American Idol
Season 5

s05e01 / Chicago, IL Auditions

18th Jan '06 - 1:00am
Chicago, IL Auditions

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

387 have watched this episode

s05e02 / Denver, CO Auditions

19th Jan '06 - 1:00am
Denver, CO Auditions

The best and worst of auditions around the country from Denver, CO.

387 have watched this episode

s05e03 / Greensboro, NC Auditions

25th Jan '06 - 1:00am
Greensboro, NC Auditions

The best and worst of auditions around the country from Greensboro, NC.

387 have watched this episode

s05e04 / San Francisco, CA Auditions

26th Jan '06 - 1:00am
San Francisco, CA Auditions

The best and worst of auditions around the country from San Francisco, CA

386 have watched this episode

s05e05 / Las Vegas, NV Auditions

1st Feb '06 - 1:00am
Las Vegas, NV Auditions

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

386 have watched this episode

s05e06 / Austin, TX Auditions

2nd Feb '06 - 1:00am
Austin, TX Auditions

The best and worst of auditions around the country from Austin, TX.

386 have watched this episode

s05e07 / Boston, MA Auditions

8th Feb '06 - 1:00am
Boston, MA Auditions

The best and worst of auditions around the country from Boston, MA

386 have watched this episode

s05e08 / Hollywood Round 1

9th Feb '06 - 1:00am
Hollywood Round 1

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

386 have watched this episode

s05e09 / Hollywood Round 2

15th Feb '06 - 1:00am
Hollywood Round 2

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

386 have watched this episode

s05e10 / The top 24 semifinalists are revealed tonight

16th Feb '06 - 1:00am
The top 24 semifinalists are revealed tonight

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

385 have watched this episode

s05e11 / The Top 12 Girls Perform Live

22nd Feb '06 - 1:00am
The Top 12 Girls Perform Live

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

Ayla Brown,

Becky O'Donohue,

Brenna Gethers,

Heather Cox,

Katharine McPhee,

Kellie Pickler,

Kinnik Sky,

Lisa Tucker,

Mandisa,

Melissa McGhee,

Paris Bennett,

Stevie Scott

386 have watched this episode

s05e12 / The Top 12 Boys Perform Live

23rd Feb '06 - 1:00am
The Top 12 Boys Perform Live

Of the 24 semifinalists chosen last week, the Top 12 boys will perform for America for the first time. Then its up to the viewers to vote for their favorites. Who will survive and who will go home?
Performing Tonight is:

Ace Young,

Bobby Bennett,

Bucky Covington,

Chris Daughtry,

David Radford,

Elliott Yamin,

Gedeon McKinney,

Jose "Sway" Penala,

Kevin Covais,

Patrick Hall,

Taylor Hicks,

Will Makar

385 have watched this episode

s05e13 / First live result show of the season

24th Feb '06 - 1:00am
First live result show of the season

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

386 have watched this episode

s05e14 / Top 10 Girls Perform

1st Mar '06 - 1:00am
Top 10 Girls Perform

Having survived last weeks competition, the Top 10 girls perform again for America. After the show, the viewers will vote for their favorites. Who will keep singing, and who will go home?



Performing tonight are

Ayla Brown,

Brenna Gethers,

Heather Cox,

Katharine McPhee,

Kellie Pickler,

Kinnik Sky,

Lisa Tucker,

Mandisa,

Melissa McGhee,

Paris Bennett,


385 have watched this episode

s05e15 / Top 10 Boys Perform

2nd Mar '06 - 1:00am
Top 10 Boys Perform

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



Performing Tonight is:

Ace Young,

Bucky Covington,

Chris Daughtry,

David Radford,

Elliott Yamin,

Gedeon McKinney,

Jose "Sway" Penala,

Kevin Covais,

Taylor Hicks,

Will Makar

386 have watched this episode

s05e16 / Four More Go Home

3rd Mar '06 - 1:00am
Four More Go Home

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

386 have watched this episode

s05e17 / Top 8 Girls Perform

8th Mar '06 - 1:00am
Top 8 Girls Perform

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



Performing tonight are

Ayla Brown,

Katharine McPhee,

Kellie Pickler,

Kinnik Sky,

Lisa Tucker,

Mandisa,

Melissa McGhee,

Paris Bennett,

385 have watched this episode

s05e18 / Top 8 Boys Perform

9th Mar '06 - 1:00am
Top 8 Boys Perform

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



Performing Tonight is:

Ace Young,

Bucky Covington,

Chris Daughtry,

Elliott Yamin,

Gedeon McKinney,

Kevin Covais,

Taylor Hicks,

Will Makar


386 have watched this episode

s05e19 / Top 12 Finalists to be Revealed Tonight

10th Mar '06 - 1:00am
Top 12 Finalists to be Revealed Tonight

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

385 have watched this episode

s05e20 / Stevie Wonder Classics

15th Mar '06 - 1:00am
Stevie Wonder Classics

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



Tonights Theme: Stevie Wonder Hits



Performing Tonight:

Katharine McPhee,

Kellie Pickler,

Lisa Tucker,

Mandisa,

Melissa McGhee,

Paris Bennett,

Ace Young,

Bucky Covington,

Chris Daughtry,

Elliott Yamin,

Kevin Covais,

and Taylor Hicks

385 have watched this episode

s05e21 / One of the Top 12 must go home tonight!

16th Mar '06 - 1:00am
One of the Top 12 must go home tonight!

