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Encyclopedia > American Idol (season 3)
American Idol (Season 3)
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 43
Production
Executive
producer(s)
Nigel Lythgoe
Ken Warwick
Simon Fuller
Running time Varies
Broadcast
Original channel FOX, CTV
Original run January 19, 2004May 26, 2004
External links
Official website
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

The third season of American Idol premiered on January 19, 2004 and continued until May 26, 2004. The third season was won by Fantasia Barrino, who defeated Diana DeGarmo by an approximate margin of 2% (1.3 million votes); the vote total (65 million votes) was the highest recorded vote total in the show's history until the May 23, 2007 finale of American Idol 6. This season also featured Academy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson. 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 (December 24, 1974) is an American television/radio host and television producer. ... Paula Julie Abdul (pronounced AB-dool; born June 19, 1962)[1] is a Grammy Award-winning American pop singer, dancer, Emmy Award-winning choreographer, and television personality. ... Simon Phillip Cowell (born October 7, 1959) is an English artist-and-repertoire (A&R) executive and television personality/producer, best known as a judge on such TV shows as Pop Idol, American Idol, The X Factor, 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. ... CTV is a Canadian English language television network. ... is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... American Idol is an American reality-competition show airing on Fox. ... is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fantasia Monique Barrino (born June 30, 1984), or simply Fantasia, is an American R&B/soul singer and Broadway actress who rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the television series American Idol in 2004. ... Diana Nicole DeGarmo (born June 16, 1987 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American singer and Broadway actress. ... The sixth season of American Idol premiered on the Fox Broadcasting Company on January 16, 2007 and ran until May 23, 2007. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981) is an Academy Award-winning American actress and singer. ...

Contents

Auditions

Auditions were held in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Atlanta, and Honolulu. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Houston redirects here. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Honolulu as seen from the International Space Station Honolulu is the largest city and the capital of the U.S. state of Hawai‘i. ...


The early part of the season became well-known for the introduction of William Hung, a University of California, Berkeley student, who became popular following his rendition of Ricky Martin's "She Bangs". His performance as well as his attitude facing judge Simon Cowell's criticisms (which was a stark contrast to other contestants' confrontational, angry reactions) made him instantly popular, and landed him a record deal with Koch Records.[1] This article is about the American musician. ... Sather Tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ... Enrique Martín Morales (born December 24, 1971), better known by his stage name Ricky Martin, is a Grammy Award and Latin Grammy Award-winning Puerto Rican pop singer who rose to fame, first as a member of the Latin boy band Menudo, then as a solo artist since 1991. ... She Bangs is a song originally performed by Ricky Martin, from his 2000 album Sound Loaded. ... Simon Phillip Cowell (born October 7, 1959) is an English artist-and-repertoire (A&R) executive and television personality/producer, best known as a judge on such TV shows as Pop Idol, American Idol, The X Factor, and Britains Got Talent. ... Koch Entertainment LP is a North American entertainment company with offices in New York, Nashville and Toronto. ...


During the audition round in Houston, Texas, auditioner Jonathan Rey threw a cup of water at Simon, who moments earlier commented that he was terrible and "there's not a song in the world you could sing." Security quickly escorted Jonathan out, and Houston police questioned him, but released him after Simon decided against pressing assault charges on him. The entire incident was caught on tape and was broadcast. Houston redirects here. ...


Hollywood rounds contestant Taryn Southern later appeared on the Project My World series and wrote and performed the 2007 "Hott4Hill" viral video. Taryn Southern (born on July 16, 1985) is best known from DirecTVs Project MyWorld (which Southern also executive produced), but she was first introduced to the public in 2004 when she made American Idol season threes Top 50. ... Project My World is a reality television series that aired on The 101, an exclusive service of DirecTV. The nine-part series premiered on October 16, 2006 and aired on Monday nights. ... Hott4Hill is a popular internet viral music video, first posted on YouTube on July 2, 2007, that features an attractive young woman singing of her love for Junior Senator of New York and 2008 U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. ... The term viral video refers to video clip content which gains widespread popularity through the process of Internet sharing, typically through email or IM messages, blogs and other media sharing websites. ...


Semi-finals

American Idol Season 3 Winner
Birthname Fantasia Monique Barrino
Years as winner May 26, 2004 - May 25, 2005
Genres Contemporary R&B, Soul
Successor Carrie Underwood
Predecessor Ruben Studdard

This is the first time that two contestants who previously tried out for American Idol (Matthew Metzger and Lisa Leuschner) made it to the top 3 of their semifinals group. Both contestants were eliminated during Hollywood round in the previous season. If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983 in Muskogee, Oklahoma) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning singer. ... Christopher Ruben Studdard (born September 12, 1978), better known as Ruben Studdard, is an American Idol, an American pop, R&B, and gospel singer who rose to fame as winner of the second season of the American Idol television program. ...


Matthew Metzger, a semi-finalist who competed in the Wild Card episode, played the part of Demarest "Duke" Buchanan on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live from August 2004 to May 2006. Matthew Metzger inOne Life to Live Matthew Frederic Metzger (born March 24, 1980 in Peoria, Illinois) is an American actor. ... One Life to Live (OLTL) is an American soap opera which has been broadcast on the ABC television network since July 15, 1968. ...


Lisa Wilson, a semi-finalist on American Idol, later became Miss Georgia USA 2006. Lisa Marie Wilson (born April 14, 1980) is a beauty queen and singer from Rome, Georgia who has competed in the Miss USA pageant and appeared on American Idol. ...


