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Season 05, Episode 01 Auditions #1 (Chicago, IL)

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Jan 18, 2006
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Auditions #1 (Chicago, IL) Jan 18, 2006 The best and worst of auditions starting in Chicago, IL.

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Season 05, Episode 02 Auditions #2 (Denver, CO)

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Jan 19, 2006
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Auditions #2 (Denver, CO) Jan 19, 2006 The best and worst of auditions from Denver, CO.

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Season 05, Episode 03 Auditions #3 (Greensboro, NC)

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Jan 25, 2006
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Auditions #3 (Greensboro, NC) Jan 25, 2006 The best and worst of auditions from Greensboro, NC.

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Season 05, Episode 04 Auditions #4 (San Francisco, CA)

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Jan 26, 2006
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Auditions #4 (San Francisco, CA) Jan 26, 2006 The best and worst of auditions from San Francisco, CA

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Season 05, Episode 05 Auditions #5 (Las Vegas, NV)

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Feb 1, 2006
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Auditions #5 (Las Vegas, NV) Feb 1, 2006 The best and worst of auditions from Las Vegas, NV.

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Season 05, Episode 06 Auditions #6 (Austin, TX)

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Feb 2, 2006
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Auditions #6 (Austin, TX) Feb 2, 2006 The best and worst of auditions from Austin, TX.

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Season 05, Episode 07 Auditions #7 (Boston, MA)

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Feb 8, 2006
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Auditions #7 (Boston, MA) Feb 8, 2006 The best and worst of auditions from Boston, MA

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Season 05, Episode 08 Hollywood Round #1

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Feb 9, 2006
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Hollywood Round #1 Feb 9, 2006 Contestants chosen from around the nation arrive in Hollywood for their big chance at the American Idol crown. Faced with a grueling schedule, pressure-packed rehearsals and the judges’ criticism, some will survive and more will go home.

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Season 05, Episode 09 Hollywood Round #2

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Feb 15, 2006
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Hollywood Round #2 Feb 15, 2006 Contestants chosen from around the nation endure a grueling rehearsal schedule and pressure-packed auditions as they vie for a coveted spot in the Top 24.

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Season 05, Episode 10 Hollywood Round #3

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Feb 16, 2006
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Hollywood Round #3 Feb 16, 2006 Contestants chosen from around the nation have endured the grueling schedule and high-pressure auditions of the Hollywood Round, hoping to impress the judges and secure one of the 24 semifinalist spots. Tonight the judges make their final cuts to determine the Top 24. The Top 12 males and Top 12 females will be revealed tonight

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Season 05, Episode 11 Performance Show Females #1 (top 12)

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Feb 22, 2006
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Performance Show Females #1 (top 12) Feb 22, 2006 Of the 24 semifinalists chosen last week, the Top 12 girls will perform for America for the first time. Then it’s up to the viewers to vote for their favorites. Who will survive and who will go home? Performing tonight are:Ayla BrownBecky O'DonohueBrenna GethersHeather CoxKatharine McPheeKellie PicklerKinnik SkyLisa TuckerMandisaMelissa McGheeParis BennettStevie Scott

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Season 05, Episode 12 Top 12 Men Perform

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Feb 23, 2006
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Top 12 Men Perform Feb 23, 2006 Of the 24 semifinalists chosen last week, the Top 12 boys will perform for America for the first time. Then it’s up to the viewers to vote for their favorites. Who will survive and who will go home? Performing Tonight are: Ace Young Bobby Bennett Bucky Covington Chris Daughtry David Radford Elliott Yamin Gedeon McKinney Jose "Sway" Penala Kevin Covais Patrick Hall Taylor Hicks Will Makar

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Season 05, Episode 13 and then there were 20...

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Feb 24, 2006
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and then there were 20... Feb 24, 2006 The 24 semifinalists performed for America this week, and the viewers have determined their fate. Tonight, four contestants – two males and two females – will go home, leaving 20 finalists vying for the American Idol crown. Will your favorites return?

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Season 05, Episode 14 Top 10 Women Perform

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Mar 1, 2006
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Top 10 Women Perform Mar 1, 2006 Having survived last week’s competition, the Top 10 girls perform again for America. After the show, the viewers will vote for their favorites. Who will keep singing, and who will go home? Performing tonight are Ayla Brown, Brenna Gethers, Heather Cox, Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, Kinnik Sky, Lisa Tucker, Mandisa, Melissa McGhee, Paris Bennett,

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Season 05, Episode 15 Performance Show Males #2 (top 10)

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Mar 2, 2006
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Performance Show Males #2 (top 10) Mar 2, 2006 The Top 10 boys perform for America, hoping to win enough votes to stay in the competition. Who will be back to sing next week? America will decide. Performing Tonight is:Ace Young,Bucky Covington,Chris Daughtry,David Radford,Elliott Yamin,Gedeon McKinney,Jose "Sway" Penala,Kevin Covais,Taylor Hicks,Will Makar

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Season 05, Episode 16 and then there were 16...