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

386 have watched this episode

s05e22 / Songs of the 50's

22nd Mar '06 - 1:00am
Songs of the 50's

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



Tonights Theme is: Songs of the 50's



Performing Tonight:

Katharine McPhee,

Kellie Pickler,

Lisa Tucker,

Mandisa,

Paris Bennett,

Ace Young,

Bucky Covington,

Chris Daughtry,

Elliott Yamin,

Kevin Covais,

Taylor Hicks

386 have watched this episode

s05e23 / Lowest Vote-Getter Among The 11 Finalists Is Eliminated

23rd Mar '06 - 1:00am
Lowest Vote-Getter Among The 11 Finalists Is Eliminated

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

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

385 have watched this episode

s05e24 / Songs of the Past 6 Years

29th Mar '06 - 1:00am
Songs of the Past 6 Years

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



This Weeks Theme is: songs of the 21st century



Performing Tonight is:

Lisa Tucker,

Kellie Pickler,

Ace Young,

Taylor Hicks,

Mandisa,

Chris Daughtry,

Katharine McPhee,

Bucky Covington,

Paris Bennett,

Elliott Yamin,

385 have watched this episode

s05e25 / One Must Go Home Tonight! Find Out Who Is Eliminated

30th Mar '06 - 1:00am
One Must Go Home Tonight! Find Out Who Is Eliminated

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

385 have watched this episode

s05e26 / Country Hits

5th Apr '06 - 12:00am
Country Hits

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



This Week's Theme is: Country Music



Performing Tonight is:

Katharine McPhee,

Kellie Pickler,

Mandisa,

Paris Bennett,

Ace Young,

Bucky Covington,

Chris Daughtry,

Elliott Yamin,

Taylor Hicks,

385 have watched this episode

s05e27 / 8 Finalists Remain When The Voting Results Are Revealed

6th Apr '06 - 12:00am
8 Finalists Remain When The Voting Results Are Revealed

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

385 have watched this episode

s05e28 / Top 8 Perform

12th Apr '06 - 12:00am
Top 8 Perform

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



This Week's Theme is: Queen



Performing Tonight:



Katharine McPhee,

Kellie Pickler,

Paris Bennett,

Ace Young,

Bucky Covington,

Chris Daughtry,

Elliott Yamin, and

Taylor Hicks.

385 have watched this episode

s05e29 / One Must Go Home Tonight! 7 Remain After The Results Are Revealed

13th Apr '06 - 12:00am
One Must Go Home Tonight! 7 Remain After The Results Are Revealed

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

385 have watched this episode

s05e30 / Top 7 Perform

19th Apr '06 - 12:00am
Top 7 Perform

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



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

Performing Tonight:

Katharine McPhee,

Kellie Pickler,

Paris Bennett,

Ace Young,

Chris Daughtry,

Elliott Yamin,

Taylor Hicks.

385 have watched this episode

s05e31 / One Must Go Home Tonight! 6 Finalists Remain When The Results Are Revealed

20th Apr '06 - 12:00am
One Must Go Home Tonight! 6 Finalists Remain When The Results Are Revealed

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

385 have watched this episode

s05e32 / Top 6 Perform

26th Apr '06 - 12:00am
Top 6 Perform

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



This Weeks Theme is: Classic Love Songs



Performing Tonight:

Katharine McPhee,

Kellie Pickler,

Paris Bennett,

Chris Daughtry,

Elliott Yamin,

Taylor Hicks.

385 have watched this episode

s05e33 / One Must Go Home Tonight! 5 Finalists Remain When The Results Are Revealed

27th Apr '06 - 12:00am
One Must Go Home Tonight! 5 Finalists Remain When The Results Are Revealed

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

385 have watched this episode

s05e34 / Top 5 Perform

3rd May '06 - 12:00am
Top 5 Perform

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



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



Performing Tonight:

Katharine McPhee,

Paris Bennett,

Chris Daughtry,

Elliott Yamin,

Taylor Hicks.

385 have watched this episode

s05e35 / One Must Go Home Tonight! 4 Finalists Remain When The Results Are Revealed

4th May '06 - 12:00am
One Must Go Home Tonight! 4 Finalists Remain When The  Results Are Revealed

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

385 have watched this episode

s05e36 / Top 4 Perform

10th May '06 - 12:00am
Top 4 Perform

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



This Week's Theme is: Elvis Presley songs



Performing Tonight:

Katharine McPhee,

Chris Daughtry,

Elliott Yamin,

Taylor Hicks.


386 have watched this episode

s05e37 / One Must Go Home Tonight! Only 3 Finalists Will Remain When The Voting Results Are Revealed

11th May '06 - 12:00am
One Must Go Home Tonight! Only 3 Finalists Will Remain When The Voting Results Are Revealed

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

385 have watched this episode

s05e38 / Top 3 Perform!

17th May '06 - 12:00am
Top 3 Perform!

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



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



Performing Tonight:

Katharine McPhee,

Elliott Yamin,

Taylor Hicks.

386 have watched this episode

s05e39 / One Must Go Home Tonight! Only Two Will Continue Their Quest When The Voting Results Are Revealed

18th May '06 - 12:00am
One Must Go Home Tonight! Only Two Will Continue Their Quest When The Voting Results Are Revealed

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

387 have watched this episode

s05e40 / Taylor Hicks Vs. Katharine McPhee

24th May '06 - 12:00am
Taylor Hicks Vs. Katharine McPhee

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

Taylor Hicks

Katharine McPhee

386 have watched this episode

s05e41 / And The Winner Is..........

25th May '06 - 12:00am
And The Winner Is..........

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













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

387 have watched this episode
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