Taylor Hicks and Katharine McPhee compete to be crowned the Season 5 winner, with Hicks claiming victory in the end. Included: info about McPhee's hospital stay a few days before the finale; and details about an on-stage mishap.
Season 5's final four contestants sing Elvis Presley songs, and Ryan reveals the surprising news that Chris Daughtry has been eliminated. Included: Katharine McPhee describes the negative audience reaction she received; and Taylor Hicks talks about losing one of his biggest competitors.
Season 5's Top 6 contestants perform classic love songs and receive mentoring from Andrea Bocelli and David Foster. Included: Katharine McPhee experiences a wardrobe malfunction; and Simon apologizes to a finalist after issuing a harsh criticism.
Season 5's Top 7 contestants are mentored by Rod Stewart as they sing classic standards. Included: Chris Daughtry performs "What a Wonderful World." Also: Kellie Pickler talks about a mishap that had Stewart blushing.
Season 5's Top 8 contestants perform Queen songs after getting mentored by the band. Included: Chris Daughtry sings "Innuendo"; Katharine McPhee makes a last-minute song switch; and Kellie Pickler tackles "Bohemian Rhapsody."
Season 5's Top 10 contestants perform. Included: Chris Daughtry belts out a hard-rock song; and Taylor Hicks sings a soulful ballad. Also: Katharine McPhee discusses flawed song choices in a 2010 interview.
Season 5's Top 11 contestants sing songs from the 1950s and receive guidance from Barry Manilow. Included: In a 2009 interview, Chris Daughtry discusses the controversy surrounding his rearrangement of Johnny Cash's classic "I Walk the Line."
The Season 5 auditions in North Carolina, where the judges discover eventual finalists Kellie Pickler, Paris Bennett and Bucky Covington. Included: in a 2009 interview, Pickler reveals that she almost walked out on her audition.