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American Idol Season 4 Episodes

42 Episodes 2005 - 2005

Episode 1

Episode 1

Tue, Jan 18, 2005 120 mins

Season 4 of the vocal Olympics kicks off with judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson scouring seven cities for the next Fantasia. Ryan Seacrest hosts.

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Episode 2

Episode 2

Wed, Jan 19, 2005 60 mins

More footage from the auditions that were held in seven cities across the country.

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Episode 3

Episode 3

Tue, Jan 25, 2005 60 mins

Gene Simmons is the guest judge at auditions in New Orleans.

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Episode 4

Episode 4

Wed, Jan 26, 2005 60 mins

Las Vegas is the setting for auditions, in which Kenny Loggins joins the judging panel seeking the next singing sensation.

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Episode 5

Episode 5

Tue, Feb 1, 2005 60 mins

The judges---and their victims---endure tryouts in Orlando and San Francisco. Ryan Seacrest hosts.

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Episode 6

Episode 6

Wed, Feb 2, 2005 60 mins

The heat is on for the semifinalists, who arrive in Hollywood for another round of auditions in front of the judges' table. Ryan Seacrest hosts.

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Episode 7

Episode 7

Tue, Feb 8, 2005 60 mins

In the first round of the Hollywood auditions, more than 200 semifinalists prep for their time in front of the judges' table.

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Episode 8

Episode 8

Wed, Feb 9, 2005 60 mins

Part two of the Hollywood semifinals. Ryan Seacrest hosts.

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Episode 9

Episode 9

Tue, Feb 15, 2005 60 mins

In the last round of the Hollywood semifinals, the remaining hopefuls give it their all for a spot in the Top 24. Ryan Seacrest hosts.

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Episode 10

Episode 10

Wed, Feb 16, 2005 60 mins

After weeks of auditions, 12 men and 12 women hear the magic words as the Top 24 are revealed. Judges include Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell.

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Episode 11

Episode 11

Mon, Feb 21, 2005 60 mins

The top 12 male performers hit the stage for a chance to move on in the competition. Ryan Seacrest hosts.

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Episode 12

Episode 12

Tue, Feb 22, 2005 60 mins

The top 12 female performers strut their stuff for the judges. Ryan Seacrest hosts.

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Episode 13

Episode 13

Wed, Feb 23, 2005 60 mins

In the first elimination, four of the top 12 hopefuls---two guys, two girls---are sent home after the viewer votes are tallied. Judges include Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell.

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Episode 14

Episode 14

Mon, Feb 28, 2005 60 mins

On the heels of last week's brutal first elimination, 10 more hopefuls return to the stage for another go at the top spot. Ryan Seacrest hosts.

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Episode 15

Episode 15

Tue, Mar 1, 2005 60 mins

Half of the remaining top 20 perform for the judges---and the voting viewers---in hopes of making it to the next round. The hopefuls find out their fates tomorrow night during a live results show. Ryan Seacrest hosts.

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Episode 16

Episode 16

Wed, Mar 2, 2005 30 mins

Four of the 20 finalists get the boot after Ryan Seacrest announces the results of the viewer votes. But before anyone's dreams are dashed, the judges weigh-in on who rocked and who should roll.

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Episode 17

Episode 17

Mon, Mar 7, 2005 60 mins

Eight of the 16 remaining hopefuls serve up another round of songs for Simon and his buds to either praise or pick apart. Tomorrow, the other eight face the judges table. Ryan Seacrest hosts.

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Episode 18

Episode 18

Tue, Mar 8, 2005 60 mins

The remaining eight of the 16 hopefuls get their shot. They learn tomorrow what the voting viewers think. Ryan Seacrest hosts.

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Episode 19

Episode 19

Wed, Mar 9, 2005 30 mins

Four of the 16 would-be pop stars---two women, two men---learn that they won't be American idols when host Ryan Seacrest announces which ones the voting viewers dissed. The judges also get their shot.

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Episode 20

Episode 20

Tue, Mar 15, 2005 60 mins

Now that the first dozen are done, the official Top 12 face the music in an episode that seals the fate of the lone singer who hits the flattest note with the voters. Judges include Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson. Ryan Seacrest hosts.

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Episode 21

Episode 21

Wed, Mar 16, 2005 30 mins

The votes are in, which means one of the top 12 is out. Ryan Seacrest hosts.

