American Idol Episodes

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American Idol Season 2 episodes

American Idol Season 2, Episode 31

The votes and notes come to an end as Clay and Ruben learn which of them is season two's top winner. The top 11 finalists from the competition also reunite on the stage of Hollywood's Universal Amphitheatre; and judges Simon, Paula and Randy pipe up with their last opinions on the performers. Ryan Seacrest hosts. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 36

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. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 35

The viewers' votes decide which two of the three finalists will face-off in next week's finale. Ryan Seacrest hosts. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 34

The three finalists face the music...and perform for the chance to remain in the running for the million-dollar contract. Ryan Seacrest hosts. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 33

The results of the viewer votes are announced. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 32

It's down to four and up to the viewers to decide which of the remaining singers go on to the final three. Ryan Seacrest is the host. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 30

The bottom three vote-getters endure an hour of interviews and recaps before the results of last night's performances are revealed. After that, it's four to go. Ryan Seacrest hosts. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 29

The five remaining singers storm center stage for the final theme round, in which they get to pick the songs from the designated genre. After this, the judges have their say in what is sung, which may mean trouble for some of the troubadors. Ryan Seacrest hosts. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 28

Six become five as the results of the viewer votes are revealed. Ryan Seacrest hosts. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 27

With six singers left, it's up to America to decide which of the wannabes won't be making the final five after tonight's theme competition. Ryan Seacrest hosts. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 26

Seven goes down to six as the bottom three contestants find out which of them is no longer in the running. Ryan Seacrest hosts. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 25

The final seven tackle another theme night to see which of them will be silenced by the viewer votes. Ryan Seacrest hosts, with judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson offering their opinions. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 24

The results of the viewer voting are revealed and yet another warbler is silenced. Ryan Seacrest hosts. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 23

The theme nights heat up as the remaining singers attempt to hold on to their places in the competition. Ryan Seacrest hosts. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 22

Nine goes down to eight as the bottom three find out which of them is no longer in the running. Ryan Seacrest hosts. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 21

The final nine tackle another theme night to see which of them will be silenced by the viewer votes. Ryan Seacrest hosts, with judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson offering their opinions. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 20

Recaps of the previous night's performances lead up to the announcement of the viewer-vote results and the elimination of one more wannabe. Ryan Seacrest hosts. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 19

The third theme night pits the remaining finalists against one another in a musical race to win the most viewer votes, while Simon, Paula and Randy sit on the side being snide. Ryan Seacrest hosts. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 18

The results of the viewer votes send one of the finalists packing. Ryan Seacrest hosts. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 17

The theme competitions continue as the remaining finalists hit the stage for Round 2. Ryan Seacrest hosts, with judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson offering insults and input about the individual performances. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 16

The competition continues to be narrowed down, as the results of the first theme night seal one singer's fate. Ryan Seacrest hosts. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 15

Julia DeMato, Ruben Studdard and the rest of the finalists tackle their first theme show, performing songs from a pre-selected genre or era. Ryan Seacrest hosts. Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson are the judges. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 14

The four winners of the “Wild Card” competition are revealed. Ryan Seacrest hosts. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 13

The “Wild Card” round gives ousted auditioners a second chance to join the top eight in the finals. Judges include Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul. Ryan Seacrest hosts. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 12

The top two voted-for singers from the final round of finalists are announced. Ryan Seacrest hosts. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 11

The fourth---and final---batch of eight semi-finalists performs in hopes of winning enough viewer votes to make it to the top 10. Judges include Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 10

The results of the phone-in votes send two more singers to the next round. Ryan Seacrest hosts. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 9

The third batch of eight performers from the top 32 take the stage as the semifinals continue. Ryan Seacrest hosts, with Kristin Holt backstage with the contestants. Judges: Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 8

The results of the phone-in votes send two more singers to the next round. Ryan Seacrest hosts. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 7

The second batch of eight performers from the top 32 take the stage as the semifinals continue. Ryan Seacrest hosts, with Kristin Holt backstage with the contestants. Judges: Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 6

The voting results from the first night of performances are revealed and six of the eight hopefuls are sent home. Ryan Seacrest hosts. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 5

Eight of the 32 finalists perform for judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson. Ryan Seacrest is the host, with Kristin Holt conducting backstage interviews. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 4

The “Go to Hollywood” round sends the judges and their top 234 picks to Los Angeles for more auditions before the final 32 are announced. Ryan Seacrest hosts. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 3

The national tryouts continue, with Simon, Paula and Randy judging. Harshly. Ryan Seacrest hosts. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 2

More footage from the national auditions, featuring Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson wading through a flood of aspirants. Ryan Seacrest hosts. read more

American Idol Season 2, Episode 1

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. read more

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Premiered: June 11, 2002, on FOX
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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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