American Idol Episode Guide

Episode Guide

American Idol: Season 13 (2014)

  • Season 13 Episode 39: Finale - Part Two

    Having delivered their final performances in an effort to woo the American voting public and judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban, the remaining singers find out which of them is victorious in this results show. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 38: Two Finalists Compete

    The two remaining finalists perform live, with judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban giving their verdicts on the aspiring singers. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 38: Finale - Part One

    The final round of performances in which the remaining duo battle it out by singing a track chosen by the show's creator, Simon Fuller. They then reprise a number they sang earlier in the contest, before giving their renditions of a 'coronation song' in preparation for the final decisions of judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 37: 1 of 3 Voted Off

    A finalist is sent home.

  • Season 13 Episode 37: Top 3 Results

    The final three contestants await their fates as they prepare to find out which one of them has been eliminated. With judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban, and presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 36: 3 Finalists Compete

    The final three contestants take to the stage, performing songs chosen by former judge Randy Jackson, along with Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr, and the residents of their hometowns

  • Season 13 Episode 35: 1 of 4 Voted Off

    The final four contestants await their fates as they prepare to find out which one of them has been eliminated. With judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban, and presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 34: 4 Finalists Perform

    The final four contestants are challenged to perform love songs in the hope of impressing judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban, and also the American voting public. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 33: Results Show: 1 of 5 Voted Off

    A finalist is eliminated; Keith Urban performs.

  • Season 13 Episode 32: 5 Finalists Perform

    The top five finalists perform for the judges; guest mentor Jason Mraz.

  • Season 13 Episode 32: Top 5

    The final five contestants perform, with the choice of song in the public's hands. Platinum singer-songwriter Jason Mraz supports the contenders, under the watchful eyes of judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 31: Results Show: 1 of 6 Voted Off

    A finalist is eliminated.

  • Season 13 Episode 30: Top 6 Finalists Perform

    The final six contestants are challenged to perform one rock song and one country track in the hope of impressing judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban, and also the American voting public. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 29: Results Show

    The final seven contestants prepare to discover which of them is the next to be eliminated. American talent show, with judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban and presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 28: Finalists Perform

    The competition's finale creeps ever closer as the seven remaining competitors prepare for another live performance, with Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr sitting in judgement. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 27: Top 8 Redux Results

    The final eight contestants await their fates as they prepare to learn which of them is to be eliminated from the talent show, with judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban giving their verdicts. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 26: Top 8 Redux

    The eight singers return to perform hits from the 1980s, with help from mentor and rock singer David Cook. With judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 25: Results Show

    The final eight contestants face a tense wait to find out who will continue in the competition, and who will be eliminated. With judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 24: 8 Finalists Perform

    The final eight contestants are challenged to perform several duets in the hope of impressing judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban, and also the American voting public. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 23: Results Show

    The final nine contestants face a tense wait to find out who has been eliminated. With judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 22: 9 Finalists Perform

    The contest's pace refuses to let up as the nine remaining pop hopefuls take to the stage once more for a round of live performances. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 21: Results Show

    The pool of talent is reduced to single-digit numbers as Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr deliver their verdict on the live performances, leaving only nine competitors with the chance to claim the title

  • Season 13 Episode 20: 10 Finalists Perform

    Ryan Seacrest presents as the 10 competitors to make it this far into the contest face yet another round of live performances, with judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr on hand to review their musical skills

  • Season 13 Episode 19: Results Show

    Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr deliver their verdict as the 11 remaining competitors become 10. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 18: 11 Finalists Perform

    The competition's finale creeps ever closer as the 11 remaining competitors prepare for another live performance, with Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr sitting in judgment

  • Season 13 Episode 17: Results Show

    The competition remains tense as the 12 remaining hopeful popstars take to the stage for another round of live performances, with judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr assessing their skills ahead of the next stage of the contest. Ryan Seacrest presents

  • Season 13 Episode 16: 12 Finalists Perform

    Ryan Seacrest reveals which of the 12 remaining competitors have made it into the final 11 as another round of the talent contest draws to a close

  • Season 13 Episode 15: Top 13 Perform Live

    The result of the public vote is revealed and one hopeful departs the competition, while 12 acts progress to the next round. Plus, singer-songwriter Jake Bugg and former American Idol winner Candice Glover perform for judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. Ryan Seacrest presents

  • Season 13 Episode 14: 13 Finalists Perform

    The remaining contestants perform their renditions of songs they believe best represent who they are as artists, including tracks by Bruno Mars, Johnny Cash and Rival Sons. Judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban then have to decide who should stay in the competition. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 13: Results Show

    Judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban reveal the top 10 contestants going through to the next stage of the competition, before announcing that three more have also been saved, bringing the total to 13. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 12: 15 Boys Perform

    The top 15 male vocalists perform in the hope of impressing both the judging panel - Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban - and the voting public. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 11: 15 Girls Perform

    The result of the tiebreaker vote between Neco Starr and Ben Briley is revealed. Plus, the top 15 female vocalists will perform in the hope of impressing both the judging panel - Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban - and the voting public. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 10: Hollywood Round, Week No. 3

