American Idol

(2002)

American Idol Synopsis

This hit FOX musical reality series follows three judges, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson (II), and Paula Abdul, along with host Ryan Seacrest around the United States in search of the next American Idol, a pop star that truly shines above all the rest. With help from the viewers, they will decide from thousands of participants who will walk away with a record deal and the fame and fortune that is sure to come along with it.

American Idol News
Fox Announces 2011-2012 Midseason Premiere Dates
New dramas Touch, Alcatraz and The Finder to debut, along with the launch of new animated series Napoleon Dynamite.
Two American Idol Season 11 Trailers
Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, and Randy Jackson return to find America's next American Idol starting Sunday, January 22.
American Idol Season 11 Photocast Video
Go behind-the-scenes of a recent photo shoot with judges Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson, and host Ryan Seacrest for the hit Fox series.
American Idol Season 11 Audition Update!
The popular Fox reality series will hold auditions in St. Louis, Portland, San Diego, Pittsburgh, Charleston, Denver, and Houston starting June 28.
Cowboys and Aliens Full Trailer Debuts Thursday!
Director Jon Favreau reveals that the second trailer for his Western adventure will hit during Thursday night's episode of American Idol.
American Idol Eliminates Pia Toscano
The 22-year-old singer was considered a favorite to take home the Idol crown this season.
American Idol Top 13 Photo Shoot Video
The top thirteen will give their first performances of the season starting at 8 pm tonight.
American Idol Season 10 San Francisco Audition Videos
More contestants line-up in the Bay Area for their shot at Hollywood Week on the popular Fox reality series.
American Idol Season 10 Los Angeles Audition Videos
Fox offers a sneak peek at tonight's upcoming episode and the contestants who wowed the judges.
American Idol Episode 10.4 Nashville Auditions Clips
Take an early peek at tomorrow night's show where Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson see what Nashville has to offer.
American Idol Season 10 Changes Announced
Contestants will live in an Idol mansion and eliminations will happen at a greater pace in the upcoming season of this Fox reality juggernaut.
Six American Idol Season 10 Clips
Meet the Judges as Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler are introduced on the latest edition of Fox's hit series.
Fox Announces 2011 Midseason Lineup
American Idol will move to Wednesdays and Thursdays, Fringe moves to Fridays, and premieres for new series are also announced.
American Idol Confirms Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler as New Judges
Music legend Jimmy Iovine will also join the reality series as an in-house mentor to the contestants.
Kara DioGuardi Leaves American Idol
The former judge confirms weeks of speculation that she is not coming back to the reality series.
American Idol Los Angeles Audition Details
The 10th season of the popular Fox reality series will debut in January.
Steven Tyler Joins American Idol as New Judge
Shania Twain is also in talks to judge the Fox reality series when it returns early next year.
Ellen DeGeneres Leaves American Idol!
The judge is parting ways with the show after just one season.
Chris Isaak to Replace Simon Cowell on American Idol?
The singer could be the next judge for the Fox reality's 10th season.
American Idol Lowers Contestant Age to 15 for 10th Season
Auditions begin July 17th in Nashville, Tennessee.
Lee DeWyze Is Crowned the Season 9 American Idol
The end of this season also marks the end of Simon Cowell on the show.
Michael Lynche Eliminated on American Idol
Now only Crystal Bowersox, Lee DeWyze and Casey James remain.
Aaron Kelly Is Not Your American Idol
The race is now down to four contestants for the crown.
Tim Urban Eliminated from American Idol
The season is now down to its final six contestants.
Michael Lynche Is Saved from Elimination on American Idol
"Big Mike" is saved by the judges after garnering the fewest of America's votes.
Paige Miles Eliminated from American Idol
The season is down to its top 10 with tonight's elimination.
Lacey Brown Is Eliminated from American Idol
The Top 11 will perform again on Tuesday, March 23.
American Idol Will Feature Performances from Ke$ha and Orianthi This Week
The two pop stars will perform on the Results Show on Wednesday, March 17th.
