FANDOM


The second season of American Idol premiered on January 21 2003 and continued until May 21 2003. It was won by Ruben Studdard. This season was hosted by Ryan Seacrest.

Live Show DetailsEdit

Heat 1 (4 February 2003)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Kimberly Caldwell "Come to My Window" (Melissa Etheridge) Eliminated
2 Patrick Fortson "Un-Break My Heart" (Toni Braxton) Eliminated
3 J.D. Adams "All in Love Is Fair" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
4 Trenyce "Love Sneakin' Up On You" (Bonnie Raitt) Eliminated
5 Meosha Denton "How Do I Live" (LeAnn Rimes) Eliminated
6 Bettis Richardson "Thank You" (Boyz II Men) Eliminated
7 Charles Grigsby "Overjoyed" (Stevie Wonder) Advanced
8 Julia DeMato "Son of a Preacher Man" (Dusty Springfield) Advanced
Notes
  • Charles Grigsby and Julia DeMato advanced to the top 12 of the competition. The other 6 contestants were eliminated.
  • Kimberly Caldwell and Trenyce returned for a second chance at the top 12 in the Wildcard Round.

Heat 2 (11 February 2003)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Clay Aiken "Open Arms" (Journey) Eliminated
2 Candice Coleman "Piece of My Heart" (Janis Joplin) Eliminated
3 Rebecca Bond "Caught Up in the Rapture" (Anita Baker) Eliminated
4 Jacob John Smalley "Anytime" (Brian McKnight) Eliminated
5 Hadas "You Light Up My Life" (Whitney Houston) Eliminated
6 Ruben Studdard "Superstar" (The Carpenters) Advanced
7 Kimberley Locke "Over the Rainbow" (Judy Garland) Advanced
8 Jennifer Fuentes "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" (Whitney Houston) Eliminated
Notes
  • Ruben Studdard and Kimberley Locke advanced to the top 12 of the competition. The other 6 contestants were eliminated.
  • Clay Aiken returned for a second chance at the top 12 in the Wildcard Round.

Heat 3 (18 February 2003)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Kimberly Kelsey "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" (Celine Dion) Eliminated
2 Jordan Segundo "For Your Love" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
3 Vanessa Olivarez "Out Here on My Own" (Irene Cara) Advanced
4 Rickey Smith "One Last Cry" (Brian McKnight) Advanced
5 Samantha Cohen "Something He Can Feel" (Aretha Franklin) Eliminated
6 Louis Gazzara "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" (Michael Bolton) Eliminated
7 Equoia Coleman "The Way We Were" (Barbra Streisand) Eliminated
8 George Trice "Unchained Melody" (The Righteous Brothers) Eliminated
Notes
  • Rickey Smith and Vanessa Olivarez advanced to the top 12 of the competition. The other 6 contestants were eliminated.
  • None of the contestants from this round made it into the Wildcard Round, making it the only group to not be represented at that stage.

Heat 4 (25 February 2003)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Sylvia Chibiliti "Didn't We Almost Have It All" (Whitney Houston) Eliminated
2 Chip Days "A Song for You" (Donny Hathaway) Eliminated
3 Juanita Barber "What About the Children" (Yolanda Adams) Eliminated
4 Patrick Lake "When I See You Smile" (Bad English) Eliminated
5 Nasheka Siddall "Open My Heart" (Yolanda Adams) Eliminated
6 Joshua Gracin "I'll Be" (Edwin McCain) Advanced
7 Ashley Hartman "Touch Me in the Morning" (Diana Ross) Eliminated
8 Corey Clark "Foolish Heart" (Steve Perry) Advanced
Notes
  • Joshua Gracin and Corey Clark advanced to the top 12 of the competition. The other 6 contestants were eliminated.
  • Chip Days and Nasheka Siddall returned for a second chance at the top 12 in the Wildcard Round.

Wildcard round (4 March 2003)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Kimberly Caldwell "I Feel the Earth Move" (Carole King) Advanced
2 Clay Aiken "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" (Elton John) Advanced
3 Nasheka Siddall "Wind Beneath My Wings" (Bette Midler) Eliminated
4 Carmen Rasmusen "Can't Fight the Moonlight" (LeAnn Rimes) Advanced
5 Olivia Mojica "Because You Loved Me" (Celine Dion) Eliminated
6 Janine Falsone "We Belong" (Pat Benatar) Eliminated
7 Chip Days "Rock with You" (Michael Jackson) Eliminated
8 Aliceyn Cooney "Angel" (Sarah McLachlan) Eliminated
9 Trenyce "Let's Stay Together" (Al Green) Advanced
Notes
  • The judges selected Kimberly Caldwell, Trenyce and Carmen Rasmusen to move on into the Top 12 of the competition. Randy Jackson chose Kimberly, Paula Abdul chose Trenyce and Simon Cowell chose Carmen. Clay Aiken received most votes, and completed the top 12.

