Season 1, Episode 9 American Idol: The Search for a Superstar

First Aired: July 10, 2002

A handful of runners-up vie for the coveted 10th “Wild Card” spot among the finalists, to be selected by judges Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell during the hour's live conclusion. Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman host.

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  • Premiered: June 11, 2002
  • Rating: TV-PG
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  • 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)

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