtry Paris Bennett (2)
Bottom Two
April 26 Kellie Pickler Paris Bennett (3)
May 3 Paris Bennett (4) Elliott Yamin (3)
May 10 Chris Daughtry (2) Katharine McPhee (2)
Final Three
May 17 Elliott Yamin (4)
May 24 Katharine McPhee (2) Taylor Hicks
.1 None of the bottom 3 on the April 12 results show were sent back to safety before the elimination announcement.^ Well, it's looking cattier than the SPCA. Week before last it was the blondes vs. Sharee and Andrea both sent to elimination.
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^ American Idol season 9 Top 12 (shocking) results show - Katelyn, Todrick, Alex and Lilly go home .
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^ In case you were living under a rock last night, Danny Gokey was sent home during the results show on American Idol.
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Season 6

.The sixth season began on Tuesday, January 16, 2007. The premiere episode of the season drew a massive audience of 37.7 million viewers, peaking in the last half hour with more than 41 million viewers.^ January 16, 2008 11:41 AM .
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^ Last season “Idol” averaged 31.7 million viewers per episode.
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^ January 16, 2008 1:41 PM .
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[29] .Jordin Sparks was declared the winner on May 23, 2007, at 10:05 EST, with a new record of 74 million votes in the finale against runner-up Blake Lewis.^ May 23, 2007 .
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^ Michael is adding a soulful edge to this tune, but it pales in comparison to former Idol contestant Blake Lewis’ final three performance from a few seasons ago.
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^ I was wrong; by "not kissing up," he meant that he'd now warn everybody that they'd better vote for Adam or he won't make it into the finals.

.Teenager Sanjaya Malakar was the season's most polarizing and talked-about American Idol contestant,[30][31] as he continued to survive elimination for several weeks.^ Elimination night on American Idol tonight.
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^ 'American Idol' week one: Results .
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^ American Idol season 9 Top 5 predictions .
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.The weblog Vote for the Worst and satellite radio personality Howard Stern both encouraged fans to vote for Sanjaya.^ Basically the JUDGES vote out the worst person - from the bottom 3 as determined by nationwide voting.
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^ On the other side are people aligned with the Votefortheworst site and shock-jock Howard Stern, who urge people to boost Sanjaya to victory.
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^ Vote for the Worst , a website that encourages people to vote for the worst contestant, has Kevin as its posterboy.
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.However, on April 18, after over 38 million votes, Sanjaya was voted off.^ April 5 -- Mandisa Voted off on Wed.
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^ April 30th, 2009 4:09 pm ET I was really hoping Adam would have been voted off last night.
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^ However, I think that folks who are taken in by facade will not vote Ace off.
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.The Top 6 singers performed inspirational music as a part of the first ever "Idol Gives Back" telethon-inspired event, which raised more than $60 million in corporate and viewer donations.^ I'm more impressed with his performance than I want to be.
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^ 'American Idol': Top 8 women perform .
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^ 'American Idol': Top 11 perform .
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[32] .When Ryan Seacrest was about to eliminate Jordin Sparks he said since it was a charity night none of the contestants were voted off, and the votes from that week were added to the votes from the following week to eliminate two singers.^ But that meant that two contestants would be voted off this week.
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^ And one contestant will be voted off.
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^ They week they save a singer, no one will be eliminated, host Ryan Seacrest said.
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.Both weeks saw a two-hour extension of the regular two-hour voting window, and in the end, the two-week combined voting totaled 135 million votes.^ The two-week combined total votes are 135 million, per Ryan.
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^ Well, two hours total.
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^ Don't forget that it will be two, with tonight's votes combined with last week's.
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.In April 2007, the show launched the American Idol Songwriter contest which enabled fans to select the "coronation song" to be performed by the final two contestants on the top two performance show and by the winner on the finale.^ Join me here LIVE tonight as American Idol's Top 13 contestants perform the songs of American Idol.
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^ American Idol winner) on dvr.
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^ 'American Idol': Top 10 perform .
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.Amateur songwriters were able to submit recordings of original songs.^ Ryan mentions the songwriting competition and then there's a montage of bad original songs.
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.A selection committee headed by Idol creator Simon Fuller then narrowed thousands of submissions down to twenty finalists.^ Face it everyone American Idol is a like a sinking ship and Simon doesn't want to go down with a sinking ship.
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^ Click Menu, 2.Scroll up to Messaging, 3.Select ok, 4.Select ‘Create New Message’, 5.Type VOTE, 6.Click the ‘Send To’ button, 7.Type in 57__, then the scroll down arrow, 57__, scroll down, etc… for twenty slots.
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^ The show’s main claim to fame — and certainly the network’s biggest promotional hawking point — is that “American Idol” producer/star judge Simon Cowell is the creator.
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.With "one online vote per fan," fans were able to listen to snippets from each song and rate them.^ One vote per person should only be allowed.Also, Andrew was terrible.
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^ She’s one of the judges’ favorites, has a strong fan base both in studio and at home, and picks songs she’s comfortable singing.

^ Randy said that he is one of Katharine's biggest fans, and that it wa a good song choice and that she didn't change it up very much.
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.The winning song was the ballad "This Is My Now" co-written by Scott Krippayne and Jeff Peabody.^ Anyway, so Blake has forever lost any chance of getting my vote by singing one of the stupidest songs ever written and pegging himself as a communist.
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^ This year’s song is "Leave Right Now" written by Eg White (is this a real name?
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^ And now Kiki wants to go ruin my epiphany-life-change song?
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"This Is My Now" was recorded by Jordin Sparks and released on May 24, 2007. The song peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100.
.Sparks' first non-American Idol single was the top hit (peaking at #8) "Tattoo", which received platinum certification.^ American Idol season 9 Top 5 predictions .
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^ 'American Idol': Top 8 women perform .
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^ American Idol: First post of 2008 .

.Her second single was the Billboard Hot 100 #3 hit "No Air" with Chris Brown.^ Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, while Underwood’s debut album “Some Hearts” is No.

^ Billboard’s Hot 100) and planned summer tour?

^ On tonight's results show, Ms. Sparks returned to the stage to sing "No Air" with Chris Brown.

.The song went to #1 in several countries, and also topped Billboard's Pop Airplay chart.^ This time he has to sing a top 10 song from any of the Billboard 's charts.
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^ Kellie went with a country song from 2002.
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^ Top Country Albums chart for the 11th straight week.

"No Air" had been certified platinum in April but recently passed the 2.5 million copies mark. .Sparks released a third single off her album, "One Step at a Time", which peaked at #17. This makes Jordin Sparks the only American Idol contestant to have their first four singles become Top 20 Hits.^ 'American Idol' week one: Results .
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^ Tonight another contestant was voted off of American Idol .
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^ American Idol: Kicking-off night .

."One Step at a Time" has so far sold 1 million copies and is certified platinum.^ Her debut album, Some Hearts, made history as the fastest-selling debut country album ever and has sold two million copies since its release last fall.

^ Just a couple of weeks ago, I got the news that Carrie Underwood’s album, “Some Hearts,” had sold more than 2.2 million copies.

^ On average, more than two million teens ; watched American Idol , and more than one million watched American Dad and Family Guy ; during the 2005-2006 time frame.
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.Blake Lewis's first single was "Break Anotha!", which failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. His second single, "How Many Words", also failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #25 in the Bubbling Under chart (Hot 100 equivalent = 125).^ The first song will be from their birth year, and the second song will be from this week's Billboard 's charts.
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^ Blake Lewis vs. Zombies after the break.
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^ She was better than Blake Lewis, whose talent was so limited I have no idea how he lasted so long.
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Shortly afterward, Lewis confirmed that he had been dropped by Arista records. .His album sales are just over 300,000. The drop also canceled his apparent plans for a third single release.^ Kris Allen's new single "Like We're Dying" just a taste of what promises to be a great album .
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^ Clarkson's "My December" sold nearly 300,000 copies in its first week of release.

