American Juniors

FOX (ended 2003)


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Episode Guide


  • Season 1
    • Concert Special
      Concert Special
      Episode 17
      The five group members perform songs expected to be included on their album: "Reach," "Never Had a Dream Come True," "Bring It on Back," "You Are the One," "Have You Ever?" and "One Step Closer." Chauncey Matthews, via the wonders of technology, duets with American Idol winner Ruben Studdard on Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle's "A Whole New World." They appear in a strange music video that includes a clip in which Ruben's head is superimposed on Mount Rushmore. Deborah Gibson performs her 1989 #1 hit "Lost in Your Eyes." Gladys Knight sings a medley of some of her hits. The show concludes with the American Juniors singing Bette Midler's "Friends," accompanied by highlights of the season.moreless
    • S.Club Results
      S.Club Results
      Episode 16
      Morgan Burke, Katelyn Tarver, Chantel Kohl, Jordan McCoy, Danielle White and AJ Melendez perform the songs that each has recorded for the compilation album American Juniors: Kids in America. The finalists perform "Kids in America," which is also included on the album. Danielle, Chantel and AJ are revealed to be the top three vote-getters. AJ is sent back to the couches. Danielle makes it in as the fifth and final group member. She joins the group to perform the single "One Step Closer."moreless
    • S.Club Songs
      S.Club Songs
      Episode 15
      Performances: AJ Melendez - "Alive" Chantel Kohl - "Sundown" Danielle White - "Never Had a Dream Come True" Jordan McCoy - "You're the One" Katelyn Tarver - "Have You Ever?" Morgan Burke - "Bring the House Down"
    • 1980 Results
      1980 Results
      Episode 14
      The finalists perform "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" by Billy Joel. Taylor and Tori Thompson and Chauncey Matthews appear in a music video for "Sundown." Guest judge Monica performs her single "Gone." Lucy Hale, Chantel Kohl and AJ Melendez are revealed as the top three vote-getters. Lucy becomes the fourth group member.moreless
    • 1980
      Episode 13
      Performances: AJ Melendez - "Still" (Commodores) Chantel Kohl - "Brass in Pocket (I'm Special)" (Pretenders) Danielle White - "Daydream Believer" (Anne Murray) Jordan McCoy - "Magic" (Olivia Newton-John) Katelyn Tarver - "On the Radio" (Donna Summer) Lucy Hale - "Call Me" (Blondie) Morgan Burke - "Rock With You" (Michael Jackson)
    • 1962 Results
      1962 Results
      Episode 12
      The finalists perform "Do You Love Me?" by the Contours. Taylor and Tori Thompson appear in a music video for "Bring the House Down." Original American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson performs her top ten single "Miss Independent." Chauncey Matthews, Chantel Kohl and Lucy Hale are named as the top three vote-getters. Chauncey becomes the third group member.moreless
    • 1962
      Episode 11
      Performances: AJ Melendez - "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" (Bobby Vee) Chantel Kohl - "Don't Make Me Over" (Dionne Warwick) Chauncey Matthews - "Moon River" (Henry Mancini) Danielle White - "The Loco-motion" (Little Eva) Jordan McCoy - "Sealed With a Kiss" (Brian Hyland) Katelyn Tarver - "Tell Him" (The Exciters) Lucy Hale - "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" (Neil Sedaka) Morgan Burke - "Can't Help Falling in Love" (Elvis Presley)moreless
    • 1970 Results
      1970 Results
      Episode 10
      The finalists perform "United We Stand" by Brotherhood of Man. Taylor Thompson appears in a bizarre music video/Burger King promo singing "Cheeseburgers for Me." Guest judge Brian McKnight performs a medley of his hits. Tori Thompson, Chauncey Matthews and AJ Melendez are named as the top three vote-getters. Tori becomes the second group member and joins her sister in the American Juniors.moreless
    • 1970
      Episode 9
