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American Idol Episode: "Season Finale"

Season 5, Episode 43
Episode Synopsis: It's between Taylor Hicks and Katharine McPhee for the fifth Idol crown. Prince, Clay Aiken, Carrie Underwood, Live, Mary J. Blige, Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick, Toni Braxton, Al Jarreau and Meat Loaf perform. America's choice is made known after a reunion of the Top 12 on the Kodak Theatre stage in Hollywood.
Original Air Date: May 24, 2006
Guest Cast Al Jarreau Dionne Warwick Toni Braxton Burt Bacharach Live Prince Mary J. Blige Meat Loaf

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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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