^ Underwood's Some Hearts debuted at #2 with sales of more than 314,000 when it was released last month.

.Phil Stacey, tied for fifth place with Chris Richardson, is now signed to Lyric Street and has released his first single "If You Didn't Love Me". Richardson recently produced his first single, "All Alone."^ Now will you get me a vodka, love?
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^ First of all, Texas stands alone.
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^ You all really love Adam.
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.Tenth place finalist Chris Sligh recently released a Christian album after signing with Brash Music.^ Mandisa Hundley, Chris Sligh, Phil Stacey and Melinda Doolittle are the ex-"Idol" finalists featured in the documentary.

^ Chris Sligh, American Idol Season 6 finalist (at what point can we stop id'ing AI alum by that credit?
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^ American Idol Chris Sligh wants you to make his next music video .
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.Sparks became the fourth winner to never be in the bottom two or three, joining Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and Taylor Hicks.^ Taylor Hicks joined Elliott.
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^ Katie should never be in the bottom three.
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^ The bottom two--Kellie and Paris.
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.Second season runner-up Clay Aiken also avoided being in the bottom group.^ But my own mother just practically hung up on me because the bottom three were seconds away from being chosen.

^ So last night the second group performed on American Idol, and all I can say is they pretty much stunk up the joint.
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^ We’ve had that in the past!” SIMON told TV Guide with a laugh after his not-so-subtle jab at Clay Aiken, who announced he was gay more than five years after he finished second during Idol’s second season.
  • “American Idol”: Adam Lambert lands on the cover of Entertainment Weekly | A+E Interactive 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC blogs.mercurynews.com [Source type: General]

Date Bottom Three
March 14 Brandon Rogers Sanjaya Malakar Phil Stacey
Bottom Two
March 211 Stephanie Edwards Chris Richardson
Bottom Three
March 28 Chris Sligh Haley Scarnato Phil Stacey (2)
April 4 Gina Glocksen Haley Scarnato (2) Phil Stacey (3)
April 11 Haley Scarnato(3) Phil Stacey (4) Chris Richardson (2)
April 18 Sanjaya Malakar (2) LaKisha Jones Blake Lewis
Bottom Two2
May 2 Phil Stacey (5) Chris Richardson (3)
Final Four
May 9 LaKisha Jones (2)
May 16 Melinda Doolittle
May 23 Blake Lewis (1) Jordin Sparks
.1 On the March 21 results show, only the bottom two were announced.^ The event will be broadcast on April 21 during the results show for the Top 7 finalists according to Zap2it.com.
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^ Cowell and Seacrest would only say “tune in tomorrow.” Cowell also announced that on Wednesday two of the 13 finalists will be sent home.
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^ We have only to wait for the results show this week to see if America decides to keep Brooke White by voting their hearts out on her behalf...
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.2 From the Final 6 onward, only the names of the eliminated contestants were announced, with no mention of a bottom three or two.^ Idol: First two in the bottom three .

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Season 7

.American Idol returned for its seventh season on January 15, 2008[33] for a two-day, four-hour premiere.^ When "American Idol" returns to television Jan.

^ American Idol season 9 Top 5 predictions .
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^ American Idol: First post of 2008 .

.David Cook was announced the winner of American Idol season 7 on May 21, 2008, with a record breaking 56% of the 97.5 million votes.^ She may not win American Idol, but a record company will pick her up.
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^ American Idol season 9 Top 5 predictions .
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^ American Idol: First post of 2008 .

.Known for his rock-oriented cover versions, most of which he arranged himself, Cook was the first 'rocker' to win the show.^ David Cook received the most phone and text votes following the April 22 performance show.
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^ On last night's show, he performed a rocking rendition of "Careless Whisper," originally by Wham and currently on the radio as a cover by Seether.
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^ Randy gives him the award for most original version of a song ever on the show.
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.Prior to the start of season 7, Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe admitted that season 6 had placed more focus on the guest mentors than the contestants.^ The trainwreck last night involved more than the contestants, however.
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^ The guy is so much more comfortable onstage than any other contestant -- in any season.

^ March 25th, 2010 12:03 pm ET Simon was dead on...this year's contest is nothing more than a kareoke contest.
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[34] .Changes were planned for season 7 designed to return attention to the contestants by providing more information on their backgrounds and families.^ The guy is so much more comfortable onstage than any other contestant -- in any season.

^ These images usually were featured prominently on the front of the package, with ; additional, related content, such as games, trivia, and sweepstakes or contest information, ; provided on the back.
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^ Contests were promoted by store displays that drew attention to information or entry ; codes on product packages.
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.In addition, starting with the Hollywood rounds, contestants were allowed to accompany themselves on musical instruments.^ But here's a recap of some of the contestants who went through to the Hollywood round (and one who...
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^ Again–NO Idol contestant is ALLOWED to perform a completely original piece of music.
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^ As usual, they send one half on a Hollywood excursion, while the other half starts the singing round.
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[35]
.On March 11, 2008, American Idol debuted a new state-of-the-art set and stage, along with a new on-air look.^ American Idol: First post of 2008 .

^ Categories: American Idol , Breaking news .
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^ March 11, 2008 .
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The two-night season finale, as announced by Seacrest, was broadcasted live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on May 20 and 21, 2008.
.Idol Gives Back, which raised more than $75 million in 2007 for various charitable organizations, returned on April 9, 2008. It is said that the revenue earned from the April 9, 2008 event is comparable to the amount raised in 2007 and will be distributed by the Idol Gives Back Foundation.^ Idol Gives Back,” the charity event featured on FOX’s “American Idol” in 2007 and 2008 (but absent last season) will return in 2010.
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^ Idol Gives Back , and we live-tweet it .
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^ 'Idol gives back' returns next season .
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[36]
.The media noted that several of the season 7 semi-finalists had previously had record deals, including Kristy Lee Cook, Brooke White, Michael Johns, and Carly Smithson.^ Kristy Lee Cook exits Idol on a high note .
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^ Carly Smithson, Syesha and Brooke White received the fewest.
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^ That means for all of you with short-term memory loss, that we'll also be seeing Carly Smithson, Chikezie, Kristy Lee Cook, Michael Johns (my kids' fave), Ramielle Malubay and of course David Archuleta, David Cook, Syesha Mercado and our very own Jason Castro (wonder if they'll give him time to check on things back home in Rockwall????

.(Eventual winner David Cook released an independent solo album and had finished recording a follow-up prior to his audition for the show, but he was never involved with a record label or contract.^ A year or two on the road, singing this album and drumming up (or, hopefully, writing) material for her sophomore release should solidify her connection to the material.

^ Check out the last couple of winners, they have either been dropped by their labels or are not selling records.
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^ David Cook received the most phone and text votes following the April 22 performance show.
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) .Idol rules state that contestants may have had a record deal in the past, but are still eligible as long as they are no longer under contract when Idol begins.^ Idol: Another past contestant .

^ (Part of the deal is a recording contract.
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.Former season 2 contestant Clay Aiken commented during an interview on The View in May 2008 about the general innocence of the contestants, that has increasingly been lost over the years.^ This season is about as bad as the year Rubin/Clay fought it out!
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^ I think you make a lot of valid criticisms many of which I agree with, but I think your generalizations about the contestants' intonation are too broad, and undermine your credibility.
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^ Clay Aiken is MUCH bigger than Ruben Studderd who won that year.
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Aiken stated that the contestants are "increasingly more experienced than ever before".[37]
.The American Idol Songwriter contest, launched during season 6, was continued for this season.^ It seems that she will continue with the American Idol tour.
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^ American Idol season 9 Top 5 predictions .
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^ Is American Idol a program or a contest?
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During the top two performance show, each contestant performed a song he had selected from the top ten vote getters, but neither of their selections was used as the "coronation song". The winning song, "The Time of My Life", was recorded by David Cook and released on May 22, 2008. The song was certified platinum by the RIAA on December 12, 2008.[38]
This season David Archuleta and David Cook joined Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks and Jordin Sparks as the Top 2 contestants to never have been in the bottom 3 or 2. This season's finale was the first time in the show's history where neither one of the Top 2 were ever in the bottom 3.
.David Cook's debut album was released on November 18, 2008, on 19 Recordings / RCA Records and was certified platinum by the RIAA on January 22, 2009.[38] Cook teamed with Grammy winning producer Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Kid Rock) on the album.^ David Cook rocks Idol semifinals .
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^ April 7, 2009 at 9:19 pm 22 .
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^ David Cook rocks to the top of Idol .
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A single from the album, "Light On", was released in September 2008.[39]
.David Archuleta signed with Jive Records and his self-titled debut album was released on November 11, 2008 and was certified gold.^ An album release is expected in November.

