The fourth season of American Idol premiered on January 18 2005 and continued until May 25 2005. It was won by Carrie Underwood. This season was hosted by Ryan Seacrest.

Live Show DetailsEdit

Heat 1 - Top 12 Boys (21 February 2005)Edit

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Nikko Smith "Part-Time Lover" (Stevie Wonder) Safe
2 Scott Savol "You Are My Lady" (Freddie Jackson) Safe
3 Anthony Fedorov "Hold on to the Nights" (Richard Marx) Safe
4 Bo Bice "Drift Away" (Dobie Gray) Safe
5 Travis Tucker "My Cherie Amour" (Stevie Wonder) Safe
6 Constantine Maroulis "Kiss from a Rose" (Seal) Safe
7 David Brown "Never Can Say Goodbye" (The Jackson 5) Safe
8 Jared Yates "How Could I" (Marc Anthony) Eliminated
9 Anwar Robinson "Moon River" (Andy Williams) Safe
10 Judd Harris "Travelin' Band" (Creedence Clearwater Revival) Eliminated
11 Joseph Murena "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" (Michael Bolton) Safe
12 Mario Vazquez "Do I Do" (Stevie Wonder) Safe

Heat 2 - Top 12 Girls (22 February 2005)Edit

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Vonzell Solomon "Heat Wave" (Martha & the Vandellas) Safe
2 Amanda Avila "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" (Laura Branigan) Safe
3 Janay Castine "I Wanna Love You Forever" (Jessica Simpson) Safe
4 Carrie Underwood "Could've Been" (Tiffany) Safe
5 Sarah Mather "Get Ready" (The Temptations) Eliminated
6 Melinda Lira "The Power of Love" (Jennifer Rush) Eliminated
7 Nadia Turner "The Power of Love" (Ashley Cleveland) Safe
8 Celina Rae "I Will Love Again" (Lara Fabian) Safe
9 Mikalah Gordon "Young Hearts Run Free" (Candi Staton) Safe
10 Lindsey Cardinale "Standing Right Next to Me" (Karla Bonoff) Safe
11 Jessica Sierra "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" (Mariah Carey) Safe
12 Aloha Mischeaux "Work It Out" (Beyoncé) Safe

Heat 3 - Top 10 Boys (28 February 2005)Edit

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Mario Vazquez "I Love Music" (The O'Jays) Safe
2 Anwar Robinson "What's Going On" (Marvin Gaye) Safe
3 Joseph Murena "Let's Stay Together" (Al Green) Eliminated
4 David Brown "All in Love Is Fair" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
5 Constantine Maroulis "Hard to Handle" (Otis Redding) Safe
6 Scott Savol "Never Too Much" (Luther Vandross) Safe
7 Travis Tucker "All Night Long (All Night)" (Lionel Richie) Safe
8 Nikko Smith "Let's Get It On" (Marvin Gaye) Safe
9 Anthony Fedorov "I Want to Know What Love Is" (Foreigner) Safe
10 Bo Bice "Whipping Post" (The Allman Brothers Band) Safe

Heat 4 - Top 10 Girls (1 March 2005)Edit

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Aloha Mischeaux "You Don't Know My Name" (Alicia Keys) Eliminated
2 Lindsey Cardinale "I Try to Think About Elvis" (Patty Loveless) Safe
3 Jessica Sierra "A Broken Wing" (Martina McBride) Safe
4 Mikalah Gordon "God Bless the Child" (Billie Holiday) Safe
5 Celena Rae "When the Lights Go Down" (Faith Hill) Eliminated
6 Nadia Turner "My Love" (Paul McCartney) Safe
7 Amanda Avila "Turn the Beat Around" (Vicki Sue Robinson) Safe
8 Janay Castine "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Blu Cantrell) Safe
9 Carrie Underwood "Piece of My Heart" (Janis Joplin) Safe
10 Vonzell Solomon "If I Ain't Got You" (Alicia Keys) Safe

Heat 5 - Top 8 Boys (7 March 2005)Edit

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Scott Savol "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" (The Four Tops) Safe
2 Bo Bice "I'll Be" (Edwin McCain) Safe
3 Anthony Fedorov "I've Got You" (Marc Anthony) Safe
4 Nikko Smith "Georgia on My Mind" (Ray Charles) Eliminated
5 Travis Tucker "Every Little Step" (Bobby Brown) Eliminated
6 Mario Vazquez "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" (Bee Gees) Safe
7 Constantine Maroulis "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" (The Police) Safe
8 Anwar Robinson "What a Wonderful World" (Louis Armstrong) Safe