    The surviving contests are put through their paces again at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, as judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr prepare to select the final 30 singers. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 9: Hollywood Round, Week No. 2

    The talent show's auditions continue in California as the aspiring performers are called upon to perform solo numbers in front of judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr in a bid to avoid being sent directly to the airport and home from the competition. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 8: Hollywood Round, Week No. 1

    The hopefuls who received a golden ticket arrive in California for the next round of the competition. However, in a new twist to the show, some of the acts are immediately singled out and must defend their places in the contest or risk being sent back home. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 7: Hollywood or Home Round

    The talent show's auditions continue as the aspiring performers are called upon to perform solo numbers in front of judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr in a bid to avoid being sent directly to the airport and home from the competition. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 6: Omaha Auditions

    Hopeful singers try to impress judges Keith Urban, Harry Connick Jr and Jennifer Lopez as the competition moves to Omaha, Nebraska, for the next round of auditions. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 5: Auditions No. 5

    Hopeful wannabe singers try to impress judges Keith Urban, Harry Connick Jr and Jennifer Lopez as the competition moves to Salt Lake City, Utah, for the next round of auditions. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 4: Auditions No. 4

    The talent show's auditions continue as aspiring performers hope to impress four-time Grammy-winning country star Keith Urban, singer and actress Jennifer Lopez, musician and songwriter Harry Connick Jr and record producer Randy Jackson, who takes on the role of mentor this year. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 3: Detroit Auditions

    The auditions continue as aspiring performers hope to impress four-time Grammy-winning country star Keith Urban, singer and actress Jennifer Lopez, musician and songwriter Harry Connick Jr and record producer Randy Jackson. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 2: Austin/San Francisco Auditions

    Another set of would-be stars hope to follow in the footsteps of last season's winner Candice Glover as Keith Urban, Harry Connick Jr and Jennifer Lopez appraise the latest crop of hopeful singers. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 1: Boston/Austin Audtitions

    Another set of would-be stars hope to follow in the footsteps of last season's winner Candice Glover as Ryan Seacrest returns with the successful singing competition. However, this year only Keith Urban will be returning to the judges panel, with Harry Connick Jr and Jennifer Lopez claiming the seats previously occupied by Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson

  • Season 13 Episode 11/12: 15 Girls Perform/15 Boys Perform

    The remaining aspiring singers are mentored by returning judge Randy Jackson, but only some of them will get the chance to perform live. Then, in the first results show, the 10 leading males and females as voted for by viewers will be revealed, followed by three wildcard choices chosen by the judges. American talent show, with judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 14/15: Top 13 Perform Live & Results

    The competition heats up as the top 13 performers are given another chance to showcase their talents. However, one of their number will not be progressing through to the next stage of the contest, and it is up to judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban to seal the fate of one would-be star. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 20/21: Performances & Results

    The top 10 finalists perform live, with judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban giving their verdicts on the aspiring singers. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 22/23: Performance & Results

    The remaining finalists perform live, with judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban giving their verdicts on the aspiring singers. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 32/33: Top 5 Perform & Results

    The remaining finalists perform live, with judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban giving their verdicts on the aspiring singers. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 34/35: Top 4 Perform & Results

    The four remaining finalists perform live, with judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban giving their verdicts on the aspiring singers. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 36/37: Top 3 Perform & Results

    The three remaining finalists perform live, with judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban giving their verdicts on the aspiring singers. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 13 Episode 5/6: Auditions No. 5 & 6

    Another set of would-be stars hope to follow in the footsteps of last season's winner Candice Glover as Ryan Seacrest presents the latest auditions. Singers in Salt Lake City, Omaha, Detroit, Atlanta, Boston, Austin and San Francisco try to impress judges Keith Urban, Harry Connick Jr and Jennifer Lopez

American Idol: Season 12 (2013)

  • Season 12 Episode 37: Final: Results

    Having delivered their final performances in an effort to woo the American voting public and judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, the remaining singers find out which of them is victorious in this results show. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 12 Episode 36: Final: Performance

    As the final stage of the competition arrives, the remaining contestants are given one last chance to prove their worth to the American public. In the previous round, judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson and Keith Urban were left with the unenviable task of deciding whether Candice Glover, Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb or Angie Miller would leave the stage disappointed, but the moment of truth has arrived, and only one hopeful idol can be crowned this year's winner

  • Season 12 Episode 35: Results Show

    After performing in front of judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, the remaining singers discover their fates as results of the semi-final are announced. Viewers in the US cast their votes to determine which of the hopeful pop stars did enough to progress to the next stage of the competition. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 12 Episode 34: Semi-Finalists Compete

    The pressure builds as the contestants perform in the semi-final and hope to impress the American voting public and judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 12 Episode 33: Results

    After performing in front of judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, the remaining singers discover their fates in a live results show. Viewers in the US cast their votes to determine which of the hopeful pop stars progress to the next stage as the competition nears its end. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 12 Episode 32: Performance

    As the competition nears its end the remaining contestants perform live and hope to impress the American voting public and judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 12 Episode 31: Results

    After performing in front of judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, the remaining singers discover their fates in a live results show. Viewers in the US cast their votes to determine which of the hopeful pop stars progress to the next stage of the contest, while the unsuccessful competitors are asked to leave. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 12 Episode 30: Performance

