American Idol: The Search for a Superstar

American Idol: The Search for a Superstar

2002 - 2016, Reality, Variety / Talent, Other
Judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban set themselves the task of identifying America's next singing superstar. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest
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Episode Guide

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Winner Announced (Season 14 Episode 30)
    Season 14 Episode 30:

    Winner Announced

    The winner is crowned; scheduled performers include Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr., Chris Brown, Echosmith, Fall Out Boy, Jamie Foxx, the Jacksons, Vance Joy, Ricky Martin, Michael McDonald, Janelle Monáe and New Kids On The Block.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 2 Perform (Season 14 Episode 29)
    Season 14 Episode 29:

    Top 2 Perform

    One finalist is sent home, leaving the final two to compete for the crown.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 3 Performances/Results (Season 14 Episode 28)
    Season 14 Episode 28:

    Top 3 Performances/Results

    One contestant is sent home, leaving three to battle to become the next American Idol; mentor Scott Borchetta; Martina McBride performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 4 Perform (Season 14 Episode 27)
    Season 14 Episode 27:

    Top 4 Perform

    The top four finalists are announced and perform two songs; Scott Borchetta mentors; Harry Connick Jr. performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 5 Perform (Season 14 Episode 26)
    Season 14 Episode 26:

    Top 5 Perform

    The finalists perform on Arena Anthems night; a contestant is eliminated from the competition.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top Six Perform (Season 14 Episode 25)
    Season 14 Episode 25:

    Top Six Perform

    The top six finalists perform American classics; mentor Scott Borchetta.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 7 Perform (Season 14 Episode 24)
    Season 14 Episode 24:

    Top 7 Perform

    The top seven perform; mentors Florida Georgia Line perform; performances by Jason Derulo and Iggy Azalea with Jennifer Hudson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 8 Perform (Season 14 Episode 23)
    Season 14 Episode 23:

    Top 8 Perform

    The top eight perform for the judges; elimination; Kelly Clarkson performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 9 Perform (Season 14 Episode 22)
    Season 14 Episode 22:

    Top 9 Perform

    The contestants perform for the judges; two singers are eliminated; Boy George performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 10 Performance/ Results (Season 14 Episode 21)
    Season 14 Episode 21:

    Top 10 Performance/ Results

    Elimination; the top 10 contestants perform; Jennifer Lopez performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 12 Perform (Season 14 Episode 20)
    Season 14 Episode 20:

    Top 12 Perform

    The top 12 finalists take to the stage and perform for the judges -- and America's vote.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 12 Revealed (Season 14 Episode 19)
    Season 14 Episode 19:

    Top 12 Revealed

    The top 12 finalists are announced.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 8 Girls Perform (Season 14 Episode 18)
    Season 14 Episode 18:

    Top 8 Girls Perform

    The top eight girls perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 8 Guys Perform (Season 14 Episode 17)
    Season 14 Episode 17:

    Top 8 Guys Perform

    The top eight guys perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Showcase No. 2 (Season 14 Episode 14)
    Season 14 Episode 14:

    Showcase No. 2

    The final performances take place at the House of Blues; the judges finish selecting the top 24 contestants.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Showcase No. 1 (Season 14 Episode 13)
    Season 14 Episode 13:

    Showcase No. 1

    The contestants perform in a showcase at the House of Blues; some of the contestants learn their fate.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Hollywood Week No. 4 (Season 14 Episode 12)
    Season 14 Episode 12:

    Hollywood Week No. 4

    The judges reveal who will move on to the Top 48.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Hollywood Week No. 3 (Season 14 Episode 11)
    Season 14 Episode 11:

    Hollywood Week No. 3

    The contestants perform solos one last time before the next round of eliminations.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Hollywood Week No. 2 (Season 14 Episode 10)
    Season 14 Episode 10:

    Hollywood Week No. 2

    The singers perform in hope of advancing to the next stage.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Hollywood Week No. 1 (Season 14 Episode 9)
    Season 14 Episode 9:

    Hollywood Week No. 1

    The singers perform in hope of advancing to the next round.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 8 (Season 14 Episode 8)
    Season 14 Episode 8:

    Auditions No. 8

    Another round of hopefuls try to impress the judges as auditions continue.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 7 (Season 14 Episode 7)
    Season 14 Episode 7:

    Auditions No. 7

    Another round of hopefuls try to impress the judges as auditions continue.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 6 (Season 14 Episode 6)
    Season 14 Episode 6:

    Auditions No. 6

    The auditions continue as more vocalists try to impress the judges in hope of making it to the next round.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 5 (Season 14 Episode 5)
    Season 14 Episode 5:

    Auditions No. 5

    Another round of vocalists audition for the judges in hope of making it to the next round.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 4 (Season 14 Episode 4)
    Season 14 Episode 4:

    Auditions No. 4

    Vocalists in New York -- the hometown of judge Jennifer Lopez -- audition in hope of making it to the next round; guest judge Adam Lambert.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 3 (Season 14 Episode 3)
    Season 14 Episode 3:

    Auditions No. 3

    Vocalists in Kansas City, Mo., audition for the judges in hope of making it to the next round.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 2 (Season 14 Episode 2)
    Season 14 Episode 2:

    Auditions No. 2

    Hopefuls try to impress the judges as auditions continue.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 1 (Season 14 Episode 1)
    Season 14 Episode 1:

    Auditions No. 1

    Hopefuls from Nashville, Tenn., audition for the judges.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Winner Chosen (Season 13 Episode 39)
    Season 13 Episode 39:

    Winner Chosen

    The top finalists reunite; the winner is revealed; performances from Lady Antebellum, Aloe Blacc, KISS, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Jason Mraz, Jennifer Nettles, Paramore, Phillip Phillips and Darius Rucker.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Two Finalists Compete (Season 13 Episode 38)
    Season 13 Episode 38:

    Two Finalists Compete

    The top two finalists perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 1 of 3 Voted Off (Season 13 Episode 37)
    Season 13 Episode 37:

    1 of 3 Voted Off

    A finalist is sent home.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 3 Finalists Compete (Season 13 Episode 36)
    Season 13 Episode 36:

    3 Finalists Compete

    In the 500th episode, the top three finalists perform, including one song selected by mentor Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 1 of 4 Voted Off (Season 13 Episode 35)
    Season 13 Episode 35:

    1 of 4 Voted Off

    A contestant is sent home.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 4 Finalists Perform (Season 13 Episode 34)
    Season 13 Episode 34:

    4 Finalists Perform

    The four remaining finalists perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Results Show: 1 of 5 Voted Off (Season 13 Episode 33)
    Season 13 Episode 33:

    Results Show: 1 of 5 Voted Off

    A finalist is eliminated; Keith Urban performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 5 Finalists Perform (Season 13 Episode 32)
    Season 13 Episode 32:

    5 Finalists Perform

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

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Results Show: 1 of 6 Voted Off (Season 13 Episode 31)
    Season 13 Episode 31:

    Results Show: 1 of 6 Voted Off

    A finalist is eliminated.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 6 Finalists Perform (Season 13 Episode 30)
    Season 13 Episode 30:

    Top 6 Finalists Perform

    The six finalists perform a country song and a rock 'n' roll song for the judges.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Results Show (Season 13 Episode 29)
    Season 13 Episode 29:

    Results Show

    A finalist is eliminated.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Finalists Perform (Season 13 Episode 28)
    Season 13 Episode 28:

    Finalists Perform

    The finalists perform songs selected by their competitors.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Results Show (Season 13 Episode 27)
    Season 13 Episode 27:

    Results Show

    The finalists face elimination.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 7 Finalists Perform (Season 13 Episode 26)
    Season 13 Episode 26:

    7 Finalists Perform

    The finalists perform songs from the '80s for the judges.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Results Show (Season 13 Episode 25)
    Season 13 Episode 25:

    Results Show

    One contestant is voted off; Daughtry performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 8 Finalists Perform (Season 13 Episode 24)
    Season 13 Episode 24:

    8 Finalists Perform

    Finalists perform the song they first auditioned with.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Results Show (Season 13 Episode 23)
    Season 13 Episode 23:

    Results Show

    Contestants face elimination; Janelle Monáe performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 9 Finalists Perform (Season 13 Episode 22)
    Season 13 Episode 22:

    9 Finalists Perform

    The finalists perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Results Show (Season 13 Episode 21)
    Season 13 Episode 21:

    Results Show

    Contestants face elimination; Jennifer Lopez performs; Royal Teeth performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 10 Finalists Perform (Season 13 Episode 20)
    Season 13 Episode 20:

