Season 1, Episode 17 American Idol: The Search for a Superstar
First Aired: August 7, 2002
Simon and his fellow judges have their say as the six hopefuls are trimmed to five. Brian Dunkleman and Ryan Seacrest host.
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- Premiered: June 11, 2002
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: 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)