American Idol

Season 1 Episode 3

No Way Jim Moves On After That Performance. Right, Simon? Simon?

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jun 18, 2002 on FOX
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No Way Jim Moves On After That Performance. Right, Simon? Simon?

The first group of 10 contestants from the Top 30 perform for America's vote.

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  • good show.

    Star: Paula Abdul (Judge), Brian Dunkleman (Host (Season 1)), Ryan Seacrest (Host), Simon Cowell (Judge), Tamyra Gray (Fourth Place (Season 1)), Justin Guarini (Runner-Up (Season 1)), Kelly Clarkson (Winner (Season 1)), Nikki McKibbin (Third Place (Season 1)), R. J. Helton (Fifth Place (Season 1)), Jim Verraros (Ninth Place (Season 1)), Ryan Starr (Seventh Place (Season 1)), EJay Day (Tenth Place (Season 1)), Christina Christian (Sixth Place (Season 1)), A.J. Gil (Eighth Place (Season 1)), Randy Jackson (II) (Judge) They sing. You vote. You decide. Brian Dunkleman and Ryan Seacrest host as group one performs for America. The fate of the 10 hopefuls rests in America's hands as only the Top 3 contestants move on. Performing tonight are Tamyra Gray, Jim Verraros, Adriel Herrera, Rodesia Eaves, Natalie Burge, Brad Estrin, Ryan Starr, Justinn Waddell, Kelli Glover, and Christopher Aaron.moreless
Adriel Herrera

Adriel Herrera

Himself (Season 1)

Guest Star

Rodesia Eaves

Rodesia Eaves

Herself (Season 1)

Guest Star

Natalie Burge

Natalie Burge

Herself (Season 1)

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Tamyra Gray (22) Norcross, GA
      Jim Verraros (19) Circle Crystal Lake, IL
      Adriel Herrera (18) Odessa, TX
      Rodesia Eaves (21) Columbia, SC
      Natalie Burge (17) Morton, IL
      Brad Estrin (24) Valley Village, CA
      Ryan Starr (19) Sunland, CA
      Justinn Waddell (20) Dayton, NJ
      Kelli Glover (19) Cranford, NJ
      Christopher Aaron (23) Duluta, GA

  • QUOTES (10)

    • (Judges' comments to Christopher Aaron)
      Randy: Chris man, you did your thing man... you're just cool, cool Chris.
      Paula: ...a voice of an angel... and it's been lovely to hear.
      Simon: I don't think you've shone in this competition (dramatic pause) until now. I thought it was fantastic.

    • (Judges' comments to Kelli Glover)
      Randy: You did a really good job tonight.
      Paula: ...You've just been consistently wonderful every step of the way.
      Simon: ...That was a karaoke sound alike performance and you are capable of better than that.

    • (Judges' comments to Justinn Waddell)

      Randy: It's a very interesting outfit to sing that song in.
      Paula: Overall you gave a good performance but I've seen better performances out of you.
      Simon: ...There are a lot better singers in this competition.

    • (Judges' comments to Ryan Starr)

      Randy: I wouldn't know what to do with you singing songs like that in the competition. I was totally thrown off.
      Paula: ...What an interesting song to choose. Your personality really came out...
      Simon: It's difficult. I kinda know where Randy's coming from... it was very cabaret.

    • (Judges' comments to Brad Estrin)

      Randy: Brad, Brad, Brad! Dude, I didn't like that...
      Paula: I felt you were a little disconnected from the song.
      Simon: Do you know what comes to mind during that performance? You on a local Chilean Variety Show...

    • (Judges' comments to Natalie Burge)

      Randy: ...I thought it was strong overall.
      Paula: I felt your nervousness a little bit, but you're still an awesome performer.
      Simon: I wouldn't know what to do with you as a recording artist based on that.

    • (Judges' comments to Rodesia Eaves)

      Randy: I loved it man.
      Paula: It started out a little shaky... but you got right into the groove of it...
      Simon: Oh dear, I hated your audition... I thought it was terrible, sorry.

    • (Judges' comments to Adriel Herrera)

      Randy: I think it's the best I've seen you. I thought it was good.
      Paula:...I thought you did a really good job. You look great; you sounded awesome.
      Simon:Based on that performance you've proved to me and the others you are a star.

    • (Judges comments for Tamyra Gray)

      Randy: Very good Tamyra...tough song to sing...I was very impressed...

      Paula: What a brilliant way to start off the show, just such sounded awesome.

      Simon: ...I think your performance was sensational and it was an incredibly appropriate song... I think on that you're definitely going to stay for the next round.

    • (Judges' comments to Jim Verraros)

      Randy: Jim, it was actually kind of boring for me...
      Paula: I think this is probably one of the best performances you've given.
      Simon: wasn't good enough, ...and I think if you win this competition, we would've failed.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Each contestant got to perform any song of their choice. The songs sung tonight were: 
      Tamyra Gray-"And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going" by Jennifer Holliday
      Jim Verraros-"When I Fall in Love" by Doris Day
      Adriel Herrera-"I'll Be" by Edwin McCain
      Rodesia Eaves-"Daydream Believer" by The Monkees 
      Natalie Burge-"Crazy" by Patsy Cline 
      Brad Estrin-"Just Once" by James Ingram 
      Ryan Starr-"Frim Fram Sauce" by Diana Krall 
      Justinn Waddell-"When a Man Loves a Woman" by Marvin Gaye 
      Kelli Glover-"I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston 
      Christopher Aaron-"Still in Love" by Brian McKnight

    • There is no mention as to which studio the contestants sing at during this stage of the competition.


    • Simon: ...That was a karaoke sound alike performance and you are capable of better than that.

      Karaoke is a Japanese word meaning "empty orchestra". It is a form of entertainment where you have the music and background vocals and you sing the lead vocal in the style of the original artist