    The remaining contestants perform live, hoping to impress the American voting public and judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, who give their verdicts on each act. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 12 Episode 29: Results

    After performing in front of judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, the remaining singers discover their fates in a live results show. Viewers in the US cast their votes to determine which of the hopeful pop stars progress to the next stage of the contest, while the unsuccessful competitors are asked to leave. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 12 Episode 28: Finalists Compete

    The remaining contestants perform live, hoping to impress the American voting public and judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 12 Episode 27: Results Show

    After performing in front of judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, the remaining singers discover their fates in a live results show. Viewers in the US cast their votes to determine which of the hopeful pop stars progress to the next stage of the contest, while the unsuccessful competitors are asked to leave. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 12 Episode 26: Finalists Compete

    The remaining contestants perform live in the hopes of impressing the judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, and the American voting public. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 12 Episode 25: Results

    The remaining contestants discover their fates as judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban deliver their verdict and decide who will reach the next stage of the competition

  • Season 12 Episode 24: Finalists Compete

    The remaining contests perform live in a final bid to impress the voting public along with judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, who will give their verdicts on the aspiring singers' renditions. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 12 Episode 23: Results

    After performing in front of judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, the remaining singers discover their fates in a live results show. Viewers in the US cast their votes to determine which of the hopeful pop stars progress to the next stage of the contest, while the unsuccessful competitors are asked to leave. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 12 Episode 22: Performance Results

    The remaining eight contestants perform in their final bids to impress the voting public and judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 12 Episode 21: Results Show

    After performing in front of judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, the remaining singers discover their fates in a live results show. Viewers in the US cast their votes to determine which of the hopeful pop stars progress to the next stage of the contest, while the unsuccessful competitors are asked to leave. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 12 Episode 20: Finalists Compete

    The remaining nine contestants perform in their final bids to impress the voting public and judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 12 Episode 19: Results Show

    The result of the public vote is revealed and one hopeful departs the competition, leaving only nine battling it out to be the next American Idol. Plus, Bon Jovi perform their latest single Because We Can, which features on their forthcoming album What About Now. With judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Ryan Seacrest presents

  • Season 12 Episode 18: Top 10 Perform -- Live

    With only 10 acts remaining, the next stage of the contest arrives, as the would-be stars who survived the sudden-death rounds sing 'Music of the American Idols' which includes songs performed by any past Idol winner, in the hope of gaining viewers' votes and the approval of judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson and Keith Urban. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 12 Episode 17: Top Contestants Revealed

    With the semi-final rounds complete, the 10 contestants advancing to the live shows are revealed in Los Angeles. American talent show, with judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban giving their verdicts on aspiring singers. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 12 Episode 16: 2nd 10 Semifinalists Perform - LIVE

    Competition is intense as the top 10 female semi-finalists perform for judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. American talent show, presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 12 Episode 15: 1st 10 Semifinalists Perform - LIVE

    Competition is intense as the show moves to Las Vegas and the hopefuls are split into two groups, with the top 10 male semi-finalists performing tonight for judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. On Friday, the contestants chosen to advance to the final will be revealed. American talent show, presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 12 Episode 14: Vegas: Second Group 10 Females

    The contest continues in Las Vegas as 10 more female competitors, selected from the top 40 hopefuls, are put through their paces by judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 12 Episode 13: Vegas: Second Group 10 Males

    The talent show continues in Las Vegas, where ten more males from the overall top 40 contestants must do their best to impress judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 12 Episode 12: Semifinalist Round, Part 2 -- Guys Perform

    The talent show moves to Las Vegas, where ten males from the overall top 40 contestants must do their best to impress judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 12 Episode 11: Semifinalist Round, Part 1 -- Girls Perform

    The talent show moves to Las Vegas, where ten females from the overall top 40 contestants must do their best to impress judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 12 Episode 10: Hollywood Week, Part 4

    Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban manage to whittle the thousands of contestants down to their top 40, and must now proceed to select which hopeful stars will progress through to the semi-finals. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 12 Episode 9: Hollywood Week, Part 3

    As the Hollywood stage continues, the remaining contestants must work hard to impress judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban if they are to continue to the next leg of the competition. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 12 Episode 8: Hollywood Week, Part 2

    Hollywood week continues as aspiring singers face three more rounds of auditions to reach the top 40. The acts are judged by Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 12 Episode 7: Hollywood Week, Part 1

    Hollywood week gets under way as aspiring singers face three rounds of auditions to reach the top 40. The acts will be judged by Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 12 Episode 6: Auditions No. 6

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  • Season 12 Episode 5: Auditions No. 5

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  • Season 12 Episode 4: Auditions No. 4

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  • Season 12 Episode 3: Auditions No. 3

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  • Season 12 Episode 2: Auditions No. 2

    Hopefuls perform for the judges in Chicago.

  • Season 12 Episode 1: Auditions No. 1

    Hopefuls perform for the judges in New York.