      Performances: AJ Melendez - "I'll Be There" (Jackson 5) Chantel Kohl - "Stoney End" (Barbra Streisand) Chauncey Matthews - "Hey There Lonely Girl" (Eddie Holman) Danielle White - "Close to You" (Carpenters) Jordan McCoy - "ABC" (Jackson 5) Katelyn Tarver - "We've Only Just Begun" (Carpenters) Lucy Hale - "Make It Easy on Yourself" (Dionne Warwick) Morgan Burke - "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)" (Edison Lighthouse) Tori Thompson - "Love the One You're With" (Stephen Stills)moreless
    • 1969 Results
      1969 Results
      Episode 8
      The finalists perform "Make Your Own Kind of Music" by Mama Cass Elliot. Former American Idol contestant Tamyra Gray performs "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" by Gladys Knight & the Pips. Taylor Thompson, younger sister Tori, and Chantel Kohl are revealed to be the three top vote-getters. Tori is sent back to the couches first. Taylor is named the first member of the American Juniors.moreless
    • 1969
      Episode 7
      Performances: AJ Melendez - "My Cherie Amour" (Stevie Wonder) Chantel Kohl - "You've Made Me So Very Happy" (Blood, Sweat & Tears) Chauncey Matthews - "This Guy's in Love With You" (Herb Alpert) Danielle White - "Good Morning Starshine" (Oliver) Jordan McCoy - "More Today Than Yesterday" (Spiral Staircase) Katelyn Tarver - "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" (Dionne Warwick) Lucy Hale - "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" (Supremes/Temptations) Morgan Burke - "Build Me Up Buttercup" (The Foundations) Taylor Thompson - "Proud Mary" (Creedence Clearwater Revival) Tori Thompson - "Bad Moon Rising" (Creedence Clearwater Revival)moreless
    • Semi-Final #2 Results
      The group of ten performs "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" by Al Green & Annie Lennox. American Idol winner Ruben Studdard performs his single "Flying Without Wings." The last five performers to make the finals are announced: Chantel Kohl, Jordan McCoy, Lucy Hale, Taylor Thompson and Tori Thompson.
    • Semi-Final #2
      Semi-Final #2
      Episode 5
      Performances: Brennan Hilliard - "That Thing You Do!" (The Wonders) Canyon Grove - "You've Got a Friend" (James Taylor) Chantel Kohl - "Open Arms" (Journey) Jordan McCoy - "Stupid Cupid" (Connie Francis) Lauren Klena - "L.O.V.E." (Nat "King" Cole) Lucy Hale - "Get Here" (Oleta Adams) Mercedes Ruiz - "Can't Fight the Moonlight" (Leann Rimes) Quinton Caruthers - "You Are the Sunshine of My Live" (Stevie Wonder) Taylor Thompson - "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" (Betty Everett) Tori Thompson - "Let 'Er Rip" (Dixie Chicks)moreless
    • Semi-Final #1 Results
      The group of ten performs "Kids in America" by Kim Wilde. Guest judge Justin Guarini performs his single "Sorry." The five performers advancing to the finals are announced: AJ Melendez, Chauncey Matthews, Danielle White, Katelyn Tarver and Morgan Burke.
    • Semi-Final #1
      Semi-Final #1
      Episode 3
      Performances: AJ Melendez - "Isn't She Lovely?" (Stevie Wonder) Chauncey Matthews - "A Whole New World" (Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle) Danielle White - "Colors of the Wind" (Vanessa Williams) Grace Leer - "To Sir, With Love" (Lulu) Julie Dubela - "Rainy Days and Mondays" (Carpenters) Kara Lieberman - "Hopelessly Devoted to You" (Olivia Newton-John) Katelyn Tarver - "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell) Kristinia DeBarge - "Reflection" (Christina Aguilera) Morgan Burke - "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" (Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers) Tyler Foehr - "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" (The Police)moreless
    • Auditions (2)
      Auditions (2)
      Episode 2
      The auditions conclude in New York. 60 performers are sent on to the next round in Hollywood, where they learn a dance routine and perform "One Step Closer" (the show's theme song). 20 kids are then selected to appear on the series and sing in one of two semi-final rounds.
    • Auditions (1)
      Auditions (1)
      Episode 1
      Thousands of children audition for producers in Los Angeles, Chattanooga and Chicago in the hopes of being called to Hollywood for the next round. Much of the show focuses on the reactions of disappointed "stage parents" whose children fail to make the cut.