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Air Date: January 21st, 2003

Network: ABC

Series Summary
Singers with dreams of super stardom audition and compete in a series of challenging rounds in the hope of living their childhood and lifelong dreams.

Rating: TVPG

Genres: Reality, Music

Episodes

  • Season 16 - Episode 19 : Grand Finale May 21, 2018

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    The new winner is crowned; performances by Bebe Rexha, Darius Rucker, Gary Clark Jr., Kermit the Frog, Nick Jonas + Mustard, Patti LaBelle, Yolanda Adams and "American Idol" contestants.

  • Season 16 - Episode 18 : Performance Finals May 20, 2018

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    The top three finalists perform.

  • Season 16 - Episode 18 May 7, 2018

  • Season 16 - Episode 17 : Top 5 May 13, 2018

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    The top five contestants perform; Carrie Underwood performs.

  • Season 16 - Episode 17 May 6, 2018

ratings & reviews

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  • This is a decidedly less mean American Idol. ... Though there isn’t a Cowell among them, the judges’ panel makes passable competition for the judges on NBC’s “The Voice.” ... Overall, the new version of the show holds together well enough. Show More

  • 'American Idol' is the Mae West of TV talent shows: when it's good, it's very good, but when it's bad, it's better. [24 Jun 2002] Show More

  • We'll see how season 10 holds up once the chosen contestants move on to Hollywood, but for now Idol remains firmly on its pedestal. [14 Feb 2011, p.39] Show More

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Nominated Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Nominated Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Nominated Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Nominated Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Nominated Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Nominated Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program