Season 1, Episode 3 American Idol: The Search for a Superstar
First Aired: June 18, 2002
The first set of 10 finalists from the top 100 perform. Judges include Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson. Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman 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)