    10 Finalists Perform

    The finalists perform top 10 songs from 2010 to present.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Results Show (Season 13 Episode 19)
    Season 13 Episode 19:

    Results Show

    The contestants face elimination; Harry Connick Jr. performs; Mali Music performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 11 Finalists Perform (Season 13 Episode 18)
    Season 13 Episode 18:

    11 Finalists Perform

    Eleven finalists perform songs from their favorite movies.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Results Show (Season 13 Episode 17)
    Season 13 Episode 17:

    Results Show

    The contestants face elimination; Phillip Phillips performs; Kodaline performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 12 Finalists Perform (Season 13 Episode 16)
    Season 13 Episode 16:

    12 Finalists Perform

    The dozen remaining finalists perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Results Show (Season 13 Episode 15)
    Season 13 Episode 15:

    Results Show

    The singers face elimination; Candice Glover performs; Jake Bugg performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 13 Finalists Perform (Season 13 Episode 14)
    Season 13 Episode 14:

    13 Finalists Perform

    The 13 finalists perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Results Show (Season 13 Episode 13)
    Season 13 Episode 13:

    Results Show

    The top 13 finalists are revealed.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 15 Boys Perform (Season 13 Episode 12)
    Season 13 Episode 12:

    15 Boys Perform

    The male singers perform; behind-the-scenes footage.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 15 Girls Perform (Season 13 Episode 11)
    Season 13 Episode 11:

    15 Girls Perform

    Fifteen female singers perform; Randy Jackson returns as the in-house mentor; behind-the-scenes footage.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Hollywood Round, Week No. 3 (Season 13 Episode 10)
    Season 13 Episode 10:

    Hollywood Round, Week No. 3

    Following more performances, the top semifinalists are announced.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Hollywood Round, Week No. 2 (Season 13 Episode 9)
    Season 13 Episode 9:

    Hollywood Round, Week No. 2

    Group and solo performances in Los Angeles.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Hollywood Round, Week No. 1 (Season 13 Episode 8)
    Season 13 Episode 8:

    Hollywood Round, Week No. 1

    Solo and group performances in Los Angeles.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Hollywood or Home Round (Season 13 Episode 7)
    Season 13 Episode 7:

    Hollywood or Home Round

    Upon their arrival in Hollywood, the contestants must perform for the judges; contestants who don't make the cut are sent back home.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 6 (Season 13 Episode 6)
    Season 13 Episode 6:

    Auditions No. 6

    Hopefuls audition in Omaha, Neb.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 5 (Season 13 Episode 5)
    Season 13 Episode 5:

    Auditions No. 5

    Hopefuls audition in Salt Lake City.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 4 (Season 13 Episode 4)
    Season 13 Episode 4:

    Auditions No. 4

    Hopefuls perform for the judges.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Detroit Auditions (Season 13 Episode 3)
    Season 13 Episode 3:

    Detroit Auditions

    Hopefuls perform for the judges.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Austin/San Francisco Auditions (Season 13 Episode 2)
    Season 13 Episode 2:

    Austin/San Francisco Auditions

    Hopefuls audition in Austin, Texas and San Francisco.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Boston/Austin Audtitions (Season 13 Episode 1)
    Season 13 Episode 1:

    Boston/Austin Audtitions

    Hopefuls in Austin, Texas, and Boston audition for the judges.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Winner Announced (Season 12 Episode 37)
    Season 12 Episode 37:

    Winner Announced

    Ryan Seacrest announces the winner.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Two Finalists Compete (Season 12 Episode 36)
    Season 12 Episode 36:

    Two Finalists Compete

    The finalists perform for the judges; performances by Phillip Phillips and Carly Rae Jepsen.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Results Show (Season 12 Episode 35)
    Season 12 Episode 35:

    Results Show

    Contestants face elimination; Alicia Keys performs; Lauren Alaina performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Semi-Finalists Compete (Season 12 Episode 34)
    Season 12 Episode 34:

    Semi-Finalists Compete

    The finalists visit their hometowns and perform three songs for the judges.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Results Show (Season 12 Episode 33)
    Season 12 Episode 33:

    Results Show

    Contestants face elimination; David Cook performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Finalists Compete (Season 12 Episode 32)
    Season 12 Episode 32:

    Finalists Compete

    Finalists perform for the judges.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Results Show (Season 12 Episode 31)
    Season 12 Episode 31:

    Results Show

    The contestants face elimination.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Finalists Compete (Season 12 Episode 30)
    Season 12 Episode 30:

    Finalists Compete

    The finalists perform for the judges.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Results Show (Season 12 Episode 29)
    Season 12 Episode 29:

    Results Show

    Contestants face elimination; Fantasia performs; Clay Aiken performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Finalists Compete (Season 12 Episode 28)
    Season 12 Episode 28:

    Finalists Compete

    The remaining finalists perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Results Show (Season 12 Episode 27)
    Season 12 Episode 27:

    Results Show

    Contestants face elimination; Kelly Clarkson performs; Scotty McCreery performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Finalists Compete (Season 12 Episode 26)
    Season 12 Episode 26:

    Finalists Compete

    The finalists perform for the judges.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Finalists Compete (Season 12 Episode 24)
    Season 12 Episode 24:

    Finalists Compete

    The remaining finalists perform classic rock songs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Results Show (Season 12 Episode 23)
    Season 12 Episode 23:

    Results Show

    The contestants face elimination; OneRepublic and Katharine McPhee perform; Colton Dixon performs; Keith Urban performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Finalists Compete (Season 12 Episode 22)
    Season 12 Episode 22:

    Finalists Compete

    The finalists perform music from Detroit for the judges.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Results Show (Season 12 Episode 21)
    Season 12 Episode 21:

    Results Show

    Contestants face elimination; performances by Ne-Yo and Jessica Sanchez, and Casey Abrams.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Finalists Compete (Season 12 Episode 20)
    Season 12 Episode 20:

    Finalists Compete

    Finalists perform John Lennon and Paul McCartney songs for the judges.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Results Show (Season 12 Episode 19)
    Season 12 Episode 19:

    Results Show

    Phillip Phillips performs; Bon Jovi performs; one finalist is sent home.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 10 Perform -- Live (Season 12 Episode 18)
    Season 12 Episode 18:

    Top 10 Perform -- Live

    The top-10 finalists perform songs that have been performed by previous winners.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Finalists Announced (Season 12 Episode 17)
    Season 12 Episode 17:

    Finalists Announced

    The top ten finalists are revealed.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 2nd 10 Semifinalists Perform - LIVE (Season 12 Episode 16)
    Season 12 Episode 16:

    2nd 10 Semifinalists Perform - LIVE

    The female semifinalists perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 1st 10 Semifinalists Perform - LIVE (Season 12 Episode 15)
    Season 12 Episode 15:

    1st 10 Semifinalists Perform - LIVE

    The female semifinalists perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Semifinalist Round, Part 4 (Season 12 Episode 14)
    Season 12 Episode 14:

    Semifinalist Round, Part 4

    Ten more male singers perform; the top twenty are announced.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Semifinalist Round, Part 3 (Season 12 Episode 13)
    Season 12 Episode 13:

    Semifinalist Round, Part 3

    Ten more female singers perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Semifinalist Round, Part 2 -- Guys Perform (Season 12 Episode 12)
    Season 12 Episode 12:

    Semifinalist Round, Part 2 -- Guys Perform

    Ten male singers perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Semifinalist Round, Part 1 -- Girls Perform (Season 12 Episode 11)
    Season 12 Episode 11:

    Semifinalist Round, Part 1 -- Girls Perform

    Ten female singers perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Hollywood Week, Part 4 (Season 12 Episode 10)
    Season 12 Episode 10:

    Hollywood Week, Part 4

    Female contestants try to make it to the semifinals; the top 40 contestants are revealed.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Hollywood Week, Part 3 (Season 12 Episode 9)
    Season 12 Episode 9:

    Hollywood Week, Part 3

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

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Hollywood Week, Part 2 (Season 12 Episode 8)
    Season 12 Episode 8:

    Hollywood Week, Part 2

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

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Hollywood Week, Part 1 (Season 12 Episode 7)
    Season 12 Episode 7:

    Hollywood Week, Part 1

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 6 (Season 12 Episode 6)
    Season 12 Episode 6:

    Auditions No. 6

    Auditions continue.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 5 (Season 12 Episode 5)
    Season 12 Episode 5:

    Auditions No. 5

    Auditions continue.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 4 (Season 12 Episode 4)
    Season 12 Episode 4:

    Auditions No. 4

    Auditions continue.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 3 (Season 12 Episode 3)
    Season 12 Episode 3:

    Auditions No. 3

    Auditions continue.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 2 (Season 12 Episode 2)
    Season 12 Episode 2:

    Auditions No. 2

    Hopefuls perform for the judges in Chicago.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 1 (Season 12 Episode 1)
    Season 12 Episode 1:

    Auditions No. 1

    Hopefuls perform for the judges in New York.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Hollywood Round (Season 12 Episode 7/8)
    Season 12 Episode 7/8:

    Hollywood Round

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

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Winner Announced (Season 11 Episode 40)
    Season 11 Episode 40:

    Winner Announced

    The top 12 reunite on stage; Ryan Seacrest announces the winner; Rihanna performs; Scotty McCreery performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Performance Show (Season 11 Episode 39)
    Season 11 Episode 39:

    Performance Show

    The two finalists perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Results Show (Season 11 Episode 38)
    Season 11 Episode 38:

    Results Show

    The finalists are revealed; Lisa Marie Presley performs; Adam Lambert performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Finalists Compete (Season 11 Episode 37)
    Season 11 Episode 37:

    Finalists Compete

    The finalists visit their hometowns and perform for the judges.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Results Show (Season 11 Episode 36)
    Season 11 Episode 36:

    Results Show

    The contestants face elimination; Jennifer Lopez performs; David Cook performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Performance Show (Season 11 Episode 35)
    Season 11 Episode 35:

    Performance Show

    The finalists perform for the judges.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 1 Voted Off (Season 11 Episode 34)
    Season 11 Episode 34:

    1 Voted Off

    A finalist is eliminated; performances by Carrie Underwood and Coldplay.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Finalists Compete (Season 11 Episode 33)
    Season 11 Episode 33:

    Finalists Compete

    The finalists perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 1 Voted Off (Season 11 Episode 32)
    Season 11 Episode 32:

    1 Voted Off

    Contestants face elimination; Katy Perry performs; The Queen Extravaganza performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Finalists Compete (Season 11 Episode 31)
    Season 11 Episode 31:

    Finalists Compete

    The finalists perform for the judges; original Queen band members Brian May and Roger Taylor perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 1 Voted Off (Season 11 Episode 30)
    Season 11 Episode 30:

    1 Voted Off

    The finalists face elimination; LMFAO and Kris Allen perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Finalists Compete (Season 11 Episode 29)
    Season 11 Episode 29:

    Finalists Compete

    The remaining finalists perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 1 Voted Off (Season 11 Episode 28)
    Season 11 Episode 28:

    1 Voted Off

    The finalists face elimination; Jennifer Hudson, Ne-Yo and Rick Ross perform; James Durbin performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Finalists Compete (Season 11 Episode 27)
    Season 11 Episode 27:

    Finalists Compete

    The remaining finalists perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 1 Voted Off (Season 11 Episode 26)
    Season 11 Episode 26:

    1 Voted Off

    Contestants face elimination; The Wanted performs; Jennifer Lopez premieres her new music video.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Finalists Compete (Season 11 Episode 25)
    Season 11 Episode 25:

    Finalists Compete

    The finalists perform songs from the 1980s.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 1 of 9 Voted Off (Season 11 Episode 24)
    Season 11 Episode 24:

    1 of 9 Voted Off

    The contestants face elimination; performances by Nicki Minaj and Scotty McCreery.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 9 Finalists Compete (Season 11 Episode 23)
    Season 11 Episode 23:

    9 Finalists Compete

    The 10 finalists perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 1 of 10 Voted off (Season 11 Episode 22)
    Season 11 Episode 22:

    1 of 10 Voted off

    The contestants face elimination; performances by Lana Del Rey and Haley Reinhart.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 10 Finalists Compete (Season 11 Episode 21)
    Season 11 Episode 21:

    10 Finalists Compete

    The 10 remaining finalists perform Billy Joel songs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 1 Voted Off (Season 11 Episode 20)
    Season 11 Episode 20:

    1 Voted Off

    Contestants face elimination; performances by Demi Lovato and Daughtry.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Finalists Compete (Season 11 Episode 19)
    Season 11 Episode 19:

    Finalists Compete

    The finalists perform for the judges.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 1 Voted Off (Season 11 Episode 18)
    Season 11 Episode 18:

    1 Voted Off

    The contestants face elimination; performances by Mary J. Blige and Lauren Alaina.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Finalists Compete (Season 11 Episode 17)
    Season 11 Episode 17:

    Finalists Compete

    Mary J. Blige mentors the singers; the finalists perform songs by Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Finalists Chosen (Season 11 Episode 16)
    Season 11 Episode 16:

    Finalists Chosen

    America's votes reveal the first set of finalists; the remaining hopefuls perform for the judges in hope of being chosen as a finalist.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Semifinalist Girls Perform (Season 11 Episode 15)
    Season 11 Episode 15:

    Semifinalist Girls Perform

    The female semifinalists perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Semifinalist Boys Perform (Season 11 Episode 14)
    Season 11 Episode 14:

    Semifinalist Boys Perform

    The male semifinalists perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Final Judgment, Part 2 (Season 11 Episode 13)
    Season 11 Episode 13:

    Final Judgment, Part 2

    Semifinalists are announced.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Final Judgment, Part 1 (Season 11 Episode 12)
    Season 11 Episode 12:

    Final Judgment, Part 1

    Hopefuls perform for the judges; the first group of semifinalists is announced.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Hollywood Round, Part 3 (Season 11 Episode 11)
    Season 11 Episode 11:

    Hollywood Round, Part 3

    The judges continue to narrow down the contestants.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Hollywood Round, Part 2 (Season 11 Episode 10)
    Season 11 Episode 10:

    Hollywood Round, Part 2

    Contestants vie for a spot in the next round.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Hollywood Round, Part 1 (Season 11 Episode 9)
    Season 11 Episode 9:

    Hollywood Round, Part 1

    Hopeful contestants in Hollywood try to advance to the next round.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 8 (Season 11 Episode 8)
    Season 11 Episode 8:

    Auditions No. 8

    Vocalists compete for a spot in the semifinals.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 7: St. Louis (Season 11 Episode 7)
    Season 11 Episode 7:

    Auditions No. 7: St. Louis

    Hopeful vocalists in St. Louis audition for the judges; the world premiere of Madonna's new music video.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 6: Portland, Ore. (Season 11 Episode 6)
    Season 11 Episode 6:

    Auditions No. 6: Portland, Ore.

    Hopefuls in Portland, Ore., perform for the judges.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 5: Galveston, Texas (Season 11 Episode 5)
    Season 11 Episode 5:

    Auditions No. 5: Galveston, Texas

    Hopefuls in Galveston, Texas, perform for the judges.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 4: Aspen (Season 11 Episode 4)
    Season 11 Episode 4:

    Auditions No. 4: Aspen

    Hopefuls in Aspen perform for the judges.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 3: San Diego (Season 11 Episode 3)
    Season 11 Episode 3:

    Auditions No. 3: San Diego

    Hopefuls perform for the judges in San Diego.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 2: Pittsburgh (Season 11 Episode 2)
    Season 11 Episode 2:

    Auditions No. 2: Pittsburgh

    Hopefuls perform for the judges.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 1: Savannah (Season 11 Episode 1)
    Season 11 Episode 1:

    Auditions No. 1: Savannah

    Hopefuls perform for the judges in Savannah, Ga.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Winner Announced (Season 10 Episode 40)
    Season 10 Episode 40:

    Winner Announced

    The top-13 finalists reunite on stage; the winner is announced.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Two Finalists Compete (Season 10 Episode 39)
    Season 10 Episode 39:

    Two Finalists Compete

    The remaining two finalists perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - One of Three Voted Off (Season 10 Episode 38)
    Season 10 Episode 38:

    One of Three Voted Off

    A finalist is sent home; Il Volo performs; Nicole Scherzinger and 50 Cent perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Three Finalists Compete (Season 10 Episode 37)
    Season 10 Episode 37:

    Three Finalists Compete

    The finalists each perform three songs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - One of Four Voted Off (Season 10 Episode 36)
    Season 10 Episode 36:

    One of Four Voted Off

    A finalist is sent home; premiere of the video for Steven Tyler's '(It) Feels so Good'; Jordin Sparks performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Four Finalists Compete (Season 10 Episode 35)
    Season 10 Episode 35:

    Four Finalists Compete

    The remaining contestants perform the songs of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; Lady Gaga mentors the finalists.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - One of Five Voted Off (Season 10 Episode 34)
    Season 10 Episode 34:

    One of Five Voted Off

    A finalist is sent home; Jennifer Lopez performs with Pitbull; Lady Antebellum performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Five Finalists Compete (Season 10 Episode 33)
    Season 10 Episode 33:

    Five Finalists Compete

    The finalists each perform a current song and one from the 1960s.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - One of Six Voted Off (Season 10 Episode 32)
    Season 10 Episode 32:

    One of Six Voted Off

    A contestant is eliminated; performances by Crystal Bowersox and Bruno Mars.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Six Finalists Compete (Season 10 Episode 31)
    Season 10 Episode 31:

    Six Finalists Compete

    The six remaining contestants perform the songs of Carole King.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - One of Seven Voted Off (Season 10 Episode 30)
    Season 10 Episode 30:

    One of Seven Voted Off

    A contestant is eliminated; David Cook performs; Katy Perry performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Seven Finalists Compete (Season 10 Episode 29)
    Season 10 Episode 29:

    Seven Finalists Compete

    The remaining contestants perform songs from the 21st century.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - One of Eight Voted Off (Season 10 Episode 28)
    Season 10 Episode 28:

    One of Eight Voted Off

    A contestant is eliminated; Rihanna performs; Kelly Clarkson and Jason Aldean perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Eight Finalists Compete (Season 10 Episode 27)
    Season 10 Episode 27:

    Eight Finalists Compete

    The eight remaining contestants perform songs from movies.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - One of Nine Voted Off (Season 10 Episode 26)
    Season 10 Episode 26:

    One of Nine Voted Off

    A contestant is eliminated; Constantine Maroulis performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Nine Finalists Compete (Season 10 Episode 25)
    Season 10 Episode 25:

    Nine Finalists Compete

    The contestants perform songs from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, accompanied by guitarist Jeff Beck.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Two of 11 Voted Off (Season 10 Episode 23)
    Season 10 Episode 23:

    Two of 11 Voted Off

    Two contestants are eliminated; performances by will.i.am, Jamie Foxx and Fantasia.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Eleven Finalists Compete Again (Season 10 Episode 22)
    Season 10 Episode 22:

    Eleven Finalists Compete Again

    The finalists perform songs by Elton John.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - One of 11 Voted Off (Season 10 Episode 21)
    Season 10 Episode 21:

    One of 11 Voted Off

    A contestant is eliminated; performances by Jennifer Hudson and Sugarland.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Eleven Finalists Compete (Season 10 Episode 20)
    Season 10 Episode 20:

    Eleven Finalists Compete

    The 11 finalists perform classic Motown songs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - One Voted Off (Season 10 Episode 19)
    Season 10 Episode 19:

    One Voted Off

    The Black Eyed Peas perform; Lee DeWyze performs; a contestant is eliminated.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Finalists Compete (Season 10 Episode 18)
    Season 10 Episode 18:

    Finalists Compete

    The finalists perform in hope of impressing the judges and the nation.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - One Voted Off (Season 10 Episode 17)
    Season 10 Episode 17:

    One Voted Off

    A contestant is sent home.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Finalists Compete (Season 10 Episode 16)
    Season 10 Episode 16:

    Finalists Compete

    Finalists perform live for the first time.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Finalists Chosen (Season 10 Episode 15)
    Season 10 Episode 15:

    Finalists Chosen

    The judges make their wild-card picks, rounding out the list of finalists; Jennifer Lopez's latest music video is revealed.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 12 Girls Perform (Season 10 Episode 14)
    Season 10 Episode 14:

    Top 12 Girls Perform

    The female semifinalists perform in hope of advancing to the next round.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 12 Boys Perform (Season 10 Episode 13)
    Season 10 Episode 13:

    Top 12 Boys Perform

    The male semifinalists perform in hope of advancing to the next round.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 24 Chosen (Season 10 Episode 12)
    Season 10 Episode 12:

    Top 24 Chosen

    The judges reveal the 19 remaining semifinalists.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Las Vegas Round (Season 10 Episode 11)
    Season 10 Episode 11:

    Las Vegas Round

    Contestants perform songs by the Beatles in Las Vegas.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Hollywood Round, Part 3 (Season 10 Episode 10)
    Season 10 Episode 10:

    Hollywood Round, Part 3

    Auditions continue in Hollywood.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Hollywood Round, Part 2 (Season 10 Episode 9)
    Season 10 Episode 9:

    Hollywood Round, Part 2

    Auditions continue in Hollywood.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Hollywood Round, Part 1 (Season 10 Episode 8)
    Season 10 Episode 8:

    Hollywood Round, Part 1

    Auditions continue in Hollywood.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 7 (Season 10 Episode 7)
    Season 10 Episode 7:

    Auditions No. 7

    Auditions continue.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 6 (Season 10 Episode 6)
    Season 10 Episode 6:

    Auditions No. 6

    Hopefuls perform for the judges.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 5 (Season 10 Episode 5)
    Season 10 Episode 5:

    Auditions No. 5

    Hopefuls perform for the judges.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 4 (Season 10 Episode 4)
    Season 10 Episode 4:

    Auditions No. 4

    Hopefuls perform for the judges.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 3 (Season 10 Episode 3)
    Season 10 Episode 3:

    Auditions No. 3

    Hopefuls perform for the judges.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 2: New Orleans (Season 10 Episode 2)
    Season 10 Episode 2:

    Auditions No. 2: New Orleans

    Hopefuls perform for the judges.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 1: New York/New Jersey (Season 10 Episode 1)
    Season 10 Episode 1:

    Auditions No. 1: New York/New Jersey

    Hopefuls perform for the judges.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 2 Finalists (Season 9 Episode 43)
    Season 9 Episode 43:

    2 Finalists

    Travis Garland performs; Justin Bieber performs; after one contestant is eliminated, the top two finalists are revealed.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 2 Results (Season 9 Episode 42)
    Season 9 Episode 42:

    Top 2 Results

    The top three finalists each perform two songs, one of their choosing and the other chosen by the judges.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 3 Results (Season 9 Episode 40)
    Season 9 Episode 40:

    Top 3 Results

    Daughtry performs; Bon Jovi performs; another contestant is eliminated, leaving three finalists.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 4 Finalists (Season 9 Episode 39)
    Season 9 Episode 39:

    4 Finalists

    Jamie Foxx mentors the final four singers as they prepare to sing songs from movies.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 4 Results (Season 9 Episode 38)
    Season 9 Episode 38:

    Top 4 Results

    The five finalists perform as a group; Harry Connick Jr. performs; Lady Gaga performs; another contestant is eliminated.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 5 Finalists (Season 9 Episode 37)
    Season 9 Episode 37:

    5 Finalists

    The final five singers perform Frank Sinatra songs; Harry Connick Jr. is the mentor.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 5 Results (Season 9 Episode 36)
    Season 9 Episode 36:

    Top 5 Results

    One contestant is eliminated; Lady Antebellum performs; Rascal Flatts perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 6 Results (Season 9 Episode 34)
    Season 9 Episode 34:

    Top 6 Results

    The six remaining finalists perform Shania Twain songs after being mentored by the singer.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 7 Finalists (Season 9 Episode 33)
    Season 9 Episode 33:

    7 Finalists

    The seven remaining finalists perform inspirational songs after being mentored by Alicia Keys.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 7 Results (Season 9 Episode 32)
    Season 9 Episode 32:

    Top 7 Results

    Adam Lambert performs; two contestants are eliminated.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 8 Finalists (Season 9 Episode 31)
    Season 9 Episode 31:

    8 Finalists

    The remaining nine finalists perform; former 'American Idol' runner-up Adam Lambert mentors the contestants.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 8 Results (Season 9 Episode 30)
    Season 9 Episode 30:

    Top 8 Results

    Rihanna performs; another contestant is eliminated.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 9 Finalists (Season 9 Episode 29)
    Season 9 Episode 29:

    9 Finalists

    The nine remaining singers perform songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 9 Results (Season 9 Episode 28)
    Season 9 Episode 28:

    Top 9 Results

    Usher performs; another contestant is eliminated.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 10 Finalists (Season 9 Episode 27)
    Season 9 Episode 27:

    10 Finalists

    R&B singer Usher mentors the 10 finalists as they prepare to perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 10 Results (Season 9 Episode 26)
    Season 9 Episode 26:

    Top 10 Results

    Miley Cyrus performs; Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato perform; another contestant is eliminated.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 11 Finalists (Season 9 Episode 25)
    Season 9 Episode 25:

    11 Finalists

    Mentor Miley Cyrus helps the 11 remaining contestants prepare for their performances.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 11 Results (Season 9 Episode 24)
    Season 9 Episode 24:

    Top 11 Results

    Ke$ha performs; Orianthi performs; a contestant is eliminated.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 12 Finalists (Season 9 Episode 23)
    Season 9 Episode 23:

    12 Finalists

    The 12 finalists perform songs by the Rolling Stones.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 12 Results (Season 9 Episode 22)
    Season 9 Episode 22:

    Top 12 Results

    Scott MacIntyre and Matt Giraud perform; four contestants are eliminated; the top 12 finalists are revealed.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 8 Boys (Season 9 Episode 21)
    Season 9 Episode 21:

    8 Boys

    The top eight male semifinalists perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 8 Girls (Season 9 Episode 20)
    Season 9 Episode 20:

    8 Girls

    The top eight female semifinalists perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 16 Results (Season 9 Episode 19)
    Season 9 Episode 19:

    Top 16 Results

    Four contestants are eliminated; Danny Gokey performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 10 Boys (Season 9 Episode 18)
    Season 9 Episode 18:

    10 Boys

    The top 10 female semifinalists perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 10 Girls (Season 9 Episode 17)
    Season 9 Episode 17:

    10 Girls

    The top 10 female semifinalists perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 20 Results (Season 9 Episode 16)
    Season 9 Episode 16:

    Top 20 Results

    Four contestants are eliminated; Kris Allen performs and shares footage of his recent trip to Haiti; Allison Iraheta performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 12 Boys (Season 9 Episode 15)
    Season 9 Episode 15:

    12 Boys

    The top 12 male semifinalists perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - 12 Girls (Season 9 Episode 14)
    Season 9 Episode 14:

    12 Girls

    The top 12 female semifinalists perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Hollywood 4 (Season 9 Episode 13)
    Season 9 Episode 13:

    Hollywood 4

    Part four of the Hollywood round; the remaining 24 semifinalists are announced.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Hollywood 1 (Season 9 Episode 10)
    Season 9 Episode 10:

    Hollywood 1

    Part one of the Hollywood round.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Final Auditions (Season 9 Episode 8)
    Season 9 Episode 8:

    Final Auditions

    The final auditions before the Hollywood round.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 7 (Season 9 Episode 7)
    Season 9 Episode 7:

    EPISODE: 7

    Auditions continue in Denver.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Dallas (Season 9 Episode 6)
    Season 9 Episode 6:

    Dallas

    Auditions continue in Dallas; Neil Patrick Harris and Joe Jonas act as guest judges.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 296 (Season 9 Episode 5)
    Season 9 Episode 5:

    EPISODE: 296

    Auditions continue in Los Angeles; Avril Lavigne and Katy Perry act as guest judges.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Orlando (Season 9 Episode 4)
    Season 9 Episode 4:

    Orlando

    Auditions continue in Orlando, Fla.; Kristin Chenoweth serves as a guest judge.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Chicago (Season 9 Episode 3)
    Season 9 Episode 3:

    Chicago

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

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Atlanta (Season 9 Episode 2)
    Season 9 Episode 2:

    Atlanta

    Auditions continue as hopefuls perform for the judges in Atlanta.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Season 9 Auditions (Season 9 Episode 1/2)
    Season 9 Episode 1/2:

    Season 9 Auditions

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

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 39 (Season 8 Episode 39)
    Season 8 Episode 39:

    EPISODE: 39

    One contestant is eliminated; Katy Perry performs; former 'American Idol' winner Jordin Sparks performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 38 (Season 8 Episode 38)
    Season 8 Episode 38:

    EPISODE: 38

    One contestant is eliminated; No Doubt performs; Daughtry performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 37 (Season 8 Episode 37)
    Season 8 Episode 37:

    EPISODE: 37

    The remaining finalists perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 36 (Season 8 Episode 36)
    Season 8 Episode 36:

    EPISODE: 36

    The remaining three finalists perform two songs each - a personal selection and a song chosen by the judges.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 35 (Season 8 Episode 35)
    Season 8 Episode 35:

    EPISODE: 35

    The remaining finalists perform; guitarist Slash mentors the contestants as they prepare rock songs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 34 (Season 8 Episode 34)
    Season 8 Episode 34:

    EPISODE: 34

    One contestant is faced with elimination; former 'American Idol' winner Taylor Hicks performs a song from his latest album.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 33 (Season 8 Episode 33)
    Season 8 Episode 33:

    EPISODE: 33

    The remaining contestants perform standards made famous by members of the Rat Pack.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 32 (Season 8 Episode 32)
    Season 8 Episode 32:

    EPISODE: 32

    Two contestants are eliminated; former contestant David Archuleta performs; disco stars Harry Wayne Casey (KC and the Sunshine Band), Thelma Houston and Freda Payne perform a medley of their hits.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 31 (Season 8 Episode 31)
    Season 8 Episode 31:

    EPISODE: 31

    The remaining contestants perform songs of the disco era.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 30 (Season 8 Episode 30)
    Season 8 Episode 30:

    EPISODE: 30

    A contestant faces elimination; former 'American Idol' contestant Jennifer Hudson performs; Miley Cyrus performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 29 (Season 8 Episode 29)
    Season 8 Episode 29:

    EPISODE: 29

    Director Quentin Tarantino guides contestants in their performances of songs of the cinema.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 28 (Season 8 Episode 28)
    Season 8 Episode 28:

    EPISODE: 28

    One contestant faces elimination; former contestant Kellie Pickler performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 27 (Season 8 Episode 27)
    Season 8 Episode 27:

    EPISODE: 27

    The remaining contestants perform songs from the years in which they were born.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 26 (Season 8 Episode 26)
    Season 8 Episode 26:

    EPISODE: 26

    One contestant faces elimination; former 'American Idol' winner David Cook performs; Lady GaGa performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 25 (Season 8 Episode 25)
    Season 8 Episode 25:

    EPISODE: 25

    The remaining finalists perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 24 (Season 8 Episode 24)
    Season 8 Episode 24:

    EPISODE: 24

    One contestant is eliminated; Smokey Robinson and former 'American Idol' winner Ruben Studdard perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 23 (Season 8 Episode 23)
    Season 8 Episode 23:

    EPISODE: 23

    The remaining finalists perform classic Motown songs; Smokey Robinson and Berry Gordy help pay tribute to the Motown sound.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 22 (Season 8 Episode 22)
    Season 8 Episode 22:

    EPISODE: 22

    A contestant is sent home; Randy Travis and Carrie Underwood perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 21 (Season 8 Episode 21)
    Season 8 Episode 21:

    EPISODE: 21

    The remaining finalists perform songs popularized by members of the Grand Ole Opry; Randy Travis mentors the competitors.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 20 (Season 8 Episode 20)
    Season 8 Episode 20:

    EPISODE: 20

    One of 13 finalists is sent home; Kelly Clarkson and Kanye West perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 19 (Season 8 Episode 19)
    Season 8 Episode 19:

    EPISODE: 19

    The top 13 finalists perform the songs of Michael Jackson, including 'The Way You Make Me Feel' and 'Beat It.'

