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Encyclopedia > American Idol (Season 5)
American Idol (Season 5)
Format Interactive reality game show
Created by Simon Fuller
Directed by Bruce Gowers
Starring Ryan Seacrest
Paula Abdul
Simon Cowell
Randy Jackson
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 41
Production
Executive
producer(s)
Nigel Lythgoe
Ken Warwick
Simon Fuller
Running time Varies
Broadcast
Original channel FOX
Original run January 17, 2006May 24, 2006
External links
Official website
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

The fifth season of American Idol began on January 17, 2006 and concluded on May 24, 2006. Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell returned to judge, and Ryan Seacrest returned to host. It is the most successful season to date ratings-wise and also with 13 contestants (including all of the top 9) getting record deals - seven of them with major labels. It was also the first season of the series to be aired in high definition. Digital TV set-top box Interactive television describes a number of techniques which allow viewers to interact with television content as they view it. ... // This article is about the genre of TV shows. ... Quiz show redirects here. ... Simon Fuller (born May 17, 1960 in Hastings, England) is one of the most important figures in the entertainment business in the world. ... Bruce Gowers is an English music video director. ... Ryan John Seacrest is an American television/radio host. ... Paula Julie Abdul is an American, multi-platinum selling, Grammy Award-winning singer, dancer, television personality, jewelry designer, actress, and Emmy Award-winning choreographer. ... Simon Phillip Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is a British artist and repertoire (A&R) executive for Sony BMG in the United Kingdom and a television producer, more commonly known as a judge on television programmes such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, American Idol and Britains Got Talent. ... This article is about the American Idol judge. ... The following is a list of episodes for the Fox reality series, American Idol. ... Nigel Lythgoe (born July 9, 1949) is an English television and film director and producer. ... Ken Warwick is a television Executive Producer and director, most noted for producing the reality television series American Idol and Pop Idol. ... Simon Fuller (born May 17, 1960 in Hastings, England) is one of the most important figures in the entertainment business in the world. ... FOX redirects here. ... is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the current American Idol season, see American Idol (season 7). ... is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the American Idol judge. ... Paula Julie Abdul is an American, multi-platinum selling, Grammy Award-winning singer, dancer, television personality, jewelry designer, actress, and Emmy Award-winning choreographer. ... Simon Phillip Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is a British artist and repertoire (A&R) executive for Sony BMG in the United Kingdom and a television producer, more commonly known as a judge on television programmes such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, American Idol and Britains Got Talent. ... Ryan John Seacrest is an American television/radio host. ... High-definition television (HDTV) means broadcast of television signals with a higher resolution than traditional formats (NTSC, SECAM, PAL) allow. ...

Contents

Auditions

Auditions were held in seven cities in the summer and early fall of 2005 in the following order: For other uses, see Summer (disambiguation). ... Autumn colours at Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire, England. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Top 12 finalists

Taylor Hicks
Taylor Hicks

Taylor Reuben Hicks is from Birmingham, Alabama. He is gray-haired and performed "A Change Is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke at his original audition in Las Vegas. At the first audition, the judges were surprised by his appearance. He is one of four contestants in American Idol history to not ever be in the bottom three. He won the competition on May 24. Image File history File links TaylorHicks. ... Image File history File links TaylorHicks. ... Taylor Reuben Hicks (born October 7, 1976) is an American singer-songwriter. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State Counties Jefferson, Shelby Incorporated December 19, 1871 Government  - Type Mayor - Council  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (Current) Larry Langford (Mayor-Elect) Area  - City 151. ... A Change Is Gonna Come is a 1965 single by R&B singer-songwriter Sam Cooke, written and first recorded in 1963 and released under the RCA Victor label a month after his late 1964 death. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Katharine Hope McPhee's mother is a vocal coach. At the time she auditioned in San Francisco, Randy Jackson said her audition was the best he'd heard yet that season. At the end of the first semi-final round, Simon Cowell said that he had heard four very good singers that evening and that McPhee was the best among them. She is from Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California. McPhee was the runner-up on American Idol as announced on the May 24 finale.
Elliott Yamin
Elliott Yamin

Efraym Elliott Yamin (pronounced Yah-MEEN) was born in Los Angeles, California and grew up in Richmond, Virginia. He started singing at the age of five and did not have any formal training. He auditioned for American Idol in Boston. After his first semi-final performance, Simon Cowell said that he was potentially the best male vocalist in American Idol history. Yamin lost on May 17 in one of the closest outcomes in Idol history. Levon is a popular 1871 armenian king As usual with Taupin, the turks comitted a genocide in 1915 when levon was king of armenia they killed many many people but we got control of our land again by not giving up. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Easy is a 1977 hit single by The Commodores for the Motown label, from their fifth studio album, Commodores. ... 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Chris Daughtry
Chris Daughtry

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Paris Ana'is Bennett is the granddaughter of Grammy Award winner Ann Nesby, and sang "Cowboy Take Me Away" by The Dixie Chicks at her original audition in Greensboro. She is from Fayetteville, Georgia. Her mother and grandmother are apart of the Grammy-winning group, Sounds of Blackness. - Eliminated 05/03/2006
Kellie Dawn Pickler is from Albemarle, North Carolina, but was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was profiled as a roller-skating waitress. Her mother left when she was two and her father has had numerous legal problems; he is now free. Pickler lived with her grandfather and originally auditioned in Greensboro. She was never in the bottom three until she was eliminated. - Eliminated 04/26/06
Ace Young
Ace Young

