American Idol

Wednesday 8:00 PM on FOX Premiered Jun 11, 2002 Returning January 15th, 2014



User Score: 5729

  • Season 1 Episode 1: Debut

  • Even though only 100 were suppose to make it to "Hollywood Week" they let through 121

  • The seven audition cities for season one in order were: Los Angeles (with 31 moving on to Hollywood round), Seattle (10 people moving on), Chicago (23 people moving on),New York City (25 people moving on),Atlanta (15 people moving on), Dallas (11 people moving on) and Miami (6 people moving on).

  • Season 1 Episode 2: Episode Two

  • Hollywood week started with 121 contestants. After the Line Performance 65 moved on to the next round. After the Group Performance 45 contestants moved to the next round. After the Individual Performance 30 contestants moved on. The Top 15 were first announced, the judges then select 15 more out of the remaining 30. The 30 were split into two groups and the judges then go to each group to announce the chosen group.

  • "Hollywood Week" takes place at the Pasadena Civic Center

  • Season 1 Episode 3: No Way Jim Moves On After...

  • Song choices for the night....
    Tamyra Gray: And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going- Jennifer Holliday
    Jim Verraros: When I Fall in Love- Nat King Cole
    Adriel Herrera: I'll Be- Edwin McCain
    Rodesia Eaves: Daydream Believer- The Monkees
    Natalie Burge: Crazy- Patsy Cline
    Brad Estrin: Just Once- James Ingram
    Ryan Starr: Frim Fram Sauce- Diana Krall
    Justinn Waddell: When a Man Loves a Woman- Marvin Gaye
    Kelli Glover: I Will Always Love You- Whitney Houston
    Christopher Aaron: Still in Love- Brian McKnight

  • 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

  • Season 1 Episode 4: Dewey Defeats Truman!

  • The three people to make it into the top ten were: Tamyra Gray , Ryan Starr and Jim Verraros

  • Judges predictions to win the show:
    All 3 picked Tamyra to win 1st. Their votes were split between Chris and Ariel for the 2nd and 3rd spots.

  • This is the very first American Idol show where the viewers decided who went on to the next round. Over 3 millions calls were received.

  • Blooper- When Randy is introduced, Ryan and Brian's names appear on the screen instead of Randy's.

  • Season 1 Episode 5: Army Of The Mediocre

  • Song choices for the night...
    Alexis Lopez: I Will Survive- Gloria Gaynor
    Gil Sinuet: Ribbon in the Sky- Stevie Wonder
    Angela Peel: Run to You- Whitney Houston
    A.J. Gil: Nothing At All- O-Town
    Tenia Taylor: Greatest Love of All- Whitney Houston
    Alexandra Bachelier: Save the Best For Last- Vanessa Williams
    Jazmin Lowery: You Put a Move on My Heart- Tamia
    Jamar: Careless Whisper- Wham
    Kelly Clarkson: Respect- Aretha Franklin
    Justin Guarini: Ribbon in the Sky- Stevie Wonder

  • Alexis Lopez (17) Modesto, CA
    Gil Sinuet (23) Garfield, NJ
    Angela Peel (20) Chicago, IL
    A.J. Gil (17) Tacoma, WA
    Tenia Taylor (21) Orange Park, FL
    Alexandra Bachelier (20) Miami, FL
    Jazmin Lowery (19) Hempstead, NY
    Jamar (21) Atlanta, GA
    Kelly Clarkson (20) Joshua, TX
    Justin Guarini (23) Doylestown, PA

  • Season 1 Episode 6: Six Pack

  • Tameka, who auditioned and was rejected, has come back once again to give her opinions on some of the performers from last night's show.

  • Judges' predictions to win the show:
    In first place all 3 picked Justin. In second place it was Randy picking Angela, Paula picking Alexis, and Simon picking Gil. After Justin and Kelly won the 1st and 2nd place spots respectively, all 3 judges picked Alexis to earn the last seat.

  • Contestant Gil Sinuet admits to Paula, on the air, that he has a crush on her and asks her out on a date. Paula states she would be honored.

  • Over 6.9 million phoned in to vote.

  • Season 1 Episode 7: The Bad, The Even Worse a...

  • Song choices for the night...
    R.J. Helton: I'll Be There- Jackson 5
    Kristin Holt: Fallin'- Alicia Keys
    Mark Scott: My Girl- Temptations
    Nikki McKibbin: Total Eclipse of the Heart- Bonnie Tyler
    Chris Badono: I Swear- All 4 One
    Melanie Sanders: And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going- Jennifer Holliday
    Ejay Day: I'll Be- Goo Goo Dolls
    Tanesha Ross: Til You Come Back to Me- Leo Sayer
    Khaleef Chiles: My Cherie Amour- Stevie Wonder
    Christina Cristian: At Last- Brenda Lee

  • R.J. Helton (20) Cumming, GA
    Kristin Holt (20) Plano, TX
    Mark Scott (18) Portage, IN
    Nikki McKibbin (23) Grand Prairie, TX
    Chris Badono (18) Parsippany, NJ
    Melanie Sanders (21) Atlanta, GA
    Ejay Day (20) Lawrenceville, GA
    Tanesha Ross (24) Auburn, WA
    Khaleef Chiles (20) Plainfield, NJ
    Christina Cristian (21) Brooklyn, NY

  • Ejay Day was called in as an alternate when semi-finalist, Delano Cagnolatti, was disqualified because of his age. He had originally told executives that he is 23 years old; when in fact he is 29. Contestants have to be between the ages of 16-24 to audition.

  • Season 1 Episode 8: Judge Fight!

  • 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 preovious 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. There were some others as well

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