^ Cook has been signed to 19 Recordings/RCA Records and is preparing to start recording his debut album which is due for release in the fall.

^ She’s set to release her debut album titled, Coming Back to You on Hi-Fi Recordings in January 09.
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.Archuleta's first single, "Crush", debuted at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Hot Digital Songs chart, giving it the highest single debut of 2008. The song has sold 1.5 million copies as of January 2009[40], making it one of the most successful singles ever from an Idol contestant.^ The first song will be from their birth year, and the second song will be from this week's Billboard 's charts.
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^ January 16, 2008 10:40 AM .
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^ January 16, 2008 2:40 PM .
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.A second single from the album, "A Little Too Not Over You" has been released.^ If you can't catch the show, here's a little preview video of Kris singing Heartless and the American Idol single, "No Boundaries."
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^ Idol favorite Chris Daughtry and his band will release their sophomore album in July, but you'll get to hear the first single, "No Surprise," from the project when he performs May 6 on American Idol.
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^ The song is the first single from the album, which releases March 24th.
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Date Bottom Three
March 12 David Hernandez Kristy Lee Cook Syesha Mercado
March 19 Amanda Overmyer Kristy Lee Cook (2) Carly Smithson
March 26 Chikezie Syesha Mercado (2) Jason Castro
April 2 Ramiele Malubay Kristy Lee Cook (3) Brooke White
April 101 Michael Johns Carly Smithson (2) Syesha Mercado (3)
April 16 Kristy Lee Cook (4) Brooke White (2) Syesha Mercado (4)
Bottom Two
April 23 Carly Smithson (3) Syesha Mercado (5)
Final Five
April 302 Brooke White (3)
May 72 Jason Castro (2)
May 142 Syesha Mercado (6)
May 21 2 David Archuleta David Cook
.1 None of the bottom 3 on the April 10 results show was sent back to safety before the elimination announcement.^ Well, it's looking cattier than the SPCA. Week before last it was the blondes vs. Sharee and Andrea both sent to elimination.
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^ In case you were living under a rock last night, Danny Gokey was sent home during the results show on American Idol.
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^ American Idol: A behind the scenes, in person recap of the Top 10 Guys & Girls results show .
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.2 From the Final 5 onward, only the names of the eliminated contestants were announced, with no mention of a bottom three or two.^ Idol: First two in the bottom three .

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Season 8

.The eighth season of American Idol began on January 13, 2009. Auditions began July 17 the previous year.^ 'American Idol': San Antonio auditions .
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^ PM - And here we are, ready for American Idol season 9 auditions from Orlando.
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^ The last audition show for American Idol .
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.This season featured fewer drawn-out semifinal episodes.^ Carnie Wilson returns as host for the new season, which will feature a diverse line-up of newlyweds of all backgrounds over 65 episodes.

^ As with last season, there will be only one sport played in each episode featuring three skill competitions and a three-on-three game pitting the Pros against the Joes.

^ Many episodes will feature Internet audience trivia questions touting Hollywood-worthy prizes, including a chance to compete in Season 2!

[41] .Mike Darnell, the president of alternative programming for Fox, stated that this season would focus more on the contestants' reality and emotional state.^ More Maryland reality contestants .
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^ All of the contestants who are left are pretending to be sad when the contestants get eliminated, but really in their minds they're saying, hey, that's one more slot that's open for me!
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^ If you’re one of those desperate-for-more-reality-TV folks, you’re probably looking forward to the eighth season premiere of CBS’ “Big Brother” (7 p.m.
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[42] .This season introduced a fourth judge on the panel: record producer, singer and songwriter Kara DioGuardi.^ While new fourth judge Kara DioGuardi was making...
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^ Here are some of the changes, and what Warwick said about them: Songwriter and producer Kara DioGuardi debuts as the fourth judge.
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^ Cowell also said Wednesday that he's reserving judgment on how the addition of a fourth "American Idol" judge, singer-songwriter Kara DioGuardi, will pan out.

[43] .Also, this was Paula Abdul's final season of judging the show.^ I’m speechless,” judge Paula Abdul said.
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^ Finally, after much lingering, especially on the part of Katie and the judges, Debbie cleared the stage for two post-show taped performances.
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^ FOX and the show’s producers noted that the “tremendous talent” that is Paula has been “an important part of the ‘American Idol’ family over the last eight seasons and we are saddened that she has decided not to return to the show.” .
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.After Fox and producers promised changes to the show, on August 4 showrunner and executive producer Nigel Lythgoe announced he was leaving "Idol" to focus on international versions of his other show So You Think You Can Dance.^ What do you think, Idol fans?

^ Vital 'Idol': Show changes its tune .
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^ The original version is something you can dance to.

[44] .It was also announced that Idol Gives Back would not return during the season due to the ongoing economic crisis and recession.^ Idol’ really did give back!
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^ Idol Gives Back and goes long .
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^ Idol gives back -- and we live blog it .
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[45] .In addition, the Hollywood round was moved to the Kodak Theatre for 2009 and was also extended to two weeks.^ Next week there will be one final audtion in Boston, and then the show will move on to Hollywood.
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^ Did you think back during Hollywood Week that we'd have Adam Lambert and Kris Allen as the final two contestants standing?
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^ Maybe she just has one or two songs that she can sing well, and she used them up in auditions and during Hollywood week.
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.This season featured for the first time 36 semifinalists with 12 different semifinalists performing every Tuesday.^ Tuesday, the Top 13 will perform for the first time.
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^ For the first time this season.

^ Ray on April 8th, 2009 12:05 pm My friend called me at work to tell me that Idol ran over time and that Adams performance was cut.
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.The male, female, and the next top vote getter with the highest number of America's votes made it into the top 13. This season also featured the return of the Wild Card round, last used in season 3. The judges selected eight eliminated contestants.^ Hudson made the finals of Season 3 of “Idol” thanks to the Wild Card vote that was restored this season.
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^ The “wild card” round is back, giving eliminated contestants a chance to return and compete for one of the top finalist spots.
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^ Idol: Top vote-getters?

.The plan was for them to select three of those to advance to the finals based on their singing on March 5. When the time came, they put through four instead of three.^ It’s time for Part Three of this four-part interview.
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^ And then, they will decide who the final three will be.

