American Idol - Season 5 Episodes

American Idol - Season 5

American Idol - Season 5

The fifth season of American Idol began on January 17, 2006, and concluded on May 24, 2006. Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell returned to judge, and Ryan Seacrest returned to host. It is the most successful season to date ratings-wise and also with 18 contestants getting record deals – nine of them with major labels. It is the first season with a male winner and a female runner-up, the second being season 9, the third being season 10, and the fourth being season 11. It was also the first season of the series to be aired in high definition.

American Idol S5E1
Episode 1

Auditions #1 (Chicago, IL)

The best and worst of auditions starting in Chicago, IL.

American Idol S5E2
Episode 2

Auditions #2 (Denver, CO)

The best and worst of auditions from Denver, CO.

American Idol S5E3
Episode 3

Auditions #3 (Greensboro, NC)

The best and worst of auditions from Greensboro, NC.

American Idol S5E4
Episode 4

Auditions #4 (San Francisco, CA)

The best and worst of auditions from San Francisco, CA

American Idol S5E5
Episode 5

Auditions #5 (Las Vegas, NV)

The best and worst of auditions from Las Vegas, NV.

American Idol S5E6
Episode 6

Auditions #6 (Austin, TX)

The best and worst of auditions from Austin, TX.

American Idol S5E7
Episode 7

Auditions #7 (Boston, MA)

The best and worst of auditions from Boston, MA

American Idol S5E8
Episode 8

Hollywood Round #1

Contestants chosen from around the nation arrive in Hollywood for their big chance at the American Idol crown. Faced with a grueling schedule, pressure-packed rehearsals and the judges’ criticism, some will survive and more will go home.

American Idol S5E9
Episode 9

Hollywood Round #2

Contestants chosen from around the nation endure a grueling rehearsal schedule and pressure-packed auditions as they vie for a coveted spot in the Top 24.

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Episode 10

Top 24 Semifinalists Revealed

Contestants chosen from around the nation have endured the grueling schedule and high-pressure auditions of the Hollywood Round, hoping to impress the judges and secure one of the 24 semifinalist spots. Tonight the judges make their final cuts to determine the Top 24. The Top 12 males and Top 12 females will be revealed tonight

American Idol S5E11
Episode 11

Performance Show Females #1 (top 12)

Of the 24 semifinalists chosen last week, the Top 12 girls will perform for America for the first time. Then it’s up to the viewers to vote for their favorites. Who will survive and who will go home?

Performing tonight are:

Ayla Brown

Becky O'Donohue

Brenna Gethers

Heather Cox

Katharine McPhee

Kellie Pickler

Kinnik Sky

Lisa Tucker

Mandisa

Melissa McGhee

Paris Bennett

Stevie Scott

American Idol S5E12
Episode 12

Performance Show Males #1 (top 12)

Of the 24 semifinalists chosen last week, the Top 12 boys will perform for America for the first time. Then it’s up to the viewers to vote for their favorites. Who will survive and who will go home? Performing Tonight are: Ace Young Bobby Bennett Bucky Covington Chris Daughtry David Radford Elliott Yamin Gedeon McKinney Jose "Sway" Penala Kevin Covais Patrick Hall Taylor Hicks Will Makar

American Idol S5E13
Episode 13

Top 24 Results

The 24 semifinalists performed for America this week, and the viewers have determined their fate. Tonight, four contestants – two males and two females – will go home, leaving 20 finalists vying for the American Idol crown. Will your favorites return?

American Idol S5E14
Episode 14

Performance Show Females #2 (top 10)

Having survived last week’s competition, the Top 10 girls perform again for America. After the show, the viewers will vote for their favorites. Who will keep singing, and who will go home? Performing tonight are Ayla Brown, Brenna Gethers, Heather Cox, Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, Kinnik Sky, Lisa Tucker, Mandisa, Melissa McGhee, Paris Bennett,

American Idol S5E15
Episode 15

Performance Show Males #2 (top 10)

The Top 10 boys perform for America, hoping to win enough votes to stay in the competition. Who will be back to sing next week? America will decide.