Brett Asa "Ace" Young (who goes by his middle name) is from Denver, and he auditioned there as well. At that time, Randy Jackson called him one of the best he'd seen so far this season. After he sang "Father Figure", Simon Cowell said that Young had the 'X-Factor' (a reference to another RTL talent show, in the UK). Young had been singing since age nine and had voice lessons. Alternate cover Japanese Cover Audio sample Wanted Dead or Alive is a song from Bon Jovis 1986 album Slippery When Wet. ... Bon Jovi is a hard rock band originating from Sayreville, New Jersey. ... Hemorrhage (In My Hands) is a first single off the album Something Like Human by the rock band Fuel. ... Fuel is a rock band formed by guitarist/songwriter Carl Bell and bassist Jeff Abercrombie in 1989. ... Broken is a song by post grunge band Seether with Shaun Morgans then girlfriend Amy Lee from Evanescence. ... Seether is a post-grunge band from South Africa. ... 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Bucky Covington
Bucky Covington

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  1. "Simple Man" (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  2. "The Thunder Rolls" (Garth Brooks)
  3. "Wave on Wave" (Pat Green)
  4. "Superstition" (Stevie Wonder)
  5. "Oh, Boy!" (Buddy Holly) - Bottom 2 03/22/06
  6. "Real Good Man" (Tim McGraw)
  7. "Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning)" - (Vertical Horizon)
  8. "Fat Bottomed Girls" (Queen)
- Eliminated 04/12/06
Mandisa (born Mandisa Lynn Hundley) is from Antioch, Tennessee. She had a successful original audition in Chicago, after which Simon Cowell made jokes about her size. He later apologized after being confronted by Miss Hundley. Like Pickler, she was never in the bottom 3 until her elimination. - Eliminated 04/05/06
Lisa Gabrielle Tucker is from Anaheim, California, and she auditioned in Denver. Simon Cowell called her the "best 16-year-old" ever to audition on the show at the time of her original Denver audition. She was also a runner-up on Star Search but lost to Tiffany Evans. A week after her elimination she appeared in an episode of The O.C. - Eliminated 03/29/06
Kevin Patrick Covais was 16 years old at the time, and is from Levittown, New York. For his audition in Boston, he sang "You Raise Me Up". Viewers gave him the nickname 'Chicken Little'. - Eliminated 03/22/06
Melissa McGhee
Melissa McGhee

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Mandisa Lynn Hundley (born October 2, 1976[1]), most commonly known simply as Mandisa, is an American singer and was the ninth-place finalist in the fifth season of American Idol. ... Antioch is a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee, located in the southern part of Davidson County. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Never is the name of a song recorded by rock band by Heart. ... For other uses, see Heart (disambiguation). ... Cry was the first single off of American Country singer Faith Hills 2002 Cry album. ... 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  1. "When the Lights Go Down" (Faith Hill)
  2. "Why Haven't I Heard from You" (Reba McEntire)
  3. "What About Love" (Heart)
  4. "Lately" (Stevie Wonder)
- Eliminated 03/15/06

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Song themes

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Performers on results shows

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The finale

On the finale, Carrie Underwood sang "Don't Forget to Remember Me" solo along with the song "Through the Rain" with the 12 finalists. Also, the finalists performed two medleys: one medley was for the female finalists and the other for the male finalists. Several special guests performed with one of the top five Idols: Al Jarreau (Paris Bennett), Live (Chris Daughtry), Meat Loaf (Katharine McPhee), Mary J. Blige (Elliott Yamin) and Toni Braxton (Taylor Hicks). Also, Prince performed without an Idol, as did Shakira, while Clay Aiken performed with lookalike auditioner Michael Sandecki, who resembled Aiken circa his 2003 audition. Towards the end of the program, the finalists performed "That's What Friends Are For" with Dionne Warwick as well as other songs in the Burt Bacharach canon, with Burt Bacharach playing the piano. Several auditioners from the first round returned to accept "Golden Idol" awards, and to sing. A parody of Brokeback Mountain (though there was no mention of homosexuality) called "Brokenote Mountain," featuring a group of three failed auditioners (Layne Johnson, Michael Evans, and Matthew Buckstein) was replayed from the Hollywood round. The trio "The Brokenote Cowboys" then performed the Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson song "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys". In a pre-taped segment, finalist Kellie Pickler ate lunch with Wolfgang Puck at his brasserie as a way of making fun of Kellie's admitted lack of culinary savvy. Finally, just before the results were announced, Hicks and McPhee performed "(I've Had) The Time of My Life". The chairman of TeleScope Inc., the company which manages the American Idol results, came at the end of the show with the result card. Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American pop country music singer who won the fourth season of American Idol. ... Dont Forget to Remember Me is the fourth single from Carrie Underwoods quintuple-platinum debut album Some Hearts. ... Alwyn Lopez Al Jarreau (born March 12, 1940) is an American singer. ... For the comic book character, see Paris Bennet. ... Live (IPA pronunciation: , rhymes with five)[2] (also typeset as LIVE) is an American alternative rock band from York, Pennsylvania, comprised of Ed Kowalczyk (lead vocals and guitar), Chad Taylor (lead guitar), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass guitar) and Chad Gracey (drums). ... Christopher Adam Daughtry (IPA: [1]) (born December 26, 1979) is a Grammy nominated American rock guitarist, singer and songwriter who is the lead vocalist of Daughtry, a band he formed in 2006. ... This article is about the singer. ... This article is about the singer. ... 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Mammas Dont Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys is a country music song by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. ... Kellie Dawn Pickler (born June 28, 1986) is an American country music singer and songwriter who finished sixth on the fifth season of the Fox television series American Idol. ... Wolfgang Johann Puck (born Wolfgang Johann Topfschnig on July 8, 1949) is an Austrian celebrity chef, restaurateur, and businessman based in Los Angeles. ... A Street Cafe, Jerusalem, Henry Fenn (1838- ): steel engraving in Picturesque Palestine, ca 1875 A coffeehouse, coffee shop, or café shares some of the characteristics of a bar, and some of the characteristics of a restaurant. ... (Ive Had) The Time of My Life is a song composed by Franke Previte, John DeNicola, and Donald Markowitz. ...