^ Piers says based just on their singing, they'd be going home because they aren't great singers.
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[46] .Another change in the Idol format, which was revealed on March 11, 2009, is that the judges are able to exercise a veto power on one eliminated contestant up until the top 5 of the competition and spare them from elimination.^ Idol : The boys change up the game .
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^ March 11, 2009 .
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^ Idol reveals its top 24 .
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.This is called the "Judge's Save". Executive producer Ken Warwick stated they tested it with the sixth season of Nouvelle Star.^ The guys were first up on the new season of “Dancing with the Stars” last night, and the half-dozen wannabes have, as the judges all said, a lot of work to do.
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^ Fox photos The “American Idol” judges kept Matt Giraud’s hopes alive last week when they saved him from elimination.
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^ Star Kiefer Sutherland and executive producer Howard Gordon both said they’re on board for yet another season of “24.” No decision has been made, but both said they’d keep doing the show as long as Fox would let them.
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[47]. .The winner was Kris Allen.^ No, America did NOT select Kris Allen as the winner - his hometown did, it's more than obvious.
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^ Congrats to winner Kris Allen.
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^ American Idol Winner Prediction - I'm Going Out On A Limb With Kris Allen .
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Date Bottom Two
March 111 Jasmine Murray Jorge Núñez
Bottom Three
March 18 Alexis Grace Michael Sarver Allison Iraheta
March 26 Michael Sarver (2) Matt Giraud Scott MacIntyre
April 1 Megan Joy Anoop Desai Allison Iraheta (2)
April 8 Scott MacIntyre (2) Anoop Desai (2) Lil Rounds
April 152 Matt Giraud (2) Lil Rounds (2) Anoop Desai (3)
April 223 Lil Rounds (3) Anoop Desai (4) Allison Iraheta (3)
April 29 Matt Giraud (3) Adam Lambert Kris Allen
Final Four
May 6 Allison Iraheta (4)
May 13 Danny Gokey
May 20 Adam Lambert (1) Kris Allen (1)
.1 In Week One of the finals, even though Anoop Desai and Megan Joy were brought to center-stage as is traditionally done with bottom 3 contestants, Ryan never actually stated that they were low vote-getters.^ Idol: The bottom vote-getter .

^ Ryan says this week, the contestants have been asked to dedicate their performances to someone who's inspired them.
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^ Next week there will be one final audtion in Boston, and then the show will move on to Hollywood.
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.2 On April 15, the 'Judges' Save' was used.^ March 25th, 2010 9:43 am ET was it predetermined that the judges could not use their save last night???
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^ Nice job using the save on Big Mike, judges.
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^ The judges will not use the "save" unless one of the top 5 goes in the next 5 weeks.
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.Matt Giraud was kept in the competition and nobody went home.^ They sent Jarrod home and kept Matt.
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^ This week, bluesy pianist Matt Giraud was sent home in what might have been the best show in a very long time on American Idol.
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3 Because of the Judges' Save on April 15, Lil Rounds and Anoop Desai were both eliminated on April 22.

Season 9

.The ninth season of American Idol premiered on January 12, 2010. Auditions had began on June 14 of the previous year, less than a month after previous season's finale.^ 'American Idol': San Antonio auditions .
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^ PM - And here we are, ready for American Idol season 9 auditions from Orlando.
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^ The last audition show for American Idol .
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.Ellen DeGeneres joined the show as a permanent judge replaced Paula Abdul.^ I’m speechless,” judge Paula Abdul said.
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^ And tonight, new judge Ellen DeGeneres joins the panel.
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^ In other news about the show, apparently Chef Eric Ripert is joining the judges' table.
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.The season is also reverted the 24 semi-final format.^ Wednesday night, Fox’s “American Idol” finally got around to revealing the top 24 — 12 men and a dozen women who will compete for the Season 9 crown.
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.This was in response to season 8 results, which produced a Top 13 of eight men and just five women[citation needed].^ FOX and the show’s producers noted that the “tremendous talent” that is Paula has been “an important part of the ‘American Idol’ family over the last eight seasons and we are saddened that she has decided not to return to the show.” .
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^ American Idol season 9 Top 12 (shocking) results show - Katelyn, Todrick, Alex and Lilly go home .
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^ American Idol Season 9 Top 9 Results - blogging live and the judges save Big Mike .
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Date Bottom Three
March 17 Lacey Brown Paige Miles Tim Urban

Media sponsorship

.American Idol is often noted for advertising its sponsors during the show's runtime.^ The last audition show for American Idol .
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^ American was shocked when Jamar Rogers was eliminated from American Idol during Hollywood Week.
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^ FOX and the show’s producers noted that the “tremendous talent” that is Paula has been “an important part of the ‘American Idol’ family over the last eight seasons and we are saddened that she has decided not to return to the show.” .
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.Idol showed 4,151 product placements in its first 38 episodes during season 7, according to Nielsen Media Research.^ More than 415 million was raised during last night’s broadcast, according to “Idol” judge Simon Cowell.
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^ Reached Tuesday, Warner Horizon, the show’s production company, had no comment about what the men said during the reunion.
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^ The responding companies' research showed that children like premiums with food ; products.
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[48] .As the top-rated television show in the United States, Idol earns an average of $623,000 for a 30-second commercial.^ Idol: pre-show commercial .

^ They will be selling the show in all territories excluding the United States.

^ American Idol season 9 Top 12 (shocking) results show - Katelyn, Todrick, Alex and Lilly go home .
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[49]
.Coca-Cola is a major sponsor in the U.S., and all the judges, hosts, and contestants are seen consuming beverages out of cups bearing the Coca-Cola logo although video evidence suggests there is no liquid in the cups.^ There is no busy signal at all.
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^ So all the taped stuff is over, which makes me happy -- mainly because there's no longer a chance that the suspense will be ruined by spoiler-prone bloggers.

^ Tim on April 10th, 2009 10:50 am Unreal…..there is no doubt that he will be winning this……its all over already, no other contestant is even in the same league!
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[50] .Contestants and host are shown gathering for a "Keeping it Real" segment between songs in the "Coca-Cola Red Room," the show's equivalent to the traditional green room.^ Eurovision Song Contest host Zivkica Gurcinoska will front the show in Macedonia.

^ And did they really need to show Siobhan, post-performance, choking back tears and rejecting consolation in the green room?
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^ Comments (0) Categories: Beauty and the Geek , Maryland reality contestants , The Apprentice Keep reading Recent entries Choose...
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(During rebroadcast on ITV in the UK, the Coca-Cola logo is obscured in the shots.) .In seasons 1 through 4, after every Wednesday results show, the host and remaining contestants meet in the Coca-Cola Red Room to discuss next week's theme; the footage of this meeting is shown at the start of the following Tuesday's performance show.^ Results will be announced next week.
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^ Next week, same as this: Guys sing Tuesday, women sing Wednesday, results on Thursday.
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^ Thinking about the theme next week.
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.The red room was removed in season 7 at the beginning of the top 12 when American Idol switched to a new stage.^ Idol : Live-tweeting the top 12 .
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^ American Idol Names Top 13, Not 12 .
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^ 'American Idol': Top 10 perform .
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.Highlights of the show were also featured on the official American Idol web site with a Coca-Cola logo surrounding them.^ The highlights of the upcoming show feature Simon.
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^ The last audition show for American Idol .
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^ American Idol season 9 Top 12 (shocking) results show - Katelyn, Todrick, Alex and Lilly go home .
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[20]
.Products from the Ford Motor Company also receive prominent product placement; contestants appear in Ford commercials on the results shows, and the final two of seasons 4, 5 and 6 each won free Mustangs; the final two of season 7 received Ford Escape Hybrids; the final two of season 8 received Ford Fusion Hybrids.^ Finally, after much lingering, especially on the part of Katie and the judges, Debbie cleared the stage for two post-show taped performances.
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^ Reached Tuesday, Warner Horizon, the show’s production company, had no comment about what the men said during the reunion.
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^ The responding companies' research showed that children like premiums with food ; products.
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[51] .Previous contestants Kelly Clarkson and Taylor Hicks have been tapped to do commercials for Ford.^ Taylor and Katharine got two Ford Mustang convertibles which were like the models in the Ford commercial shown during the break.
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^ In his opinion , the three will be Chris Daughtry (my favorite), Taylor Hicks, and Kellie Pickler.
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^ Former “Idols” Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks and Ruben Studdard sang, along with pop vets Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight, Tony Bennett, Green Day and Bette Midler.
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.Also, in the top 24's studio, in the red room there is a glass table with a Ford wheel inside of it.^ I'm sure there were more than a few in that fiasco who would have been in the top 24, top 12, and yes, even the top 10.
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^ There were plenty of other people who were more talented that should have been in the top 24.
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The camera routinely captures the logo.
.Text voting is made possible by AT&T Mobility, formerly Cingular Wireless.^ IDOLS 01 Cingular: text "vote" to 5701 .
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^ IDOLS 12 Cingular: text "vote" to 5712 .
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^ IDOLS 09 Cingular: text "vote" to 5709 .
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.AT&T created an ad campaign that centered around an air-headed teenager going around telling people to vote.^ But he has that vacant-headed teenager vote no matter what, so some of his voters are going his way whether he does well or not.
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^ In fact, People will NOT vote for the person Perez Hilton tells them to vote for!
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^ After Scott joked that people should vote for his pink pants, Ryan just had to go there.

