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The second season of Pop Idol premiered on August 2, 2003 and continued until December 20, 2003. It was won by Michelle McManus. This season was co-hosted by Ant and Dec.

Live Show DetailsEdit

Heat 1 (13 September 2003)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Emma Dane "Hero" (Mariah Carey) Eliminated
2 Jade Hewitt "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" (Whitney Houston) Eliminated
3 Eddie Parry "Still" (Lionel Richie) Eliminated
4 Helen O'Brien "Promise Me" (Beverley Craven) Eliminated
5 Tim Mvula "Just the Way You Are" (Billy Joel) Eliminated
6 Michelle McManus "Don't Be a Stranger" (Dina Carroll) Advanced
7 Darja Schabad "Underneath Your Clothes" (Shakira) Eliminated
8 Chris Hide "End of the Road" (Boyz II Men) Advanced
9 Jason Brock "(Everything I Do) (I Do It for You)" (Bryan Adams) Eliminated
10 Rebecca Hayes "Stop!" (Sam Brown) Eliminated
Notes
  • Michelle McManus and Chris Hide advanced to the top 12 of the competition. The other 8 contestants were eliminated.
  • Jason Brock and Rebecca Hayes returned for a second chance at the top 12 in the Wildcard Round.

Heat 2 (20 September 2003)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Samantha Jones "The Power of Love" (Jennifer Rush) Eliminated
2 Maxwell Roche "Your Song" (Elton John) Eliminated
3 Bianca Lindgreen "Think Twice" (Celine Dion) Eliminated
4 Wesu Wallace "Overjoyed" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
5 Kelly-Marie Smith "Endless Love" (Lionel Richie & Diana Ross) Eliminated
6 Susanne Manning "Piece of My Heart" (Janis Joplin) Eliminated
7 Brian Ormond "Amazed" (Lonestar) Advanced
8 Kirsty Crawford "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" (Aretha Franklin) Advanced
9 Adam Garner "Knocks Me Off My Feet" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
10 Jodie Connor "One Day I'll Fly Away" (Randy Crawford) Eliminated
Notes
  • Kirsty Crawford and Brian Ormond advanced to the top 12 of the competition. The other 8 contestants were eliminated.
  • Susanne Manning and Jodie Connor returned for a second chance at the top 12 in the Wildcard Round.

Heat 3 (27 September 2003)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Kate Ainscough "Show Me Heaven" (Maria McKee) Eliminated
2 Amy Kellegher "Get Here" (Oleta Adams) Eliminated
3 Kieran McDonald "Goodnight Girl" (Wet Wet Wet) Eliminated
4 Michael Morrison "Always and Forever" (Heatwave) Eliminated
5 Rachel Ifon "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" (Otis Redding) Eliminated
6 Hayley Bamford "That's What Friends Are For" (Rod Stewart) Eliminated
7 Roxanne Cooper "Beautiful" (Christina Aguilera) Advanced
8 Sam Nixon "Walking in Memphis" (Marc Cohn) Eliminated
9 Suzanne Carley "Run to You" (Whitney Houston) Eliminated
10 Marc Dillon "Easy" (Commodores) Advanced
Notes
  • Marc Dillon and Roxanne Cooper advanced to the top 12 of the competition. The other 8 contestants were eliminated.
  • Kieran McDonald and Sam Nixon returned for a second chance at the top 12 in the Wildcard Round.

Heat 4 (4 October 2003)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Elizabeth Roberts "You're Still the One" (Shania Twain) Eliminated
2 Sarah Nowak "Stuck in the Middle with You" (Stealers Wheel) Eliminated
3 Jamie Tinkler "Right Here Waiting" (Richard Marx) Eliminated
4 Kim Gee "Son of a Preacher Man" (Dusty Springfield) Advanced
5 Laura Ross "Killing Me Softly" (The Fugees) Eliminated
6 David Archer "What Makes a Man" (Westlife) Eliminated
7 Danielle Woolley "When I Fall in Love" (Nat King Cole) Eliminated
8 Leon McPherson "You Are Not Alone" (Michael Jackson) Advanced
9 Becca Hossanney "Without You" (Mariah Carey) Eliminated
10 Tarek Jabre "Let Me Entertain You" (Robbie Williams) Eliminated
Notes
  • Leon McPherson and Kim Gee advanced to the top 12 of the competition. The other 8 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 5 (11 October 2003)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Tamsin Vaughn "Holding Out for a Hero" (Bonnie Tyler) Eliminated
2 Mark Rhodes "She's Like the Wind" (Patrick Swayze) Advanced
3 Katy Pullinger "Desperado" (The Eagles) Eliminated
4 Becky Oakley "You Might Need Somebody" (Shola Ama) Eliminated
5 Tina Perry "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (Aerosmith) Eliminated
6 Craig Chalmers "I Believe I Can Fly" (R. Kelly) Eliminated
7 Danielle Tedford "Fields of Gold" (Sting) Eliminated
8 Andy Scott-Lee "Careless Whisper" (George Michael) Advanced
9 Glen Harvey "A Million Love Songs" (Take That) Eliminated
10 Elizabeth Anastasiou "When I Need You" (Leo Sayer) Eliminated
Notes
  • Andy Scott-Lee and Mark Rhodes advanced to the top 12 of the competition. The other 8 contestants were eliminated.
  • Danielle Tedford and Glen Harvey returned for a second chance at the top 12 in the Wildcard Round.