  • Season 12 Episode 11/12: Semifinalist Round, Part 1 & 2

    The talent show moves to Las Vegas, where 10 males and 10 females from the overall top 40 contestants must do their best to impress judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 12 Episode 13/14: Semifinalist Round, Part 3 & 4

    The talent show continues in Las Vegas, where 10 more males and 10 females from the overall top 40 contestants must do their best to impress judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 12 Episode 20/21: Finalists Compete; Results Show

    The final 10 battle it out, with one contender voted off. Bon Jovi also perform their latest single Because We Can, which features on their forthcoming album What About Now. With judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Ryan Seacrest presents

  • Season 12 Episode 22/23: Finalists Compete; Results Show

    The remaining nine contestants perform in their bid to impress the voting public and judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Presented by Ryan Seacrest, who introduces the competition round followed by the results show

  • Season 12 Episode 24/25: Finalists Compete; Results Show

    The remaining eight contestants perform in their bid to impress the voting public and judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Presented by Ryan Seacrest, who introduces the competition round followed by the results show

  • Season 12 Episode 26/27: Finalists Compete; Results Show

    The remaining seven contestants perform in their bid to impress the voting public and judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Presented by Ryan Seacrest, who introduces the competition round followed by the results show

  • Season 12 Episode 28/29: Finalists Compete; Results Show

    The remaining six contestants perform in their bid to impress the voting public and judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Presented by Ryan Seacrest, who introduces the competition round followed by the results show

  • Season 12 Episode 30/31: Finalists Compete; Results Show

    The remaining five contestants perform in their bid to impress the voting public and judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Presented by Ryan Seacrest, who introduces the competition round followed by the results show

  • Season 12 Episode 34/35: Semi-Finalists Performance & Results

    As the competition nears its end the remaining contestants perform live and hope to impress the American voting public and judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Includes the drama of the results show, presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 12 Episode 36/37: Final Performance & Results

    As the final stage of the competition arrives, the remaining contestants are given one last chance to prove their worth to the American public. In the previous round, judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson and Keith Urban were left with the unenviable task of deciding whether Candice Glover, Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb or Angie Miller would leave the stage disappointed, but the moment of truth has arrived, and only one hopeful idol can be crowned this year's winner. Includes the drama of the results show, presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 12 Episode 7/8: Hollywood Round

    Male contestants compete in the Hollywood Round in hope of making it to the semifinals.

American Idol: Season 11 (2012)

American Idol: Season 10 (2011)

American Idol: Season 9 (2010)

  • Season 9 Episode 44: Finale

    The viewers' votes are counted and Ryan Seacrest announces which singer has impressed the US public enough to take the crown of last year's winner Kris Allen and walk away with a lucrative recording contract. Judges Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi share their views on the audience's decision

  • Season 9 Episode 43: 2 Finalists

    The two finalists perform in the studio, hoping to impress judges Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi and the voting public at home. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 9 Episode 42: Top 2 Results

    Ryan Seacrest announces the result of the public vote, which will see one contestant eliminated and the remaining two going through to next week's final

  • Season 9 Episode 41: 3 Finalists

    As the talent show nears its end, the three remaining hopefuls perform, and each be hoping to impress judges Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi and the voting public at home in a bid to secure a place in next week's final

  • Season 9 Episode 40: Top 3 Results

    The four contestants discover whether the public vote matched the opinions of judges Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi, and for one aspiring star the dream is over for another year. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 9 Episode 39: 4 Finalists

    The four remaining contestants bid to impress judges Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi and win the all-important viewer vote. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 9 Episode 38: Top 4 Results

    The five contestants discover whether the public vote matched the opinions of judges Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi, and for one aspiring star the dream is over for another year. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 9 Episode 37: 5 Finalists

    The five remaining contestants bid to impress judges Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi and win the all-important viewer vote. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 9 Episode 36: Top 5 Results

    The final five contestants face a tense wait to find out who has been eliminated. With judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 9 Episode 35: 6 Finalists

    The six contestants discover whether the public vote matched the opinions of judges Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi, and for one aspiring star the dream is over for another year. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 9 Episode 34: Top 6 Results

    The final six contestants prepare to discover which of them is the next to be eliminated. American talent show, with judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban and presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 9 Episode 33: 7 Finalists

    The seven remaining contestants bid to impress judges Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi and win the all-important viewer vote. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 9 Episode 32: Top 7 Results

    The nine contestants discover whether the public vote matched the opinions of judges Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi, and for two aspiring stars the dream is over for another year. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 9 Episode 31: 8 Finalists

    Last year's runner-up Adam Lambert is the guest mentor for the nine remaining contestants, as they bid to impress judges Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi and win the all-important viewer vote. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 9 Episode 30: Top 8 Results

    The nine contestants discover whether the public vote matched the opinions of judges Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi, and for one aspiring star the dream is over for another year. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 9 Episode 29: 9 Finalists

    The nine remaining contestants bid to impress judges Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi and win the all-important viewer votes. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 9 Episode 28: Top 9 Results

    Ryan Seacrest announces the result of the public vote and one of the remaining 10 contestants is eliminated from the competition

  • Season 9 Episode 27: 10 Finalists

    The 10 remaining finalists perform in front of judges Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 9 Episode 26: Top 10 Results

    Ryan Seacrest announces the result of the public vote and one of the remaining 11 contestants is eliminated from the competition

  • Season 9 Episode 25: 11 Finalists

    The 11 remaining finalists perform in front of judges Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 9 Episode 24: Top 11 Results

    Ryan Seacrest announces the result of the public vote and one of the contestants is eliminated from the competition

  • Season 9 Episode 23: 12 Finalists

    The 12 finalists perform live for judges Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi, a studio audience and viewers across the United States

  • Season 9 Episode 22: Top 12 Results

    With all 16 remaining finalists having performed, judges Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi decide which four contestants are to be eliminated - two from each of the male and female groups. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 9 Episode 21: 8 Boys

    The eight men left in the competition perform for judges Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, Ellen DeGeneres and Randy Jackson. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 9 Episode 20: 8 Girls

    The top eight female semifinalists perform.