Live Show 1 (11 March 2003)Edit

Theme: Motown

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Kimberley Locke "Heat Wave" (Martha & the Vandellas) Bottom three
2 Joshua Gracin "Baby I Need Your Loving" (The Four Tops) Safe
3 Charles Grigsby "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" (Marvin Gaye) Safe
4 Kimberly Caldwell "Nowhere to Run" (Martha & the Vandellas) Safe
5 Rickey Smith "1-2-3" (Len Barry) Safe
6 Julia DeMato "Where Did Our Love Go" (The Supremes) Bottom two
7 Clay Aiken "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" (The Four Tops) Safe
8 Vanessa Olivarez "You Keep Me Hangin' On" (The Supremes) Eliminated
9 Corey Clark "This Old Heart of Mine" (The Isley Brothers) Safe
10 Carmen Rasmusen "You Can't Hurry Love" (The Supremes) Safe
11 Trenyce "Come See About Me" (The Supremes) Safe
12 Ruben Studdard "Baby I Need Your Loving" (The Four Tops) Safe

Live Show 2 (18 March 2003)Edit

Theme: Movie Soundtracks

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Corey Clark "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" (Phil Collins) Bottom two
2 Ruben Studdard "A Whole New World" (Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle) Safe
3 Trenyce "I Have Nothing" (Whitney Houston) Safe
4 Clay Aiken "Somewhere Out There" (James Ingram & Linda Ronstadt) Safe
5 Kimberly Caldwell "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" (Cher) Safe
6 Joshua Gracin "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (Aerosmith) Safe
7 Carmen Rasmusen "Hopelessly Devoted to You" (Olivia Newton-John) Safe
8 Charles Grigsby "You Can't Win" (Michael Jackson) Eliminated
9 Rickey Smith "It Might Be You" (Stephen Bishop) Safe
10 Julia DeMato "Flashdance... What a Feeling" (Irene Cara) Bottom three
11 Kimberley Locke "Home" (Stephanie Mills) Safe

Live Show 3 (25 March 2003)Edit

Theme: Country Rock

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Joshua Gracin "Ain't Goin' Down ('Til the Sun Comes Up)" (Garth Brooks) Safe
2 Trenyce "I Need You" (LeAnn Rimes) Safe
3 Kimberley Locke "I Can't Make You Love Me" (Bonnie Raitt) Safe
4 Corey Clark "Drift Away" (Dobie Gray) Safe
5 Carmen Rasmusen "Wild Angels" (Martina McBride) Safe
6 Rickey Smith "I've Done Enough Dyin' Today" (Larry Gatlin) Bottom three
7 Kimberly Caldwell "Anymore" (Travis Tritt) Bottom two
8 Ruben Studdard "Sweet Home Alabama" (Lynyrd Skynyrd) Safe
9 Julia DeMato "Breathe" (Faith Hill) Eliminated
10 Clay Aiken "Someone Else's Star" (Bryan White) Safe

Live Show 4 (1 April 2003)Edit

Theme: Disco

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
N/A Corey Clark N/A Disqualified
1 Rickey Smith "Let's Groove" (Earth, Wind & Fire) Safe
2 Carmen Rasmusen "Turn the Beat Around" (Vicki Sue Robinson) Bottom two
3 Kimberly Caldwell "Knock on Wood" (Amii Stewart) Safe
4 Clay Aiken "Everlasting Love" (Carl Carlton) Safe
5 Trenyce "I'm Every Woman" (Chaka Khan) Bottom two
6 Ruben Studdard "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" (Barry White) Safe
7 Kimberley Locke "It's Raining Men" (The Weather Girls) Bottom three
8 Joshua Gracin "Celebration" (Kool & the Gang) Safe

Live Show 5 (8 April 2003)Edit

Theme: Billboard Number Ones

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Clay Aiken "At This Moment" (Billy Vera) Safe
2 Kimberley Locke "My Heart Will Go On" (Celine Dion) Bottom three
3 Rickey Smith "Endless Love" (Lionel Richie & Diana Ross) Eliminated
4 Kimberly Caldwell "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" (Bryan Adams) Bottom two
5 Joshua Gracin "Amazed" (Lonestar) Safe
6 Carmen Rasmusen "Call Me" (Blondie) Safe
7 Trenyce "The Power of Love" (Jennifer Rush) Safe
8 Ruben Studdard "Kiss and Say Goodbye" (The Manhattans) Safe