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 18 (Season 8 Episode 18)
    Season 8 Episode 18:

    EPISODE: 18

    The judges' favorites compete for a spot in the next phase of the competition.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 17 (Season 8 Episode 17)
    Season 8 Episode 17:

    EPISODE: 17

    Three finalists are chosen.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 16 (Season 8 Episode 16)
    Season 8 Episode 16:

    EPISODE: 16

    Twelve semifinalists perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE 15 (Season 8 Episode 15)
    Season 8 Episode 15:

    EPISODE 15

    Three finalists are chosen.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE 14 (Season 8 Episode 14)
    Season 8 Episode 14:

    EPISODE 14

    Twelve semifinalists perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 13 (Season 8 Episode 13)
    Season 8 Episode 13:

    EPISODE: 13

    Three finalists are chosen.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 12 (Season 8 Episode 12)
    Season 8 Episode 12:

    EPISODE: 12

    Twelve of the 36 semifinalists perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 11 (Season 8 Episode 11)
    Season 8 Episode 11:

    EPISODE: 11

    The Hollywood Round continues; the judges choose the top 36 semifinalists.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 10 (Season 8 Episode 10)
    Season 8 Episode 10:

    EPISODE: 10

    The Hollywood Round continues.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 9 (Season 8 Episode 9)
    Season 8 Episode 9:

    EPISODE: 9

    Singers compete in the Hollywood Round in hope of becoming a semifinalist.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 8 (Season 8 Episode 8)
    Season 8 Episode 8:

    EPISODE: 8

    Singers compete in the Hollywood Round in hope of becoming a semifinalist.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 7 (Season 8 Episode 7)
    Season 8 Episode 7:

    EPISODE: 7

    The auditions continue.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 5 (Season 8 Episode 5)
    Season 8 Episode 5:

    EPISODE: 5

    More hopefuls audition for the 'American Idol' judges.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 4 (Season 8 Episode 4)
    Season 8 Episode 4:

    EPISODE: 4

    Auditions continue.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 3 (Season 8 Episode 3)
    Season 8 Episode 3:

    EPISODE: 3

    Auditions continue in San Francisco.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 2 (Season 8 Episode 2)
    Season 8 Episode 2:

    EPISODE: 2

    Auditions continue as singing hopefuls strut their stuff before the judges, hoping to be invited to the Hollywood Round.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE:  1 (Season 8 Episode 1)
    Season 8 Episode 1:

    EPISODE: 1

    The audition process begins, as hopefuls around the country line up for the chance to perform for the judges and advance to the Hollywood Round.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE 42 (Season 7 Episode 42)
    Season 7 Episode 42:

    EPISODE 42

    The top 12 finalists reunite; the winner is announced.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE 41 (Season 7 Episode 41)
    Season 7 Episode 41:

    EPISODE 41

    The remaining two finalists perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE 40 (Season 7 Episode 40)
    Season 7 Episode 40:

    EPISODE 40

    The top two finalists are revealed.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE 39 (Season 7 Episode 39)
    Season 7 Episode 39:

    EPISODE 39

    The top three finalists perform a song of their own choice, a song chosen by the judges and a song chosen by the producers.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE 38 (Season 7 Episode 38)
    Season 7 Episode 38:

    EPISODE 38

    One contestant is eliminated; Maroon 5 and Bo Bice perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE 37 (Season 7 Episode 37)
    Season 7 Episode 37:

    EPISODE 37

    The remaining finalists perform music from the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE 36 (Season 7 Episode 36)
    Season 7 Episode 36:

    EPISODE 36

    One of five finalists is voted off; Neil Diamond and Natasha Bedingfield perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE 35 (Season 7 Episode 35)
    Season 7 Episode 35:

    EPISODE 35

    Five finalists compete after being mentored by Neil Diamond.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE 34 (Season 7 Episode 34)
    Season 7 Episode 34:

    EPISODE 34

    One of the six remaining contestants is sent home; Andrew Lloyd Webber performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE 33 (Season 7 Episode 33)
    Season 7 Episode 33:

    EPISODE 33

    The six finalists perform after receiving pointers from musical theater legend Andrew Lloyd Webber.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE 32 (Season 7 Episode 32)
    Season 7 Episode 32:

    EPISODE 32

    One contestant is eliminated' Mariah Carey performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE 25 (Season 7 Episode 25)
    Season 7 Episode 25:

    EPISODE 25

    One contestant is eliminated; former finalist Kimberley Locke performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE 24 (Season 7 Episode 24)
    Season 7 Episode 24:

    EPISODE 24

    Ten finalists compete, performing songs from the years in which they were born.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE 12 (Season 7 Episode 12)
    Season 7 Episode 12:

    EPISODE 12

    The top 12 female singers perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE 11 (Season 7 Episode 11)
    Season 7 Episode 11:

    EPISODE 11

    The top 12 male singers perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 10 (Season 7 Episode 10)
    Season 7 Episode 10:

    EPISODE: 10

    The best of the rest auditions.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 9 (Season 7 Episode 9)
    Season 7 Episode 9:

    EPISODE: 9

    Singing hopefuls audition in Atlanta.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 8 (Season 7 Episode 8)
    Season 7 Episode 8:

    EPISODE: 8

    Singing hopefuls audition in Miami.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 7 (Season 7 Episode 7)
    Season 7 Episode 7:

    EPISODE: 7

    Singing hopefuls audition.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 6 (Season 7 Episode 6)
    Season 7 Episode 6:

    EPISODE: 6

    Singing hopefuls audition.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 5 (Season 7 Episode 5)
    Season 7 Episode 5:

    EPISODE: 5

    Hopefuls audition.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 2 (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    EPISODE: 2

    Singers in Dallas audition in hope of securing spots in the Hollywood Round.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 1 (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    EPISODE: 1

    Singers in Philadelphia audition in hope of securing spots in the Hollywood Round.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 39 (Season 6 Episode 39)
    Season 6 Episode 39:

    EPISODE: 39

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

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 37 (Season 6 Episode 37)
    Season 6 Episode 37:

    EPISODE: 37

    The three remaining finalists perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 35 (Season 6 Episode 35)
    Season 6 Episode 35:

    EPISODE: 35

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

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 33 (Season 6 Episode 33)
    Season 6 Episode 33:

    EPISODE: 33

    Bon Jovi performs; two singers must leave.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 32 (Season 6 Episode 32)
    Season 6 Episode 32:

    EPISODE: 32

    Bon Jovi mentors the six remaining finalists before they perform songs by the band.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Idol Gives Back (Season 6 Episode 31)
    Season 6 Episode 31:

    Idol Gives Back

    Celebrities including Céline Dion, Pink, Gwen Stefani, Josh Groban and the African Children's Choir, Annie Lennox, Il Divo, Hugh Grant, Helen Mirren, Rascal Flatts and Keira Knightley help raise funds for charity; Bono meets with the finalists.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 29 (Season 6 Episode 29)
    Season 6 Episode 29:

    EPISODE: 29

    Martina McBride performs; another contestant must leave.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 28 (Season 6 Episode 28)
    Season 6 Episode 28:

    EPISODE: 28

    Martina McBride mentors the seven finalists before they perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 27 (Season 6 Episode 27)
    Season 6 Episode 27:

    EPISODE: 27

    Jennifer Lopez coaches the eight finalists before they perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 26 (Season 6 Episode 26)
    Season 6 Episode 26:

    EPISODE: 26

    Jennifer Lopez performs; one contestant must leave.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 25 (Season 6 Episode 25)
    Season 6 Episode 25:

    EPISODE: 25

    One contestant must leave; Michael Bublé performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 24 (Season 6 Episode 24)
    Season 6 Episode 24:

    EPISODE: 24

    Nine finalists compete after Tony Bennett coaches them.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 23 (Season 6 Episode 23)
    Season 6 Episode 23:

    EPISODE: 23

    Another contestant must leave; Gwen Stefani performs with Akon.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 22 (Season 6 Episode 22)
    Season 6 Episode 22:

    EPISODE: 22

    The 10 finalists compete in a pop-themed performance show after being coached by Gwen Stefani.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 21 (Season 6 Episode 21)
    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.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 19 (Season 6 Episode 19)
    Season 6 Episode 19:

    EPISODE: 19

    Diana Ross performs; one contestant must leave.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 18 (Season 6 Episode 18)
    Season 6 Episode 18:

    EPISODE: 18

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

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 17 (Season 6 Episode 17)
    Season 6 Episode 17:

    EPISODE: 17

    The top eight female contestants perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 16 (Season 6 Episode 16)
    Season 6 Episode 16:

    EPISODE: 16

    The top eight male contestants perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 15 (Season 6 Episode 15)
    Season 6 Episode 15:

    EPISODE: 15

    The top 10 female contestants perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 14 (Season 6 Episode 14)
    Season 6 Episode 14:

    EPISODE: 14

    The top 10 male contestants perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 12 (Season 6 Episode 12)
    Season 6 Episode 12:

    EPISODE: 12

    The top 12 female contestants perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 11 (Season 6 Episode 11)
    Season 6 Episode 11:

    EPISODE: 11

    The top 12 male contestants perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 10 (Season 6 Episode 10)
    Season 6 Episode 10:

    EPISODE: 10

    The judges reveal the top 24 semifinalists.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 9 (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    EPISODE: 9

    The Hollywood Round.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Rest of the Best Auditions (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    Rest of the Best Auditions

    Some of the best auditions of the season.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 6 (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    EPISODE: 6

    Singing hopefuls audition in Los Angeles.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 5 (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    EPISODE: 5

    Singing hopefuls audition in Birmingham, Ala.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 39 (Season 5 Episode 39)
    Season 5 Episode 39:

    EPISODE: 39

    One of three contestants is voted off.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 38 (Season 5 Episode 38)
    Season 5 Episode 38:

    EPISODE: 38

    Three finalists perform three songs -- one selected by music producer Clive Davis, one chosen by the show's judges and one of their own choosing.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 37 (Season 5 Episode 37)
    Season 5 Episode 37:

    EPISODE: 37

    A contestant is voted off.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 36 (Season 5 Episode 36)
    Season 5 Episode 36:

    EPISODE: 36

    Four finalists compete, performing the songs of Elvis Presley.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 33 (Season 5 Episode 33)
    Season 5 Episode 33:

    EPISODE: 33

    One of the six finalists is voted off; singer Andrea Bocelli performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 32 (Season 5 Episode 32)
    Season 5 Episode 32:

    EPISODE: 32

    Six finalists compete, performing classic love songs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 31 (Season 5 Episode 31)
    Season 5 Episode 31:

    EPISODE: 31

    Rod Stewart performs; a vote eliminates one of the seven finalists.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 30 (Season 5 Episode 30)
    Season 5 Episode 30:

    EPISODE: 30

    One of five remaining contestants is voted off.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 27 (Season 5 Episode 27)
    Season 5 Episode 27:

    EPISODE: 27

    Kenny Rogers performs; one of the nine finalists is eliminated.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 26 (Season 5 Episode 26)
    Season 5 Episode 26:

    EPISODE: 26

    Five finalists compete.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 25 (Season 5 Episode 25)
    Season 5 Episode 25:

    EPISODE: 25

    Shakira performs with Wyclef Jean; one of the 10 finalists is eliminated.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 24 (Season 5 Episode 24)
    Season 5 Episode 24:

    EPISODE: 24

    Seven finalists perform songs by Rod Stewart.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 21 (Season 5 Episode 21)
    Season 5 Episode 21:

    EPISODE: 21

    Stevie Wonder performs and advises the contestants; judges eliminate one of the 12 finalists.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 19 (Season 5 Episode 19)
    Season 5 Episode 19:

    EPISODE: 19

    Twelve finalists perform before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 18 (Season 5 Episode 18)
    Season 5 Episode 18:

    EPISODE: 18

    Eight male hopefuls perform before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 17 (Season 5 Episode 17)
    Season 5 Episode 17:

    EPISODE: 17

    Eight female hopefuls perform before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 16 (Season 5 Episode 16)
    Season 5 Episode 16:

    EPISODE: 16

    Carrie Underwood performs; four hopefuls are voted off.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 14 (Season 5 Episode 14)
    Season 5 Episode 14:

    EPISODE: 14

    Twelve male hopefuls perform before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 12 (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    EPISODE: 12

    Judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson make their final cuts to determine the 24 semifinalists.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 11 (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    EPISODE: 11

    Performers audition before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 10 (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    EPISODE: 10

    Performers audition before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 9 (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    EPISODE: 9

    Auditions around the country.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 8 (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    EPISODE: 8

    Auditions around the country.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 7 (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    EPISODE: 7

    Auditions around the country.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 6 (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    EPISODE: 6

    Auditions around the country.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 4 (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    EPISODE: 4

    Auditions around the country.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 3 (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    EPISODE: 3

    Auditions around the country.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 1 (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    EPISODE: 1

    Auditions around the country.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 26 (Season 4 Episode 26)
    Season 4 Episode 26:

    EPISODE: 26

    Four finalists compete before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 25 (Season 4 Episode 25)
    Season 4 Episode 25:

    EPISODE: 25

    Five finalists compete before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 24 (Season 4 Episode 24)
    Season 4 Episode 24:

    EPISODE: 24

    Six finalists compete before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 23 (Season 4 Episode 23)
    Season 4 Episode 23:

    EPISODE: 23

    Seven finalists compete before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 22 (Season 4 Episode 22)
    Season 4 Episode 22:

    EPISODE: 22

    Eight finalists compete before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 21 (Season 4 Episode 21)
    Season 4 Episode 21:

    EPISODE: 21

    Nine finalists compete before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 20 (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:

    EPISODE: 20

    Ten finalists compete before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 19 (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:

    EPISODE: 19

    Eleven finalists compete before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 18 (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:

    EPISODE: 18

    For the first time in the competition, six male and six female finalists compete before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 17 (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    EPISODE: 17

    The eight female contestants perform before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 16 (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    EPISODE: 16

    The eight male contestants perform before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 15 (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    EPISODE: 15

    Ten performers audition before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 14 (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    EPISODE: 14

    Ten performers audition before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 13 (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    EPISODE: 13

    Twelve women perform for judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 12 (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    EPISODE: 12

    Twelve men perform for judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 11 (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    EPISODE: 11

    Performers audition before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 10 (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    EPISODE: 10

    Performers audition before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 9 (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    EPISODE: 9

    Performers audition before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 8 (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    EPISODE: 8

    Performers audition before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 7 (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    EPISODE: 7

    Performers audition before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and guest judge Brandy.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 6 (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    EPISODE: 6

    Performers audition before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and guest judge LL Cool J.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 5 (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    EPISODE: 5

    Performers audition before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 4 (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    EPISODE: 4

    Performers audition before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 3 (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    EPISODE: 3

    Performers audition before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 1 (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    EPISODE: 1

    Performers audition before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 40 (Season 3 Episode 40)
    Season 3 Episode 40:

    EPISODE: 40

    A tally of viewers' votes determines the winner, the new American idol.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 38 (Season 3 Episode 37)
    Season 3 Episode 37:

    EPISODE: 38

    The two remaining finalists compete at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 36 (Season 3 Episode 36)
    Season 3 Episode 36:

    EPISODE: 36

    One of the three remaining contestants is voted off.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 35 (Season 3 Episode 35)
    Season 3 Episode 35:

    EPISODE: 35

    Three finalists compete; Clive Davis is the guest judge.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 34 (Season 3 Episode 34)
    Season 3 Episode 34:

    EPISODE: 34

    One of the four remaining contestants is voted off; Donna Summer performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 33 (Season 3 Episode 33)
    Season 3 Episode 33:

    EPISODE: 33

    One of the five remaining contestants is voted off.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 32 (Season 3 Episode 32)
    Season 3 Episode 32:

    EPISODE: 32

    Five finalists compete, performing songs from the Big Band era.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 31 (Season 3 Episode 31)
    Season 3 Episode 31:

    EPISODE: 31

    One finalist is voted off; Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 30 (Season 3 Episode 30)
    Season 3 Episode 30:

    EPISODE: 30

    Six finalists participate in a Latin-themed competition with guest judge Gloria Estefan.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 29 (Season 3 Episode 29)
    Season 3 Episode 29:

    EPISODE: 29

    Barry Manilow performs; one of the 11 finalists is eliminated.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 28 (Season 3 Episode 28)
    Season 3 Episode 28:

    EPISODE: 28

    Seven finalists compete, performing from the songbook of singer/songwriter Barry Manilow; guest judge Barry Manilow.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 27 (Season 3 Episode 27)
    Season 3 Episode 27:

    EPISODE: 27

    One of the eight remaining contestants is voted off.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 26 (Season 3 Episode 26)
    Season 3 Episode 26:

    EPISODE: 26

    Eight finalists participate in a movie-themed competition with guest judge Quentin Tarantino.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 25 (Season 3 Episode 25)
    Season 3 Episode 25:

    EPISODE: 25

    One of the nine remaining contestants is voted off; Tamyra Gray performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 24 (Season 3 Episode 24)
    Season 3 Episode 24:

    EPISODE: 24

    Nine finalists compete, performing from the songbook of singer/songwriter Elton John.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 23 (Season 3 Episode 23)
    Season 3 Episode 23:

    EPISODE: 23

    One of the 10 remaining contestants is voted off.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 22 (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    EPISODE: 22

    Ten finalists perform the music of Motown; the Funk Brothers perform; guest judges Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 21 (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    EPISODE: 21

    One of the 11 remaining contestants is voted off; Kimberley Locke performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 20 (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    EPISODE: 20

    The 11 finalists perform country songs; style expert Steven Cojocaru gives the finalists fashion makeovers.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 19 (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    EPISODE: 19

    One of the 12 remaining contestants is voted off; Clay Aiken performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 13 (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    EPISODE: 13

    Twelve finalists compete in front of a studio audience for the first time.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Results Show (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Results Show

    Four of eight wild-card contestants are chosen; Ruben Studdard performs. With Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson. Host: Ryan Seacrest.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Wild Card Night (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Wild Card Night