  • Season 9 Episode 19: Top 16 Results

    With all 20 remaining finalists having performed, judges Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi decide which four contestants are to be eliminated - two from each of the male and female groups. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 9 Episode 18: 10 Boys

    The 10 men left in the competition perform for judges Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, Ellen DeGeneres and Randy Jackson. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 9 Episode 17: 10 Girls

    The 10 female finalists left in the competition perform for judges Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, Ellen DeGeneres and Randy Jackson. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 9 Episode 16: Top 20 Results

    With all 24 finalists having performed, judges Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi decide which four contestants are to be eliminated - two from each of the male and female groups. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 9 Episode 15: 12 Boys

    The 12 male finalists perform for judges Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, Ellen DeGeneres and Randy Jackson. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 9 Episode 14: 12 Girls

    The top 12 female semifinalists perform.

  • Season 9 Episode 13: Hollywood 4

    Judges Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, Randy Jackson and Ellen DeGeneres pick the 24 finalists - 12 boys and 12 girls. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 9 Episode 12: Hollywood 3

    The Hollywood round continues, with the acts hoping to impress Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, Randy Jackson and new judge Ellen DeGeneres as they strive to book a place in the semi-finals. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 9 Episode 11: Hollywood 2

    The Hollywood round continues, with the acts hoping to impress Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, Randy Jackson and new judge Ellen DeGeneres as they strive to book a place in the semi-finals. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Season 9 Episode 10: Hollywood 1

    Part one of the Hollywood round.

  • Season 9 Episode 8: Final Auditions

    The final auditions before the Hollywood round.

  • Season 9 Episode 7: Denver

    The auditions conclude in Denver, with the acts trying to impress Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi and guest judge Victoria Beckham

  • Season 9 Episode 6: Dallas

    The auditions continue in Dallas, as acts try to impress Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi and guest judges Joe Jonas and Neil Patrick Harris

  • Season 9 Episode 5: Los Angeles

    The auditions continue in Los Angeles, with the acts trying to impress Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi and guest judges Katy Perry and Avril Lavigne

  • Season 9 Episode 4: Orlando

    The auditions continue in Orlando, as acts try to impress Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, Randy Jackson and guest judge Kristin Chenoweth

  • Season 9 Episode 3: Chicago

    Auditions continue as hopefuls perform for the judges in Chicago; Shania Twain serves as a guest judge.

  • Season 9 Episode 2: Atlanta

    The auditions continue in Atlanta as acts try to impress Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, Randy Jackson and guest judges including Victoria Beckham, Kristin Chenoweth and Neil Patrick Harris

  • Season 9 Episode 1: Boston

    New series. The American version of Pop Idol returns, with panellists Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi to be joined after the audtion stage by new judge Ellen Degeneres, who replaces Paula Abdul. The first edition focuses on the try-outs held in Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver, Orlando and Dallas, where guest judges included Victoria Beckham, Shania Twain and Kristin Chenoweth. Ryan Seacrest presents

American Idol: Season 8 (2009)

American Idol: Season 7 (2008)

American Idol: Season 6 (2007)

  • Season 6 Episode 39: EPISODE: 39

    Viewers' votes determine the next American Idol; the final 12 contestants reunite.

  • Season 6 Episode 38: The Finale

    The two remaining contestants take the stage at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles to perform in the grand final, hoping to impress the US voting public enough to win a lucrative recording contract. Straight-talking judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson have their say on who should emerge victorious - but it's down to the viewers to pick a winner. Ryan Seacrest introduces the hopefuls and Cat Deeley presents backstage chat

  • Season 6 Episode 37: EPISODE: 37

    The three remaining finalists perform.

  • Season 6 Episode 36: EPISODE: 36

    The three remaining contestants take the stage in a bid to impress the US voting public with their performances. Each hopeful has their sights set firmly on the final and will be especially keen to attract the praise of straight-talking judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, knowing their seal of approval may sway viewers' opinions in their favour. Ryan Seacrest introduces the acts, while Cat Deeley presents backstage gossip

  • Season 6 Episode 35: EPISODE: 35

    The four remaining finalists compete, performing the music of Barry Gibb.

