American Idol

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Television series
Original title American Idol
American Idol logo.svg
Country of production United States
Year (s) 2002–2016, 2018–
length 22-90 minutes
Episodes 593 in 17 seasons
genre Casting show
idea Simon Fuller
Moderation Ryan Seacrest
Brian Dunkleman (Season 1)
First broadcast June 11, 2002 on Fox

American Idol is an American television show that aired on the Fox Network . It is the American version of the British show Pop Idol ( adapted in Germany as Deutschland sucht den Superstar ). American Idol was the most successful television format in the USA for many years and at times reached over 30 million viewers. Several contestants in the series achieved long-term national and global success, including Kelly Clarkson , Carrie Underwood , Chris Daughtry , Fantasia , Jennifer Hudson , Jordin Sparks , Clay Aiken and Adam Lambert . Over 60 singles of the participants achieved high placements on the Billboard Hot 100 .

On May 11, 2015, Fox announced that it would end the show after the 15th season of 2016. On May 2, 2017, ABC announced that it had obtained the rights to a revival from American Idol . Season 16 premiered on March 11, 2018.

Jury members

Season Jurors
1 Randy Jackson Simon Cowell Paula Abdul  
8th Kara DioGuardi
9 Ellen DeGeneres
10 Jennifer Lopez Steven Tyler  
12 Mariah Carey Keith Urban Nicki Minaj
13 Harry Connick, Jr. Jennifer Lopez  
16 Lionel Richie Katy Perry Luke Bryan


Season overview

No. year Winner Runner-up Third place Castings Episodes
01 2002 Kelly Clarkson Justin Guarini Nikki McKibbin New York , Los Angeles , Chicago , Dallas , Miami , Atlanta and Seattle 25th
02 2003 Ruben Studdard Clay Aiken Kimberley Locke New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Detroit , Atlanta, Nashville and Austin 38
03 2004 Fantasia Barrino Diana DeGarmo Jasmine Trias New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco , Houston , Atlanta and Honolulu 43
04th 2005 Carrie Underwood Bo Bice Vonzell Salomon Washington , St. Louis , New Orleans , Las Vegas , Cleveland , Orlando and San Francisco 42
05 2006 Taylor Hicks Katharine McPhee Elliott Yamin Chicago, Denver , Greensboro , San Francisco, Las Vegas, Austin and Foxborough 41
06th 2007 Jordin Sparks Blake Lewis Melinda Doolittle Pasadena , San Antonio , East Rutherford , Birmingham , Memphis , Minneapolis, and Seattle 41
07th 2008 David Cook David Archuleta Syesha Mercado San Diego , Dallas, Omaha , Atlanta, Charleston , Miami and Philadelphia 42
08th 2009 Kris Allen Adam Lambert Danny Gokey Phoenix , Kansas City , San Francisco, Louisville , Jacksonville , Salt Lake City , East Rutherford, and San Juan 40
09 2010 Lee DeWyze Crystal Bowersox Casey James Boston , Atlanta, Chicago, Orlando, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Dallas and Denver 43
10 2011 Scotty McCreery Lauren Alaina Haley Reinhart Nashville , Milwaukee , New Orleans, East Rutherford, Austin, San Francisco and Los Angeles 39
11 2012 Phillip Phillips Jessica Sanchez Joshua Ledet North Charleston , Pittsburgh , San Diego , Denver, Houston, Portland , St. Louis and East Rutherford 40
12 2013 Candice Glover Kree Harrison Angie Miller Los Angeles, San Antonio, Charlotte , Newark , Chicago, New Orleans and Oklahoma City 37
13 2014 Caleb Johnson Jena Irene Alex Preston Boston, Austin, San Francisco, Detroit, Atlanta, Salt Lake City and Omaha 39
14th 2015 Nick Fradiani Clark Beckham Jax Minneapolis, New Orleans, Long Island, Nashville, San Francisco, bus tour to eleven other cities 30th
15th 2016 Trent Harmon La'Porsha Renae Dalton Rapattoni Denver, Savannah , Philadelphia, Little Rock , San Francisco, bus tours to eleven other cities 24
16 2018 Maddie Poppe Caleb Lee Hutchinson Gabby Barrett New York, New Orleans, Nashville, Savannah and Los Angeles 19th
17th 2019 Laine Hardy Alejandro Aranda Madison VanDenburg New York, Denver, Coeur d'Alene Idaho, Louisville and Los Angeles 19th

Web links

Commons : American Idol  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Fox Cancels 'American Idol'., May 11, 2015, accessed May 11, 2015 .
  2. American Idol Reboot Eyed at ABC. TVLine, May 2, 2017, accessed on March 12, 2018 .
  3. American Idol Season 9
  4. Mary J. Blige To Guest-Judge On 'American Idol'