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Mar 3, 2006
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and then there were 16... Mar 3, 2006 The 20 remaining semifinalists performed this week and the viewers voted for their favorites. Tonight, the four contestants – two males and two females – who received the fewest votes will go home, leaving 16 semifinalists to vie for the American Idol crown

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Season 05, Episode 17 Performance Show Females #3 (top 8)

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Mar 8, 2006
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Performance Show Females #3 (top 8) Mar 8, 2006 The remaining eight girls will perform again for America. After the show, the viewers will vote for their favorites. Who will sing again, and who will go home? Performing tonight areAyla Brown,Katharine McPhee,Kellie Pickler,Kinnik Sky,Lisa Tucker,Mandisa,Melissa McGhee,Paris Bennett,

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Season 05, Episode 18 Performance Show Males #3 (top 8)

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Mar 9, 2006
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Performance Show Males #3 (top 8) Mar 9, 2006 The remaining 8 boys sing tonight for America. After the show, the viewers will vote for their favorites. Who will be back next week and who will go home? Performing Tonight is:Ace Young,Bucky Covington,Chris Daughtry,Elliott Yamin,Gedeon McKinney,Kevin Covais,Taylor Hicks,Will Makar

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Season 05, Episode 19 and then there were 12...

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Mar 10, 2006
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and then there were 12... Mar 10, 2006 Top 12 Finalists to be Revealed in the most dramatic results show of the season, four more semifinalists – two boys and two girls – will go home, leaving the Top 12 Finalists to vie for the American Idol crown.

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Season 05, Episode 20 Top 12 perform live

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Mar 15, 2006
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Top 12 perform live Mar 15, 2006 Tonight the Top 12 finalists perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. In this special two-hour show, contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week in the competiton. Tonights Theme: Stevie Wonder HitsPerforming Tonight:Katharine McPhee,Kellie Pickler,Lisa Tucker,Mandisa,Melissa McGhee,Paris Bennett,Ace Young,Bucky Covington,Chris Daughtry,Elliott Yamin,Kevin Covais,and Taylor Hicks

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Season 05, Episode 21 and then there were 11...

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Mar 16, 2006
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and then there were 11... Mar 16, 2006 Last night, American Idol’s Top 12 sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Tonight, the finalist who received the lowest number of votes will be eliminated from the race for the American Idol title

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Season 05, Episode 22 Top 11 perform live

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Mar 22, 2006
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Top 11 perform live Mar 22, 2006 Tonight the remaining 11 finalists perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s votes and surviving another week in the competition. Tonights Theme is: Songs of the 50'sPerforming Tonight:Katharine McPhee,Kellie Pickler,Lisa Tucker,Mandisa,Paris Bennett,Ace Young,Bucky Covington,Chris Daughtry,Elliott Yamin,Kevin Covais,Taylor Hicks

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Season 05, Episode 23 and then there were 10...

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Mar 23, 2006
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and then there were 10... Mar 23, 2006 Last night, American Idol’s Top 11 sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Tonight, the finalist who received the lowest number of votes will be eliminated from the race for the American Idol title. The show started with an awesome perfomance by Barry Manilow. Following that, Ryan announced the bottom three,... and they are: Kevin, Lisa and Bucky.. After the break, we find Lisa to be safe while kevin and Bucky stand anxiously on stage...Eventually, we had to say goodbye to chicken little (kevin)... well atleast he can say that this show has really changed his life

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Season 05, Episode 24 Top 10 perform live

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Mar 29, 2006
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Top 10 perform live Mar 29, 2006 Tonight the Top 10 finalists will perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week in the competition. This Weeks Theme is: songs of the 21st centuryPerforming Tonight is:Lisa Tucker,Kellie Pickler,Ace Young,Taylor Hicks,Mandisa,Chris Daughtry,Katharine McPhee,Bucky Covington,Paris Bennett,Elliott Yamin,

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Season 05, Episode 25 and then there were 9...

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Mar 30, 2006
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and then there were 9... Mar 30, 2006 Last night, the Top 10 Finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight live who will sing again next week and who will go home.

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Season 05, Episode 26 Top 9 perform live

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Apr 5, 2006
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Top 9 perform live Apr 5, 2006 Tonight the Top 9 finalists will perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out tonight to the theme of country music in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week in the competition. This Week's Theme is: Country MusicPerforming Tonight is:Katharine McPhee,Kellie Pickler,Mandisa,Paris Bennett,Ace Young,Bucky Covington,Chris Daughtry,Elliott Yamin,Taylor Hicks,

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Season 05, Episode 27 and then there were 8...

