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Air Date: January 21st, 2003

Network: FOX

Series Summary
Singers compete for the grand prize.

Rating: TVPG

Genres: Music, Reality


  • Season 15 - Episode 24 : Winner Chosen Apr 7, 2016

    The winner is declared; a tribute to the past 15 seasons and a farewell celebration; musical guests include Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood.

  • Season 15 - Episode 23 : Top 3 Perform Apr 6, 2016

    The remaining finalists compete.

  • Season 15 - Episode 22 : American Dream Apr 5, 2016

    Current and former judges, contestants and the behind-the-scenes team members share memories in a retrospective of the singing competition.

  • Season 15 - Episode 21 : Top 3 Perform Mar 31, 2016

    The top three performers are revealed.

  • Season 15 - Episode 20 : Top 4 Perform Mar 24, 2016

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    The four remaining contestants perform for the judges.

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  • Naturally, Idol is still heavy on crying mothers, the thrill of victory and agony of defeat, Ryan Seacrest saying things like “This ... is your show,” and an on-air script resembling a heart-disease public-service announcement that reads, “Life Can Change in a Heartbeat.” All told, though, the show feels brighter and breezier, and initially avoids some of the heavier-handed pomposity “X Factor” exhibits during these rounds. Show More

  • Connick, who was among Idol's most engaging mentors in past seasons, is even more adept in this new role, and the chemistry on the current panel is at least on par with the more celebrated Voice cast. As Idol wraps its auditions this week before heading to Hollywood, I find myself looking more forward to the actual competition than I have in years. 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

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