Air Date: January 21st, 2003
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.
Season 16 - Episode 19 : Grand Finale May 21, 2018
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
The top three finalists perform.
Season 16 - Episode 18 May 7, 2018
Season 16 - Episode 17 : Top 5 May 13, 2018
The top five contestants perform; Carrie Underwood performs.
Season 16 - Episode 17 May 6, 2018
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