  • Season 6 Episode 34: EPISODE: 34

    The four remaining contestants take the stage in a bid to impress the US voting public with their performances. Each hopeful will be keen to attract the praise of straight-talking judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, knowing their seal of approval may sway viewers' opinions in their favour. Ryan Seacrest introduces the acts, while Cat Deeley presents backstage gossip

  • Season 6 Episode 33: EPISODE: 33

    Jon Bon Jovi performs, before Ryan Seacrest announces the result of the public vote and one of the hopefuls leaves the competition. Judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson have their say and Cat Deeley chats with the contestants backstage

  • Season 6 Episode 32: EPISODE: 32

    Jon Bon Jovi advises the remaining contestants before they take the stage in the hope of impressing the US voting public with their performances - and with two acts set to be eliminated, the competition is more intense than ever. Each singer will be keen to attract the praise of straight-talking judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, knowing their seal of approval may sway viewers' opinions in their favour. Ryan Seacrest introduces the acts, while Cat Deeley presents backstage gossip

  • Season 6 Episode 31: Idol Gives Back

    Special charity edition of the programme raising awareness and money for international charities. Bringing together a host of celebrities with appearances and performances from Bono, Mariah Carey, Fergie, John Legend, Miley Cyrus, Brad Pitt, Snoop Dogg and Reese Witherspoon. The 2007 event raised $76 million for charity

  • Season 6 Episode 29: EPISODE: 29

    Martina McBride performs; another contestant must leave.

  • Season 6 Episode 28: EPISODE: 28

    Country singer Martina McBride offers advice to the seven remaining contestants as they prepare to take the stage once more in a bid to earn enough viewers' votes to make it through to the next round. Each hopeful will be eager to impress judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, knowing their approval may sway public opinion. Ryan Seacrest introduces the acts, while Cat Deeley chats with them backstage

  • Season 6 Episode 27: EPISODE: 27

    Jennifer Lopez joins the eight remaining contestants as a guest coach, imparting her musical knowledge before they take the stage in a bid to earn enough viewers' votes to make it through to the next round. Each hopeful will be eager to impress judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, knowing their approval may sway public opinion. Ryan Seacrest introduces the acts, while Cat Deeley chats with them backstage

  • Season 6 Episode 26: EPISODE: 26

    Jennifer Lopez performs; one contestant must leave.

  • Season 6 Episode 25: EPISODE: 25

    One contestant must leave; Michael Bublé performs.

  • Season 6 Episode 24: EPISODE: 24

    Tony Bennett advises the nine remaining contestants as they prepare to take the stage once more in a bid to make it through to the next show. As the competition intensifies, each hopeful will be keen to impress judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, knowing their approval may sway the public vote. Ryan Seacrest introduces the acts, while Cat Deeley chats with them backstage

  • Season 6 Episode 23: EPISODE: 23

    Another contestant must leave; Gwen Stefani performs with Akon.

  • Season 6 Episode 22: EPISODE: 22

    Gwen Stefani joins in the fun as the remaining 10 contestants take the stage in the hope of gaining enough votes from US viewers to make it through another week. Each singer will be eager to impress straight-talking judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, hoping their support will influence public opinion. Ryan Seacrest introduces the acts, while Cat Deeley talks to them backstage

  • Season 6 Episode 21: EPISODE: 21

    Eleven finalists compete with hit songs from the 1960s British-pop invasion; British artists Lulu and Peter Noone work with the contestants.

  • Season 6 Episode 20: EPISODE: 20

    Lulu and Peter Noone join in the fun as the remaining 11 contestants take the stage in the hope of gaining enough votes to stay in the running. Each hopeful will be eager to impress straight-talking judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, hoping their support will influence public opinion. Ryan Seacrest introduces the acts, while Cat Deeley talks to them backstage

  • Season 6 Episode 19: EPISODE: 19

    Diana Ross performs one of her hits and the divisions between the boys and girls are torn down as the 12 remaining contestants come together and take the stage once more. Each hopeful will be eager to impress judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, knowing words of support from them may help swing the viewers' vote. Ryan Seacrest presents

  • Season 6 Episode 18: EPISODE: 18

    The top 12 contestants perform selections from the Diana Ross songbook after coaching sessions with the singing legend.

  • Season 6 Episode 17: EPISODE: 17

    The eight women still in the competition take the stage in the hope of wowing the American voting public with their performances. Straight-talking judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson have their say on the singers' efforts before Ryan Seacrest invites US viewers to show support for their favourite

  • Season 6 Episode 16: EPISODE: 16

    The eight men who have so far managed to avoid elimination perform once more, hoping their luck holds out and that judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson will be impressed. Ryan Seacrest introduces the singers, while Cat Deeley chats with them backstage

  • Season 6 Episode 15: EPISODE: 15

    Ryan Seacrest invites the remaining 10 women to take the stage and perform a track in front of the studio audience. Each contestant hopes to win over American viewers, as well as gaining a generous measure of approval from straight-talking judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson. Four hopefuls leave the contest at the end of the show

  • Season 6 Episode 14: EPISODE: 14

    The remaining 10 boys compete to win the praise of judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, along with the support of the American voting public. Ryan Seacrest and Cat Deeley host

  • Season 6 Episode 12: EPISODE: 12

    The final 12 women perform for judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson who give their verdicts on aspiring singers

  • Season 6 Episode 11: EPISODE: 11

    The final 12 boys who have made it through the audition stages make their own choice of songs in the hope of impressing judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson. Ryan Seacrest hosts with Cat Deeley

  • Season 6 Episode 10: EPISODE: 10

    The judges reveal the top 24 semifinalists.

