American Idol Episode Guides
Week 2B: Group 1 Results Show
Tamyra Gray, Jim Verraros, and Ryan Starr move into the top ten from the first group auditions.
Week 9B: Top 6 Results Show
R.J. Helton and Nikki McKibbin survive their round in the bottom three, but Christina Christian is eliminated.
Week 6B: Top 10 Results Show
Of the bottom three performers, Nikki McKibbin remains in the competition, while EJay Day and Jim Verraros are eliminated.
Week 7A: Top 8 Perform
Tamyra Gray, Ryan Starr, Justin Guarini, Kelly Clarkson, A.J. Gil, Christina Christian, Nikki McKibbin, and R.J. Helton perform songs from the 1960s.
Week 10A: Top 5 Perform
The remaining five contestants, Tamyra Gray, Justin Guarini, Kelly Clarkson, Nikki McKibbin, and R.J. Helton, perform love songs for the judges.
Week 13B: Season 1 American Idol
Kelly Clarkson wins the title of the first American Idol.
Week 10B: Top 5 Results Show
In the bottom two performances, Nikki McKibbin edges out R.J. Helton to remain in the competition.
Week 8A: Top 7 Perform
Tamyra Gray, Ryan Starr, Justin Guarini, Kelly Clarkson, Christina Christian, Nikki McKibbin, and R.J. Helton sing song of the 1970s.
Week 13A: Top 2 Perform
Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini compete for the title of the first American Idol.
Week 5: Wild Card Auditions
During a wild card audition for the tenth finalist, R.J. Helton beats out rivals Angela Peel, Alexis Lopez, Christopher Aaron, and Kelli Glover for the coveted spot.
Week 3A: Group 2 Auditions
Second group performers Alexis Lopez, Gil Sinuet, Angela Peel, A.J. Gil, Tenia Taylor, Alexandra Bachelier, Jazmin Lowery, Jamar, Kelly Clarkson, and Justin Guarini do their best to make it into the top ten finalists.
Week 4B: Group 3 Results Show
EJay Day, Nikki McKibbin, and Christina Cristian become the next contestants among the top ten finalists.
Week 9A: Top 6 Perform
Tamyra Gray, Justin Guarini, Kelly Clarkson, Christina Christian, Nikki McKibbin, and R.J. Helton perform songs from the Big Band era.
Week 8B: Top 7 Results Show
Ryan Starr is sent home, saving Justin Guarini and Nikki McKibbin from being eliminated.
Week 2A: Group 1 Auditions
Tamyra Gray, Jim Verraros, Adriel Herrera, Rodesia Eaves, Natalie Burge, Brad Estrin, Ryan Starr, Justinn Waddell, Kelli Glover, and Christopher Aaron are the first contestants to perform.
Week 1B: Auditions, Part II
The judges require the initial contestants to learn singing and dancing routines and then perform them in small groups.
Week 12B: Top 3 Results Show
Nikki McKibbin is finally eliminated from the competition, leaving Justin Guarini and Kelly Clarkson to sing their best for the judges.
Week 3B: Group 2 Results Show
Justin Guarini, Kelly Clarkson, and A.J. Gil survive the elimination to become among the top ten finalists.
Week 11B: Top 4 Results Show
Frequent low-scorer Nikki McKibbin manages to stay in the competition, but Tamyra Gray is sent home.
Week 11A: Top 4 Perform
Tamyra Gray, Justin Guarini, Kelly Clarkson, and Nikki McKibbin perform two songs each, one from the 1980s and one from the 1990s.
Week 7B: Top 8 Results Show
Ryan Starr and Christina Christian stay in the competition, but A.J. Gil is sent home.
Week 1A: Auditions, Part I (Pilot)
During intial auditions to find the first American Idol, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson narrow the list of hopefuls to 100 contestants.
Week 6A: Top 10 Perform
Ryan Starr, R.J. Helton, Nikki McKibbin, Ejay Day, Tamyra Gray, Justin Guarini, Jim Verraros, Kelly Clarkson, A.J. Gil, and Christina Cristian perform Motown hits.
Week 4A: Group 3 Auditions
Ten more performers, R.J. Helton, Kristin Holt, Mark Scott, Nikki McKibbin, Chris Badono, Melanie Sanders, Ejay Day, Tanesha Ross, Khaleef Chiles, and Christina Cristian, compete for a spot in the top ten finalists.
Week 12A: Top 3 Perform
The three remaining contestants, Justin Guarini, Kelly Clarkson, and Nikki McKibbin, perform two songs each.
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