Season 2, Episode 36 American Idol

First Aired: May 20, 2003

Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard pipe up for their final performances before the viewer votes determine the winner of season No. 2. Ryan Seacrest hosts, with judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson on hand to offer their opinions on each hopeful.

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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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