Top Twelve

Leah LaBelle on American Idol Leah LaBelle (born Leah Vladowski on 8 September 1986) is an American singer, one of the finalists on the third season of the reality/talent-search television series American Idol. ... Matthew Wyatt Rogers (born September 16, 1978 in Rancho Cucamonga, California) is an American singer, one of the finalists on the third season of the reality/talent-search television series American Idol. ... Amy Christina Adams (born July 25, 1979 in Kansas City, Kansas) is an American singer best known as the tenth-place finalist on the third season of the television series American Idol. ... Ciara-Camile Roque Velasco (born September 1, 1985), an American , was one of the finalists on the third season of the reality/talent-search television series, American Idol. ... Jon Peter Lewis and his trademark green velvet jacket. ... Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981) is an Academy Award-winning American actress and singer. ... John Stevens on On Air with Ryan Seacrest. ... La Toya Renee London (born on December 29, 1978) is an American R&B and soul singer and actress who was the fourth-place finalist on the third season of the reality/talent-search television series American Idol. ... For the album, see Jasmine Trias (album) Jasmine Soriano Trias (born November 3, 1986) is a Chinese American singer and entertainer who was the third-place finalist on the third season of American Idol due in part to tremendous call-in support from California, New York To China (source: *USA... Diana Nicole DeGarmo (born June 16, 1987 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American singer and Broadway actress. ... Fantasia Monique Barrino (born June 30, 1984), or simply Fantasia, is an American R&B/soul singer and Broadway actress who rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the television series American Idol in 2004. ...

American Idol 3 Scoreboard

Semi-final Group 1

Top 3: Fantasia Barrino, Diana DeGarmo and Matthew Metzger Diana Nicole DeGarmo (born June 16, 1987 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American singer and Broadway actress. ... Kiki Dee (born Pauline Matthews on 6 March 1947, in Little Horton near Bradford, West Yorkshire, England) is a highly successful singer/songwriter, with a career that has lasted over 40 years. ... The Wind Beneath My Wings is the #1 single by Bette Midler from the soundtrack of the movie Beaches. ... Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, actress and comedienne, also known to her fans as The Divine Miss M. She is named after the actress Bette Davis although Davis pronounced her first name in two syllables, and Midler uses one. ... Crazy is a famous ballad composed by Willie Nelson and first recorded by Patsy Cline. ... Patsy Cline (b. ... Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was a popular American jazz singer-songwriter and pianist. ... Open Arms is a song originally recorded by American rock band Journey and written by Steve Perry and Jonathan Cain, two of the bands members. ... Journey is an American rock band formed in 1973 in San Francisco, California. ... Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981) is an Academy Award-winning American actress and singer. ... Imagine is a utopian-themed song performed by John Lennon, which appears on his 1971 album, Imagine. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... Matthew Metzger inOne Life to Live Matthew Frederic Metzger (born March 24, 1980 in Peoria, Illinois) is an American actor. ... Walking in Memphis is the signature song of American singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, from his self-titled 1991 album Marc Cohn. ... Marc Cohn live in Saratoga Marc Cohn (born July 5, 1959 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for his song Walking in Memphis from his eponymous 1991 album Marc Cohn. ... Something to Talk About is a song from the American, Grammy Award-winning guitarist and singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt that was popular in the 1990s. ... Bonnie Raitt, (born November 8, 1949) is an American Blues-R&B singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was born in Burbank, California, the daughter of Broadway musical star John Raitt. ...


Advancing to the Top 12: Fantasia Barrino and Diana DeGarmo


Semi-final Group 2

Top 3: Lisa Leuschner, Camile Velasco and Matthew Rogers Matthew Wyatt Rogers (born September 16, 1978 in Rancho Cucamonga, California) is an American singer, one of the finalists on the third season of the reality/talent-search television series American Idol. ... Bobby Caldwells 1978 debut album in its re-release as What You Wont Do for Love Bobby Caldwell (born August 15, 1951) is an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who, despite a prolific musical output over his more than 25-year career, is still best known for... Dont Know Why was the debut single by Blue Note artist Norah Jones from her breakthrough 2002 album Come Away With Me. ... Norah Jones (born Geethali Norah Jones Shankar on March 30, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter, pianist, keyboardist, guitarist, and occasional actress of Anglo-American and Bengali descent. ... This I Promise You was the third single (fourth in some countries) released from *NYSNCs second album, No Strings Attached, released in 2000. ... For their self-titled album, see *NSYNC (album). ... Im Outta Love is the first single from American pop singer Anastacias debut album Not That Kind, released in 2000. ... This article is about the singer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sweet Thing is a soul single that was first a hit with Rufus featuring Chaka Khan when they recorded the song in 1975 eventually reaching number-one on the R&B singles chart and number five on the pop side. ... Chaka Khan (born March 23, 1953) is a multiple Grammy Award-winning American singer known for hit songs such as Im Every Woman, I Feel For You and Through the Fire. Khan was first featured as a member of the funk band Rufus before beginning her solo career. ... Back At One is a single by Brian McKnight released in 1999 Song information Track Listings Back At One (Radio Edit) Back At One (SA Town Raw Mix) Back At One (Groove Brothers Club Mix) Back At One (Johnny Vicious Club Mix) Categories: | | ... Brian McKnight (born June 5, 1969 in Buffalo, New York)[1] is a Grammy-nominated American singer, songwriter, arranger, producer, pop and R&B musician. ... Ciara-Camile Roque Velasco (born September 1, 1985), an American , was one of the finalists on the third season of the reality/talent-search television series, American Idol. ... Brian McKnight (born June 5, 1969 in Buffalo, New York)[1] is a Grammy-nominated American singer, songwriter, arranger, producer, pop and R&B musician. ... All The Girls In The World Beware!!! (1974) is an album by Grand Funk Railroad. ... Grand Funk Railroad (aka Grand Funk) is an American rock band. ...