Semi-finals

The semi-finals began on February 21, with the names announced on February 15. There were three shows each week for the three weeks of the semi-finals. is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


There were no format changes from season 4; it featured 12 male singers and 12 female singers (24 total), with two of each being eliminated each week.


The semi-finalists, announced February 15, 2006, along with their songs performed on the show, were:


Female semi-finalists

Ayla Marie Brown (born July 28, 1988) is from Wrentham, Massachusetts and is six feet tall. She attended high school at Noble and Greenough School and was a star basketball player. In 11th grade, she was the 4th woman to have ever scored 1000 points at Noble and Greenough School. During her junior year, she became only the 20th female to have ever scored 2000 points in a career at the high school stage. Her father, Scott Brown, is a Massachusetts state senator, and her mother, Gail Huff, is a local television personality at WCVB-TV. She also has a sister, Arianna Brown. She had a college basketball scholarship at Boston College. She originally auditioned in Boston, singing "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." After being voted off American Idol on March 9, 2006, she has continued to tour throughout the New England area, and released with singles "Know You Better" and "I Quit" in September followed the album "Forward" in October. She performed the National Anthem at the 2006 Boston Pops July 4th concert.
  1. "Reflection" (Christina Aguilera)
  2. "I Want You to Need Me" (Celine Dion)
  3. "Unwritten" (Natasha Bedingfield) - Eliminated 03/09/06
Shontai Kinnik Sky Marshall (born May 13, 1977) is from Duluth, Georgia. She auditioned in Greensboro. She was grouped with Nicole Turk, Celeste Scalone and Tyra Schwartz during the group rounds.
  1. "Get Here" (Oleta Adams)
  2. "Here for the Party" (Gretchen Wilson) - Bottom 3 03/02/06
  3. "If I Ain't Got You" (Alicia Keys) - Eliminated 03/09/06
Heather Josephine Cox (born November 16, 1983) is from Jonesville, North Carolina. She auditioned in Denver. Grouped with Halicia Thompson and Kellie Pickler during Hollywood group performances.
  1. "When You Tell Me That You Love Me" (Diana Ross)
  2. "Hero" (Mariah Carey) - Eliminated 03/02/06
Brenna Mema Gethers (born October 7, 1980) is from Mount Vernon, New York. She auditioned in Boston, and was known for her "catty" attitude. She's now the lead singer for Bomb Squad, a funk-rock band that won an American Music Award for Best New Music in 2003.[2]
  1. "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" (Stevie Wonder)
  2. "Last Dance" (Donna Summer) - Eliminated 03/02/06
Stephanie "Stevie" Marie Scott (born May 22, 1986 in Fair Oaks, California). She auditioned in Denver. She sang "Emotions" with Hannah Freeman and Paris Bennett during their group performance in Hollywood. She was eliminated on February 23, 2006 along with Becky O'Donohue, Bobby Bennett, and Patrick Hall. She made a cameo appearance on the Top 6 performance show of American Idol on April 25, 2006.
  1. "To Where You Are" (Josh Groban) - Eliminated 02/23/06
Rebecca "Becky" Clarise O'Donohue is from Dobbs Ferry, New York. Her original audition was in Boston with her twin sister (who didn't sing due to recent throat surgery). Simon Cowell praised her looks, but said no to her voice. She was let through to Hollywood by Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul.
  1. "Because the Night" (Patti Smith) - Eliminated 02/23/06

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Male semi-finalists

Gedeon Luke McKinney (born October 1, 1988) was from Memphis, Tennessee. He intended to audition in Memphis, but the auditions there were canceled due to the city's role in relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina. He raised funds to travel to the Chicago auditions by putting on a benefit concert. His elimination was a surprise to many, including Simon Cowell, who had criticized him previously.
  1. "Shout" (The Isley Brothers)
  2. "A Change Is Gonna Come" (Sam Cooke)
  3. "When a Man Loves a Woman" (Percy Sledge) - Eliminated 03/09/06
William John "Will" Makar (born March 2, 1989 in The Woodlands, Texas) is of Ukrainian/English descent. Will is currently a senior at The Woodlands College Park High School. In school, Will starred in several musical productions, including The Woodlands College Park High School Musical in January 2006, the performance of which began the day after the airing of the his American Idol audition and was covered by local media. He has also performed for Presidents Clinton and Bush and with singer Celine Dion as part of the Houston Children's Chorus. He has performed the National Anthem at many sporting events and was also a member of the band Last Born. During the Hollywood rounds, he performed Fly Me to the Moon with David Radford and Kevin Covais. Will was signed to Double Deal Brand Records, which also signed fellow top 16 semi-finalist Ayla Brown, and released his debut single titled "I Won't Make It Out" on iTunes on Friday, April 27, 2007.
  1. "I Want You Back" (The Jackson 5)
  2. "Lady" (Kenny Rogers)
  3. "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" (James Taylor) - Eliminated 03/09/06