.This kind of branding to American Idol enabled AT&T to become the favored system to vote for many Americans.^ It is vote off night on American Idol .
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^ Idol Fanatic also creates a shared experience around American Idol voting, as it allows users to see who their Facebook friends are voting for and to discuss the show’s contestants.

^ Tonight on American Idol , two contestants will be sent home based on the past two weeks' votes combined.
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[20]
.Apple iTunes joined as a season 7 major sponsor in the U.S., and Ryan Seacrest notes during the program that all performances are available via iTunes.^ Ryan Seacrest was a little more normal, pimping tonight’s “Idol Gives Back” and pointing out that all of the proceeds from this week’s iTunes downloads would go to the beneficiaries.
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^ But as she explained to Ryan Seacrest, she knows what it’s like to perform in front of millions and try to win over a crowd.
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^ During an ad break at the top 8 guys performance show, Ryan Seacrest taped a radio promotion in which he mentioned that the first week for the 12 Idol finalists will feature songs by the iconic British rock group.

Video is regularly shown of contestants learning their songs by rehearsing with iPods. .During season 8 iTunes has been promoted as the official source to download contestant performances.^ Michael is adding a soulful edge to this tune, but it pales in comparison to former Idol contestant Blake Lewis’ final three performance from a few seasons ago.
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^ Last night, the remaining five American Idol contestants performed songs from the Rat Pack, and they proved why they're the best of this season.
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^ There’s no official word yet on what theme the contestants will tackle during Lambert’s visit.

iTunes is listed in the closing credits as a sponsor of the show.
.Kellogg and Pop-Tarts are also two major sponsors, especially of the cast tour that follows the end of every season.^ The two-hour premiere episode of the third season of "The Celebrity Apprentice" will immediately follow from 9-11 p.m.

^ Kellogg's sponsors the Pop-Tarts American Idol Live!
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[52] .Guitar Hero was added as a sponsor during the season 7 tour.^ A children's toaster pastry brand sponsored the national ; tour for American Idol, distributing samples at concerts and displaying branded ads on jumbo ; screen billboards.
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^ Wednesday, April 8 THIS SEASON'S "IDOL" SO FAR. "IDOL" SEASON 8 PHOTO GALLERY Scott MacIntyre was no Guitar Hero on “American Idol” this week.
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.Promotion included demonstrations during intermission as well as a music video featuring the top 10 Idols.^ 'American Idol': Top 10 perform .
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^ The top 10 are competing on American Idol .
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^ 'American Idol': Down to the Top 10 .
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.In addition, David Cook and David Archuleta appeared in "Risky Business" inspired Guitar Hero commercials that aired during the season 7 finale.^ According to a witness, Slater, who appeared on the CW show's 10th season, got physical during an argument over a jacket.

^ Your forgetting about carrie underwood, jordin sparks david cook/archuleta…a lot of them have had success .
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^ There are three Davids in the mix this year: Archuleta, Cook and Hernandez.

[53]
.Jordin Sparks, the winner of the sixth installment of 'Idol', filmed a commercial promoting the new "American Idol Experience" attraction of the Florida theme park, Disney's Hollywood Studios.^ 'American Idol': Hollywood group rounds .
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^ American Idol: Hollywood, here we come .

^ Categories: American Idol , Breaking news .
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.Contestants will occasionally don Old Navy clothing during performances,[52] and celebrity stylist Steven Cojocaru appeared in two previous seasons to assist contestants with picking out wardrobe pieces from Old Navy.^ It appears the two bottom Dannys and Sandys will have to perform in a "sing-off."
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^ Maybe “American Idol” is getting old … or should shorten its season by a month or two.
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^ Michael is adding a soulful edge to this tune, but it pales in comparison to former Idol contestant Blake Lewis’ final three performance from a few seasons ago.
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Clairol hair care products also sponsors the show, with contestants usually getting Clairol-guided hair makeovers after the first two or three episodes during the round of 12.[52]

Controversy

.The show and its producers have been criticized for what some claim to be total control of the careers of the winners of the contest.^ Contestants will be trained by leading soccer coaches and the show will feature special guests each week, including some of the world’s top professional soccer stars.

^ I think it's possible that some amazing talents will be produced from such a show.
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^ It seems that Stevie Wonder showed up for a rehersal and had the contestants crying with surprise--well, at least some of them.
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.Guest judge Elton John called the show 'incredibly racist' in a press conference after African American contestants Jennifer Hudson, LaToya London and Fantasia Barrino received the 3 lowest numbers of votes resulting in the elimination of Hudson.^ David Radford got the lowest number of votes.
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^ Stevie has the second lowest number of votes.
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^ The outrage was that Jennifer, Fantasia and LaToya London were all in the bottom 3 that week.
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[54] .Others pointed to vote splitting as the more likely cause.^ Those who had been voting for Gokey more than likely voted for Kris this time around.
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^ Piers says he wants to hear them do something more contemporary so they sound less like they are mimicking other acts.
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^ I like this development (much more than that other new twist they flung at us).

[55] .Since the 2004 season, the vote has been manipulated to some degree by online community services such as DialIdol.com, Worldsentiment.com, and VotefortheWorst.com.^ A: Yes, you can vote if you subscribe to some digital or internet-based phone systems, such as Vonage or Skype [Gizmo is one, too].
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^ I did ask some of them who they liked, and did they vote, and Carly Smithson was such a strong Adam lover and voter!
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^ Since it ended up being such a big deal last season, I thought I'd get a jump early on some of the contestants in this American Idol competition with ties to Christian music.
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.Individual contestants have generated controversy in this competition, such as Season 7 contestant Carly Smithson who had a prior major label record deal MCA Records under the name Carly Hennessy, her maiden name.^ In fact, some contestants in the past have even had prior record deals!
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^ Second chances for Carly Hennessy Smithson .
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^ Tonight’s crowning is destined to be anti-climactic, since both contestants will wind up with record deals, and a concert tour with all the finalists will gear up this summer.
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.Contestant Robbie Carrico who had a minor hit in 2000 with the single "Messed Around", as well as opening for Britney Spears in 1999 as a member of Boyz N Girlz United.^ All of the contestants who are left are pretending to be sad when the contestants get eliminated, but really in their minds they're saying, hey, that's one more slot that's open for me!
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^ While open to all ages, the contest was open to children under 13 only with parental consent and the game ; featured images of players who appeared to be teens.
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^ Other standouts: former boy bander (Boyz N Girlz United, anyone?

[56] .Joanna Pacitti was originally a top 36 contestant on season 8, but was later disqualified when it was revealed that she had connections to the producers at 19 Entertainment.^ 'Idol' disqualifies semifinalist Joanna Pacitti .
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^ Bryce Larsen, our one chance this season at a local American Idol contestant, made it into the Top 100, but then got cut.
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^ Armenia has picked up The Weakest Link, with Hay TV due to produce and air a 90x40' series over two seasons later this year.

[57]
.Chris Golightly was originally selected as semi-finalist.^ The Associated Press is reporting that ousted “American Idol” finalist Chris Golightly was cut loose because of a “veracity” issue.
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^ Chris Golightly Won't Go Lightly Ousted Idoler Still Insists Semi Spot Is His From MTV .