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Apr 6, 2006
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and then there were 8... Apr 6, 2006 Last night, the Top 9 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. The contestants will be grouped in bunches of three. One of the groups will be the bottom 3. The other 2 groups will be safe. Find out tonight live who will sing again next week and who will go home. The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition. Also Kenny Rogers will perform.

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Season 05, Episode 28 Top 8 perform live

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Apr 12, 2006
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Top 8 perform live Apr 12, 2006 Tonight on American Idol the Top 8 finalists will perform live for the nation. The contestants will perform their hearts out to the theme of Queen in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week. This Week's Theme is: QueenPerforming Tonight:Katharine McPhee,Kellie Pickler,Paris Bennett,Ace Young,Bucky Covington,Chris Daughtry,Elliott Yamin, andTaylor Hicks.

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Season 05, Episode 29 and then there were 7...

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Apr 13, 2006
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and then there were 7... Apr 13, 2006 Last night, the Top 8 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight live who will sing again next week and who will go home. The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition.

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Season 05, Episode 30 Top 7 perform live

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Apr 19, 2006
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Top 7 perform live Apr 19, 2006 Tonight the Top 7 finalists will perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. The contestants will perform their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week. Tonight's theme is: Songs from The Great American SongbookPerforming Tonight:Katharine McPhee,Kellie Pickler,Paris Bennett,Ace Young,Chris Daughtry,Elliott Yamin,Taylor Hicks.

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Season 05, Episode 31 and then there were 6...

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Apr 20, 2006
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and then there were 6... Apr 20, 2006 Last night, the Top 7 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight live who will sing again next week and who will go home. The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition.

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Season 05, Episode 32 Top 6 perform live

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Apr 26, 2006
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Top 6 perform live Apr 26, 2006 Tonight the Top 6 finalists will perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week. This Weeks Theme is: Classic Love SongsPerforming Tonight:Katharine McPhee,Kellie Pickler,Paris Bennett,Chris Daughtry,Elliott Yamin,Taylor Hicks.

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Season 05, Episode 33 and then there were 5...

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Apr 27, 2006
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and then there were 5... Apr 27, 2006 Last night, the Top 6 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight live who will sing again next week and who will go home. The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition. There will also be a special performace by Andrea Bocelli.

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Season 05, Episode 34 Top 5 perform live

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May 3, 2006
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Top 5 perform live May 3, 2006 Tonight the Top 5 finalists will perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week in the competition. This Week's Theme is: songs from the year they were born & any song from this week’s Top 10 Billboard Charts.Performing Tonight:Katharine McPhee,Paris Bennett,Chris Daughtry,Elliott Yamin,Taylor Hicks.

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Season 05, Episode 35 and then there were 4...

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May 4, 2006
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and then there were 4... May 4, 2006 Last night, the Top 5 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight live who will be in the Final 4 and who will go home. The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition

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Season 05, Episode 36 Top 4 perform live

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May 10, 2006
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Top 4 perform live May 10, 2006 Tonight the Top 4 finalists will perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week in the competition. This Week's Theme is: Elvis Presley songsPerforming Tonight:Katharine McPhee,Chris Daughtry,Elliott Yamin,Taylor Hicks.

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Season 05, Episode 37 and then there were 3...

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May 11, 2006
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and then there were 3... May 11, 2006 Last night, the Top 4 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight live who will be in the Final 3 and who will go home. The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition

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Season 05, Episode 38 Top 3 perform live

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May 17, 2006
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Top 3 perform live May 17, 2006 Tonight the Top 3 finalists will perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. 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. Each contestant will sing 3 songs This Week's Theme is: one song of the contestant's choice, one song chosen by the Judges and one song chosen by legendary music producer Clive Davis.Performing Tonight:Katharine McPhee,Elliott Yamin,Taylor Hicks.

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Season 05, Episode 39 and then there were 2...

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May 18, 2006
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and then there were 2... May 18, 2006 TV’s hottest show revs up to a crescendo! Last night, the Top 3 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight live which two finalists will compete in next week’s exciting season finale. The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition

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Season 05, Episode 40 Top 2 perform live

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May 24, 2006
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Top 2 perform live May 24, 2006 On tonight’s exciting performance show, the last of the season, Taylor Hicks & Katharine McPhee will battle it out live at the famed Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. One will be the next American Idol and one will go home.This Week's Theme is: Songs from previous episodes & Kat & Taylor's debut singles.Performing Tonight is: Taylor HicksKatharine McPhee

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Season 05, Episode 41 The Finale

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May 25, 2006
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The Finale May 25, 2006 The most anticipated night of the television season is here! Two finalists, one American Idol – find out tonight who America has chosen. The Top 12 reunite on the Kodak Theatre stage one last time before the newest American Idol is crowned. And the winner is....... Taylor Hicks

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