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José "Sway" Penala (born January 23, 1978) is from South San Francisco, and he auditioned in San Francisco. He was the only Asian-American who made it to the semi-finals this season. He has performed with groups such as DnH and 6th Day. He wore a Fedora hat and coat and a military dog tag at his performances during the season. He developed friendships with Elliott Yamin, Taylor Hicks and Chris Daughtry during this season. Elliott was also his group mate in the Hollywood week and his roommate.
  1. "Reasons" (Earth Wind & Fire)
  2. "Overjoyed" (Stevie Wonder) - Eliminated 03/02/06
David William Radford (born March 22, 1988 in Crystal Lake, Illinois) is a high school senior at Crystal Lake Central High School. In addition to singing, David plays the trumpet. He originally auditioned in Chicago.
  1. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" (Queen)
  2. "The Way You Look Tonight" (Frank Sinatra) - Eliminated 03/02/06
Patrick Aaron Hall (born September 24, 1977 is from Gravette, Arkansas and was seen for the first time in Hollywood. During the Hollywood rounds, Simon Cowell called him 'very likeable', and compared him to Clay Aiken. He received many positive comments during these rounds. To separate himself from the Clay Aiken comparison, however, he chose to perform Come to My Window on the first week of the Top 24. He was eliminated that week.
  1. "Come to My Window" (Melissa Etheridge) - Eliminated 02/23/06
Robert Jonathan "Bobby" Bennett, Jr. is from Denver and also auditioned there. He made an appearance in the March 21 episode on which Barry Manilow performed.
  1. "Copacabana" (Barry Manilow) - Eliminated 02/23/06

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Semi-Finals/Finals elimination chart

Stage: Semi-Finals Finals
Week: 2/23 3/2 3/9 3/15 3/22 3/29 4/5 4/12 4/19 4/26 5/3 5/10 5/17 5/24
Place Contestant Result
1
Taylor Hicks
Winner
2
Katharine McPhee
Btm 2 Btm 2 Runner-Up
3
Elliott Yamin
Btm 2 Btm 3 Btm 2 Elim
4
Chris Daughtry
Btm 2 Elim
5
Paris Bennett
Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 2 Elim
6
Kellie Pickler
Elim
7
Ace Young
Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
8
Bucky Covington
Btm 2 Elim
9
Mandisa
Elim
10
Lisa Tucker
Btm 2 Btm 3 Elim
11
Kevin Covais
Btm 3 Elim
12
Melissa McGhee
Elim
13-16
Gedeon McKinney
Elim
Ayla Brown
Will Makar
Kinnik Sky
Btm 3
17-20
José "Sway" Penala
Elim
David Radford
Heather Cox
Brenna Gethers
21-24
Patrick Hall
Elim
Stevie Scott
Bobby Bennett
Becky O'Donohue


Prediction websites

DialIdol

Main article: DialIdol

DialIdol is both the name of a computer program for Microsoft Windows and its associated website that began tracking contestants during Season 4 and sprang to prominence at the start of Season 5. The program allows users to automatically vote for the American Idol contestants of their choice using their PC's phone modem. The program then reports back to the main website, which keeps track of the results based on the percentage of calls for each contestant that result in a busy signal. Based on the data received, the website then predicts which contestants may be eliminated or may be in danger of being eliminated. As of May 25, 2006, its predictions for Season 5 were 87% accurate. [3] DialIdol is both the name of a computer program for Microsoft Windows and its associated website that began tracking contestants during the fourth season of American Idol, but sprang to prominence at the start of the fifth season. ... A computer program is a collection of instructions that describe a task, or set of tasks, to be carried out by a computer. ... Windows redirects here. ... For other uses, see Modem (disambiguation). ...


Zabasearch

This was the first season in which the free U.S. public service website, Zabasearch.com, started to openly present voting results (starting with the top 12 and onward) that it claims are from Cingular and American Idol. It has experienced controversy over the fact that its results change throughout the day until the results show. Zabasearch. ...


Controversy

  • In January 2006, twins Derrell and Terrell Brittenum were charged with forgery and theft after allegedly using a false identity to purchase a car. This occurred after the "Hollywood" portion of the show was filmed, and the twins were subsequently disqualified. [4]
  • Simon Cowell said that he didn't like "last year's winner" as much as Kellie Pickler. He has since said that it was a heat of the moment thing, as Carrie had performed on the show the week before and was not very fond of the performance.
  • In January 2006, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) expressed concern about the show's portrayal of some contestants: "The real offense here was in the producer's decision to add insult to injury by turning a contestant's gender expression into the butt of a joke." Damon Romine, Entertainment Media Director, on January 20. [5]
  • In January 2006 The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance, NAAFA accused the show of being discriminatory towards its plus sized contestants.
  • In February 2006, it was discovered that José "Sway" Penala was reportedly signed to E-Real Records with his band 6th Day, at the time of his audition.
  • Two rumors about finalist Katharine McPhee circulated during early March and throughout the season. The first was that she was quitting the show and wouldn't show up for the March 7th airing. The second was sparked by the loose fitting blouses she had been wearing, leading viewers to suspect she was pregnant. Katharine denied both rumors when interviewed by host Ryan Seacrest on the March 7th show.[6]
  • During the March 28 show while Mandisa Hundley was singing, her name and phone number came up, but changed for a few seconds and showed Taylor Hicks' name and phone number. At the end of the show the numbers were right.[7]
  • Mandisa Hundley was voted out after country week, whereby her rendition of "Any Man of Mine" was not well received as a good song choice. The reason behind her elimination was speculated to be what she said before she began to sing her rendition of "Shackles (Praise You)" by Mary Mary: "This song goes out to everybody that wants to be free. Your addiction, lifestyle and situation may be big, but God is bigger." Many viewers believed that the "lifestyle" stated was regarding the homosexual lifestyle, which she denied, clarifying that the lifestyle she was referring to was her lifestyle of addiction to food. Mandisa is a former employee of the Southern Baptist Convention, having joined the Convention in 2000 as a telephone sales representative for their LifeWay book division, and later in their women's enrichment events area, and later Beth Moore's Living Proof Live events. (Moore's books are published by LifeWay.)[8]
  • On the April 25 show, the theme of which was Greatest Love Songs and featured guest coaches Andrea Bocelli and David Foster, executive producer Nigel Lythgoe forced contestant Taylor Hicks to change his song a day before air time (and the same day as the dress rehearsal). Hicks' chosen song was "Try a Little Tenderness," but Lythgoe, in a radio interview, claimed the song was more appropriate for a Blues Brothers week and was not a song that Andrea Bocelli would sing. Hicks changed his song at the last minute to "Just Once" (James Ingram) and appeared very uncomfortable on stage. Hicks fans were distressed, feeling that a) Hicks' original choice of song was very appropriate to the theme; b) The producers changed the song at the last minute even though they must have known Hicks' choice the previous week as they must obtain clearance for all songs; c) Lythgoe's statement that it was not a song Andrea Bocelli would sing was dubious, as other song choices that were approved were songs sung by Bryan Adams ("Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman," sung by Chris Daughtry) and Donny Hathaway ("A Song for You," sung by Elliott Yamin).[9]
  • During the East Coast transmission of the May 2 show, Paris Bennett was bleeped while singing Mary J. Blige's "Be Without You" at the exact point where an obscenity appears in the lyrics. However, Fox confirmed that the song was not bleeped when it was broadcast on the West Coast. Forum posters on the West Coast said Bennett sang the radio edit of the song which excludes the obscenity, leaving viewers nationwide wondering why Bennett was precensored during the earlier live transmission. Paris was eliminated in the results show the day after.[10]
  • Following Chris Daughtry's elimination, many Idol fans claimed calls they dialed to Daughtry's line during the first few minutes of voting were misdirected. According to them, the first of his two numbers was answered by a recording of Katharine McPhee (who was also in the bottom two that night) giving thanks for their vote rather than Daughtry. [1] Others reported similar behavior dialing other lines, such as dialing Elliott Yamin's line and hearing a recording of Daughtry giving thanks for their vote.[11]