Live Show 6 (15 April 2003)Edit

Theme: Billy Joel

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Kimberly Caldwell "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" Eliminated
2 Ruben Studdard "Just the Way You Are" Safe
3 Kimberley Locke "New York State of Mind" Safe
4 Carmen Rasmusen "And So It Goes" Bottom two
5 Joshua Gracin "Piano Man" Safe
6 Trenyce "Baby Grand" Bottom three
7 Clay Aiken "Tell Her About It" Safe

Halfway Home Special (21 April 2003)Edit

OrderArtistSong (original artists)
1 Carmen Rasmusen "You Can't Hurry Love" (The Supremes)
2 Joshua Gracin "Amazed" (Lonestar)
3 Kimberley Locke "I Can't Make You Love Me" (Bonnie Raitt)
4 Ruben Studdard "Superstar" (The Carpenters)
5 Trenyce "I Have Nothing" (Whitney Houston)
6 Clay Aiken "Somewhere Out There" (James Ingram & Linda Ronstadt)

Live Show 7 (22 April 2003)Edit

Theme: Diane Warren

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Kimberley Locke "If You Asked Me To" (Celine Dion) Safe
2 Clay Aiken "I Could Not Ask for More" (Edwin McCain) Safe
3 Trenyce "Have You Ever" (Brandy) Bottom three
4 Joshua Gracin "That's When I'll Stop Loving You" (NSYNC) Bottom two
5 Carmen Rasmusen "Love Will Lead You Back" (Taylor Dayne) Eliminated
6 Ruben Studdard "Music of My Heart" (NSYNC & Gloria Estefan) Safe

Live Show 8 (29 April 2003)Edit

Theme: The 60s & Neil Sedaka

OrderArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songResult
1 Ruben Studdard "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" (The Temptations) "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" Bottom two
2 Trenyce "Proud Mary" (Tina Turner) "Love Will Keep Us Together" Eliminated
3 Joshua Gracin "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye" (Don Cherry) "Bad Blood" Safe
4 Kimberley Locke "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (Marvin Gaye) "Where the Boys Are" Safe
5 Clay Aiken "Build Me Up Buttercup" (The Foundations) "Solitaire" Safe

Live Show 9 (6 May 2003)Edit

Theme: Bee Gees

OrderArtistFirst songSecond songResult
1 Joshua Gracin "Jive Talkin'" "To Love Somebody" Eliminated
2 Clay Aiken "To Love Somebody" "Grease" Eliminated
3 Kimberley Locke "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" "Emotion" Bottom two
4 Ruben Studdard "Nights on Broadway" "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" Safe

Live Show 10: Semi-final (13 May 2003)Edit

Theme: Random Choice, Judge's Choice & Contestant's Choice

OrderArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songThird songResult
1 Kimberley Locke "Band of Gold" (Freda Payne) "Anyone Who Had a Heart" (Dionne Warwick) "Inseparable" (Natalie Cole) Eliminated
2 Ruben Studdard "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" (Stevie Wonder) "Smile" (Charlie Chaplin) "If Ever You're in My Arms Again" (Peabo Bryson) Safe
3 Clay Aiken "Vincent" (Don McLean) "Mack the Knife" (Bobby Darin) "Unchained Melody" (The Righteous Brothers) Safe

Live final (20 May 2003)Edit

OrderArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songThird songResult
1 Ruben Studdard "A House Is Not a Home" (Luther Vandross) "Imagine" (John Lennon) "Flying Without Wings" (Westlife) Winner
2 Clay Aiken "This Is the Night" (Clay Aiken) "Here, There and Everywhere" (The Beatles) "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (Simon & Garfunkel) Runner-up
American Idol

Seasons: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Winners: Kelly Clarkson (2002) | Ruben Studdard (2003) | Fantasia Barrino (2004) | Carrie Underwood (2005) | Taylor Hicks (2006)
Runners-up: Justin Guarini (2002) | Clay Aiken (2003) | Diana DeGarmo (2004) | Bo Bice (2005) | Katharine McPhee (2006)
Lists: List of all contestants | List of songs performed on American Idol
Categories: Category:American Idol | Category:American Idol participants

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.