Advancing to the Top 12: Camile Velasco and Matthew Rogers


Semi-final Group 3

Top 3: LaToya London, Amy Adams and Jon Peter Lewis I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) was released in May 1987 and is the first single from Whitney Houstons second studio album Whitney. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ... In The Still of The Nite is a song written by Fred Parris and recorded by his Five Satins. ... The Five Satins are an American doo wop group, best known for their song In the Still of the Nite. The group, formed in New Haven, Connecticut, consisted of leader Fred Parris, Lou Peebles, Stanley Dortch, Ed Martin and Jim Freeman in 1954. ... Amy Christina Adams (born July 25, 1979 in Kansas City, Kansas) is an American singer best known as the tenth-place finalist on the third season of the television series American Idol. ... The Power of Love is the name of a famous power ballad co-written and originally recorded by Laura Branigan number one on the UK singles chart in the process becoming the first single by a female soloist to sell a million copies in the UK, and is among the... This article is about the musician. ... Jon Peter Lewis and his trademark green velvet jacket. ... Tiny Dancer is a 1971 song by Elton John with lyrics by Bernie Taupin, which appears on Johns fifth album, Madman Across the Water. ... 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. ... Chain of Fools is a very popular (and successful) Aretha Franklin song first released as a single in 1967 and subsequently appearing on many of her albums. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... I Wish is the title of a number-one R&B single by singer Carl Thomas. ... Carl Thomas (born June 15, 1972 in Aurora, Chicago, Illinois, United States) is an African-American R&B singer. ... Leah LaBelle on American Idol Leah LaBelle (born Leah Vladowski on 8 September 1986) is an American singer, one of the finalists on the third season of the reality/talent-search television series American Idol. ... I Have Nothing is a song by American singer Whitney Houston and is the third single released from the The Bodyguard soundtrack album. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ... La Toya Renee London (born on December 29, 1978) is an American R&B and soul singer and actress who was the fourth-place finalist on the third season of the reality/talent-search television series American Idol. ... All by Myself is a power ballad written and performed by Eric Carmen in 1975 that has spawned numerous cover versions. ... Eric Howard Carmen (born August 11, 1949, in Cleveland, Ohio, USA) is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist. ...


Advancing to the Top 12: LaToya London and Amy Adams


Semi-final Group 4

Top 3: George Huff, Jasmine Trias and John Stevens Un-Break My Heart is the second single released from Toni Braxtons multi-Platinum album Secrets. ... This article is about the singer. ... Michael Bolotin (born February 26, 1953), better known as Michael Bolton, is an American singer-songwriter, known for his soft rock ballads and tenor vocals. ... New Attitude was a short-lived television sitcom starring singer/actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, comedienne Phyllis Yvonne Stickney and musician Morris Day. ... Patti LaBelle (born May 24, 1944) is an American R&B, soul singer and songwriter. ... John Stevens on On Air with Ryan Seacrest. ... William Joseph Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. ... For the album, see Jasmine Trias (album) Jasmine Soriano Trias (born November 3, 1986) is a Chinese American singer and entertainer who was the third-place finalist on the third season of American Idol due in part to tremendous call-in support from California, New York To China (source: *USA... Run to You was the fourth single released from the The Bodyguard soundtrack album; performed by Whitney Houston. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ... Heatwave was a popular international R&B/Funk band with Americans Johnnie Wilder, Jr. ... Lisa Marie Wilson (born April 14, 1980) is a beauty queen and singer from Rome, Georgia who has competed in the Miss USA pageant and appeared on American Idol. ... Come to My Window is a song by Melissa Etheridge released in 1994 on her 1993 album Yes I Am. ... Melissa Lou Etheridge (born May 29, 1961, in Leavenworth, Kansas) is an Academy Award-winning and two-time Grammy Award-winning American rock musician and singer. ... I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) was released in May 1987 and is the first single from Whitney Houstons second studio album Whitney. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ...


Advancing to the Top 12: John Stevens and Jasmine Trias


Wild Card

Eliminated before the show: Lisa Leuschner, Marque Lynche, Tiara Purifoy and Eric Yoder

Advancing to the Top 12: Jennifer Hudson (Randy's choice), Leah LaBelle (Paula's choice), George Huff (Simon's choice), Jon Peter Lewis (Public vote) A Little Less Conversation is a song written by Mac Davis and Billy Strange and was originally recorded by Elvis Presley for the movie Live a Little, Love a Little in 1968. ... Elvis redirects here. ... Alternate covers Promotional single The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face is a 1957 folk song written by Ewan MacColl for his wife Peggy Seeger. ... Roberta Flack Roberta Flack (born February 10, 1937 in Asheville, North Carolina) is an American singer. ... So Emotional is a song by American singer Whitney Houston. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ... Lean on Me is a well known hit song written and performed by Bill Withers on the 1972 album Still Bill. ... Bill Withers (born July 4, 1938 in Slab Fork, West Virginia) is an American singer-songwriter who performed and recorded from the late 1960s until the mid 1980s. ... I Will Survive is a song first performed by Gloria Gaynor, released in October 1978. ... Gloria Gaynor (born Gloria Fowles September 7, 1949) is an American singer, best-known for the disco era hits I Will Survive (Hot 100 #1, 1979), Never Can Say Goodbye (Hot 100 #9, 1974), and I Am What I Am (Hot 100 #82, 1983). ... When I See You Smile is a U.S. number one hit for the group Bad English in late 1989 and was written and recorded by Diane Warren on May 27, 1988 in California. ... Bad English is an American rock band formed in 1988, reuniting keyboardist Jonathan Cain with singer John Waite and bassist Ricky Phillips, his former bandmates in The Babys. ... Lets Stay Together is a song by Al Green on his 1972 album of the same name. ... This article is about the singer. ... I Believe In You And Me is a 1996 song by R&B/Pop singer Whitney Houston, and was the first single from the soundtrack to the film The Preachers Wife. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ...


Top 12 (Soul)

Bottom 3: Leah LaBelle, Jennifer Hudson and Amy Adams Breakin... Theres No Stopping Us Performed by Ollie & Jerry ... Chaka Khan (born March 23, 1953) is a multiple Grammy Award-winning American singer known for hit songs such as Im Every Woman, I Feel For You and Through the Fire. Khan was first featured as a member of the funk band Rufus before beginning her solo career. ... The Stylistics was one of the best-known Philadelphia soul groups of the 1970s. ... Otis Ray Redding, Jr. ... Dusty in Memphis track listing So Much Love (2) Son of Preacher Man (3) I Dont Want to Hear It Anymore (4) Son of a Preacher Man is a single released by Dusty Springfield in 1968 and featured on the 1969 album, Dusty in Memphis. ... Dusty Springfield OBE (16 April 1939–2 March 1999) was a popular English singer whose career spanned four decades. ... Drift Away is a song by Mentor Williams, originally recorded by Dobie Gray in 1972. ... Dobie Gray (born July 26, 1940?) is an African-American musician / singer best known for his song Drift Away, which was one of the biggest hits of 1973 and still remains a staple of radio airplay. ... Signed, Sealed, Delivered Im Yours is a 1970 soul single by American soul musician Stevie Wonder, recorded for Motowns Tamla label. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris)[1] is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ... (Sittin On) the Dock of the Bay is a song co-written and first performed by Otis Redding, with the co-writer Steve Cropper. ... Otis Ray Redding, Jr. ... Baby, I Love You was written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, and Phil Spector. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris)[1] is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ... You Keep Me Hangin On is a 1966 hit song originally recorded by The Supremes for the Motown label. ... For other uses, see Supremes (disambiguation). ... Inseparable was a hit in 1976 song by Natalie Cole. ... Natalie Maria Cole (born February 6, 1950), known professionally as Natalie Cole, is an American singer and songwriter. ... Think is the name of a hit single released by American R&B/soul musician Aretha Franklin in 1968, from her Aretha Now album. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ...


