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 E19Aug 15, 2002
RJ is Short for "Really Gone" Aug 15, 2002 Last night, the Top 5 finalists performed love songs. Tonight, the show is live and the votes are in. Who will sing again next week and who will be sent home? The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition. Another dream is about to end. Find out who America voted for.
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S16 E15Apr 30, 2018
Top 10 – Disney Night Apr 30, 2018 The Top 10 perform in the first “American Idol” Disney Night. Idina Menzel serves as mentor.
S16 E16May 7, 2018
Top 7 May 7, 2018 American Idol breaks more boundaries as the show pays tribute to music luminary Prince. The Top 7 take on the legendary Prince catalogue, paying homage to the late icon in a historic first-time tribute episode by a singing competition series. The tribute continues American Idol's longstanding relationship with the Prince family, following Prince's live performance on the show in 2006. Iconic musician Sheila E., who toured with Prince earlier in her career, performs with American Idol music director, Kris Pooley, and the house band for this special tribute. Golden Globe® and GRAMMY®-nominated artist Nick Jonas lends his expertise to the Top 7 finalists as mentor for this week's performances. In addition to singing a song from Prince's catalogue, each contestant will also sing a song from the year of their birth.