.According to reports, Chris was disqualified February 17, 2010, after already being told he was in the top 24, over an old contract.^ Wednesday February 17, 2010 .
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^ Wednesday February 24, 2010 .
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^ February 24, 2010 .
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.The contract had expired by the time the top 24 began to tape, but they disqualified him because he was under contract at the time of the tryouts, in violation of Idol rules.^ Because they love him and stuff.
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^ Idol : the top 24, finally .
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^ Idol reveals its top 24 .
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.He was later replaced by Tim Urban at the last minute of the last part of Hollywood Week.^ It lasted 13 weeks; it should have lasted 13 minutes."

^ Tim Urban, “Sweet Love” Remember a few weeks ago when the judges hammered departed contestant Haeley Vaughn for smiling so much?
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^ And to make things even more interesting, last week The NY Post reported that shock jock Howard Stern was being pursued to replace...
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Idol Gives Back

.Starting in Season 6 of American Idol, Idol started the annual charity tradition, "Idol Gives Back". "Idol Gives Back" featured performances, celebrities and had the contestants answering phones to receive donations from viewers.^ 'American Idol' draws 30.1 million viewers for season debut .

^ American Idol season 9 Top 5 predictions .
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^ 'American Idol': Top 8 women perform .
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.Season 7's "Idol Gives Back" featured Robin Williams, Celine Dion, Billy Crystal, Forest Whitaker, Dane Cook, Kiefer Sutherland, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Jennifer Connelly, Elliott Yamin, Miley Cyrus and others.^ One is hard enough; two is unbearable.” Cowell, the two women and Randy Jackson will be back on Fox when “Idol” returns for its eighth season Jan.
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^ Anyway, host Ryan Seacrest shares the total raised for charity from last week's "Idol Gives Back" -- almost $70 million.
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^ Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson perform Wednesday.
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."Idol Gives Back" was not held for Season 8, as producers did not think it appropriate during an economic crisis.^ Idol’ really did give back!
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^ Idol Gives Back and goes long .
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^ Idol gives back -- and we live blog it .
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[58] However, it will return on April 21, 2010 during season 9.[59]

Television ratings

.Seasonal rankings (based on average total viewers per episode) of American Idol on Fox.^ 'American Idol' draws 30.1 million viewers for season debut .

^ Last season “Idol” averaged 31.7 million viewers per episode.
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^ American Idol season 9 Top 5 predictions .
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.It is one of the highest-rated TV shows in the history of television.^ Blogging TV, one show at a time .
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^ Produced by FremantleMedia North America, the one-hour show is broadcast weekdays on the CBS Television Network.

^ Entertainment Blogging TV, one show at a time .
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Each U.S. network television season starts in late September and ends in late May, which coincides with the completion of May sweeps.
Season[60] Premiered Ended TV Season Timeslot Rank
Date Viewers
(in millions)
Date Viewers
(in millions)
1st[61] June 11 – June 12, 2002 9.90 Final Performances: September 3, 2002 18.69 2002 Tuesday 9:00PM
(performance show)
#30
Season Finale: September 4, 2002 22.77 Wednesday 9:30PM
(results show)
#25
2nd[62] January 21 – January 22, 2003 26.50 Final Performances: May 20, 2003 25.67 2003 Tuesday 8:00PM
(performance show)
#5
Season Finale: May 21, 2003 38.00 Wednesday 8:30PM
(results show)
#3
3rd[63] January 19 – January 20, 2004 28.56 Final Performances: May 25, 2004 25.13 2004 Tuesday 8:00PM
(performance show)
#2
Season Finale: May 26, 2004 28.84 Wednesday 8:30PM
(results show)
#3
4th[64] January 18 – January 19, 2005 33.58 Final Performances: May 24, 2005 28.05 2005 Tuesday 8:00PM
(performance show)
#1
Season Finale: May 25, 2005 30.27 Wednesday 8:00PM
(results show)
#3
5th[65] January 17 – January 18, 2006 35.53 Final Performances: May 23, 2006 31.78 2006 Tuesday 8:00PM
(performance show)
#1
Season Finale: May 24, 2006 36.38 Wednesday 8:00PM
(results show)
#1
6th[66][67][68] January 16 – January 17, 2007 37.7 Final Performances: May 22, 2007 25.33 2007 Tuesday 8:00PM
(performance show)
#2
Season Finale: May 23, 2007 30.74 Wednesday 8:00PM
(results show)
#1
7th[69][70][71][72] January 15 – January 16, 2008 33.4 Final Performances: May 20, 2008 27.06 2008 Tuesday 8:00PM
(performance show)
#1
Season Finale: May 21, 2008 31.66 Wednesday 9:00PM
(results show)
#2
8th[73][74][75] January 13 – January 14, 2009 30.4 Final Performances: May 19, 2009 23.82 2009 Tuesday 8:00PM
(performance show)
#2
Season Finale: May 20, 2009 28.84 Wednesday 9:00PM
(results show)
#1
9th[76] January 12 – January 13, 2010 29.8 Final Performances: TBA 2010 Tuesday 8:00PM
(performance show)
TBA
Season Finale: TBA Wednesday 9:00PM
(results show)
TBA
.A growing number of television executives have begun to regard American Idol as a programming force unlike any seen before.^ The American Idol official statement is that VOIP programs may be used for voting.
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^ She has a viewer question forced upon her: "What made you try out for American Idol ?"
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^ Posted by: CNN.com writer Lisa Respers France Filed under: American Idol 2010 • television .
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Jeff Zucker, the new chief executive of NBC Universal, said, "I think Idol is the most impactful show in the history of television."[77]
.American Idol's consistent dominance of an hour two or three nights a week exceeds the 30- or 60-minute reach of previous hits such as The Cosby Show.^ Elimination night on American Idol tonight.
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^ 'American Idol' week three: Top 8 girls .
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^ Tonight was the night for the women to show their stuff on American Idol .
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.As a result, competing networks—whose personnel call the show "the Death Star"[78]—have often rearranged their schedules in order to minimize losses.^ The star of the TLC show “Jon & Kate Plus 8” is scheduled to be in Austin this weekend to speak at the Balance Expo on Saturday.
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^ And no one will call in to help The Children if they do a half hour results show.
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^ In Design Star , designers compete to have a TV show on HGTV. In the first challenge of the show, Morgan, and another designer, NataLee Callahan, chose to renovate the master bedroom in Hollywood style.
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.Conversely, Fox has used American Idol to help promote other programs on its schedule.^ This blog is not affiliated in any way with FOX, American Idol, 19 TV Ltd, FremantleMedia, ABC, NBC, CBS, CW or Bravo.
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^ The American Idol official statement is that VOIP programs may be used for voting.
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^ Fox photos Bikini Girl’s “American Idol” dream is over, but not without a lot of drama.
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[77]
.However, since season 6, the show has shown a steady decline in viewership.^ "I have been a fan of the show since the first season," writes the MTV reality star.

^ I’ve been watching this show since season 2 and I too was enamored with Archie too but, you’re dead wrong about Adam.
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^ Michael, who revealed that he's watched the show since the first season, has been surprised by how close he's gotten to the other contestants.

.On the season finale of the sixth season, the ratings of American Idol saw a drop of 19%[79] from last year, when Taylor Hicks was crowned as the 2006 Idol.^ The last audition show for American Idol .
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^ ITV2, which saw a ratings boost this year.

^ The final week of auditions for American Idol .
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.Ratings of the season finale peaked at 34.9 million viewers at 10 pm, just five minutes before Taylor Hicks was declared the winner of Idol.^ 'American Idol' draws 30.1 million viewers for season debut .