Performing Tonight is:

Ace Young,

Bucky Covington,

Chris Daughtry,

David Radford,

Elliott Yamin,

Gedeon McKinney,

Jose "Sway" Penala,

Kevin Covais,

Taylor Hicks,

Will Makar

American Idol S5E16
Episode 16

Top 16 Semifinalists Revealed

The 20 remaining semifinalists performed this week and the viewers voted for their favorites. Tonight, the four contestants – two males and two females – who received the fewest votes will go home, leaving 16 semifinalists to vie for the American Idol crown

American Idol S5E17
Episode 17

Performance Show Females #3 (top 8)

The remaining eight girls will perform again for America. After the show, the viewers will vote for their favorites. Who will sing again, and who will go home?

Performing tonight are

Ayla Brown,

Katharine McPhee,

Kellie Pickler,

Kinnik Sky,

Lisa Tucker,

Mandisa,

Melissa McGhee,

Paris Bennett,

American Idol S5E18
Episode 18

Performance Show Males #3 (top 8)

The remaining 8 boys sing tonight for America. After the show, the viewers will vote for their favorites. Who will be back next week and who will go home?

Performing Tonight is:

Ace Young,

Bucky Covington,

Chris Daughtry,

Elliott Yamin,

Gedeon McKinney,

Kevin Covais,

Taylor Hicks,

Will Makar

American Idol S5E19
Episode 19

Top 12 Finalists Revealed

Top 12 Finalists to be Revealed in the most dramatic results show of the season, four more semifinalists – two boys and two girls – will go home, leaving the Top 12 Finalists to vie for the American Idol crown.

American Idol S5E20
Episode 20

Top 12 perform live

Tonight the Top 12 finalists perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. In this special two-hour show, contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week in the competiton.

Tonights Theme: Stevie Wonder Hits

Performing Tonight:

Katharine McPhee,

Kellie Pickler,

Lisa Tucker,

Mandisa,

Melissa McGhee,

Paris Bennett,

Ace Young,

Bucky Covington,

Chris Daughtry,

Elliott Yamin,

Kevin Covais,

and Taylor Hicks

American Idol S5E21
Episode 21

Top 12 Results

Last night, American Idol’s Top 12 sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Tonight, the finalist who received the lowest number of votes will be eliminated from the race for the American Idol title

American Idol S5E22
Episode 22

Top 11 perform live

Tonight the remaining 11 finalists perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s votes and surviving another week in the competition.

Tonights Theme is: Songs of the 50's

Performing Tonight:

Katharine McPhee,

Kellie Pickler,

Lisa Tucker,

Mandisa,

Paris Bennett,

Ace Young,

Bucky Covington,

Chris Daughtry,

Elliott Yamin,

Kevin Covais,

Taylor Hicks

American Idol S5E23
Episode 23

Top 11 Results

Last night, American Idol’s Top 11 sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Tonight, the finalist who received the lowest number of votes will be eliminated from the race for the American Idol title. The show started with an awesome perfomance by Barry Manilow. Following that, Ryan announced the bottom three,... and they are: Kevin, Lisa and Bucky.. After the break, we find Lisa to be safe while kevin and Bucky stand anxiously on stage...Eventually, we had to say goodbye to chicken little (kevin)...

well atleast he can say that this show has really changed his life

American Idol S5E24
Episode 24

Top 10 perform live

Tonight the Top 10 finalists will perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week in the competition.

This Weeks Theme is: songs of the 21st century

Performing Tonight is:

Lisa Tucker,

Kellie Pickler,

Ace Young,

Taylor Hicks,

Mandisa,

Chris Daughtry,

Katharine McPhee,

Bucky Covington,

Paris Bennett,

Elliott Yamin,

American Idol S5E25
Episode 25

Top 10 Results

Last night, the Top 10 Finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight live who will sing again next week and who will go home.

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Episode 26

Top 9 perform live

Tonight the Top 9 finalists will perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out tonight to the theme of country music in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week in the competition.

