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American Idol Season 1 Episodes

25 Episodes 2002 - 2002

Episode 1

Episode 1

Tue, Jun 11, 2002 90 mins

The top 100 winners from national tryouts arrive in Hollywood to perform for judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman.

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Episode 2

Episode 2

Wed, Jun 12, 2002 60 mins

The results of the first phone-in vote are revealed as half of the top 100 finalists are sent on their way. Hosted by Brian Dunkleman and Ryan Seacrest.

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Episode 3

Episode 3

Tue, Jun 18, 2002 60 mins

The first set of 10 finalists from the top 100 perform. Judges include Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson. Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman host.

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Episode 4

Episode 4

Wed, Jun 19, 2002 30 mins

Three winners from the first round of 10 finalists are named. Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman host.

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Episode 5

Episode 5

Tue, Jun 25, 2002 60 mins

The second set of finalists perform. Judges include Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman.

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Episode 6

Episode 6

Wed, Jun 26, 2002 30 mins

The top three vote-getting singers from Round 2 are announced. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman.

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Episode 7

Episode 7

Tue, Jul 2, 2002 60 mins

The third set of 10 finalists performs for judges Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman.

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Episode 8

Episode 8

Wed, Jul 3, 2002 30 mins

The winners of round three are announced. Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman host.

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Episode 9

Episode 9

Wed, Jul 10, 2002 60 mins

A handful of runners-up vie for the coveted 10th "Wild Card" spot among the finalists, to be selected by judges Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell during the hour's live conclusion. Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman host.

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Episode 10

Episode 10

Tue, Jul 16, 2002 90 mins

The 10 finalists perform in a 90-minute edition. Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson are the judges. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman.

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Episode 11

Episode 11

Wed, Jul 17, 2002 30 mins

Two of the 10 finalists are cut from the competition. Hosted by Brian Dunkleman and Ryan Seacrest.

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Episode 12

Episode 12

Tue, Jul 23, 2002 60 mins

The eight remaining finalists perform. Brian Hosts: Dunkleman and Ryan Seacrest.

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Episode 13

Episode 13

Wed, Jul 24, 2002 30 mins

One of the eight remaining finalists is voted off based on viewer calls. Judges include Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell.

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Episode 14

Episode 14

Tue, Jul 30, 2002 60 mins

The seven remaining finalists perform. Brian Dunkleman and Ryan Seacrest host.

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Episode 15

Episode 15

Wed, Jul 31, 2002 30 mins

The results of the voting poll are revealed and one of the seven hopefuls is sent packing. Judges include Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell.

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Episode 16

Episode 16

Tue, Aug 6, 2002 60 mins

Six finalists remain.

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Episode 17

Episode 17

Wed, Aug 7, 2002 30 mins

Simon and his fellow judges have their say as the six hopefuls are trimmed to five. Brian Dunkleman and Ryan Seacrest host.

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Episode 18

Episode 18

Tue, Aug 13, 2002 60 mins

The five singers left standing perform for a spot in the final four. Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman host.

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Episode 19

Episode 19

Wed, Aug 14, 2002 30 mins

And then there were four.

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Episode 20

Episode 20

Tue, Aug 20, 2002 60 mins

The final four singers perform and the judges weigh in on their chances of making the top three. Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman host.

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Episode 21

Episode 21

Wed, Aug 21, 2002 30 mins

The votes are in, and one of the final four is out.

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Episode 22

Episode 22

Tue, Aug 27, 2002 60 mins

The three remaining finalists perform. Brian Dunkleman and Ryan Seacrest host.

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Episode 23

Episode 23

Wed, Aug 28, 2002 60 mins

Three becomes two, as the votes decide which pair should prepare for the final sing-off. Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman host.

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Episode 24

Episode 24

Tue, Sep 3, 2002 60 mins

The two finalists perform as the showdown for a $1 million record deal enters the homestretch. Hosts: Brian Dunkleman and Ryan Seacrest.

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Episode 25

Episode 25

Wed, Sep 4, 2002 120 mins

The votes are in, so it's time to name the winner of a $1 million record deal in the talent show's finale. Brian Dunkleman and Ryan Seacrest host at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.

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