American Idol's Top 12 Finalists Revealed
Take a look at the final 12 that will vie for the Idol crown.
Fox Sets Summer 2010 Line-Up
New episodes of Lie to Me and the new series The Good Guys highlight the lineup.
American Idol Gets Down to 16 Remaining Contestants
Michelle Delamor, John Park, Jermaine Sellers and Haeley Vaughn were eliminated on tonight's episode.
Kris Allen Talks Haiti and His Return to American Idol
Footage of Allen's Haiti trip will be shown on Thursday's episode.
Allison Iraheta Will Return to American Idol This Week
The Season 8 finalist will perform her new single on Thursday's episode.
Simon Cowell Takes His Final Bow on American Idol Season Nine
The popular host talks about his experiences with the chosen 24 and who his new replacement should be.
American Idol's 24 Semi-Finalists Revealed!
Take a look at who will be competing for the Idol crown.
American Idol Teams with United Nations for Haiti Benefit Show
This special Idol Gives Back episode will air on February 25.
Meet 7 of Your Season 9 American Idol Semi-Finalists!
The remaining 17 semi-finalists will be announced tomorrow night.
American Idol to Reveal Some Semi-Finalists a Day Early
A special two-hour event will reveal some of the semi-finalists on February 16, while the rest will be announced February 17.
Kara DioGuardi Comes Clean About American Idol's Latest Season
The host welcomes Ellen DeGeneres and a whole lot of interesting new singers to the show.
American Idol Producers Want Howard Stern to Replace Simon Cowell?
A new story has surfaced that says Stern is the top choice for the gig.
First Look at Ellen Degeneres at the American Idol Judges Table
Here's a TV spot for the latest episode featuring the new judge.
Simon Cowell to Leave American Idol for X-Factor
The judge will be leaving to shepherd his new reality program.
Twilight Sinks Its Fangs Into the 36th Annual People's Choice Awards
True Blood, The Vampire Diaries and Inglourious Basterds also win big.
Fox Wants More American Idol
The studio wants the show with or without Simon Cowell.
Simon Cowell Ditching American Idol
Is American Idol headed down the tubes?
Fox Announces American Idol's 2010 Schedule
Take a look at when you can watch the ninth season of this hit series.
Idol Gives Back Will Air April 21
This will be the third installment of this charitable special.
61st Primetime Emmy Awards Winners!
Mad Men takes outstanding drama while 30 Rock steals outstanding comedy.
Ellen DeGeneres Is the New American Idol Judge!
The comedian is Paula Abdul's permanent replacement.
Katy Perry and Avril Lavigne to Guest Judge on American Idol
Victoria Beckham and Mary J. Blige will also be appearing on the popular show.
Twilight Takes Home 11 Teen Choice 2009 Awards
Other recipients included X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Friday the 13th
Victoria Beckham to Guest Host on American Idol
Meanwhile, departed Idol judge Paula Abdul is in talks to join So You Think You Can Dance.
Paula Abdul Splits from American Idol
She will not return for the 9th season.
Kara DioGuardi to Return to American Idol
The hit reality series' new judge will return for the new season.
Paula Abdul to Leave American Idol?
It seems the judge of the popular reality series is done with the show.
American Idol Announces Season Nine Audition Dates and Cities
Take a look at where you can try out to be the next big star on the Fox series.
Kris Allen Is the New American Idol!
Singer beats the favored Adam Lambert in a barnburner.
American Idol Reaches Top 2 Finalists
Kris Allen and Adam Lambert will battle for the coveted crown.
American Idol Performances Available on ITunes Store
The songs will be available on the online store the day after the show airs.
Joanna Pacitti Yanked from American Idol
The recently-announced finalist allegedly had ties to the show's production company.
American Idol's Top 36 Semifinalists Revealed
Find out who Simon, Paula, Randy and Kara chose for the show.
Fox TV's 2009 Sneak Preview!
Including Dollhouse, 24, Lie to Me, American Idol and more.
American Idol Schedule Announced
Here are all the details for the upcoming season of this hit reality competition.
American Idol Adds Another Judge
Songwriter Kara DioGuardio joins Simon, Randy and Paula on the Fox reality series.
American Idol Audition Locations Announced
We have the cities where you can try out to be America's next music sensation.
David Cook Is Your New American Idol
The singer beat out David Archuleta in the star-studded event.
