American Idol

Season 1 Episode 8

Judge Fight!

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jul 03, 2002 on FOX
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Judge Fight!

The show is live and the votes are in! The final choices are revealed as the last three contestants advance to the Top 10.

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • The three contestants moving on are: Christina Christian, Nikki McKibbin and EJay Day.

      • Instead of the hosts having a little speech at the beginning there was a voice over by an unknown person (mostly likely an employee of FOX). This continues for the remainder of the season.

    • QUOTES (7)

      • Ryan: We have one last piece of business. Tonight's 3rd and final winner... based on your votes, who will join these 8 finalists up here?... It is Ejay Day!...
        Ejay: I can't even talk right now, I'm sorry. I'm shaking.

      • (The other finalists join Christina and Nikki on stage tonight to share some stories of their new fame.)
        Tamyra: Somebody decided to name their newborn baby after me.
        Ryan: Somebody you know?
        Tamyra: No, somebody I don't know. So I touched somebody that much that they named their child after me.

        Kelly: I always go to the theater in my hometown and I went in and it's packed... my old boss comes in and he stops the film and says oh, my God, there's a celebrity in the house and it's waaant waa waa. And I felt so embarrassed...
        Brian: And the weird thing is the guy actually said waaant waa waa.
        Kelly (smiling): No, you know that's not funny. Don't make fun.
        Ryan: We went from ducka, ducka, ducka to waaant waa waa.
        Brian: We got our own language!

      • Brian: Based on your votes America, joining Christina on stage, our 2nd place winner of the night is... Nikki McKibbin!
        Ryan (to judges): ...What do you think America saw last night?
        Paula: ...she's got a great spirit about her.
        Simon: ...she's not a wanna be.. she's original.

      • Brian: Our 1st winner, tonight with the most votes received...
        Ryan: America, it is Christina Cristian!
        Brian: ...Last night you rocked the house. How's it feel?
        Christina: Really good... Thank you so much.

      • Brian: You've made a huge sacrifice to be in the competition. You dropped out of the Miss Texas pageant to be here. After what happened last night, do you regret your decision?
        Kristen: I need to correct Simon on something; it's not a beauty pageant, it's a scholarship program... But a contract worth millions vs. a crown- I think I made the right choice.

      • Brian: Now R.J., you were left just standing up there during all that carnage last night. What was going through your head?
        R.J.: I was shocked, really... I was a little confused as to why all of this was being said because of my audition.

      • (They start off the show with clips from last night's argument between the judges)

        Ryan: ...You have to admit, after watching that video tape, not your best choice of words.
        Simon (sighs): Like what?
        Ryan: Loser. Loser. Do you know the connotation of the word loser.
        Simon: ...maybe I shouldn't have used the word loser but... I'm trying to say I care passionately about the right person winning this competition.
        Randy: ...The right person will win this. I truly believe the right person will win.

    • NOTES (1)

      • This result show had a lot of differences from the other two. Some of the differences were: The way they did the recap of the previous night's performances, they did not show the judges predictions, when a contestant won they showed their "Journey to the Top 10", and the lighting when making the announcement of the winners.

    • ALLUSIONS (0)