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Post Idol

This is the first season that a majority of finalists have major label recording contracts after Idol. Of them - Taylor Hicks, Katharine McPhee, Elliott Yamin, Chris Daughtry, and Kellie Pickler are distributed by Sony BMG Music Entertainment; Bucky Covington by Universal Music Group; Mandisa and Ace Young by EMI. One finalist has a deal with an independent label - Paris Bennett. The remaining three finalists are unsigned - Lisa Tucker, Kevin Covais, and Melissa McGhee. Also, four semi-finalists have deals and albums with independent labels - Ayla Brown, Patrick Hall, Will Makar and David Radford. In addition, at least one contestant who was cut before the semi-finals - Bobby Bullard - has also been signed and recorded with a small label. So far, Daughtry has done the best in sales. Taylor Reuben Hicks (born October 7, 1976) is an American singer-songwriter. ... This article is about the singer. ... Elliott Yamin (born Efraym Elliott Yamin[1] on July 20, 1978) is an American singer who is known for his hit single Wait for You as well as being the third-place finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. ... Christopher Adam Daughtry (IPA: [1]) (born December 26, 1979) is a Grammy nominated American rock guitarist, singer and songwriter who is the lead vocalist of Daughtry, a band he formed in 2006. ... Kellie Dawn Pickler (born June 28, 1986) is an American country music singer and songwriter who finished sixth on the fifth season of the Fox television series American Idol. ... The Sony BMG Music Entertainment logo. ... William Joel Bucky Covington III (born November 8, 1977) is an American country music singer. ... Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest business group and family of record labels in the recording industry. ... Mandisa Lynn Hundley (born October 2, 1976[1]), most commonly known simply as Mandisa, is an American singer and was the ninth-place finalist in the fifth season of American Idol. ... Brett Asa Ace Young (born November 15, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. ... For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ... For the comic book character, see Paris Bennet. ... Lisa Tucker Lisa Gabrielle Tucker (born June 13, 1989 in Newport Beach, California) is an American singer, musical theater actress, and was the tenth-place finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. ... Kevin Patrick Covais (IPA: [1]) (born May 30, 1989) was a fifth season American Idol participant from Levittown, New York. ... Melissa Christine McGhee (born September 14, 1984 in Tampa, Florida) is an American singer and was the 12th place finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. ... Daughtry is the debut album of the American rock band of the same name, the band formed and fronted by American Idol season five finalist Chris Daughtry. ...


Major releases

Compilations

The compilation album for this season was performed by the top twelve finalists.

Information Digital Downloads
Encores
  • Released: May 23, 2006
  • Label: RCA Records
  • Chart Positions: - #3 (US)
  • RIAA Certification: - Gold
  • U.S. sales: - 311,946
Alphabetical order by song title
(#108 US)
(#52 US Pop)
(#73 US Pop, #76 US Digital)
(#69 US, #42 US Digital)
(#121 US, #90 US Pop)
(#43 US, #11 US Digital, #37 US Pop)

