The audition stops for this episode & the number of people there & the number of people going to Hollywood: 9,000 in New York with 35 going to Hollywood; 6,000 in Miami with 20 going to Hollywood; 6,000 in Austin with 36 going to Hollywood.
The audtion stops & # of people going to Hollywood: 11,000 in LA with 45 going to Hollywood; 6,000 in Detroit with 22 going to Hollywood.
It's Beaver Time!!!! Lol! The audition stops & # of people going to Hollywood: 6,500 in Atlanta with 46 going to Hollywood; 5,000 in Nashville with 30 going to Hollywood.
Here is the list of the 32 semi-finalist:
Just think, 1 of these is our American Idol!.
Performers tonight: Bettis Richardson, Charles Grigsby, J.D. Adams, Julia DeMato, Kimberly Caldwell, Lashundra Cobbins, Meosha Denton, and Patrick Forton.
The 2 that got voted to the final 10 are Charles Grigsby & Julia DeMato!.
Performers tonight: Clay Aiken, Candice Coleman, Rebecca Bond, Jacob John, Hadas, Ruben Studdard, Kimberley Locke, and Jennifer Fuentes.
Ruben Studdard & Kimberley Locke are moving on to the final 10!.
Performers tonight include:
Watch Feb. 19th to see who moves on!.
The next two spots in the top 10 are filled.
Ryan recaps the best and worst of the season so far.
The fourth and final group of semi-finalists perform Performers tonight will include:
Two more move on to the Top Ten. Also, those contestants who will be performing in the "wild card" show were announced in this episode. Simon Cowell also promised a twist coming in the "wild card" show, which he claims will be better than the "twist" in the final episode of Joe Millionaire.
Performers who have not been voted in top 12 get another shot Performers in the wild card include:
It is revealed who each judge and America picked to round off the top 12.
The top 12 battle it out for the first time in front of a live audience. Also for the first time ever a Celebrity Judge appears. This week is Lamont Dozier.
One contestant must leave. Who got the least amount of votes?.
Top 11 sing for your votes. Gladys Knight is Celebrity Guest Judge.
One more gets eliminated leaving just 10 left.
Top 10 perform. Olivia Newton-John Guest Judges.
One more is eliminated from the competition. Who will it be this week?.
It's Top 9 week but only 8 perform. Someone has been disqualified. Find out who. Also, Verdine White Guest Judges.
Ryan reveals the results, and a surprise twist at the end.
The Top 8 perform again, but this time someone WILL go home. Also, Lionel Ritchie guest judges.
Another person leaves the competition. But who will it be?.
The top seven battle it out once again. Smokey Robinson guest judges.
One more is going home. Find out who Live.
Ryan recaps the season so far and interviews the remaining six contestants.
6 have left and 6 remain, all singing for America's votes. Diane Warren guest judges.
Another contestant leaves making it just 5.
It's down to the Top 5 and each contestant has two chances to win America over. Neil Sedaka guest judges.
The Top 5 gets cut to the Top 4 with shocking results. Who gets sent home? Find out live.
The Top 4 go two rounds each in hopes to win America's vote. Robin Gibb guest judges.
All four get to go home, but who won't be coming back to compete in the Top 3? Find out gets eliminated live.
The final three battle it out to get America's vote for a trip to the Finale and a chance to become the next American Idol.
The Top 3 become the Top 2, but who is in the finale and who has sung for the last time? Find out live.
This episode contained interviews with the judges, and Clay & Ruben, plus audience questions. A look back at how it all started was included and at the very end. Then it's time for a coin flip. Ruben calls heads, it comes up tails and Clay elects to go second. Ruben chooses to go with the wind and defend the south end zone. Coming up next, the opening kickoff!.
America has narrowed it down to two, and now Clay and Ruben each have three performances to prove they are worthy of the title American Idol!.
In the two hour season 2 finale there are many special performances and then the big announcement every is waiting for. The winner of American Idol Season 2 is... ... .. RUBEN STUDDARD!!!!.