Bottom 2: Leah LaBelle and Jennifer Hudson


Eliminated: Leah LaBelle


Top 11 (Country)

Bottom 3: Matt Rogers, Camile Velasco and Diana DeGarmo A Broken Wing is a song recorded by country pop artist Martina McBride. ... Martina McBride (born Martina Mariea Schiff, July 29, 1966 in Sharon, Kansas) is an American Grammy nominated country music singer-songwriter. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Always on My Mind is a song originally recorded by Brenda Lee and released on June 12, 1972, with music and lyrics by Johnny Christopher, Mark James and Wayne Carson Thompson. ... Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. ... King of the Road is a 1965 song written and originally recorded by Roger Miller. ... A section of the album jacket for Golden Hits Roger Dean Miller (January 2, 1936 – October 25, 1992) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. ... Desperado is a song by the rock-country band Eagles, written by Glenn Frey and Don Henley. ... The Eagles are an American rock music group that originally came together in Los Angeles, California in the early 1970s. ... Wynonna Ellen Judd (born May 30, 1964) is an American country music singer. ... She Believes In Me is a country pop song, recorded by American star singer Kenny Rogers on his very popular 1978 album The Gambler. ... Kenneth Ray[2] Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... Breathe was the first single off of Faith Hills 1999 album, Breathe. ... Audrey Faith Perry McGraw, known professionally as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967), is an American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her marriage to fellow country singer Tim McGraw. ... Amazed is a country music ballad recorded by Lonestar, released as a single from the bands album Lonely Grill. ... For other uses, see Lonestar (disambiguation). ... Aint Going Down (Til The Sun Comes Up) is a song released by American Country Music artist Garth Brooks. ... Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962) is an American Country Music artist. ... The Dixie Chicks are a multiple Grammy-award winning alternative country band and are the highest-selling female band in any musical genre, having sold over 36 million albums as of March 2008. ...


Bottom 2: Matt Rogers and Camile Velasco


Eliminated: Matt Rogers


Top 10 (Motown)

Bottom 3: Amy Adams, Jennifer Hudson and LaToya London For Once in My Life is a pop song written by Ron Miller and Orlando Murden for Motown Records Jobete publishing company in 1967 (see 1967 in music). ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris)[1] is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ... This Old Heart of Mine (is Weak for You) was a successful hit single for The Isley Brothers in 1966 (see 1966 in music), during their brief tenure on Motowns Tamla label. ... The Isley Brothers (IPA: ) are an African-American music group from Cincinnati, Ohio, who hold the record for being the longest-running charted group in music history. ... Ooo Baby Baby is a 1965 hit single by The Miracles for the Tamla (Motown) label, today considered the groups signature song. ... Smokey Robinson (born February 19, 1940) is an American R&B and soul singer and songwriter. ... Dancing in the Street is a 1964 song by Martha and the Vandellas. ... Martha & the Vandellas were an American Motown group of the 1960s. ... This article is about the 1964 Temptations song. ... “Temptations” redirects here. ... (Love is Like a) Heat Wave is a 1963 soul single by Motown girl group Martha and the Vandellas on the Gordy (Motown) label. ... Martha & the Vandellas were an American Motown group of the 1960s. ... Youre All I Need to Get By was a 1968 hit for soul music legends Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. ... Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr. ... Tammi Terrell (born Thomasina Montgomery) (April 29, 1945 – March 16, 1970) was an American Motown singer in the 1960s, best known for her duets with Marvin Gaye. ... Do You Love Me is a 1962 (see 1962 in music) hit single recorded by The Contours for Motowns Gordy Records label. ... The Contours were one of the early soul singing groups signed to Motown Records. ... I Heard It Through the Grapevine is a R&B/soul song written by Motown songwriters Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong. ... Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr. ... Aint 2 Proud 2 Beg is also the name of a 1991 TLC single. ... “Temptations” redirects here. ... Aint No Mountain High Enough is an R&B/soul song written by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson in 1966. ... Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr. ... Tammi Terrell (born Thomasina Montgomery) (April 29, 1945 – March 16, 1970) was an American Motown singer in the 1960s, best known for her duets with Marvin Gaye. ...


Bottom 2: Amy Adams and Jennifer Hudson


Eliminated: Amy Adams


Top 9 (Elton John)

Top voted: Jennifer Hudson Something About the Way You Look Tonight was the first single from Elton Johns The Big Picture. ... This article is about the song by Elton John. ... Dont Let The Sun Go Down On Me is the first single from British musician Elton Johns 1974 album Caribou; it was released that year during the latter half of May in Great Britain, and on June 10 in the United States. ... Crocodile Rock is a song written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. ... Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is a ballad performed by musician Elton John. ... Take Me to the Pilot is a country rock song performed by British musician Elton John. ... Im Still Standing is a song on English pop-rock performer Elton Johns 1983 album, Too Low for Zero. ... Someone Saved My Life Tonight is an Elton John song from his album Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy. ... Circle of Life is an Academy Award-nominated song from Disneys 1994 animated film The Lion King, composed by Elton John with lyrics by Tim Rice. ... Bennie and the Jets is a song composed by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. ... DANIEL SONG, IRVINE CALIFORNIA, GOES TO NORTHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL IN 9TH GRADE GOT HIS ASS KICKED BY JASON PHAM. TWICE HES A PUSSY IM DANIEL SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!==Sources== Categories: | ... Saturday Nights Alright For Fighting (sometimes written Saturday Nights Alright (For Fighting)) is a rock & roll song performed by musician Elton John. ...