Heat 6 - Top 8 Girls (8 March 2005)Edit

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Amanda Avila "River Deep, Mountain High" (Tina Turner) Eliminated
2 Janay Castine "Dreaming of You" (Selena) Eliminated
3 Carrie Underwood "Because You Love Me" (Jo Dee Messina) Safe
4 Vonzell Solomon "Respect" (Aretha Franklin) Safe
5 Nadia Turner "Try a Little Tenderness" (Otis Redding) Safe
6 Lindsey Cardinale "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (Aerosmith) Safe
7 Mikalah Gordon "Somewhere" (Reri Grist) Safe
8 Jessica Sierra "Boys Are Back in Town" (The BusBoys) Safe

Live Show 1 (15 March 2005)Edit

Theme: The 60s

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
N/A Mario Vazquez N/A Withdrew
1 Jessica Sierra "Shop Around" (The Miracles) Bottom three
2 Anwar Robinson "A House Is Not a Home" (Luther Vandross) Safe
3 Mikalah Gordon "Son of a Preacher Man" (Dusty Springfield) Bottom two
4 Constantine Maroulis "You've Made Me So Very Happy" (Blood, Sweat & Tears) Safe
5 Lindsey Cardinale "Knock on Wood" (Amii Stewart) Eliminated
6 Anthony Fedorov "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" (Neil Sedaka) Safe
7 Nadia Turner "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" (Dusty Springfield) Safe
8 Bo Bice "Spinning Wheel" (Blood, Sweat & Tears) Safe
9 Vonzell Solomon "Anyone Who Had a Heart" (Dionne Warwick) Safe
10 Scott Savol "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" (The Temptations) Safe
11 Carrie Underwood "When Will I Be Loved" (The Everly Brothers) Safe
12 Nikko Smith "I Want You Back" (The Jackson 5) Safe

Live Show 2 (22 March 2005)Edit

Theme: Billboard Number Ones

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Anthony Fedorov "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" (Aretha Franklin & George Michael) Bottom three
2 Carrie Underwood "Alone" (Heart) Safe
3 Scott Savol "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" (Phil Collins) Safe
4 Bo Bice "Time in a Bottle" (Jim Croce) Safe
5 Nikko Smith "Incomplete" (Sisqó) Safe
6 Vonzell Solomon "Best of My Love" (The Emotions) Safe
7 Constantine Marlouis "I Think I Love You" (The Partridge Family) Safe
8 Nadia Turner "Time After Time" (Cyndi Lauper) Bottom two
9 Mikalah Gordon "Love Will Lead You Back" (Taylor Dayne) Eliminated
10 Anwar Robinson "Ain't Nobody" (Chaka Khan) Safe
11 Jessica Sierra "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (Bonnie Tyler) Safe

Live Show 3 (29 March 2005)Edit

Theme: The 90s

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Bo Bice "Remedy" (The Black Crowes) Safe
2 Jessica Sierra "On the Side of Angels" (LeAnn Rimes) Eliminated
3 Anwar Robinson "I Believe I Can Fly" (R. Kelly) Bottom two
4 Nadia Turner "I'm the Only One" (Melissa Etheridge) Bottom three
5 Constantine Maroulis "I Can't Make You Love Me" (George Michael) Safe
6 Nikko Smith "Can We Talk" (Tevin Campbell) Safe
7 Anthony Fedorov "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" (Elton John) Safe
8 Carrie Underwood "Independence Day" (Martina McBride) Safe
9 Scott Savol "One Last Cry" (Brian McKnight) Safe
10 Vonzell Solomon "I Have Nothing" (Whitney Houston) Safe

Live Show 4 (5 April 2005)Edit

Theme: Musicals

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Scott Savol "The Impossible Dream" (Man of La Mancha) Bottom two
2 Constantine Maroulis "My Funny Valentine" (Babes in Arms) Safe
3 Carrie Underwood "Hello Young Lovers" (The King and I) Safe
4 Vonzell Solomon "People" (Funny Girl) Bottom three
5 Anthony Fedorov "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" (The Sound of Music) Safe
6 Nikko Smith "One Hand, One Heart" (West Side Story) Eliminated
7 Anwar Robinson "If Ever I Would Leave You" (Camelot) Safe
8 Bo Bice "Corner of the Sky" (Pippin) Safe
9 Nadia Turner "As Long As He Needs Me" (Oliver!) Safe

Live Show 5 (12 April 2005)Edit

Theme: Songs from Birth Year

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Nadia Turner "When I Dream" (Crystal Gayle) Eliminated
2 Bo Bice "Free Bird" (Lynyrd Skynyrd) Bottom two
3 Anwar Robinson "I'll Never Love This Way Again" (Dionne Warwick) Safe
4 Anthony Fedorov "Everytime You Go Away" (Paul Young) Safe
5 Vonzell Solomon "Let's Hear It for the Boy" (Deniece Williams) Safe
6 Scott Savol "She's Gone" (Hall & Oates) Bottom three
7 Carrie Underwood "Love Is a Battlefield" (Pat Benatar) Safe
8 Constantine Maroulis "Bohemian Rhapsody" (Queen) Safe