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Singles

Artist Information
Taylor Hicks "Do I Make You Proud/Takin' It to the Streets"
  • Released: June 13, 2006
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Chart Positions: (2006): #1 (US), #1 (Canada), #16 (World)
  • RIAA Certification: Gold
  • U.S. sales: 450,000 (physical sales), 86,000 (digital sales)
Katharine McPhee "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/My Destiny"
  • Released: June 21, 2006
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Chart Positions: #2 (US Hot Single Sales), #6 (Canada)
  • "Somewhere Over the Rainbow:" #12 (US)
  • "My Destiny:" #60 (US)
  • RIAA Certification: Uncertified
  • U.S. sales: 150,000 (physical sales), 210,000 (digital sales)
Kellie Pickler "Red High Heels"
  • Released: September 25, 2006
  • Label: BNA Records
  • Chart Positions: (2006): #15 (US Country), #64 (US), #67 (US Pop)
  • RIAA Certification: Uncertified
  • U.S. sales: 87,000
Daughtry "It's Not Over"
  • Released: November 21, 2006
  • Label: RCA Records
  • Chart Positions: #4 (US), #3 (US Pop), #2 (Digital), #1 (Adult Top 40), #18 (Adult Contemporary)
  • RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • U.S. sales: 1,640,000
Bucky Covington "A Different World"
  • Released: January 16, 2007
  • Label: Lyric Street Records
  • Chart Positions: #58 (US), #6 (US Country), #68 (US Pop), #64 (US Digital)
  • RIAA Certification: Uncertified
  • U.S. sales: 168,000
Katharine McPhee "Over It"
  • Released: January 30, 2007
  • Label: RCA Records
  • Chart Positions: #29 (US), #25 (Canada), #21 (US Pop), #18 (US Digital songs)
  • RIAA Certification: Gold
  • U.S. sales: 522,000
Taylor Hicks "Just to Feel That Way"
  • Released: February 5, 2007
  • Label: Arista Records
  • Chart Positions: #20 (US Adult Contemporary)
  • RIAA Certification: Uncertified
  • U.S. sales: 10,000
Kellie Pickler "I Wonder"
  • Released: February 5, 2007
  • Label: BNA Records
  • Chart Positions: #75 (US), #14 (US Country)
  • RIAA Certification: Uncertified
  • U.S. sales: 198,000
Elliott Yamin "Wait for You"
  • Released: March, 2007
  • Label: RED Distribution
  • Chart Positions: #13 (US), #5 (US Pop), #20 (Digital) #4 (pop airplay), #4 (Adult Contemporary), #13 (Adult Top 40)
  • RIAA Certification: Gold
  • U.S. sales: 836,000
Daughtry "Home"
  • Released: April 10, 2007
  • Label: RCA Records
  • Chart Positions: #5 (US), #7 (US Pop), #4 (Digital), #1 (Adult Top 40), #1 (Adult Contemporary), #12 (Hot Christian Songs)
  • RIAA Certification: Gold
  • U.S. sales: 1,320,000
Daughtry "What I Want"
  • Released: April 23, 2007
  • Label: RCA Records
  • Chart Positions: #6 (Mainstream Rock)
  • RIAA Certification: Uncertified
  • U.S. sales: 41,000+
Katharine McPhee "Love Story"
  • Released: June 7, 2007
  • Label: RCA Records
  • Chart Positions:
  • RIAA Certification: Uncertified
  • U.S. sales: 36,000+
Mandisa "Only the World"
  • Released: May 22, 2007
  • Label: Sparrow Records
  • Chart Positions: #1 (US Single Sales), #7 (Hot Christian Songs), #5 (Christian AC)
  • RIAA Certification: Uncertified
  • U.S. sales: 12,000
Taylor Hicks "Heaven Knows"
  • Released: May 28, 2007
  • Label: Arista Records
  • Chart Positions: #27 (US Adult Contemporary)
  • RIAA Certification: Uncertified
  • U.S. sales: 11,000
Daughtry "Over You"
  • Released: July 17, 2007
  • Label: Arista Records
  • Chart Positions: #18 (US), #14 (US Pop), #21 (US Digital), #3 (Adult Top 40), #16 (Adult Contemporary)
  • RIAA Certification: Uncertified
  • U.S. sales: 842,000
Kellie Pickler "Things That Never Cross a Man's Mind"
  • Released: September, 2007
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Chart Positions: #16 (US Country), #102 (US)
  • RIAA Certification: Uncertified
  • U.S. sales: TBD
Bucky Covington "It's Good to Be Us"
Mandisa "God Speaking"
  • Released: October 22, 2007
  • Label: Sparrow Records
  • Chart Positions: #26 (Hot Christian Songs), #18 (Christian AC)
  • RIAA Certification: Uncertified
  • U.S. sales: TBD
Daughtry "Feels Like Tonight"
  • Released: January 8, 2008
  • Label: Arista Records
  • Chart Positions: #31 (US), #20 (US Pop), #3 (Adult Top 40)
  • RIAA Certification: Uncertified
  • U.S. sales: 85,000

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Albums

Artist Information
Chris Daughtry Daughtry
  • Released: November 21, 2006
  • Label: RCA Records
  • Chart Positions: #1 (BB 200), #1 (Rock) , #1 (Digital), #1 (Comprehensive), #1 (Internet)
  • RIAA Certification: 3x Platinum
  • U.S. sales: 3,710,048
  • UK sales: 1,543,919
Kellie Pickler Small Town Girl
  • Released: October 31, 2006
  • Label: BNA Records
  • Chart Positions: #1 (US Top Country), #9 (Billboard 200), #12 (Canada Top Country Albums)
  • RIAA Certification: Gold
  • U.S. sales: 725,000
Taylor Hicks Taylor Hicks
  • Released: December 12, 2006
  • Label: Arista Records
  • Chart Positions: #2 (US Billboard 200), #43 (Canada), #5 (United World Chart)
  • RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • U.S. sales: 701,000
Elliott Yamin Elliott Yamin
Katharine McPhee Katharine McPhee
  • Released: January 30, 2007
  • Label: RCA Records
  • Chart Positions: #2 (US Billboard 200), #23 (Canada), #5 (United World Chart)
  • RIAA Certification: Uncertified
  • U.S. sales: 366,000
Bucky Covington Bucky
  • Released: April 17, 2007
  • Label: Lyric Street Records
    Hollywood Records
  • Chart Positions: #4 (Billboard 200), #1 (US Top Country)
  • RIAA Certification: Uncertified
  • U.S. sales: 321,000
Mandisa True Beauty
  • Released: July 31, 2007
  • Label: Sparrow Records
  • Chart Positions: #43 (Billboard 200), #1 ( Hot Christian Albums)
  • RIAA Certification: Uncertified
  • U.S. sales: 100,000

