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Ruben Studdard (born 12 September 1978) is the winner of the second season of American Idol.

Top 32Edit

Ruben performed in the second group. He sang "Superstar" by The Carpenters. He received enough votes to send him to the Top 12 along with Kimberley Locke.

Top 12Edit

During the first week, Ruben sang "Baby I Need Your Loving" by The Four Tops. He garnered enough votes to be considered "safe" that week.

Top 11Edit

Ruben sang "A Whole New World" by Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle. He garnered enough votes to be considered "safe" that week.

Top 10Edit

Ruben sang "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd. He garnered enough votes to be considered "safe" that week.

Top 8.1Edit

Ruben sang "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" by Barry White. There was no elimination that week due to Corey Clark's disqualification.

Top 8.2Edit

Ruben sang "Kiss and Say Goodbye" by The Manhattans. He garnered enough votes to be considered "safe" that week.

Top 7Edit

Ruben sang "Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel. He garnered enough votes to be considered "safe" that week.

Halfway Home SpecialEdit

Ruben sang "Superstar" by The Carpenters.

Top 6Edit

Ruben sang "Music of My Heart" by NSYNC & Gloria Estefan. He garnered enough votes to be considered "safe" that week.

Top 5Edit

Ruben sang "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" by The Temptations and "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" by Neil Sedaka. He was put in the Bottom 2 for that week.

Top 4Edit

Ruben sang "Nights on Broadway" by Bee Gees and "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" also by Bee Gees. He garnered enough votes to be considered "safe" that week.

Top 3Edit

Ruben sang "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" by Stevie Wonder, "Smile" by Nat King Cole and "If Ever You're in My Arms Again" by Peabo Bryson. He garnered enough votes to be considered "safe" that week.

Top 2Edit

Ruben sang "A House Is Not a Home" by Luther Vandross, "Imagine" by John Lennon and "Flying Without Wings" by Westlife. He won the title of American Idol.

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

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