American Idol

Season 1 Episode 22

Three Do Two

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Aug 27, 2002 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Just as Kelly comes out for her first performance the screen shows the website ( on msn) and that the phone lines are not yet open for about half a second, so it probably was a goof.

    • After Kelly's second performance Brian reads out her numbers. This is the only time in the series that a contestants number's are not read out by Ryan.

    • After one of the commercial breaks Ryan's mic was still off and the first part of his speech was cut off.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • Each contestant sang two songs. The first one is the Idol's Choice and the second is the Judges' choice. The songs sung tonight were:
      Nikki McKibbin - "Edge of Seventeen" by Stevie Nicks
      Justin Guarini - "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green
      Kelly Clarkson-"Think Twice" by Celine Dion
      Nikki McKibbin0"Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles
      Justin Guarini-"Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" by Elton John
      Kelly Clarkson - "Without You" by Badfinger

    • Each of the final three contestants got to return to their hometown. This happens in every season of American Idol.

  • Allusions