^ Taylor Hicks sang Just Once .
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^ April 30th, 2009 4:58 pm ET If Taylor Hicks can win American Idol, then Adam Lambert can certainly, although unjustly, wind up in the bottom three.
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[62]
.Season 7 coincided with the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike, which, according to early predictions would help the show's ratings by eliminating scripted competition (Idol, being unscripted, was unaffected by the strike).^ It would be the end of “Idol” as a hit show if someone with so little talent actually won.
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^ On why she wanted to be on Idol: "The objective of being on this show was to go out there and show America me, perform like me, look like me and see how well it would take.

^ Did I predict that country warbler Kellie Pickler would get the bump from “American Idol” on Wednesday night?
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[80] .However, the ratings decline continued into season seven, starting with the premiere which was down 11% among total viewers and 13% among adults ages 18 to 49 from last year.^ The results are in the ratings: Price is up 9% among households and up 11% among adults 18-49 compared to last year.

^ It was the most-watched premiere ever, and second-best premiere ever with adults 18-49.

^ The March 17, 2008 premiere had a 5.6 rating with adults 18-49.

[81] .The performance show featuring the top seven finalist was the lowest-rated Tuesday American Idol show in five years among adults ages 18 to 49. The subsequent results show, in which Kristy Lee Cook was eliminated, delivered American Idol's lowest-rated Wednesday among adults ages 18 to 34 since its first season back in 2002.[82] Overall, ratings for the seventh season were down 10% from last season.^ 'American Idol': Top 10 guys perform .
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^ Elimination night on American Idol tonight.
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^ 'American Idol': Top 12 finalists perform .
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[83] .General attrition of television audiences was the primary reason cited for this ratings decline.^ The eight-year-old “Idol” remains the most-watched television show in the United States, but its ratings have declined in recent years, and it is entering a tumultuous period.

.Initial numbers for season 8 showed further erosion, as numbers had fallen approximately 15% compared to similar episodes from season 7.[84] Though the Wednesday show continued to hold a dominating lead, on Tuesdays, the show was losing ground to CBS's NCIS, which is coming very close to beating Idol in overall viewers.^ CBS closed shop on the cop show.
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^ The network pulled the show off the air in July and has been burning the remaining episodes off every Tuesday on CBS.com.
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^ I don’t think one of the remaining eight come close to his star, even though they’re all talented.
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[85]
.During season 9, NBC's coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics beat Idol on February 17, with 30.1 million viewers compared to 18.4 million for the results show, the first time Idol had been beaten in six years,[86] and the lowest ratings since 2003.[87] The previous night, Idol had earned 23.6 million viewers compared to 19.7 million for the Olympics during the same two hours.^ 'American Idol' draws 30.1 million viewers for season debut .

^ Every year since then, ratings for the awards show have fallen precipitously.

^ And then Thursday, a one-hour results show at 7 p.m.
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[88] NBC also defeated the following Idol elimination show with its Olympic coverage on Thursday, February 25.[89]

International

.American Idol is broadcast to over 100 nations outside of the United States.^ American Idol: Parental units .

^ Bryce Larsen, our one chance this season at a local American Idol contestant, made it into the Top 100, but then got cut.
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^ Tonight on American Idol , it will be down to the Top 10, aka the ones who made the cut to go on the national tour.
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.In most nations these aren't live broadcasts and may be tape delayed by several days or weeks.^ He also wrote or edited several books about television, including "The Days of Live," published in 1998.

^ It’s true that none of these three will win the competition, but Lacey had the most unique and controlled voice of the trio and made the best song choices week after week.
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^ Most*of*the*companies*that*advertised*on*these*five*broadcast*programs*stated*that*their*ads* ; were not child- or teen-directed.
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.Episodes are aired live in Canada, Australia & Israel (for most episodes), but Malaysia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines and the Middle East on STAR World; it may be simsubbed with CTV by the BDUs depending on provider and region for those in Canada.^ He goes on: "I may not be the nicest person in the world, but I would never, ever, ever disrespect those families or those victims, and I felt it was important to set the record straight."
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.In the instances where the airing is delayed, the shows are usually combined into one episode to summarize the results.^ And then Thursday, a one-hour results show at 7 p.m.
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^ Only one finale, in fact—DWTS’ results show—wasn’t down, and it wasn’t even up.
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^ The network pulled the show off the air in July and has been burning the remaining episodes off every Tuesday on CBS.com.
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.Australia airs episodes just 5 hours after their US showing, MBC4 another Middle East Channel broadcasts American Idol 19 hours after its showing in the US most people may watch it on MBC4 as it is a free channel unlike STAR World where you have to pay for a showtime package to watch it, and the UK airs episodes 1 day after their US showing on digital channel ITV2.^ The last audition show for American Idol .
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^ Finally time to watch yesterday's episode of American Idol .
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^ Should we just not DVR American Idol?
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.It is also aired in Ireland on TV3 Ireland 2 days after the showing.^ His family received 75 wine orders the day after an episode showing Kovacs booted from the show aired.
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.In Brazil and Israel, the show airs 3 days after the showing in the United States.^ The eight-year-old “Idol” remains the most-watched television show in the United States, but its ratings have declined in recent years, and it is entering a tumultuous period.

^ CKX’s most lucrative unit is 19 Entertainment, which produces “Idol” and another popular Fox reality show, “So You Think You Can Dance,” in the United States.

^ Next, Ryan shows some footage from some needy areas in the United States.
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Country / Region Channel
United States (origin) Fox
Australia FOX8
Canada CTV/Fox
Croatia RTL Televizija
Middle East MBC4
Asia STAR World
Denmark TV3 Viasat
Estonia TV3
Finland Sub ->2007, MTV3
Hong Kong, India, Southeast Asia STAR World
Hong Kong, Macau, Guangdong, China aTV World
China STAR TV
Hungary TV2
Iceland Stöð 2
India STAR World
Indonesia Global TV , RCTI
Ireland TV3 Ireland
Israel HOT family / yes stars Base
Italy Sky Uno
Japan FOXlife, FOX HD, BS11
Brazil Sony Entertainment Television
Uruguay, Venezuela Sony
Malaysia 8TV, STAR World
New Zealand TVNZ
Norway TV2 Zebra
Philippines ABC 5 (now TV5) (2004–2007)
QTV11 (2008–present), STAR World
Portugal FOXlife
Romania AXN
Singapore MediaCorp TV Channel 5
South Africa MNET Series (Season 1–8)
MNET (Season 9)
Sweden TV4
Taiwan STAR World
Thailand True Vision
United Kingdom ITV2
Vietnam HTV2
.From season 7 onwards, American Idol is exclusively being broadcast direct to Australia via satellite on FOX8 just seven hours after its US premiere.^ January 15, 2008 American Idol Seven premiere!
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^ 'American Idol' premieres tonight .

^ American Idol premieres its eighth season at 7 tonight on Fox.

.It also airs in Matamoros, Mexico in English because that market has a Fox affiliate that serve a US market.^ Because of a holding contract Fox has with all “Idol” contestants, he can’t do anything professionally until after the May finale airs.
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.The broadcast is live, as it is in the Central time zone on XHRIO, while in the rest of the country, as of the rest of Latin America, the show is broadcasted and subtitled by Sony Entertainment Television.^ To wit: Sources confirm to Entertainment Weekly that Saturday Night Live is this close to signing TV legend Betty White to host the show for the very first time.

^ NBC's top-rated summer show "America's Got Talent," will tape shows in front of a live audience in cities across the country beginning this Friday, March 12, and Saturday, March 13, in Los Angeles.

^ Produced by FremantleMedia North America, the one-hour show is broadcast weekdays on the CBS Television Network.