Bottom 3: Jasmine Trias, Camile Velasco and Diana DeGarmo


Bottom 2: Jasmine Trias and Camile Velasco


Eliminated: Camile Velasco


Top 8 (Movie Soundtracks)

Bottom 3: Jon Peter Lewis, John Stevens and Diana DeGarmo Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) is a song originally written and recorded by British singer Phil Collins. ... Against All Odds is a neo-noir 1984 film, a remake of Out of the Past. ... For other uses, see Phil Collins (disambiguation). ... I Have Nothing is a song by American singer Whitney Houston and is the third single released from the The Bodyguard soundtrack album. ... For other uses, see The Bodyguard (disambiguation). ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ... Jailhouse Rock is a song written by Leiber and Stoller that first became a hit for the American singer Elvis Presley. ... Jailhouse Rock is an American motion picture directed by Richard Thorpe, released by MGM on November 8, 1957. ... Elvis redirects here. ... My Heart Will Go On is the theme song of the 1997 blockbuster film Titanic. ... Titanic is a 1997 disaster romance film directed, written, produced and edited by James Cameron about the sinking of the RMS Titanic. ... This article is about the musician. ... Summertime is the name of an aria composed by George Gershwin for the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess. ... Porgy and Bess is a 1959 movie based on George Gershwins opera of the same name. ... When I Fall in Love is a popular song, written by Edward Heyman and Victor Young. ... Sleepless in Seattle is a 1993 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Nora Ephron. ... This article is about the musician. ... Clive Griffin is a pop vocalist, best know for his hit duet When I Fall in Love with pop singer Céline Dion. ... As Time Goes By is a song written by Herman Hupfeld for the 1931 Broadway musical Everybodys Welcome. ... This article is about the 1942 film. ... For other uses, see West Side Story (disambiguation). ...


Bottom 2: Jon Peter and John Stevens


Eliminated: Jon Peter Lewis


Top 7 (Barry Manilow)

  • Result show - "Let Freedom Ring" (with Barry Manilow)

Bottom 3: Jennifer Hudson, LaToya London and Fantasia Barrino One Voice was the eighth studio album by singer and songwriter Barry Manilow. ... Weekend in New England was a song written and released by Barry Manilow in his 1976 album This Ones For You. ... Ill Never Love This Way Again is a 1979 hit recorded by American soul singer Dionne Warwick. ... For the 1919 Irving Berlin song, see Mandy (1919 song). ... Its a Miracle was a television show that aired on PAX-TV (now Independent Television) between September 6, 1998 and September 1, 2004. ...


Bottom 2: Jennifer Hudson and Fantasia Barrino


Eliminated: Jennifer Hudson


Top 6 (Gloria Estefan)

  • Result show - Gloria Estefan medley

Bottom 3: John Stevens, Jasmine Trias and George Huff Get on Your Feet is a single by Gloria Estefan. ... Live for Loving You is a single by American singer and songwriter Gloria Estefan. ... *NSYNC singles chronology Happy Holidays (1998) Music Of My Heart (1999) Bye Bye Bye (2000) Music Of My Heart was the first single released by Gloria Estefan and *NSYNC on the soundtrack of the movie Music of the Heart // This collaboration between Gloria Estefan and the pop youth sensation *NSYNC... Here we Are is a single by Gloria Estefan. ... Turn The Beat Around is a disco song written by Gerald Jackson and Peter Jackson and popularized by Vicki Sue Robinson (1954-2000) in 1976, originally appearing on her debut album, Never Gonna Let You Go. ...


Bottom 2: John Stevens and George Huff


Eliminated: John Stevens


Top 5 (Big Band)

Bottom 2: George Huff and Jasmine Trias Someone to Watch over Me is a song by George and Ira Gershwin from the musical Oh, Kay!. It has been performed by artists from Frank Sinatra, Perry Como and Ella Fitzgerald to Linda Ronstadt and Melissa Manchester. ... Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as Lady Ella and the First Lady of Song, is considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th Century. ... Cheek to Cheek is a song written by Irving Berlin, and first performed by Fred Astaire in the movie Top Hat (1935). ... Fred Astaire (May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987), born Frederick Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska,[1] was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. ... Too Close for Comfort is a popular song, written in 1956. ... Natalie Maria Cole (born February 6, 1950), known professionally as Natalie Cole, is an American singer and songwriter. ... The Way You Look Tonight is a song featured in the film Swing Time, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1936. ... For other persons named Tony Bennett, see Tony Bennett (disambiguation). ... Crazy Little Thing Called Love is a song performed by the English rock band Queen, written by singer Freddie Mercury. ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, lead vocalist Freddie Mercury, and drummer Roger Taylor, with bass guitarist John Deacon joining the following year. ... Get Happy is a song composed by Harold Arlen, with lyrics written by Ted Koehler. ... Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969) was an Academy Award-nominated American film actress and singer, best known for her role as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939). ... What a Wonderful World was written by songwriters Bob Thiele and George David Weiss, first performed by Louis Armstrong, and released as a single in early fall 1967. ... Louis[1] Armstrong[2] (4 August 1901[3] – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo[4] and Pops, was an American jazz musician. ... Dont Rain On My Parade is a popular song from the 1964 musical Funny Girl. ... Barbra Streisand (pronounced STRY-sand; born April 24, 1942) is an American two time Academy Award-winning singer, film and theatre actress. ... Almost Like Being in Love is a popular song. ... Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was a popular American jazz singer-songwriter and pianist. ... What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? is a song with lyrics written by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman and original music written by Michel Legrand for the 1969 film The Happy Ending and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. ... Barbra Streisand (pronounced STRY-sand; born April 24, 1942) is an American two time Academy Award-winning singer, film and theatre actress. ...