This Week's Theme is: Country Music

Performing Tonight is:

Katharine McPhee,

Kellie Pickler,

Mandisa,

Paris Bennett,

Ace Young,

Bucky Covington,

Chris Daughtry,

Elliott Yamin,

Taylor Hicks,

American Idol S5E27
Episode 27

Top 9 Results

Last night, the Top 9 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. The contestants will be grouped in bunches of three. One of the groups will be the bottom 3. The other 2 groups will be safe. Find out tonight live who will sing again next week and who will go home. The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition. Also Kenny Rogers will perform.

American Idol S5E28
Episode 28

Top 8 perform live

Tonight on American Idol the Top 8 finalists will perform live for the nation. The contestants will perform their hearts out to the theme of Queen in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week.

This Week's Theme is: Queen

Performing Tonight:

Katharine McPhee,

Kellie Pickler,

Paris Bennett,

Ace Young,

Bucky Covington,

Chris Daughtry,

Elliott Yamin, and

Taylor Hicks.

American Idol S5E29
Episode 29

Top 8 Results

Last night, the Top 8 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight live who will sing again next week and who will go home. The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition.

American Idol S5E30
Episode 30

Top 7 perform live

Tonight the Top 7 finalists will perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. The contestants will perform their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week.

Tonight's theme is: Songs from The Great American Songbook

Performing Tonight:

Katharine McPhee,

Kellie Pickler,

Paris Bennett,

Ace Young,

Chris Daughtry,

Elliott Yamin,

Taylor Hicks.

American Idol S5E31
Episode 31

Top 7 Results

Last night, the Top 7 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight live who will sing again next week and who will go home. The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition.

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Episode 32

Top 6 perform live

Tonight the Top 6 finalists will perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week.

This Weeks Theme is: Classic Love Songs

Performing Tonight:

Katharine McPhee,

Kellie Pickler,

Paris Bennett,

Chris Daughtry,

Elliott Yamin,

Taylor Hicks.

American Idol S5E33
Episode 33

Top 6 Results

Last night, the Top 6 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight live who will sing again next week and who will go home. The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition. There will also be a special performace by Andrea Bocelli.

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Episode 34

Top 5 perform live

Tonight the Top 5 finalists will perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week in the competition.

This Week's Theme is: songs from the year they were born & any song from this week’s Top 10 Billboard Charts.

Performing Tonight:

Katharine McPhee,

Paris Bennett,

Chris Daughtry,

Elliott Yamin,

Taylor Hicks.

American Idol S5E35
Episode 35

Top 5 Results

Last night, the Top 5 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight live who will be in the Final 4 and who will go home. The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition

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Episode 36

Top 4 perform live

Tonight the Top 4 finalists will perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week in the competition.

This Week's Theme is: Elvis Presley songs

Performing Tonight:

Katharine McPhee,

Chris Daughtry,

Elliott Yamin,

Taylor Hicks.

American Idol S5E37
Episode 37

Top 4 Results

Last night, the Top 4 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight live who will be in the Final 3 and who will go home. The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition

American Idol S5E38
Episode 38

Top 3 perform live

Tonight the Top 3 finalists will perform live for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. The contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and the coveted opportunity to compete in next week’s season finale. Each contestant will sing 3 songs

This Week's Theme is: one song of the contestant's choice, one song chosen by the Judges and one song chosen by legendary music producer Clive Davis.

Performing Tonight:

Katharine McPhee,

Elliott Yamin,

Taylor Hicks.

American Idol S5E39
Episode 39

Top 3 Results

TV’s hottest show revs up to a crescendo! Last night, the Top 3 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight live which two finalists will compete in next week’s exciting season finale. The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition

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Episode 40

Top 2 perform live

On tonight’s exciting performance show, the last of the season, Taylor Hicks & Katharine McPhee will battle it out live at the famed Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. One will be the next American Idol and one will go home.This Week's Theme is: Songs from previous episodes & Kat & Taylor's debut singles.Performing Tonight is:

Taylor Hicks

Katharine McPhee

American Idol S5E41
Episode 41

Season 5 Finale

The most anticipated night of the television season is here! Two finalists, one American Idol – find out tonight who America has chosen. The Top 12 reunite on the Kodak Theatre stage one last time before the newest American Idol is crowned.

And the winner is....... Taylor Hicks