Wildcard round (18 October 2003)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Kieran McDonald "I'm Your Man" (Wham!) Eliminated
2 Jodie Connor "Heaven" (Bryan Adams) Eliminated
3 Rebecca Hayes "I'll Be There" (The Jackson 5) Eliminated
4 Jason Brock "Lately" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
5 Glen Harvey "Yesterday" (The Beatles) Eliminated
6 Susanne Manning "I Don't Want to Talk About It" (Crazy Horse) Advanced
7 Danielle Tedford "Thorn in My Side" (Eurythmics) Eliminated
8 Sam Nixon "Over My Shoulder" (Mike + The Mechanics) Advanced
Notes
  • The judges selected Sam Nixon to move on into the Top 12 of the competition, before the hosts revealed the Top 3 vote getters. Susanne Manning received the most votes, and completed the Top 12.

Live Show 1 (26 October 2003)Edit

Theme: Your Pop Idol

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Kirsty Crawford "I'm Outta Love" (Anastacia) Eliminated
2 Leon McPherson "I Just Called to Say I Love You" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
3 Brian Ormond "A Different Corner" (George Michael) Safe
4 Kim Gee "River Deep, Mountain High" (Tina Turner) Safe
5 Mark Rhodes "With or Without You" (U2) Bottom three
6 Susanne Manning "Ironic" (Alanis Morissette) Safe
7 Andy Scott-Lee "If You're Not the One" (Daniel Bedingfield) Safe
8 Sam Nixon "Handbags and Gladrags" (Rod Stewart) Safe
9 Michelle McManus "All By Myself" (Celine Dion) Safe
10 Marc Dillon "To Love Somebody" (Bee Gees) Safe
11 Roxanne Cooper "You're Still the One" (Shania Twain) Safe
12 Chris Hide "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" (Elton John) Safe

Live Show 2 (1 November 2003)Edit

Theme: Your Birth Year

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Marc Dillon "Celebration" (Kool & the Gang) Eliminated
2 Susanne Manning "Only You" (Yazoo) Safe
3 Sam Nixon "True Colors" (Phil Collins) Safe
4 Kim Gee "Hot Stuff" (Donna Summer) Bottom three
5 Chris Hide "Heaven" (Bryan Adams) Safe
6 Mark Rhodes "Imagine" (John Lennon) Safe
7 Roxanne Cooper "Take My Breath Away" (Berlin) Safe
8 Andy Scott-Lee "She's Out of My Life" (Michael Jackson) Safe
9 Brian Ormond "Honesty" (Billy Joel) Eliminated
10 Michelle McManus "On the Radio" (Donna Summer) Safe

Live Show 3 (8 November 2003)Edit

Theme: Elton John songs

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Roxanne Cooper "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" Bottom two
2 Chris Hide "Circle of Life" Safe
3 Andy Scott-Lee "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" Safe
4 Michelle McManus "Your Song" Bottom three
5 Sam Nixon "I Want Love" Safe
6 Kim Gee "The One" Eliminated
7 Mark Rhodes "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" Safe
8 Susanne Manning "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues" Safe

Live Show 4 (15 November 2003)Edit

Theme: Disco songs

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Susanne Manning "Young Hearts Run Free" (Candi Staton) Safe
2 Andy Scott-Lee "Rock with You" (Michael Jackson) Eliminated
3 Michelle McManus "If I Can't Have You" (Yvonne Elliman) Safe
4 Mark Rhodes "More Than a Woman" (Bee Gees) Bottom three
5 Sam Nixon "Blame It on the Boogie" (The Jacksons) Safe
6 Roxanne Cooper "Can You Feel It" (The Jacksons) Safe
7 Chris Hide "Ain't Nobody" (Chaka Khan) Bottom two

Live Show 5 (22 November 2003)Edit

Theme: The Beatles songs

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Sam Nixon "With a Little Help from My Friends" Safe
2 Susanne Manning "Ticket to Ride" Bottom three
3 Chris Hide "The Long and Winding Road" Safe
4 Roxanne Cooper "Let It Be" Eliminated
5 Michelle McManus "Hey Jude" Safe
6 Mark Rhodes "Help!" Bottom two

Live Show 6 (29 November 2003)Edit

Theme: Big Band

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Michelle McManus "Feeling Good" (Nina Simone) Safe
2 Chris Hide "Ain't That a Kick in the Head" (Dean Martin) Bottom two
3 Susanne Manning "Cry Me a River" (Julie London) Eliminated
4 Mark Rhodes "Have You Met Miss Jones?" (Robbie Williams) Safe
5 Sam Nixon "Mr. Bojangles" (Sammy Davis, Jr.) Safe

Live Show 7 (6 December 2003)Edit

Theme: Christmas Songs

OrderArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songResult
1 Mark Rhodes "Merry Xmas Everybody" (Slade) "Blue Christmas" (Elvis Presley) Bottom two
2 Sam Nixon "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday" (Wizzard) "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (Various artists) Safe
3 Chris Hide "Winter Wonderland" (Richard Himber & His Hotel Ritz-Carlton Orchestra) "White Christmas" (Bing Crosby) Eliminated
4 Michelle McManus "Merry Christmas Everyone" (Shakin' Stevens) "Oh Holy Night" (Various artists) Safe

Live Show 8: Semi-final (13 December 2003)Edit

Theme: Judge's Choice

OrderArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songResult
1 Sam Nixon "Maggie May" (Rod Stewart) "Always" (Bon Jovi) Eliminated
2 Michelle McManus "I Say a Little Prayer" (Aretha Franklin) "Without You" (Mariah Carey) Safe
3 Mark Rhodes "Back for Good" (Take That) "If You Don't Know Me By Now" (Simply Red) Safe

Live final (20 December 2003)Edit

OrderArtistFirst songSecond song (original artists)Third songResult
1 Mark Rhodes "All This Time" "She's Like the Wind" (Patrick Swayze) "Measure of a Man" Runner-up
2 Michelle McManus "All This Time" "On the Radio" (Donna Summer) "The Meaning of Love" Winner

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