American Idol

Season 5 Episode 41

And The Winner Is..........

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM May 24, 2006 on FOX
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And The Winner Is..........
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The most anticipated night of the television season is here! Two finalists, one American Idol – find out tonight who America has chosen. The Top 12 reunite on the Kodak Theatre stage one last time before the newest American Idol is crowned. And the winner is....... Taylor Hicksmoreless

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  • Yeah...5th season wasnt my favorite..

    6.1
    I was really not expecting Hicks to win. He is seriously really creepy... does anybos actually like this dude? Did anyone actually vote for this dude? He's dancing around like he's a deranged elf. (sorry for bad simile) And the fact that more people voted for American Idol then they did the president is sad and pathetic. I'm sorry but that is just not right. But I enjoyed Simon!
  • The right person won!

    10
    The Season 5 finale was definately the best one yet. My favorite performance of the night would have to be "I Had the Time of My Life". They sang it so well. I always love the song the finalists sing right before they announce the winner. I loved "Up Where We Belong" last year too. I aslo enjoyed "Puck 'n Pickler" and the song that Carrie, Taylor, and Katharine sang at the beginning of the show. I didn't like Prince's performance or the Golen Idol Awards. I would have rather they spent that time on more performances. I particularly enjoyed Paris' and Chris' performances. It was a great finale and I'm so glad Taylor won! I loved seeing the confetti fall on him as he belted out "Do I Make You Proud" and thanked everyone. I was so nervous, because I was afraid that Katharine's Daddy paid American Idol to let the McBrat win! SOUL PATROL!moreless
  • Loved all of the guest stars. Just didn't like the outcome.

    10
    I cannot believe that Taylor Hicks won. I thought he was pretty good, but not good enough to out sing Katharine McPhee. She was such a good singer and she really got in touch with her fans. Taylor did pretty well despite his whole Soul Patrol theme. When Lisa, Paris, and Ace came back I felt so happy for them. In the beginning, I actually thought the finals would be between Paris and Elliot, but they both got eliminated. Elliot was a pretty good guy and I actually voted for him. Unfortunately, there was a different outcome and Taylor is the new American Idol. That is until.....next year.moreless
  • I hated the results. From the begining I couldn\'t stand Taylor and his freakin\' soul patrol. In my opinion neither f the final two should have one..the winner should hav been Elliot..moreless

    3.4
    In the season finale, Ryan Secrest was to announce who the veiwers at home voted for to be America\'s next American Idol. They did what they always did and have all the finalists come back and they do 3 songs all together one with just the girls, one with just the guys, and one with all of them singing together. They also had a award type thing giving awards to auditionsers and other people. I for one was not happy with the results. I dont think that Taylor Hicks should have one. I definately think the 3rd place finalist, Elliot Yasmine should have won it all.moreless
  • Sou brasileira e sempre assisto os episódios com atraso mas são maravilhosos

    10
    gostaria muito derever este episódio. è o meu predileto!!!!

    Porque não consigo encontra-lo em nenhum site de download?

    gostaria muito de encontrar, poderiam me indicar como posso fazer ak do Brasil?



    gostaria muito derever este episódio. è o meu predileto!!!!

    Porque não consigo encontra-lo em nenhum site de download?

    gostaria muito de encontrar, poderiam me indicar como posso fazer ak do Brasil?



    gostaria muito derever este episódio. è o meu predileto!!!!

    Porque não consigo encontra-lo em nenhum site de download?

    gostaria muito de encontrar, poderiam me indicar como posso fazer ak do Brasil?



    gostaria muito derever este episódio. è o meu predileto!!!!

    Porque não consigo encontra-lo em nenhum site de download?

    gostaria muito de encontrar, poderiam me indicar como posso fazer ak do Brasil?moreless
Ace Young

Ace Young

Seventh Place (Season 5)

Bucky Covington

Bucky Covington

Eighth Place (Season 5)

Chris Daughtry

Chris Daughtry

Fourth Place (Season 5)

Elliott Yamin

Elliott Yamin

Third Place (Season 5)

Katharine McPhee

Katharine McPhee

Runner-Up (Season 5)

Kellie Pickler

Kellie Pickler

Sixth Place (Season 5)

David Hasselhoff

David Hasselhoff

Audience Member

Guest Star

Clay Aiken

Clay Aiken

Guest Performer

Guest Star

Prince

Prince

Guest Performer

Guest Star

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood

Guest Performer

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (6)

  • QUOTES (1)

  • NOTES (13)

    • Usually Ryan says "the winner of American Idol" (then the year-2006) but this year he said the season number.

    • Ford Music Video: "Don't Stop" by Fleetwood Mac. Taylor and Katharine pull up into a Drive-In and the film is behind the scenes of all the other Ford Music videos.

