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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 5, Episode 41 Season Finale

First Aired: May 24, 2006

It's between Taylor Hicks and Katharine McPhee for the fifth Idol crown. Prince, Clay Aiken, Carrie Underwood, Live, Mary J. Blige, Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick, Toni Braxton, Al Jarreau and Meat Loaf perform. America's choice is made known after a reunion of the Top 12 on the Kodak Theatre stage in Hollywood.