American Idol2002 | TV Show

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The smash reality series showcases wannabe pop stars competing for a record deal by crooning for a panel of judges, including, most entertainingly, the acid-tongued Simon Cowell, who departed the show in 2010 after serving for nine seasons. The judges revi (more…)

Premiered: June 11, 2002

Rating: TV-PG

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Season 8, Episode 17 3 Finalists Chosen

First Aired: March 4, 2009

In a results edition, three finalists are selected from the final pool of 12 performers, and nine singers are eliminated.

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