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American Idol

42 min
Game-Show | Music | Reality-TV
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Won 8 Primetime Emmys. Another 40 wins & 117 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 2002-06-11
Filming Locations: Alex Theatre - 216 N. Brand Boulevard, Glendale, California, USA
Ryan Seacrest
Himself - Host (456 episodes, 2002-2015)
Randy Jackson
Himself - Judge / ... (429 episodes, 2002-2013)
Simon Cowell
Himself - Judge / ... (314 episodes, 2002-2010)
Paula Abdul
Herself - Judge / ... (273 episodes, 2002-2013)
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Scott MacIntyre is the first blind contestant to participate on the show.
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Top 13 Rankings (2009): Winner: Kris Allen,2nd place: Adam Lambert,3rd place: Danny Gokey,4th place: Alison Iraheta,5th place: Matt Giraud,6th place: Anoop Desai,7th place: Lil Rounds,8th place: Scott MacIntyre,9th place: Megan Joy,10th place: Michael Sarver,11th place: Alexis Grace,12th place: Jorge Nunez,13th place: Jasmine Murray
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At the Las Vegas auditions during Season 4, Joseph Land entered the audition room and claimed that he was 28 years old, the maximum age allowed for the competition. All the judges, however, were skeptical of Land's claim, because he appeared to be much older than 28. The chyron graphics displaying his stats even showed his age as "28" (including the quote marks). After his audition received unanimous negative feedback from the judges, Land finally admitted to being 44 years old.
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Randy Jackson: Singing is not your thing.
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Ryan Seacrest: Dim the lights... and here we go.
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Ryan Seacrest: This... is "American Idol"!
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Who Won?
Season 1: Kelly Clarkson (2002)Season 2: Ruben Studdard (2003)Season 3: Fantasia Barrino (2004)Season 4: Carrie Underwood (2005)Season 5: Taylor Hicks (2006)Season 6: Jordin Sparks (2007)Season 7: David Cook (2008)Season 8: Kris Allen (2009)Season 9: Lee DeWyze (2010)Season 10: Scotty McCreery (2011)Season 11: Phillip Phillips (2012)Season 12: Candice Glover (2013)
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