  • Season 6 Episode 9: EPISODE: 9

    The Hollywood Round.

  • Season 6 Episode 8: Rest of the Best Auditions

    Some of the best auditions of the season.

  • Season 6 Episode 7: EPISODE: 7

    Judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson head for San Antonio, Texas, on their final stop before reaching Los Angeles. The trio prepare to make or break the dreams of another group of wannabes hoping to hit the big time. Ryan Seacrest and Cat Deeley host

  • Season 6 Episode 6: EPISODE: 6

    Singing hopefuls audition in Los Angeles.

  • Season 6 Episode 5: EPISODE: 5

    The search for a new singing sensation reaches Birmingham, Alabama, where a fresh batch of hopefuls try to impress judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson. Ryan Seacrest and Cat Deeley host the US talent show

  • Season 6 Episode 4: EPISODE: 4

    Contestants from New York attempt to impress judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, who pull no punches when they deliver their verdicts on the performances. Ryan Seacrest and Cat Deeley host the US talent show

  • Season 6 Episode 3: EPISODE: 3

    Judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson take their search for a singing superstar to Memphis, Tennessee, where another batch of auditionees perform in the hope of making it big. Ryan Seacrest and Cat Deeley host

  • Season 6 Episode 2: EPISODE: 2

    Judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson visit Seattle, where they meet another batch of aspiring singers hoping to prove they have what it takes to make it big. Presented by Ryan Seacrest along with Cat Deeley

  • Season 6 Episode 1: EPISODE: 1

    Talent show, in which Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson visit Minneapolis, the first of seven cities on their tour, to begin the search for a singer to take the crown of last year's winner Taylor Hicks. Presented by Ryan Seacrest and Cat Deeley

American Idol: Season 5 (2006)

American Idol: Season 4 (2005)

American Idol: Season 3 (2004 - 2007)

American Idol: Season 2 (2003)

American Idol: Season 1 (2002)

American Idol: Special (2004 - 2005)

  • The World's Worst Auditions

    Funny, outrageous and awful auditions from around the world.

  • Uncut, Uncensored & Untalented

    The most embarrassing auditions from the series interspersed with new clips and classic moments; former contestant William Hung gives his insights into the contest.

  • Halfway Home

    A retrospective look at the journeys the remaining finalists have made to get as far as they have in the singing contest

American Idol: Single Episode

  • 12 Girls - Part One

    The 12 female acts left in the competition perform for judges Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, Ellen DeGeneres and Randy Jackson. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • 9 Finalists - Part Two

    Part two of two. The nine remaining contestants bid to impress judges Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi and win the all-important viewer vote. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • 12 Finalists - Part Two

    Part two of two. The performances by the 12 remaining finalists conclude. Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi sit in judgement. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • 9 Finalists - Part One

    Part one of two. The nine remaining contestants bid to impress judges Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi and win the all-important viewer votes. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • 12 Boys - Part Two

    Part two of two. The performances from the male finalists are concluded, as they hope to impress judges Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, Ellen DeGeneres and Randy Jackson. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • 10 Girls - Part Two

    Part two of two. The performances from the female finalists are concluded, as they hope to impress judges Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, Ellen DeGeneres and Randy Jackson

  • 10 Girls - Part One

    Part one of two. The 10 female finalists left in the competition perform for judges Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, Ellen DeGeneres and Randy Jackson. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • 10 Finalists - Part Two

    Part two of two. The performances by the 10 remaining finalists conclude. Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi sit in judgement

  • 10 Finalists - Part One

    Part one of two. The 10 remaining finalists perform in front of judges Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • 12 Finalists - Part One

    Part one of two. The 12 remaining finalists perform in front of judges Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • 10 Boys - Part One

    Part one of two. The 10 men left in the competition perform for judges Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, Ellen DeGeneres and Randy Jackson. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • 12 Boys - Part One

    Part one of two. The 12 male acts left in the competition perform for judges Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, Ellen DeGeneres and Randy Jackson. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • 11 Finalists - Part Two

    Part two of two. The performances by the 11 remaining finalists conclude. Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi sit in judgement

  • 11 Finalists - Part One

    Part one of two. The 11 remaining finalists perform in front of judges Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • 10 Boys - Part Two

    Part two of two. The performances by the male finalists conclude, as they hope to impress judges Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, Ellen DeGeneres and Randy Jackson

American Idol: Double Bill (2010)

  • Season 9 Auditions

    The audition process begins in Boston, as hopefuls line up for the chance to perform for the judges.