    • As a jab to Kellie being constantly made fun of her her small town antics there was a sketch called Puck N' Pickler, where Wolfgang Puck was introducing Kellie to fancy food.

    • This is the first finale to be completely done on the stage, with no backstage interviews or anything.

    • Like in all seasons there were special correspondents in the Top 2's hometowns. Jessie and Becky O'Donahue from this season were in Taylor's hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, and season 1 contestant Tamyra Grey was in Universal City, California, with Katharine fans.

    • Katharine and Taylor both won Ford Mustang Convertables

    • Taylor Hicks is the oldest American Idol winner in the series at the age of 29.

    • Even though Meatloaf sang this song with McPhee, he recorded "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" with Norwegian singer Marion Raven for his latest album, "Bat Out of Hell 3: The Monster is Loose."

    • Taylor becomes the third Winner (and first male winner) and fourth person overall to never be in the Bottom 2/3. Katherine McPhee becomes the second Runner Up to appear in the Bottom 2/3 more than once.

    • Special Performances:
      -"I Made it Through the Rain" by Barry Manilow (Carrie Underwood and the Top 12)
      -"We're in This Love Together" by Al Jarreau (Paris and Al Jarreau)
      -"Mystery" by Live (Chris and Live)
      -"It's All Coming Back to Me Now" Originally recorded by Celine Dion, and done by Meat Loaf later (Katharine and Meat Loaf)
      -Medley: "Takin' Care of Business" by Bauchman-Turner Overdrive, "Tobacco Road" by The Nashville Teens and "Don't Stop" by Fleetwood Mac (The men of the Top 12)
      -"One" by U2 (Elliott and Mary J. Blige)
      -Carrie Underwood performs her song "Remember Me"
      -In the Ghetto" by Elvis Presley (Taylor and Toni Braxton)
      -Medley: "Man! I Feel Like a Woman" by Shania Twain, "Trouble" by Elvis Presley, "I'm a Woman" by Peggy Lee, "Natural Woman" by Aretha Franklin, and "I'm Every Woman" by Chaka Khan (The women of Top 12)
      -Top 12 performed a Medley with Burt Bacarach on the piano. They each had solos/duets then all came together at the end with Dionne Warwick:
      "What This World Needs Now is Love" by The Carpenters (Taylor and Katharine)
      "The Look of Love" by Diana Krall (Ace and Melissa)
      "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" by Bobbie Gentry (Kellie)
      "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" by B.J. Thomas (Bucky)
      "I Say A Little Prayer" by Dionne Warwick (Mandisa lead with Paris, Kellie and Melissa backing up)
      "Alfie" by Cher (Lisa)
      "A House is Not a Home" by Dionne Warick (Elliott)
      "What's New Pussycat" by Tom Jones (Kevin lead with Paris, Kellie and Lisa backing up)
      "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" by Christopher Cross (Kevin, Chris and Ace)
      "(They Long To Be) Close To You" by The Carpenters (Paris with Top 12 minus Taylor and Katharine backing up)
      "Walk on By" and "That's What Friends Are For" by Dionne Warwick. She came out for these two songs and the Top 12 backed her up.
      -Prince performed "Lolita" and "Satisfied"
      -"(I've Had) The Time of My Life" by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes (Taylor and Katharine)


      -After Taylor won he perfumed what would be his debut single "Do I Make You Proud?"


    • There was a mock awards show during the finale. Called the Golden Idols. Here are the categories, nominees, winners and an extra info.
      1. Outstanding Female Vocals
      Cierra Johnson
      Crystal Parizansky
      Princess Brewer (Winner)


      2. Outstanding Male Vocal
      Marlowes Davis
      Derek Dupree
      "Crazy" Dave Hoover (Winner)-He came out on the stage and did his crazy dance


      3. Proudest Family Moment
      Claudette(Elliotts mom) (Winner)
      Katharine's dad
      Chris' Wife


      4. Randy Jackson Award (Public Speaking)
      Rhonetta Johnson was given the award with no other nominees. There was a sketch of her accepting the award.
      5. Best Impersonation
      Kenneth Maccarone (Cher)
      Seth Strickland (Michael Jackson)
      Michael Sandecki (Clay Aiken) (Winner). He came out and performed "Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me, and part way through Clay showed up and sang with him.


      6. Best Male Bonding
      Chris and Ace
      Ryan and Taylor
      BrokeNote Cowboys (Which were Garet Layne Johnson, Matthew Buckstein and MichaelEvans, who formed a group in Hollywood week) (Winners). They came out and sang "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" by Ed Bruce

    • Actors David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel from the T.V. show Bones,David Hasselhoff from Baywatch,Ben Stiller and Heather Locklear, musical composer David Foster, celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck and some former Idol contestants were all in the audience.

    • Episode was broadcast to 200 million people.

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