Live Show 6 (19 April 2005)Edit

Theme: 70s Dance Music

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Constantine Maroulis "Nights on Broadway" (Bee Gees) Safe
2 Carrie Underwood "MacArthur Park" (Donna Summer) Safe
3 Scott Savol "Everlasting Love" (Carl Carlton) Bottom three
4 Anthony Fedorov "Don't Take Away the Music" (Tavares) Bottom three
5 Vonzell Solomon "I'm Every Woman" (Chaka Khan) Safe
6 Anwar Robinson "September" (Earth, Wind & Fire) Eliminated
7 Bo Bice "Vehicle" (The Idles of March) Safe
  • Both Scott Savol and Anthony Fedorov were in the Bottom three with Anwar Robinson, however it was never revealed whether they were in the Bottom two or not.

Live Show 7 (26 April 2005)Edit

Theme: 21st Century

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Carrie Underwood "When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues" (Martina McBride) Safe
2 Bo Bice "I Don't Want to Be" (Gavin DeGraw) Safe
3 Vonzell Solomon "I Turn to You" (Christina Aguilera) Bottom three
4 Anthony Fedorov "I Surrender" (Celine Dion) Bottom two
5 Constantine Maroulis "How You Remind Me" (Nickelback) Eliminated
6 Scott Savol "Dance with My Father" (Luther Vandross) Safe

Live Show 8 (3 May 2005)Edit

Theme: Leiber & Stoller/Current Week on Billboard Chart

OrderArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songResult
1 Anthony Fedorov "Poison Ivy" (The Coasters) "Incomplete" (Backstreet Boys) Bottom two
2 Scott Savol "On Broadway" (The Drifters) "Everytime You Go Away" (Brian McKnight) Eliminated
3 Vonzell Solomon "Treat Me Nice" (Elvis Presley) "When You Tell Me That You Love Me" (Diana Ross) Safe
4 Bo Bice "Stand By Me" (Ben E. King) "Heaven" (Los Lonely Boys) Safe
5 Carrie Underwood "Trouble" (Elvis Presley) "Bless the Broken Road" (Rascal Flatts) Safe

Live Show 9 (10 May 2005)Edit

Theme: Country/Gamble & Huff

OrderArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songResult
1 Carrie Underwood "Sin Wagon" (Dixie Chicks) "If You Don't Know Me By Now" (Simply Red) Safe
2 Bo Bice "It's a Great Day to Be Alive" (Travis Tritt) "For the Love of Money" (The O'Jays) Safe
3 Vonzell Solomon "How Do I Live" (LeAnn Rimes) "Don't Leave Me This Way" (Thelma Houston) Bottom two
4 Anthony Fedorov "I'm Already There" (Lonestar) "If You Don't Know Me By Now" (Simply Red) Eliminated

Live Show 10: Semi-final (17 May 2005)Edit

Theme: Clive Davis' Choice, Idol's Choice & Judge's Choice

OrderArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songThird songResult
1 Vonzell Solomon "I'll Never Love This Way Again" (Dionne Warwick) "Chain of Fools" (Aretha Franklin) "On the Radio" (Donna Summer) Eliminated
2 Bo Bice "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" (Elton John) "In a Dream" (Badlands) "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (The Rolling Stones) Safe
3 Carrie Underwood "Crying" (k.d. lang) "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" (Air Supply) "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" (Shania Twain) Safe

Live final (24 May 2005)Edit

OrderArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songThird songResult
1 Bo Bice "Long, Long Road" (Appleton) "Vehicle" (The Idles of March) "Inside Your Heaven" Runner-up
2 Carrie Underwood "Inside Your Heaven" "Independence Day" (Martina McBride) "Angels Brought Me Here" (Guy Sebastian) Winner
American Idol

Seasons: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Winners: Kelly Clarkson (2002) | Ruben Studdard (2003) | Fantasia Barrino (2004) | Carrie Underwood (2005) | Taylor Hicks (2006) | Jordin Sparks (2007)
Runners-up: Justin Guarini (2002) | Clay Aiken (2003) | Diana DeGarmo (2004) | Bo Bice (2005) | Katharine McPhee (2006) | Blake Lewis (2007)
Lists: List of all contestants | List of songs performed on American Idol
Categories: Category:American Idol | Category:American Idol participants