    Wild card contestants compete for four positions among the top 12.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 15 (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    EPISODE: 15

    Eight more of the 32 semifinalists compete.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 14 (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    EPISODE: 14

    Eight more of the 32 semifinalists compete.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 13 (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    EPISODE: 13

    Eight more of the 32 semifinalists compete.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 12 (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    EPISODE: 12

    Eight of the thirty-two semi-finalists compete.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 11 (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    EPISODE: 11

    In Hollywood, 32 semifinalists make the cut.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 10 (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    EPISODE: 10

    Nearly 120 performers arrive in Hollywood for grueling rehearsals and auditions.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 9 (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    EPISODE: 9

    Performers audition on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 8 (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    EPISODE: 8

    In Los Angeles and San Francisco, performers audition before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 7 (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    EPISODE: 7

    Performers audition before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 6 (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    EPISODE: 6

    Performers audition before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 5 (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    EPISODE: 5

    Performers audition before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 21 (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    EPISODE: 21

    The viewers' votes are tallied, and the winner is announced.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 20 (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    EPISODE: 20

    Finalists Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard perform; viewers vote to determine the winner.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 19 (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    EPISODE: 19

    Three finalists perform; viewers vote to eliminate one of the competitors.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 18 (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    EPISODE: 18

    Four finalists perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 17 (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    EPISODE: 17

    Five finalists perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 16 (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    EPISODE: 16

    Six finalists perform; viewers vote for their favorite competitors.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 15 (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    EPISODE: 15

    Seven finalists perform; viewers vote for their favorite competitors.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 14 (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    EPISODE: 14

    Eight finalists perform; viewers vote for their favorite competitors.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 13 (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    EPISODE: 13

    Nine finalists perform disco hits; viewers vote for their favorite competitors.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 12 (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    EPISODE: 12

    Ten finalists perform, and viewers vote for their favorite competitors.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Film Themes (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Film Themes

    Eleven finalists perform; Kelly Clarkson performs and previews a scene from her new film, 'From Justin to Kelly.'

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Evening With Motown (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Evening With Motown

    The 12 finalists perform; songwriter Lamont Dozier joins Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson to assess the performances.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Wild Card (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Wild Card

    The judges' wild-card finalists perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 8 (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    EPISODE: 8

    The fourth group of eight performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 7 (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    EPISODE: 7

    The third group of eight performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 6 (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    EPISODE: 6

    The second group of eight performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 5 (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    EPISODE: 5

    The first group of eight competitors performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 4 (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    EPISODE: 4

    The judges pick 32 finalists.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 3 (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    EPISODE: 3

    The auditions continue in cities across the United States.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 2 (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    EPISODE: 2

    Performers audition before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 1 (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    EPISODE: 1

    Hopefuls audition before judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 14 (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    EPISODE: 14

    The two remaining finalists compete.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 13 (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    EPISODE: 13

    The three remaining finalists compete.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 12 (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    EPISODE: 12

    The four remaining finalists compete.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 11 (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    EPISODE: 11

    The five remaining finalists compete.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISDOE: 10 (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    EPISDOE: 10

    The six remaining finalists compete.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 9 (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    EPISODE: 9

    The seven remaining finalists compete.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 7 (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    EPISODE: 7

    Accompanied by an orchestra, the 10 finalists each perform a song selected to reflect a musical theme.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Wild Card Chosen (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Wild Card Chosen

    The judges select a wild-card 10th finalist.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 5 (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    EPISODE: 5

    The third 10 semifinalists compete.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE:  4 (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    EPISODE: 4

    The second 10 semifinalists compete.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 3 (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    EPISODE: 3

    The first 10 semifinalists compete.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 2 (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    EPISODE: 2

    The judges evaluate the hopefuls and select 30 for the semifinals.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - EPISODE: 1 (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    EPISODE: 1

    Hopefuls audition before celebrity panelists, while viewers narrow the performers to two finalists who will vie for a recording contract; the judges are Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell; the hosts are Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - The World's Worst Auditions (Special)
    Special:

    The World's Worst Auditions

    Funny, outrageous and awful auditions from around the world.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Uncut, Uncensored & Untalented (Special)
    Special:

    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.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 3 Perform (Episode 619)
    Episode 619:

    Top 3 Perform

    The top three performers are revealed.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 4 Perform (Episode 618)
    Episode 618:

    Top 4 Perform

    The four remaining contestants perform for the judges.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 5 Perform (Episode 617)
    Episode 617:

    Top 5 Perform

    The top five finalists perform in hopes of making it to the next round; Adam Lambert performs.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 6 Perform (Episode 616)
    Episode 616:

    Top 6 Perform

    Six finalists perform.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Winner Chosen (Episode 597)
    Episode 597:

    Winner Chosen

    The winner is declared; a tribute to the past 15 seasons and a farewell celebration; musical guests include Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - American Dream (Episode 596)
    Episode 596:

    American Dream

    Current and former judges and contestants and the behind-the-scenes team members share memories in a retrospective of the singing competition.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 3 Perform (Episode 595)
    Episode 595:

    Top 3 Perform

    The remaining finalists compete.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 8 Perform (Episode 594)
    Episode 594:

    Top 8 Perform

    After the finalists face elimination, the top eight singers are revealed.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Top 10 Revealed and Perform (Episode 593)
    Episode 593:

    Top 10 Revealed and Perform

    The top 10 finalists are revealed and perform in the first live show of the season.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Wildcard Night: Judges Pick (Episode 592)
    Episode 592:

    Wildcard Night: Judges Pick

    The judges reveal which eight semifinalists are in the top 10; six remaining semifinalists compete for the final two spots.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Showcase No. 4: Judges Vote (Episode 591)
    Episode 591:

    Showcase No. 4: Judges Vote

    Fan favorites Constantine Maroulis, Chris Daughtry, Kellie Pickler, Jordin Sparks, David Cook and Haley Reinhart return to mentor the contestants and perform; the judges determine which contestants will be eliminated.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Showcase No. 3: 2nd 12 Performances (Episode 590)
    Episode 590:

    Showcase No. 3: 2nd 12 Performances

    The rest of the top 24 contestants receive their chance to perform in hopes of impressing the judges.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Showcase No. 2: Judges Vote (Episode 589)
    Episode 589:

    Showcase No. 2: Judges Vote

    Fan-favorite singers Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Caleb Johnson and Nick Fradiani return to mentor and sing with the contestants; the judges decide who will stay in the competition.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Showcase No. 1: 1st 12 Performances (Episode 588)
    Episode 588:

    Showcase No. 1: 1st 12 Performances

    Twelve of the top 24 contestants perform in hopes of making it to the next round.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Hollywood Round No. 4 (Episode 587)
    Episode 587:

    Hollywood Round No. 4

    The best of the hopeful vocalists perform; the top 24 semifinalists are revealed.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Hollywood Round No. 3 (Episode 586)
    Episode 586:

    Hollywood Round No. 3

    The contestants are put to the test as Hollywood rounds continue.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Hollywood Round No. 2 (Episode 585)
    Episode 585:

    Hollywood Round No. 2

    Hollywood Week continues as more vocalists perform for the judges in hopes of making it to the next round.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Hollywood Round No. 1 (Episode 584)
    Episode 584:

    Hollywood Round No. 1

    The best vocalists from the auditions come to Hollywood to perform for the judges in hopes of making it to the next round.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 6 (Episode 583)
    Episode 583:

    Auditions No. 6

    Hopefuls perform for the judges in Atlanta, Philadelphia and San Francisco.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 5 (Episode 582)
    Episode 582:

    Auditions No. 5

    Hopefuls audition for the judges in Atlanta, Little Rock, Ark., Philadelphia and San Francisco.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 4 (Episode 581)
    Episode 581:

    Auditions No. 4

    Ryan, Jennifer, Keith and Harry search the country for the most talented vocalists as the auditions continue in Denver and Little Rock, Ark.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 3 (Episode 580)
    Episode 580:

    Auditions No. 3

    Ryan and the judges continue their search for talent as auditions continue in Philadelphia.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 2 (Episode 579)
    Episode 579:

    Auditions No. 2

    The search for the most talented vocalists continues with auditions in Little Rock, Ark., and San Francisco.

  • American Idol: The Search for a Superstar - Auditions No. 1 (Episode 578)
    Episode 578:

    Auditions No. 1

    Host Ryan Seacrest and judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. begin their search for talented vocalists with auditions in Denver and Atlanta.

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