Kristy Lee Cook Eliminated from American Idol
The remaining finalists will perform Andrew Lloyd Webber songs next week.
Idol Gives Back Adds Even More Talent
Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker and Kiefer Sutherland among the new celebrities set to appear.
Family Feud Heading to Primetime
The classic show getting the nighttime treatment.
Ellen DeGeneres Joins Idol Gives Back
The comic will co-host the benefit show with Ryan Seacrest.
American Idol Down to 11
David Hernandez was eliminated from tonight's broadcast.
American Idol Two-Night Finale to Air from Nokia Theater in Los Angeles
Your next American Idol will be crowned live from L.A.
American Idol Gets Down to 12 Finalists
Four singers were eliminated last night to get to the final dozen.
Four Eliminated from American Idol
The top 12 performers will be announced on March 6th.
American Idol Performances Available on iTunes
The online Apple store will offer current performances for under a dollar.
Get a Look at the 24 American Idol Semi-Finalists
The semi-finalists are split into 12 males, who will perform on Tuesday, February 19 at 8 PM ET and 12 females who will perform on Wednesday February 20.
American Idol Expands Results Show
The program will now last one hour starting in March.
Sci Fi Channel Lands Rerun Rights for Jericho
A four episode marathon will debut on February 11th.
American Idol Getting Down in the Ratings?
Fox's American Idol down 10% versus a year ago.
Simon Cowell Gives Us the Scoop on American Idol
The abrasive judge dishes on the upcoming season, Randy's album and advice for Britney?
American Idol to Feature Philadelphia and Dallas Auditions January 15th and 16th.
Future episodes will feature auditions from 5 additional cities across North America.
American Idol Returns January 15th
An all-new season featuring outrageous new auditions and unbelievably great talent.
Idol Gives Back Returns on April 9
Last year's broadcast raised $75 million for charities in the U.S. and Africa.
American Idol Hopeful Goes Into Labor During Auditions
The Dallas woman performs while having contractions, then gives birth after her audition.
American Idol Season Seven Auditions to Be Held in July and August
In San Diego, Dallas, Omaha, Atlanta, Charleston, Miami and Philadelphia.
Jordin Sparks Is Crowned the American Idol!
The 17 year old is the youngest contestant ever to receive the honor.
Melinda Doolittle Eliminated from American Idol
Blake Lewis and Jordin Sparks are the final two; Season finale to air May 22.
LaKisha Jones Eliminated from American Idol
Top three finalists to perform three songs on Tuesday; Final two will be revealed on Wednesday.
The Search for the Next American Band Is Coming to Fox!
The new talent show is from the producers of American Idol.
Chris Richardson and Phil Stacey Eliminated from American Idol
Barry Gibb to Perform on Next Results Show Wednesday, May 9.
Idol Gives Back Raises Almost $70 Million for Poverty Relief
Viewers have pledged over $50 million; corporate sponsors have contributed $14 million.
Nine-Minute Ratatouille Exclusive Video Clip Now Online
From the Disney/Pixar animated adventure; 90-second TV spot to play on Tuesday's American Idol.
U2's Bono Participates on Idol Gives Back
Two-night American Idol fundraising special starts this Tuesday.
Going Behind the Scenes of American Idol
Executive Producer Ken Warwick talks about everything from Idol Gives Back, to Sanjaya, to what really happened with Simon Cowell's rolling eyes.
Ellen DeGeneres to Host Two-Hour Idol Gives Back Special This Wednesday on FOX
A star-studded American Idol fundraiser to benefit relief programs for children in America and Africa.
Sanjaya Malakar Eliminated from American Idol
Top 6 finalists will compete on Idol Gives Back 2-night charity special.
Martina McBride to Work with the Top 7 Finalists Next Week on American Idol
Will perform her latest single "Anyway" on the results show Wednesday, April 18.
FOX to Air Two-Hour Idol Gives Back Special on April 24
Kelly Clarkson and an all-star cast will raise awareness and funds for poverty relief.
Jennifer Lopez to Work with the Top 8 Finalists Next Week on American Idol
Will perform her latest single "Qué Hiciste" on the results show Wednesday, April 11.
Tony Bennett to Work with the Top 9 Finalists Next Week on American Idol
The legendary singer will perform on the results show Wednesday, April 4.
American Idol Details
  • First Aired
    2002

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