Eliminated: George Huff


Top 4 (Disco)

  • Result show - Donna Summer medley

Bottom 2: Fantasia Barrino and LaToya London Everlasting Love is a song first made famous by Love Affair, an English pop group. ... Not to be confused with The Simpsons character Carl Carlson or the German band Carl Carlton and the Songdogs. ... Love You Inside Out was a 1979 hit single for the Bee Gees, from their album Spirits Having Flown. ... The Bee Gees: Maurice, Barry and Robin The Bee Gees were a British and Australian band, originally a pop singer-songwriter combination, reborn as funk and disco. ... Knock on Wood was a live single by David Bowie. ... A 2005 Greatest Hits CD compilation Amy Paulette Stewart (born January 29, 1956, in Washington D.C.) is an American Contemporary R&B/Disco/Dance-pop singer, dancer and actress. ... Melba Moore (born Melba Hill, 29 October 1945, in New York City) is an American R&B singer and actress. ... Its Raining Men is a song written by Paul Jabara and Paul Shaffer in 1979, and originally recorded by The Weather Girls in 1982. ... The Weather Girls were an American girl group that formed in 1982. ... Dont Leave Me This Way is a song made popular by Thelma Houston and later The Communards. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Holding Out for a Hero is a song by Bonnie Tyler that was originally released in 1984. ... Bonnie Tyler (born June 8, 1951 in Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom) is a Welsh rock singer. ... No More Tears (Enough is Enough) is a duet from 1979 by Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand. ... Donna Summer (born Donna Adrian Gaines) is an American singer-songwriter and musician who gained prominence during the disco era of music. ... Barbra Streisand (pronounced STRY-sand; born April 24, 1942) is an American two time Academy Award-winning singer, film and theatre actress. ...


Eliminated: LaToya London


Top 3 (Idols' Choice, Judges' Choice, Clive's Choice)

Eliminated: Jasmine Trias Saving All My Love for You is the second single from Whitney Houstons self-titled debut album. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ... Chain of Fools is a very popular (and successful) Aretha Franklin song first released as a single in 1967 and subsequently appearing on many of her albums. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Aint No Mountain High Enough is an R&B/soul song written by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson in 1966. ... Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr. ... Tammi Terrell (born Thomasina Montgomery) (April 29, 1945 – March 16, 1970) was an American Motown singer in the 1960s, best known for her duets with Marvin Gaye. ... Natalie Maria Cole (born February 6, 1950), known professionally as Natalie Cole, is an American singer and songwriter. ... A Fool in Love is a propulsive soul single released as the debuting single for Ike & Tina Turner, released in 1960 on the Sue Records label. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock) November 26, 1939) is an 11 time Grammy Award-winning (sharing three), American Singer, Dancer, Record Producer, Executive Producer, Film Producer, Actress, Writer, Performer, Songwriter, Author and occasional Painter whose career has spanned from 1956 to present. ... Because You Loved Me is a smash hit from Céline Dions Falling into You album, released as the first single on February 19, 1996 in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Latin America. ... This article is about the musician. ... All by Myself is a power ballad written and performed by Eric Carmen in 1975 that has spawned numerous cover versions. ... Eric Howard Carmen (born August 11, 1949, in Cleveland, Ohio, USA) is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist. ... Greatest Love of All is the fourth and final single released from Whitney Houstons self-titled first studio album, Whitney Houston, released in April 1986. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ... Melissa Manchester (born on February 15, 1951 at New York, New York) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. ...


Top 2 (Finale)

  • Diana DeGarmo - "I Believe"
  • Fantasia Barrino - "All My Life" by K-Ci & Jo-Jo

Winner: Fantasia Barrino I Believe is an award winning debut single released by the music artist and American Idol season 3 winner, Fantasia Barrino. ... All My Life is a R&B love ballad recorded by Jodeci members (and brothers) K-Ci and JoJo. ... K-Ci and JoJo is an American R&B duo, comprised of brothers Cedric K-Ci Hailey and Joel Jo-Jo Hailey. ... No More Tears (Enough is Enough) is a duet from 1979 by Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand. ... Donna Summer (born Donna Adrian Gaines) is an American singer-songwriter and musician who gained prominence during the disco era of music. ... Barbra Streisand (pronounced STRY-sand; born April 24, 1942) is an American two time Academy Award-winning singer, film and theatre actress. ... Summertime is the name of an aria composed by George Gershwin for the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess. ... Gershwin redirects here. ... Melissa Manchester (born on February 15, 1951 at New York, New York) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. ... I Believe is an award winning debut single released by the music artist and American Idol season 3 winner, Fantasia Barrino. ... The Impossible Dream (The Quest) is a popular song composed by Mitch Leigh, with lyrics written by Joe Darion. ... For the 1986 Australian film starring Henry Thomas, see Frog Dreaming The Quest was a Jean-Claude Van Damme movie released in 1996, based on martial arts, with a storyline similar to that of Bloodsport. ... I Knew You Were Waiting for Me is a 1987 hit song by Aretha Franklin and George Michael. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... For other persons named George Michael, see George Michael (disambiguation). ...


Runner-Up: Diana DeGarmo


Finals

After a nationwide vote of more than 65 million votes in total--more than the first two seasons combined--Fantasia Barrino won the "American Idol" title beating out Diana DeGarmo. The third season was also shown in Australia on Network Ten about half a week after episodes were shown in the US. Fantasia Monique Barrino (born June 30, 1984), or simply Fantasia, is an American R&B/soul singer and Broadway actress who rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the television series American Idol in 2004. ... Diana Nicole DeGarmo (born June 16, 1987 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American singer and Broadway actress. ... Network Ten, or Channel Ten, is one of Australias three major commercial television networks. ...


As a nod to the "Did Clay see the card?" controversy in AI2, Ryan Seacrest was instructed to memorize the winner's name and the vote margin and was given a blank card to hold while reporting the results. However, in a post-show interview with USA Today, Diana DeGarmo admitted that she had figured out that she had not won when the contestants were going over the schedule for the finale and she saw she would be singing "I Believe" (the winner's single) before the results were announced. Realizing that she would not be scheduled to sing a song she would have to sing again minutes later if she were announced as the winner, she correctly deduced that she had lost and Fantasia had won. The second season of American Idol premiered on January 21, 2003 and continued until May 21, 2003. ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ...


