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American Idol

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Wannabe pop stars compete for a record deal by crooning for a panel of judges. The judges review a performer's talent (or lack thereof) and at-home viewers then vote for their favorite potential star.

Premiered: June 11, 2002

Rating: TV-PG

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Season 2, Episode 36 American Idol

First Aired: May 20, 2003

Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard pipe up for their final performances before the viewer votes determine the winner of season No. 2. Ryan Seacrest hosts, with judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson on hand to offer their opinions on each hopeful.