.In southeast Asia, this show is brought to the audiences via satellite by STAR World every Wednesday and Thursday exactly nine hours after.^ And then Thursday, a one-hour results show at 7 p.m.
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^ DeGeneres told her talk show audience in an episode scheduled to air Thursday that she had been “dying to tell everyone” and would not abandon her chatfest.
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^ I think the vast difference between her Tuesday and Wednesday performance shows exactly what people have said over and over this year – song choice is a HUGE part of this.
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Top-selling American Idol alumni

Major award–winning American Idol alumni

Idol Contestant & Season American Music Awards Billboard Music Awards Grammy Awards Academy Awards
Kelly Clarkson
(Season 1, Winner)
4
2005 Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist
2005 Artist of the Year
2006 Favorite Pop/Rock Female
2006 Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist
12 2
2006 Best Female Pop Vocal
2006 Best Pop Vocal Album
0
Clay Aiken
(Season 2, Runner-Up)
1 3 0 0
Fantasia Barrino
(Season 3, Winner)
0 3 0 0
Jennifer Hudson
(Season 3, 7th Place)
0 0 1
2009 Best R&B Album
1
2006 Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Carrie Underwood
(Season 4, Winner)
5
2007 Favorite Album (Country)
2007 Female Artist
2008 Favorite Album (Country)
14 5

2009 Best Female Country Vocal
2008 Best Female Country Vocal
2007 Best New Artist
2007 Best Female Country Vocal
2010 Best Country Collaboration with Vocals
0
Chris Daughtry
(Season 5, 4th Place)
4
2008
6 0 0
Jordin Sparks
(Season 6, Winner)
1 0 0 0

Idols in musical theatre

.Many American Idol finalists have left their marks on the Great White Way and starred in Broadway musicals.^ Idol finalists on musical Journey .
  • Austin TX television: TV listings, reviews, TV blog | Austin360.com 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.austin360.com [Source type: General]

^ This blog is not affiliated in any way with FOX, American Idol, 19 TV Ltd, FremantleMedia, ABC, NBC, CBS, CW or Bravo.
  • Adam Lambert — Mad World — Video MP3 — American Idol 8 Top 8 : American Idol 9 – Rickey.org 25 September 2009 12:39 UTC www.rickey.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Clive Davis is going on and on about all the amazing talent out of American Idol and the songwriters that write great songs for the Idols.
  • IMAO: American Idol Archives 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.imao.us [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Some of those people include:

American Idol video games

Spin-offs

Theme park attraction

American Idol Experience.JPG
.On February 7, 2008, The Walt Disney Company announced the development of "The American Idol Experience", a live attraction based on American Idol to be built at its Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.^ Tour" is tagged: American Idols Live!

^ American Idol: First post of 2008 .

^ Live from the American Idol concert .

.The show is co-produced by 19 Entertainment.^ CKX’s most lucrative unit is 19 Entertainment, which produces “Idol” and another popular Fox reality show, “So You Think You Can Dance,” in the United States.

^ The article noted that Joanna has close ties to two producers at 19 Entertainment, which produces Idol .

^ Franklin says he contacted 19 Entertainment in January after learning that Chris was appearing on the show.

.The attraction opened on February 14, 2009, with many of the former Idol contestants present for the event.^ Michael is adding a soulful edge to this tune, but it pales in comparison to former Idol contestant Blake Lewis’ final three performance from a few seasons ago.
  • Austin TX television: TV listings, reviews, TV blog | Austin360.com 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.austin360.com [Source type: General]

^ How else to explain the “Idol” producers sticking the worst performance from the most exciting contestant of the season into the opening slot?
  • Austin TX television: TV listings, reviews, TV blog | Austin360.com 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.austin360.com [Source type: General]

^ The show opened with Carrie Underwood singing Through the Rain to be joined by Taylor Hicks and Katharine McPhee and then the rest of the top 12 Idol contestants.
  • The Daily Bongo: American Idol 2006 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC thedailybongo.com [Source type: General]

.Park guests choose from a list of songs and audition privately for Disney cast members.^ Disney has stated that "the overwhelming majority" of park guests are selecting the "healthy" ; options.
  • Marketing Food to Children and Adolescents 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.ftc.gov [Source type: General]

.Those selected then perform on a stage in a 1000 seat theater replicating the American Idol set used during later rounds of recent seasons for an audience of park guests.^ American Idol: Suprise guest .

^ American Idol: The recent evictees .

^ 'American Idol': Top 10 perform .
  • Reality Check: Maryland reality contestants - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.3 judges (usually including an African American man, a woman and a British man[citation needed]) critique the performances.^ March 25th, 2010 9:53 am ET I would like to have heard the judges critique Miley's performance.
  • Ladies and gentlemen, we have our 'Idol' Top 10 – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As Simon reminds all of them, including the other judges is that Patrick is going to be judged on his performance tonight.
  • The Daily Bongo: American Idol 2006 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC thedailybongo.com [Source type: General]

^ Now, the 12 top women on American Idol -- including Fort Meade's Lakisha Jones -- perform for viewer votes.
  • Reality Check: Maryland reality contestants - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Audience members vote for their favorite. .There are numerous shows each day with the last show combining the winners of previous shows that day to select the overall winner that day.^ No, seriously, there is a bit of news about this tedious show: A few of the 14 cast members have been selected to room with their worst enemies.
  • Austin TX television: TV listings, reviews, TV blog | Austin360.com 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.austin360.com [Source type: General]

^ If you’ve followed the show all season, you can skip all the recaps and tune into about the last 15 minutes for an end to the suspense and the crowning of the winner.
  • Austin TX television: TV listings, reviews, TV blog | Austin360.com 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.austin360.com [Source type: General]

^ Based on the performances from the last 3 weeks, if he doesn’t win this show there is something wrong with the American voting system .
  • Adam Lambert — Mad World — Video MP3 — American Idol 8 Top 8 : American Idol 9 – Rickey.org 25 September 2009 12:39 UTC www.rickey.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[91] .Winners are selected by a combination of audience vote and input from a panel of judges.^ Then the judges will send two groups home, and viewers will vote on the finalists to pick the winner, to be named Monday.
  • Reality Check: Maryland reality contestants - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A celebrity panel of judges critiques the models, while the audience picks their favorite.
  • Austin TX television: TV listings, reviews, TV blog | Austin360.com 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.austin360.com [Source type: General]

^ Perhaps he could redistrict the judging panel to get a more favorable voting result, as he did for Republicans with the Texas congressional districts in the early 2000s.
  • Austin TX television: TV listings, reviews, TV blog | Austin360.com 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC www.austin360.com [Source type: General]

.Winners each day are given a "Dream Ticket" which grants them front of the line privileges at any American Idol audition for the real TV series.^ The last audition show for American Idol .
  • The Daily Bongo: American Idol 2006 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC thedailybongo.com [Source type: General]

^ American Idol: Whose dream is over tonight?

^ Tonight is the last day of auditions for American Idol .
  • The Daily Bongo: American Idol 2006 14 May 2010 13:16 UTC thedailybongo.com [Source type: General]

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See also

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Simple English

American Idol
Format Interactive reality game show
Created by Simon Fuller
Directed by Bruce Gowers
Presented by Ryan Seacrest
Brian Dunkleman (Co-host Season One 2002)
Starring Simon Cowell
Paula Abdul (2002-2009)
Randy Jackson
Kara DioGuardi (2009–present)
Ellen DeGeneres (2010-present)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 202
Production
Executive producer(s) Nigel Lythgoe
Ken Warwick
Simon Fuller
Running time Varies
Broadcast
Original channel FOX
Picture format 480i (SDTV),
720p (HDTV)
Original run June 11 2002 – Present
External links
Official website

American Idol is a popular TV show in America that lets anyone sing to people watching the show on television while they are being judged. It is based on the British show Pop Idol. After the episode, people call in on the phone to vote, and the person with the least votes is off the show. The singers can be anyone between the age of 16 and 28 years. In 2008, the show finished the seventh season.

Contents

Host and judges

American Idol has four judges, who give comments on performances. The four judges are:

American Idol also has a host, Ryan Seacrest.

Winners

Runners-up

Other notable alumni

Other websites

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