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Episode 22

Episode 22

Tue, Mar 22, 2005 60 mins

The final 11 performers go for broke in hopes of sticking around for another week. The judges include Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson. Ryan Seacrest hosts.

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Episode 23

Episode 23

Thu, Mar 24, 2005 30 mins

The top 10 are revealed after viewer votes send one more singer home. Ryan Seacrest hosts.

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Episode 24

Episode 24

Tue, Mar 29, 2005 60 mins

It's the Top 10 on display, with one of them hitting the stage for the last time. Judges include Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell.

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Episode 25

Episode 25

Wed, Mar 30, 2005 30 mins

So long. Farewell. We'll even say "adieu." The votes are in and one of the Top 10 is out. Ryan Seacrest hosts.

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Episode 26

Episode 26

Tue, Apr 5, 2005 60 mins

With the Top 10 officially a thing of the past, it's time for the final nine to face another theme night as the competition begins edging out the weakest wannabes. Judges include Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell.

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Episode 27

Episode 27

Wed, Apr 6, 2005 30 mins

Another one bites the dust after Ryan reveals the results of the viewer votes. Judges include Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell.

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Episode 28

Episode 28

Tue, Apr 12, 2005 60 mins

It's up to the Top 8---and some smart song selection---to wow the crowd and win viewer votes if they plan on making it past tomorrow night's elimination. Ryan Seacrest hosts.

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Episode 29

Episode 29

Wed, Apr 13, 2005 60 mins

Five are safe, three are at the bottom and one of them is out as Ryan reveals the results of last night's viewer votes. Judges include Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul.

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Episode 30

Episode 30

Wed, Mar 23, 2005 60 mins

Thanks to a voting glitch during last night's show, the show re-airs the Top 11 hopefuls' takes on Billboard No. 1 hits. Performances include Vonzell Solomon tackling "The Best of My Love" and Jessica Sierra's top-notch "Total Eclipse of the Heart." Ryan Seacrest hosts.

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Episode 31

Episode 31

Tue, Apr 19, 2005 60 mins

Seven contestants remain, but after tonight's performances, one of them will be singing the blues. Ryan Seacrest hosts.

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Episode 32

Episode 32

Wed, Apr 20, 2005 30 mins

The body count rises as Ryan reveals the votes that will send yet another singer home. Judges include Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

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Episode 33

Episode 33

Tue, Apr 26, 2005 60 mins

Back on stage, the final six singers face the music---and the nation---as they perform one more time before the judges.

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Episode 34

Episode 34

Wed, Apr 27, 2005 30 mins

The final five take their places after Ryan reads off the viewer votes and sends one of the half-dozen hopefuls home. Judges include Paula Abdul.

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Episode 35

Episode 35

Tue, May 3, 2005 60 mins

The final five try to stay alive with a night of music performances that will ultimately seal one singer's fate. Ryan Seacrest hosts.

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Episode 36

Episode 36

Wed, May 4, 2005 30 mins

It's the homestretch---and time to go home for one singer---as Ryan reveals the results that will turn the top five into the final four. Judges include Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson.

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Episode 37

Episode 37

Tue, May 10, 2005 60 mins

It's down to the wire as the final four take one more swing at winning those viewer votes, which will be sending someone home. Ryan Seacrest hosts.

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Episode 38

Episode 38

Wed, May 11, 2005 30 mins

That stage gets a little bigger---and the competition a lot hotter---as another one of the finalists heads home. Ryan Seacrest hosts.

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Episode 39

Episode 39

Tue, May 17, 2005 60 mins

The three remaining singers take the stage for their last performances before next week's finale at the Kodak Theatre. Ryan Seacrest hosts.

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Episode 40

Episode 40

Wed, May 18, 2005 30 mins

The three finalists find out who's headed to the Kodak for the massive sing-off next week after Ryan reveals the results of the penultimate vote. Judges include Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell.

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Episode 41

Episode 41

Tue, May 24, 2005 60 mins

The final two singers take the stage to compete for the last time with performances of the song that will become the winner's first single. Ryan Seacrest hosts.

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Episode 42

Finale

Wed, May 25, 2005 120 mins

Simon, Paula and Randy take their balcony seats at the Kodak Theatre as Ryan reveals which of the final two singers is off to a recording contract and riches. But before the big moment, there's more music from the ousted also-rans and clips from the past six months of theme nights and upset eliminations.

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