Season 2, Episode 1 American Idol

First Aired: January 21, 2003

Footage from the seven-city auditions, including tryouts in Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles and Miami. Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell judge. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest.

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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)

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