At the time of the finale many celebrities voiced their support for Fantasia: Frankie Muniz, Sharon Osbourne, Ray Romano, Amy Yasbeck, Nicole Kidman, Lori Loughlin, Kate Hudson, Andy Richter, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Holly Robinson Peete, Giuliana DePandi, Ben Stiller, Redman (TV Guide), Method Man (TV Guide) Richard Schiff, Kate Hudson (On the Tonight Show), Lea Thompson and Mo'Nique. Francisco Frankie Muniz IV (born December 5, 1985) is an American actor and now a racing driver. ... Sharon Rachel Osbourne (née Levy, previously Arden; born 9 October 1952) is an English music manager and promoter, television personality and presenter. ... Raymond Romano (born December 21, 1957 in Queens, New York) is an Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated, American actor and comedian best known for his starring role on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. ... Amy Yasbeck (born September 12, 1962) is a Lebanese American film and television actress. ... Nicole Mary Kidman, Order of Australia (born 20 June 1967 in Honolulu) is an Academy Award-winning Australian/American[1] actress. ... Lori Loughlin (born July 28, 1964) is an American television actress, best known for her role as Rebecca Donaldson on the ABC comedy series Full House. ... This article is about the actress. ... Paul Andrew Andy Richter (born October 28, 1966) is an American comedian and actor. ... Jennifer Love Hewitt (born February 21, 1979) is an American actress and singer-songwriter. ... Holly Robinson (born September 18, 1964 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American actress. ... E! News personality Giuliana DePandi Giuliana DePandi (born August 17, 1975 in Naples, Italy) is an American celebrity news personality. ... Benjamin Edward Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an Emmy-winning American comedian, actor, film producer and director. ... For other uses, see Redman. ... This article is about Method Man. ... Richard Schiff (born May 27, 1955) is an Emmy Award-winning American actor, known for playing Toby Ziegler on the NBC television drama The West Wing, a role for which he won an Emmy Award. ... This article is about the actress. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Lea Thompson in Back to the Future. ... MoNique (born Monique Imes on December 11, 1967 in Woodlawn, Maryland) is an African American comedian, actress, BET Awards, and reality television host. ...


Henry Winkler said "You've got incredible judges, Simon speaks the truth, I always agree with him. And Ryan is really good at what he does, but Fantasia," he smiles, "there's something in her that is bigger than anything. We voted for her about 250 times!" Dr. Henry Franklin Jameson Frederick Winkler (born October 30, 1945) is a Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, director, producer and author. ...


Kelly Clarkson is quoted in the June 14th, 2004 People Magazine as saying she voted for Fantasia: "I just hit redial, redial." Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American pop rock singer, songwriter, and occasional actress. ... People, a weekly magazine of celebrity and popular culture news, debuted on February 27, 1974. ...


Elimination Chart

Legend
Female Male Did Not Perform Top 32 Wild Card Top 12
Stage: Semi-Finals Wild Card Finals
Week: 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/2 3/9 3/16 3/23 3/30 4/7 4/14 4/20 4/27 5/4 5/11 5/18 5/25
Place Contestant Result
1 Fantasia Barrino Top 12 Btm 2 Btm 2 Winner
2 Diana DeGarmo Top 12 Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 3 Runner-Up
3 Jasmine Trias Top 12 Btm 2 Btm 3 Btm 2 Elim
4 LaToya London Top 12 Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
5 George Huff Wild Card Top 12 Btm 2 Elim
6 John Stevens Top 12 Btm 2 Elim
7 Jennifer Hudson Wild Card Top 12 Btm 2 Btm 2 Elim
8 Jon Peter Lewis Wild Card Top 12 Elim
9 Camile Velasco Top 12 Btm 2 Elim
10 Amy Adams Top 12 Btm 3 Elim
11 Matthew Rogers Top 12 Elim
12 Leah LaBelle Wild Card Top 12 Elim
Wild
Card
Matthew Metzger Wild Card Elim
Elizabeth LeTendre Wild Card
Suzy Vulaca Wild Card
Katie Webber Wild Card
Semi-
Final
4
Heather Piccinni Elim
John Preator
Tiara Purifoy
Lisa Wilson
Semi-
Final
3
Charly Lowry Elim
Jonah Moananu
Eric Yoder
Semi-
Final
2
Marisa Joy Elim
Lisa Leuschner
Kara Master
Briana Ramirez-Rial
Jesus Roman
Noel Roman
Semi-
Final
1
Marque Lynche Elim
Ashley Thomas
Erskine Walcott

Paul Anka made an appearance in the Season Finale. Paul Albert Anka, OC (born 30 July 1941, in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian-born American singer, songwriter, and actor of Assyrian origin. ...


Releases

Major releases

  • American Idol Season 3: Greatest Soul Classics
  • "I Believe" (Fantasia Barrino)
  • "Dreams" (Diana DeGarmo)
  • Free Yourself (Fantasia Barrino)
  • Blue Skies (Diana DeGarmo)
  • My Christmas EP! (George Huff)
  • "Come Fly with Me" (John Stevens)
  • Red (John Stevens)
  • "Love Ko To" (Jasmine Trias)
  • Jasmine Trias (Jasmine Trias)
  • Love & Life (LaToya London)
  • "Appreciate/Every Part of Me/All By Myself" (LaToya London)
  • Miracles (George Huff)
  • Fantasia (Fantasia Barrino)
  • Stories from Hollywood (Jon Peter Lewis)
  • "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" (Jennifer Hudson)
  • "Spotlight (Jennifer Hudson)
  • Jennifer Hudson (Jennifer Hudson)
  • "All Dressed in Love" (Jennifer Hudson)

I Believe is an award winning debut single released by the music artist and American Idol season 3 winner, Fantasia Barrino. ... Diana DeGarmos debut single Dreams Dreams is the debut single by American Idol (Season 3) runner-up Diana DeGarmo. ... Free Yourself is the debut album by American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino, which was released on November 23, 2004. ... Blue Skies is an album released in Dec. ... Come Fly with Me is a popular song. ... Red was the debut album recorded by former American Idol 3 contestant John Stevens. ... Jasmine Trias is the eponymous debut album from the Filipino American Pop/R&B singer Jasmine Trias. ... Love & Life is the debut album by LaToya London. ... Fantasia is the second studio album by American singer Fantasia Barrino, released by J Records on December 12, 2006. ... And I Am Telling You Im Not Going is a song from the Broadway musical Dreamgirls, with lyrics by Tom Eyen and music by Henry Krieger. ...

