8 Contents History edit American Idol was based on the British show Pop Idol created by Simon Fuller, which was in turn inspired by the New Zealand television singing competition Popstars.
Also as in past years, one finalist was eliminated every week, with the exception of the April 25 show, when all contestants were declared safe.Archived from the original on October 6, 2010.Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, Scotty McCreery, Phillip Phillips, Candice Glover, Caleb Johnson, Nick Fradiani, and Trent Harmon.Contestants are shown between songs held in the "Coca-Cola Red Room the show's equivalent of the green room.Top 6 21st Century edit Result Show: Emotion by Samantha Sang.Prior to Idol he performed professionally and released an album with his band Purge.Global Media Ecologies: Networked Production in Film and Television.Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band " featuring Kelly Clarkson and Joe Perry, " A Day in the Life " featuring Taylor Hicks, " She's Leaving Home " featuring Carrie Underwood, " Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds " featuring Ruben Studdard, and " With.Album sales for her album Some Hearts.January 13, 2009.45 Final Performances: May 19, 2009.Elysa Gardner (August 15, 2005).Archived from the original on Retrieved."Buzz over Jennifer Hudson's ouster from 'American Idol 3' continues".Over 70 million votes were cast.January 18, 2005, washington,.C.
Legend Female Male Top 24 Top 12 Winner Safe Top 3 Safe First Safe Last Eliminated Stage: Semi-Finals Finals Week: 2/22 3/1 3/8 3/14 3/21 3/28 4/4 4/11 4/18 4/25 5/2 5/9 5/16 5/23 Place Contestant Result 1 Jordin Sparks Top 3 Winner 2 Blake.
It holds the distinction of having the longest winning streak in the Nielsen annual television ratings ; it became the highest-rated of all television programs in the United States overall for an unprecedented seven consecutive years, 126 or eight consecutive (and total) years when either.