Christopher Adam Daughtry (IPA: [1]) (born December 26, 1979) is a Grammy nominated American rock guitarist, singer and songwriter who is the lead vocalist of Daughtry, a band he formed in 2006. ... Daughtry is the debut album of the American rock band of the same name, the band formed and fronted by American Idol season five finalist Chris Daughtry. ... is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... Kellie Dawn Pickler (born June 28, 1986) is an American country music singer and songwriter who finished sixth on the fifth season of the Fox television series American Idol. ... Small Town Girl is the debut album of country singer Kellie Pickler, which was released on October 31, 2006. ... is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... BNA Records is a label group part of Arista Nashville, RCA Records, and Sony BMG. Based in Nashville, BNA focuses mainly on modern country music. ... Taylor Reuben Hicks (born October 7, 1976) is an American singer-songwriter. ... Taylor Hicks is the eponymous major label debut album by American Idol fifth-season winner Taylor Hicks. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Arista redirects here. ... Elliott Yamin (born Efraym Elliott Yamin[1] on July 20, 1978) is an American singer who is known for his hit single Wait for You as well as being the third-place finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. ... Elliott Yamin is the debut album of American rhythm and blues singer (former American Idol finalist) Elliott Yamin, released by the Sony BMG independent label RED Distribution on March 20, 2007. ... is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 2007 in country music 2007 in British music 2007 in hip hop 2007 in metal Albums released in 2007 Musical groups established in 2007 // January George Shearing is knighted for services to music in the Queens New Year Honours List. ... Hickory Records was a United States record label run by Acuff-Rose Music during the 1960s and 1970s. ... RED Distribution is a Sony BMG-owned independent record distributor that handles releases for some 40 record labels. ... This article is about the singer. ... Katharine McPhee is the eponymous debut album from American Idol season five runner-up, Katharine McPhee. ... is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... William Joel Bucky Covington III (born November 8, 1977) is an American country music singer. ... Bucky is the self-titled debut album of country musician Bucky Covington that will be released by Lyric Street Records on April 17, 2007. ... is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 2007 in country music 2007 in British music 2007 in hip hop 2007 in metal Albums released in 2007 Musical groups established in 2007 // January George Shearing is knighted for services to music in the Queens New Year Honours List. ... Lyric Street Records is a sister label of Hollywood Records. ... Hollywood Records is a record label owned by Disney Music Group. ... Mandisa Lynn Hundley (born October 2, 1976[1]), most commonly known simply as Mandisa, is an American singer and was the ninth-place finalist in the fifth season of American Idol. ... True Beauty is the debut studio album by American Idol contestant Mandisa. ... is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 2007 in country music 2007 in British music 2007 in hip hop 2007 in metal Albums released in 2007 Musical groups established in 2007 // January George Shearing is knighted for services to music in the Queens New Year Honours List. ... Sparrow Records is a popular Christian Music record label; a Division of EMI Music. ...

Minor & independent releases

Artist Information
Bobby "Bluu Suede" Bullard The Bluu Suede Project
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Stres Entertainment Inc.
Ayla Brown Forward (LP)
Brenna Gethers and the Bomb Squad Bomb Squad
  • Released 2005, then rerecorded with Brenna's voice in 2007
  • Label: None
Paris Bennett Princess P (LP)
  • Released: May 8, 2007
  • Label: 306 Entertainment
  • U.S. sales: 19,000
Ace Young "Scattered (Digital Download)"
Elliott Yamin "This Christmas (Digital Download)"
Katharine McPhee "I Lost You"/"Dangerous" (Wal-Mart)
Patrick Hall One for the Ages (LP)
  • Released: February 2007
  • Label: Ni-Fi Records
  • U.S. sales: -
Josh Royse He'll Say Love (EP)
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Great Music, Inc.
David Radford Swing on By (LP)
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: independent
Stephanie White Knee Deep InSanity (CD Baby)
  • Released: October 12, 2007
  • Label: independent
  • U.S. sales: - 1,000+ as of April 2008
  • Notes: lead singer of her band, Stephanie White and the New Jersey Philth Harmonic[12][13]

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Awards

Season five won American Idol the number one television show of the year on Nielsen Ratings for the third consecutive year. In 2006, American Idol also became the most nominated unscripted show ever, and has several nominations in the 2006 Emmy Awards for Season 5: [14]

  • Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
  • Outstanding Art Direction for a Variety, Music Program or Special - Episode #519
  • Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program - Bruce Gowers
  • Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Large team entries - Primarily Multi-Camera Productions) - "Audition City: Greensboro"
  • Outstanding Lighting Direction - "American Classics Songbook with Rod Stewart"
  • Outstanding Lighting Direction - "Finale"
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or Special or Animation - "American Classics Songbook with Rod Stewart"
  • Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video for a Series - Episode #530

References

  1. ^ Idol in Austin? Not quite
  2. ^ Idol's Almost Famous - THE LITTLE DIVA - American Idol : People.com
  3. ^ Predictions for elimination of contestants
  4. ^ 'Idol' Twins Booted for Alleged ID Theft
  5. ^ Some Online Media Inaccurately Report GLAAD's Concerns About American Idol
  6. ^ Rumors Circulate That Katharine McPhee Quit American Idol
  7. ^ More American Idol Phone Number Madness, Wrong Number For Mandisa
  8. ^ Mandisa, off 'Idol,' says fans' prayers will have 'full force'
  9. ^ Lythgoe on the radio
  10. ^ American Idol: Will Bleep Controversy Send Paris Bennett Home?
  11. ^ Elliott's votes going to Chris on DI
  12. ^ PhilthHarmonic on purevolume™
  13. ^ MySpace.com - Stephanie White & The New Jersey Philth Harmonic - Verona/Caldwell, New Jersey - Soul / Rock / R&B - www.myspace.com/philthharmonic
  14. ^ Fox 2006 Emmy nominations

