American Idol is an American reality-singing competition program created by Simon Fuller. It began airing on Fox on June 11, 2002, as an addition to the Idols format based on the British series Pop Idol and has since become one of the most successful shows in the history of American television. The concept of the series is to find new solo recording artists where the winner is determined by the viewers in America.
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S01 E01Jun 12, 2002
Auditions Jun 12, 2002 A humorous debut for this hit reality show series. It showed three judges, which were Randy,Paula, and Simon, getting starting to search for the next American Idol. They went to different cities, in each one picking 30 to move on to the next round.Faced with some that were great preformers, or the most talentless people you've ever seen. In the end thouh, successfully they found over a 100 people for the next round.
S01 E02Jun 13, 2002
Hollywood Week Jun 13, 2002 After going through their first round, things start to heat up when the competion gets harder. Now the contestants have to learn routines, and sing/dance in groups of threes and fours. The judges will pick which ones in the group stay. They had to learn these routines in a couple of nights, sacrificing their resting time. There was no time to relax, they had to stay focused. Many were stressed, and forgot their lines, and didn't know what to do. This narrows the search down to fewer people.
S01 E03Jun 19, 2002
No Way Jim Moves On After That Performance. Right, Simon? Simon? Jun 19, 2002 They sing. You vote. You decide. Brian Dunkleman and Ryan Seacrest host as group one performs for America. The fate of the 10 hopefuls rests in America's hands as only the Top 3 contestants move on. Performing tonight are Tamyra Gray, Jim Verraros, Adriel Herrera, Rodesia Eaves, Natalie Burge, Brad Estrin, Ryan Starr, Justinn Waddell, Kelli Glover, and Christopher Aaron.
S01 E04Jun 20, 2002
Dewey Defeats Truman! Jun 20, 2002 The show is live and the votes are in! America will see which 3 contestants they voted for will move on to the final 10.
S01 E05Jun 26, 2002
Army Of The Mediocre Jun 26, 2002 They sing. You vote. You decide. Brian Dunkleman and Ryan Seacrest host as Group Two performs for America. The fate of the 10 hopefuls rests in America's hands as only the Top 3 contestants move on. Performing tonight are Alexis Lopez, Gil Sinuet, Angela Peel, A.J. Gil, Tenia Taylor, Alexandra Bachelier, Jazmin Lowery, Jamar, Kelly Clarkson, and Justin Guarini.
S01 E06Jun 27, 2002
Six Pack Jun 27, 2002 The show is live and the votes are in! Three more contestants will advance to the Final 10. Watch to see who moves one step closer to becoming the American Idol.
S01 E07Jul 3, 2002
The Bad, The Even Worse and The Ugly Jul 3, 2002 They sing. You vote. You decide. Brian Dunkleman and Ryan Seacrest host as Group Three performs for America. The fate of the last 10 hopefuls rests in America's hands as only the Top 3 contestants move on. Performing tonight are R.J. Helton, Kristin Holt, Mark Scott, Nikki McKibbin, Chris Badono, Melanie Sanders, Ejay Day, Tanesha Ross, Khaleef Chiles, and Christina Cristian.
S02 E01Jan 22, 2003
Start It Up! Jan 22, 2003 The audition stops for this episode & the number of people there & the number of people going to Hollywood are:9,000 in New York with 35 going to Hollywood 6,000 in Miami with 20 going to Hollywood 6,000 in Austin with 36 going to Hollywood
S02 E02Jan 23, 2003
Part Deux Jan 23, 2003 The audtion stops & # of people going to Hollywood are: 11,000 in LA with 45 going to Hollywood 6,000 in Detroit with 22 going to Hollywood
S02 E03Jan 29, 2003
One Last Batch Jan 29, 2003 It's Beaver Time!!!! Lol! The audition stops & # of people going to Hollywood are: 6,500 in Atlanta with 46 going to Hollywood 5,000 in Nashville with 30 going to Hollywood WE'RE GOING TO HOLLYWOOD!!!!!!!!
S02 E04Jan 30, 2003
Cut 'Em Up Jan 30, 2003 Here is the list of the 32 semi-finalist: Ashley Hartman Bettis Richardson Candice Coleman Charles Grigsby Chip Days Clay Aiken Corey Clark Equoia Coleman Frenchie Davis George Trice Hadass Halev Jacob Smalley J.D. Adams Jennifer Fuetes Jordan Segundo Joshua Gracin Julia DeMato Kimberly Caldwell Kimberly Kelsey Kimberley Locke Lashundra Cobbins Louis Gazzara Meosha Denton Nasheka Siddall Patrick Fortson Patrick Lake Rebecca Bond Rickey Smith Ruben Studdard Samantha Cohen Sylvia Chibilti Vanessa Olivarez Just think, 1 of these is our American Idol!
S02 E05Feb 5, 2003
Eight is Enough! Feb 5, 2003 Performers tonight are: Bettis Richardson Charles Grigsby J.D. Adams Julia DeMato Kimberly Caldwell Lashundra Cobbins Meosha Denton Patrick Forton
S02 E06Feb 6, 2003
Two to Tango Feb 6, 2003 The 2 that got voted to the final 10 are Charles Grigsby & Julia DeMato!
S02 E07Feb 12, 2003
Here We Go Again Feb 12, 2003 Performers tonight are: Clay Aiken Candice Coleman Rebecca Bond Jacob John Hadas Ruben Studdard Kimberley Locke Jennifer Fuentes