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American Idol: The Search for a Superstar (commonly known as simply American Idol) is a television show on the American television network Fox Network, based on the popular British show Pop Idol. The show is a contest to determine the best young singer in the United States of America.

Season synopsesEdit

Season OneEdit

Main article: American Idol (Season 1){{#if:

Season One ContestantsEdit

The following is a list of Season One contestants, in order of elimination.

EJay Day
Jim Verraros
A.J. Gil
Ryan Starr
Christina Christian
R.J. Helton
Tamyra Gray
Nikki McKibbin
Justin Guarini (runner-up)
Kelly Clarkson (winner)

The following is a Bottom 3 Table. The Contestants written in Pink are female and The Contestants written in Blue are male

Singer Semifinals Group 1 Semifinals Group 2 Semifinals Group 3 Wild Card Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8
Kelly Clarkson Did not Perform TOP 10 Did not Perform Did not Perform SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WINNER
Justin Guarini Did not Perform TOP 10 Did not Perform Did not Perform SAFE SAFE BTM2 SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE LOSE
Nikki McKibbin Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 10 Did not Perform BTM3 SAFE BTM3 BTM3 BTM2 BTM2 ELIM
Tamyra Gray TOP 10 Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM
R.J. Helton Did not Perform Wildcard Did not Perform TOP 10 SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM2 ELIM
Christina Christian Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 10 Did not Perform SAFE BTM3 SAFE ELIM
Ryan Starr TOP 10 Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform SAFE BTM2 ELIM
A.J. Gil Did not Perform TOP 10 Did not Perform Did not Perform SAFE ELIM
Jim Verraros TOP 10 Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform ELIM
EJay Day Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 10 Did not Perform ELIM


NOTE: This Chart does not include semifinalists and Wild Cards

Season TwoEdit

Main article: American Idol (Season 2){{#if:

Season Two ContestantsEdit

The following is a list of Season Two contestants, in order of elimination.

Vanessa Olivarez
Charles Grigsby
Julia DeMato
Corey Clark (disqualified)
Rickey Smith
Kimberly Caldwell
Carmen Rasmusen
Trenyce
Joshua Gracin
Kimberley Locke
Clay Aiken (runner-up)
Ruben Studdard (winner)

The following is a Bottom 3 Table. The Contestants written in Pink are female and The Contestants written in Blue are male

Singer Semifinals Group 1 Semifinals Group 2 Semifinals Group 3 Semifinals Group 4 Wild Card Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11
Ruben Studdard Did not Perform TOP 12 Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM2 SAFE SAFE WINNER
Clay Aiken Did not Perform Wildcard Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 12 SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE LOSE
Kimberley Locke Did not Perform TOP 12 Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform BTM3 SAFE SAFE BTM3 BTM3 SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM2 ELIM
Joshua Gracin Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 12 Did not Perform SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM2 SAFE ELIM
Trenyce Wildcard Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 12 SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM2 SAFE BTM3 BTM3 ELIM
Carmen Rasmusen Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 12 SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM2 SAFE BTM2 ELIM
Kimberly Caldwell Wildcard Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 12 SAFE SAFE BTM2 SAFE BTM2 ELIM
Rickey Smith Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 12 Did not Perform Did not Perform SAFE SAFE BTM3 SAFE ELIM
Corey Clark Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 12 Did not Perform SAFE BTM2 SAFE DISQ
Julia DeMato TOP 12 Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform BTM2 BTM3 ELIM
Charles Grigsby TOP 12 Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform SAFE ELIM
Vanessa Olivarez Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 12 Did not Perform Did not Perform ELIM


NOTE: This Chart does not include semifinalists and Wild Cards

Season ThreeEdit

Main article: American Idol (Season 3){{#if:

Season Three ContestantsEdit

The following is a list of Season Three contestants, in order of elimination.

Leah LaBelle
Matthew Rogers
Amy Adams
Camile Velasco
Jon Peter Lewis
Jennifer Hudson
John Stevens
George Huff
LaToya London
Jasmine Trias
Diana DeGarmo (runner-up)
Fantasia Barrino (winner)

The following is a Bottom 3 Table. The Contestants written in Pink are female and The Contestants written in Blue are male