External links

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Season 4 (2005)
American Idol
Season 5 (2006)
Succeeded by
Season 6 (2007)
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Kellie Dawn Pickler (born June 28, 1986) is an American country music singer and songwriter who finished sixth on the fifth season of the Fox television series American Idol. ... Brett Asa Ace Young (born November 15, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. ... William Joel Bucky Covington III (born November 8, 1977) is an American country music singer. ... Mandisa Lynn Hundley (born October 2, 1976[1]), most commonly known simply as Mandisa, is an American singer and was the ninth-place finalist in the fifth season of American Idol. ... Lisa Tucker Lisa Gabrielle Tucker (born June 13, 1989 in Newport Beach, California) is an American singer, musical theater actress, and was the tenth-place finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. ... Kevin Patrick Covais (IPA: [1]) (born May 30, 1989) was a fifth season American Idol participant from Levittown, New York. ... Melissa Christine McGhee (born September 14, 1984 in Tampa, Florida) is an American singer and was the 12th place finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. ... American Idols Live! Tour 2006 is a summer concert tour in the United States featuring the top 10 contestants of the fifth season of American Idol, which aired in 2006. ... For the current American Idol season, see American Idol (season 7). ... The first season of American Idol premiered on June 11, 2002 (under the full title American Idol: The Search For A Superstar) and continued until September 4, 2002. ... The second season of American Idol premiered on January 21, 2003 and continued until May 21, 2003. ... The third season of American Idol premiered on January 19, 2004 and continued until May 26, 2004. ... The fourth season of American Idol premiered on January 18, 2005 and continued until May 25, 2005. ... The sixth season of American Idol premiered on the Fox Broadcasting Company on January 16, 2007 and ran until May 23, 2007. ... The seventh season of American Idol, which began on January 15, 2008, is the current season of the annual reality show and singing competition. ... Ryan John Seacrest is an American television/radio host. ... !!Brian Dunkleman!! (born September 25, 1971 in Ellicottville, New York) is a comedian/actor who is best known for co-hosting the first season of American Idol on the Fox Network with Ryan Seacrest. ... This article is about the American Idol judge. ... Paula Julie Abdul is an American, multi-platinum selling, Grammy Award-winning singer, dancer, television personality, jewelry designer, actress, and Emmy Award-winning choreographer. ... 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Justin Guarini (born Justin Eldrin Bell on October 28, 1978 in Columbus, Georgia) is a singer/songwriter, actor who rose to fame in 2002, as the first runner-up on the debut season of the television show “American Idol”. His father, Eldrin Bell, is a former Atlanta Chief of Police. ... Clay Aiken (born Clayton Holmes Grissom on November 30, 1978) is an American pop singer who rose to fame on the second season of the television program American Idol in 2003. ... Diana Nicole DeGarmo (born June 16, 1987 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American singer and Broadway actress. ... Harold Elwin Bo Bice, Jr. ... This article is about the singer. ... Blake Colin Lewis (born January 21, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter and beatboxer who was the runner-up to Jordin Sparks on the sixth season of American Idol. ... Tamyra Monica Gray (born July 26, 1979 in Takoma Park, Maryland) is an American actress and singer, best known for her rise to fame as one of the finalists on the first season of the reality television program American Idol in 2002. ... Joshua Mario (Josh) Gracin (born October 18, 1980 in Westland, Michigan) is a country music singer. ... Kimberley Dawn Locke (born January 3, 1978 in Hartsville, Tennessee) is an American adult contemporary pop/R&B singer and plus-size fashion model. ... This article is about the American musician. ... Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981) is an Academy Award-winning American actress and singer. ... Christopher Adam Daughtry (IPA: [1]) (born December 26, 1979) is a Grammy nominated American rock guitarist, singer and songwriter who is the lead vocalist of Daughtry, a band he formed in 2006. ... Kellie Dawn Pickler (born June 28, 1986) is an American country music singer and songwriter who finished sixth on the fifth season of the Fox television series American Idol. ... Elliott Yamin (born Efraym Elliott Yamin[1] on July 20, 1978) is an American singer who is known for his hit single Wait for You as well as being the third-place finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. ... Anika Noni Rose, Katherine Bailess and Kelly Clarkson in From Justin to Kelly. ... American Juniors also known as 19 Juniors was a reality television series broadcast on the Fox Network as a spin-off of the immensely popular American Idol, created by Simon Fuller and 19 Television, FremantleMedia, directed by Bruce Gowers and produced by Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick. ... An American Idol Christmas (also titled A Very Idol Christmas in Canada) is a Christmas television special for the television shows American Idol and Canadian Idol, but focused mostly on American Idol– the Canadian winner Ryan Malcolm was edited out in the American release. ... American Idol Extra is a television show that is shown on the Fox Reality channel and billed as the show that picks up right where American Idol leaves off. The program features the first full-length interview with the most recent eliminated contestant and various behind-the-scenes material. ... American Idol Rewind is a television series for syndication, that premiered on September 30, 2006. ... American Idol Underground is is an online community and internet radio station where unsigned artists get their music heard. ... The American Idol compilation series are annual television soundtracks for the television show American Idol. ... American Idol has generated controversy over the years in numerous areas. ... After American Idol, several finalists and winners released their own solo albums and singles. ... The following is a list of episodes for the Fox reality series, American Idol. ... Countries that have their own versions of an Idol series. ... American Idol Magazine is the official fanzine for the television show American Idol; containing news, gossip and adverts relating to the American Idol franchise, including articles about former participants. ... American Idol is a video game. ...

 
 

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