  • Top 24 Girls vs Boys

    The remaining contestants - 12 girls and 12 boys - sing to stay in the competition, and are judged by Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Boston & Atlanta

    The talent show returns with the Boston and Atlanta auditions, as acts try to impress Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi and guest judges Victoria Beckham and Mary J Blige

  • Denver/ Road to Hollywood

    Double bill. The auditions conclude in Denver, with the acts trying to impress Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi and guest judge Victoria Beckham. Then, Ryan Seacrest presents a compilation of the best and worst of the acts from the auditions and reveals who will be going to Hollywood for the next stage

  • Top 20 Girls vs Boys

    The remaining contestants - 10 girls and 10 boys - sing to stay in the competition, and are judged by Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Top 16 Girls vs Boys

    Judges Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi give their verdicts on the remaining 16 aspiring singers. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Hollwood 1 & 2

    The acts chosen from the auditions head to Hollywood for the next stage of the competition, in which 24 semi-finalists will be chosen. Plus, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi are joined for the first time by the new permanent judge - comedienne and chat show host Ellen DeGeneres. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

American Idol: Other Episodes

  • Eight Girls

    The eight female finalists left in the competition perform for judges Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, Ellen DeGeneres and Randy Jackson. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Austin

    Aspiring singers try to impress judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. Ryan Seacrest presents

  • Nashville

    The talent show's auditions continue in Nashville, with aspiring singers trying to impress judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. Ryan Seacrest presents

  • Milwaukee

    The talent show's auditions continue, with aspiring singers trying to impress judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. Ryan Seacrest presents

  • Idol Gives Back

    Special edition of the programme raising money for international charities. Bringing together a host of celebrities with appearances and performances from Bono, Mariah Carey, Fergie, John Legend, Miley Cyrus, Brad Pitt, Snoop Dogg and Reese Witherspoon. The 2007 event raised $76 million for charity.

  • Performance & Results

    Judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler give their verdicts on the remaining finalists' performances, before the public vote decides who will be knocked out of the competition

  • Performance & Results

    Judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler give their verdicts on the remaining finalists' performances, before the public vote decides who will be knocked out of the competition

  • Performance & Results

    Judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler give their verdicts on the remaining finalists' performances, before the public vote decides who will be knocked out of the competition

  • Green Mile - Part One

    After the Hollywood and Vegas stages, the contestants battle it out to stay in the running. Presented by Ryan Seacrest, with judges Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson

  • Results

    The American version of Pop Idol, with judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi giving their verdicts on aspiring singers

  • Results

    The American public has voted and host Ryan Seacrest announces the results of the poll and reveals who is to be eliminated

  • Two Finalists

    The two finalists perform in the studio, hoping to impress judges Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi and the voting public at home. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Vegas Week - Part One

    The remaining contestants head to Las Vegas, where their numbers will be whittled down further. With judges Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson. Ryan Seacrest presents

  • Finale

    Ryan Seacrest announces the result of the public vote and one artist is crowned champion and wins a life-changing prize of a record deal with a major label, as well as a management contract. Judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler give their reactions and pop star Rihanna performs her single Where Have You Been

  • Finalists

    The American version of Pop Idol, with judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi giving their verdicts on aspiring singers

  • San Francisco

    Aspiring singers try to impress judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. Ryan Seacrest presents

  • Green Mile - Part Two

    After the Hollywood and Vegas stages, the contestants battle it out to stay in the running. Ryan Seacrest presents, with judges Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson

  • Hollywood: Top 40

    American talent show, with judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban giving their verdicts on aspiring singers. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Performance & Results

    Judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler give their verdicts on the remaining finalists' performances, before the public vote decides who will be knocked out of the competition

  • Performance & Results

    The remaining finalists perform live, with judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban giving their verdicts on the aspiring singers. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Performance & Results

    The remaining finalists perform live, with judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban giving their verdicts on the aspiring singers. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Performance & Results

    The remaining finalists perform live, with judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban giving their verdicts on the aspiring singers. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • New American Idol

    Another selection of would-be chart-toppers begin their quest for fame and fortune as Pop Idol's American spin-off returns. Singer Mariah Carey, R&B star Nicki Minaj and country musician Keith Urban join Randy Jackson on the judging panel. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Performance & Results

    The remaining finalists take to the stage, with judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler giving their verdicts before members of the public vote for their favourites. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Hollywood: Top 40

    Judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban decide which of the 40 hopefuls progress to the semi finals. Music talent show, presented by Ryan Seacrest from Hollywood

  • Live Performance & Results

    The aspiring singers perform live, before judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban reveal the top 10 contestants going through to the next stage of the competition. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • Los Angeles

    Aspiring singers try to impress judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. Ryan Seacrest presents

  • Auditions

    Another set of would-be stars hope to follow in the footsteps of last season's winner Candice Glover as Ryan Seacrest presents the latest auditions. Singers in Salt Lake City, Omaha, Detroit, Atlanta, Boston, Austin and San Francisco try to impress judges Keith Urban, Harry Connick Jr and Jennifer Lopez

  • Performance & Results

    The remaining finalists take to the stage, with judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler giving their verdicts before members of the public vote for their favourites. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • 12 Finalists

    The American version of Pop Idol, with judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi giving their verdicts on aspiring singers. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • American Idol 2013

    Another selection of would-be chart-toppers begin their quest for fame and fortune as Pop Idol's American spin-off returns. Singer Mariah Carey, R&B star Nicki Minaj and country musician Keith Urban join Randy Jackson on the judging panel. Ryan Seacrest hosts the first two rounds of auditions

  • American Idol: Semi Finalists Top 12 Boys Perform

    The first of the semi-finals, with the contenders hoping to impress the voting public as well as judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

  • American Idol: Semi Finalists Top 12 Girls Perform

    The second semi-final, with the contenders hoping to impress the voting public as well as judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. Presented by Ryan Seacrest

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