Minor or independent releases

(This list does not include pre-Idol releases)

  • Love, Lipstick and Poetry (Kiira Bivens)
  • Love, Lana (Lana Phillips)
  • Sing Me Home (Lisa Leuschner)
  • Str8up Band (Dina Lopez)
  • I'll Be Seeing You (John Preator)
  • This Is Next Time (Alan Ritchson)
  • Sun Shiney Day (Lisa Wilson)
  • "If I Go Away" / "Man Like Me" (single) (Jon Peter Lewis)
  • Just Like Magic (Donnie Williams)
  • Reality (Lisa Leuschner)

Sources: Idolsmusic.com, CD Baby This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Alan Ritchson is a 62, blonde, blue eyed former male model turned actor. ... Lisa Marie Wilson (born April 14, 1980) is a beauty queen and singer from Rome, Georgia who has competed in the Miss USA pageant and appeared on American Idol. ...


Controversy

Viewers raised many complaints when, during the semifinals Wild Card round, four of the contestants were inexplicably eliminated on the spot without having had the chance to sing and compete first, leaving only eight out of twelve contestants eligible for selection.


Both Jennifer Hudson and LaToya London, part of final twelve, were eliminated, despite high praises from the judges. After Hudson was eliminated; Sir Elton John, who was a guest judge for that season criticized the vote as 'incredibly racist' in a press conference.[2] Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981) is an Academy Award-winning American actress and singer. ... La Toya Renee London (born on December 29, 1978) is an American R&B and soul singer and actress who was the fourth-place finalist on the third season of the reality/talent-search television series American Idol. ... Sir Elton Hercules John, KBE, born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25, 1947, is one of the most successful British pop singers, composers, and musicians. ...


The elimination of both Hudson and London relatively early in the competition has been pointed out as a classic demonstration of vote-splitting in the American Idol vote, in which the presence of similar choices reduces the votes for each of the similar choices. Hudson, London and Barrino (who would eventually go on to win the competition) were female, African-American, highly praised singers — all appealing to the same demographic bloc of voters. All three of these previously popular singers ended up in the "bottom three" the night Hudson was eliminated — the three having the lowest individual vote counts.[3] This article or section should be merged with Spoiler effect A split vote, or vote splitting, occurs in an election when the existence of two or more candidates that represent relatively similar viewpoints among voters reduces the votes received by each of them, reducing the chances of any one of... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... A demographic or demographic profile is a term used in marketing and broadcasting, to describe a demographic grouping or a market segment. ...


Post-Idol career highlights

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References

  1. ^ Go, Jesamyn., He's a loser, baby, MSNBC.com, 2004-02-24, Retrieved on 2007-03-02.
  2. ^ Elton John Says 'American Idol' Vote Is 'Racist', Reuters via Yahoo.com, 2004-04-28, Retrieved on 2007-03-02.
  3. ^ American Idol voting, Votefair.org, Retrieved on 2007-03-02.

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External links

  • Official American Idol Contestants Website
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The seventh season of American Idol, the annual reality show and singing competition, began on January 15, 2008 and concluded on May 21, 2008. ... Ryan John Seacrest (December 24, 1974) is an American television/radio host and television producer. ... !!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 (pronounced AB-dool; born June 19, 1962)[1] is a Grammy Award-winning American pop singer, dancer, Emmy Award-winning choreographer, and television personality. ... Simon Phillip Cowell (born October 7, 1959) is an English artist-and-repertoire (A&R) executive and television personality/producer, best known as a judge on such TV shows as Pop Idol, American Idol, The X Factor, and Britains Got Talent. ... Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American pop rock singer, songwriter, and occasional actress. ... Christopher Ruben Studdard (born September 12, 1978), better known as Ruben Studdard, is an American Idol, an American pop, R&B, and gospel singer who rose to fame as winner of the second season of the American Idol television program. ... Fantasia Monique Barrino (born June 30, 1984), or simply Fantasia, is an American R&B/soul singer and Broadway actress who rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the television series American Idol in 2004. ... Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983 in Muskogee, Oklahoma) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning singer. ... Taylor Reuben Hicks (born October 7, 1976) is an American singer-songwriter. ... This article is about the singer. ... A Moment like This is the first single, released as a double A-side with Before Your Love, by Kelly Clarkson, the winner of the first season of American Idol, and later included on her multi-platinum debut album, Thankful. ... Ruben Studdard (born September 12, 1978) is an American pop music singer who rose to fame as winner of the second season of the American Idol television program. ... I Believe is an award winning debut single released by the music artist and American Idol season 3 winner, Fantasia Barrino. ... Inside Your Heaven is a song written by Andreas Carlsson, Pelle Nylén, Savan Kotecha and produced by Desmond Child. ... Do I Make You Proud is a soul-pop song written for American Idol season five winner Taylor Hicks by Tracy Ackerman, Andy Watkins, and Paul Wilson of the Absolute production team, and co-produced by Dave Way. ... This Is My Now is a song written by Jeff Peabody and Scott Krippayne. ... 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 July 21, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter and beatboxer who was the runner-up on the sixth season of American Idol, finishing just ahead of Melinda Doolittle. ... For the kickboxer of the same name, see David Archuleta (kickboxer). ... 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. ... Kimberley Locke (born January 3, 1978 in Hartsville, Tennessee) is an American adult contemporary pop/R&B singer and plus-size fashion model. ... Joshua Mario (Josh) Gracin (born October 18, 1980 in Westland, Michigan) is a country music singer. ... Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981) is an Academy Award-winning American actress and singer. ... This article is about the American musician. ... 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 in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, United States) 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. ... 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. ... 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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