Singer Semifinals Group 1 Semifinals Group 2 Semifinals Group 3 Semifinals Group 4 Wild Card Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11
Fantasia Barrino TOP 12 Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM2 SAFE SAFE BTM2 SAFE WINNER
Diana DeGarmo TOP 12 Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform SAFE BTM3 SAFE BTM3 BTM3 SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE LOSE
Jasmine Trias Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 12 Did not Perform SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM2 SAFE SAFE BTM3 BTM2 SAFE ELIM
LaToya London Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 12 Did not Perform Did not Perform SAFE SAFE BTM3 SAFE SAFE BTM3 SAFE SAFE ELIM
George Huff Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Wildcard TOP 12 SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM2 ELIM
John Stevens Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 12 Did not Perform SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM2 SAFE ELIM
Jennifer Hudson Wildcard Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 12 BTM2 SAFE BTM2 SAFE SAFE ELIM
Jon Peter Lewis Did not Perform Did not Perform Wildcard Did not Perform TOP 12 SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM
Camile Velasco Did not Perform TOP 12 Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform SAFE BTM2 SAFE ELIM
Amy Adams Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 12 Did not Perform Did not Perform BTM3 SAFE ELIM
Matthew Rogers Did not Perform TOP 12 Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform SAFE ELIM
Leah LaBelle Did not Perform Did not Perform Wildcard Did not Perform TOP 12 ELIM


NOTE: This Chart does not include semifinalists and Wild Cards

Season FourEdit

Main article: American Idol (Season 4){{#if:

Season Four ContestantsEdit

The following is a list of Season Four contestants, in order of elimination.

Lindsey Cardinale
Mikalah Gordon
Jessica Sierra
Nikko Smith
Nadia Turner
Anwar Robinson
Constantine Maroulis
Scott Savol
Anthony Fedorov
Vonzell Solomon
Bo Bice (runner-up)
Carrie Underwood (winner)

The following is a Bottom 3 Table. The Contestants written in Pink are female and The Contestants written in Blue are male

Singer Semifinals Boys 1 Semifinals Girls 1 Semifinals Boys 2 Semifinals Girls 2 Semifinals Boys 3 Semifinals Girls 3 Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11
Carrie Underwood Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WINNER
Bo Bice SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM2 SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE LOSE
Vonzell Solomon Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM3 SAFE SAFE BTM3 SAFE BTM2 ELIM
Anthony Fedorov SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE BTM3 SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM3 BTM2 BTM2 ELIM
Scott Savol SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM2 BTM3 BTM3 SAFE ELIM
Constantine Maroulis SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM
Anwar Robinson SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE SAFE BTM2 SAFE SAFE ELIM
Nadia Turner Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE SAFE BTM2 BTM3 SAFE ELIM
Nikko Smith SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform ELIM Did not Perform SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM
Jessica Sierra Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE BTM3 SAFE ELIM
Mikalah Gordon Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE BTM2 ELIM
Lindsey Cardinale Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE ELIM


NOTE: This Chart does not include semifinalists

Season FiveEdit

Main article: American Idol (Season 5){{#if:

Season Five ContestantsEdit

The following is a list of Season Five contestants, in order of elimination.

Melissa McGhee
Kevin Covais
Lisa Tucker
Mandisa Hundley
Bucky Covington
Ace Young
Kellie Pickler
Paris Bennett
Chris Daughtry
Elliott Yamin
Katharine McPhee (runner-up)
Taylor Hicks (winner)

The following is a Bottom 3 Table. The Contestants written in Pink are female and The Contestants written in Blue are male

Singer Semifinals Girls 1 Semifinals Boys 1 Semifinals Girls 2 Semifinals Boys 2 Semifinals Girls 3 Semifinals Boys 3 Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11
Taylor Hicks Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WINNER
Katharine McPhee SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE SAFE BTM2 SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM2 SAFE LOSE
Elliott Yamin Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM2 BTM3 SAFE SAFE BTM2 SAFE ELIM
Chris Daughtry Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM2 SAFE SAFE ELIM
Paris Bennett SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM3 SAFE BTM3 BTM2 ELIM
Kellie Pickler SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM
Ace Young Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE BTM2 SAFE BTM3 SAFE BTM3 ELIM
Bucky Covington Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE SAFE BTM2 SAFE SAFE ELIM
Mandisa Hundley SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM
Lisa Tucker SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform BTM2 BTM3 ELIM
Kevin Covais Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform BTM3 Did not Perform SAFE SAFE ELIM
Melissa McGhee SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform SAFE Did not Perform ELIM


NOTE: This Chart does not include semifinalists

World IdolEdit

Kelly Clarkson participated alongside 10 other Idols in the 2 show mini-event World Idol. Kelly placed 2nd place on 97 points. Kelly performed the Aretha Franklin cover - (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.

Kelly received the following scores respectively.
UK awarded 9 points
Belgium awarded 9 points
Australia awarded 9 points
USA awarded 12 points (default award)
Pan-Arab Nations awarded 5 points
Poland awarded 8 points
The Netherlands awarded 9 points
Canada awarded 9 points
Germany awarded 9 points
Norway awarded 10 points
South Africa awarded 8 points

Judges and hostsEdit

JudgesEdit

HostsEdit

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