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American Idol Season 2 Episodes

36 Episodes 2003 - 2003

Episode 1

Episode 1

Tue, Jan 21, 2003 90 mins

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.

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Episode 2

Episode 2

Wed, Jan 22, 2003 90 mins

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

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Episode 3

Episode 3

Tue, Jan 28, 2003 60 mins

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

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Episode 4

Episode 4

Wed, Jan 29, 2003 90 mins

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.

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Episode 5

Episode 5

Tue, Feb 4, 2003 60 mins

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.

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Episode 6

Episode 6

Wed, Feb 5, 2003 30 mins

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

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Episode 7

Episode 7

Tue, Feb 11, 2003 60 mins

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.

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Episode 8

Episode 8

Tue, Feb 11, 2003 30 mins

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

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Episode 9

Episode 9

Tue, Feb 18, 2003 60 mins

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.

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Episode 10

Episode 10

Wed, Feb 19, 2003 30 mins

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

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Episode 11

Episode 11

Tue, Feb 25, 2003 60 mins

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.

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Episode 12

Episode 12

Wed, Feb 26, 2003 30 mins

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

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Episode 13

Episode 13

Tue, Mar 4, 2003 60 mins

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.

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Episode 14

Episode 14

Wed, Mar 5, 2003 60 mins

The four winners of the "Wild Card" competition are revealed. Ryan Seacrest hosts.

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Episode 15

Episode 15

Tue, Mar 11, 2003 120 mins

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.

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Episode 16

Episode 16

Wed, Mar 12, 2003 30 mins

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

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Episode 17

Episode 17

Tue, Mar 18, 2003 120 mins

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.

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Episode 18

Episode 18

Wed, Mar 19, 2003 60 mins

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

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Episode 19

Episode 19

Tue, Mar 25, 2003 60 mins

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.

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Episode 20

Episode 20

Wed, Mar 26, 2003 60 mins

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.

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Episode 21

Episode 21

Tue, Apr 1, 2003 60 mins

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.

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Episode 22

Episode 22

Wed, Apr 2, 2003 60 mins

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

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Episode 23

Episode 23

Tue, Apr 8, 2003 60 mins

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

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Episode 24

Episode 24

Wed, Apr 9, 2003 30 mins

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

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Episode 25

Episode 25

Tue, Apr 15, 2003 60 mins

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.

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Episode 26

Episode 26

Wed, Apr 16, 2003 30 mins

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

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Episode 27

Episode 27

Tue, Apr 22, 2003 60 mins

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.

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Episode 28

Episode 28

Wed, Apr 23, 2003 30 mins

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

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Episode 29

Episode 29

Tue, Apr 29, 2003 60 mins

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.

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Episode 30

Episode 30

Wed, Apr 30, 2003 60 mins

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.

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Episode 31

Episode 31

Wed, May 21, 2003 120 mins

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.

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Episode 32

Episode 32

Tue, May 6, 2003 60 mins

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.

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Episode 33

Episode 33

Wed, May 7, 2003 30 mins

The results of the viewer votes are announced.

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Episode 34

Episode 34

Tue, May 13, 2003 60 mins

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

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Episode 35

Episode 35

Wed, May 14, 2003 60 mins

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

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Episode 36

Episode 36

Tue, May 20, 2003 60 mins

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.

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