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American Idol Episode: "American Idol"

Season 5, Episode 40
Episode Synopsis: The three remaining finalists sing three songs: one chosen by the judges, one chosen by record mogul Clive Davis and one of their own choosing.
Original Air Date: May 16, 2006
Guest Cast Clive Davis

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Premiered: June 11, 2002, on FOX
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 review a performer's talent (or lack thereof), and at-home viewers then vote for their favorite potential star. The show helped launch the careers of such artists as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Adam Lambert.

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