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3 Finalists Chosen
The 12 semi-finalists from Tuesday night return to the stage as America's votes are revealed. In the end, the three finalists are Danny Gokey, Alexis Grace and Michael Sarver. Also, Carly Smithson and Michael Johns perform together.

Hollywood Round, Part 2
Singers compete in Hollywood, in hopes of becoming semifinalists in the competition.

1 of 4 Voted Off
The 4 finalists perform with mentor Slash. No Doubt performs; Daughtry performs. Judge Paula Abdul gives her first live Idol performance. Allison Iraheta is eliminated from the competition.

Week #3A: Auditions
More hopefuls audition for the judges for the chance to go to Hollywood, and ultimately to be named the "American Idol."

1 of 8 Voted Off
Frankie Avalon and Kellie Pickler perform. Scott is eliminated.

Auditions #3: San Francisco
Auditions continue in San Francisco, as contestants try to make their way to Hollywood.

2 of 7 Voted Off
The remaining 7 perform a song and dance choreographed by Paula Abdul. Lil Rounds is sent home. Freda Payne, Thelma Houston and Harry Wayne Casey perform a disco medley. Allison and Anoop are in the bottom two. David Archuleta performs. Anoop is sent home.

3 Finalists Compete
Finalists Danny, Kris, and Adam perform 2 songs each: one chosen by a judge and one they picked themselves. Paula picked Terence D'Arby's "Dance Little Sister" for Danny, while he chose Joe Cocker's "You Are So Beautiful" for himself. Kara and Randy chose One Republic's "Apologize" for Kris, while he picked Kanye West's "Heartless" for himself. And Simon picked U2's "One" for Adam, while he chose Aerosmith's "Cryin.'"

Winner Announced
Finalists Kris and Adam perform; musical performances include KISS and Queen. Kris Allen wins the competition.

1 of 11 Voted Off
Randy Travis and Carrie Underwood perform and Alexis Grace is sent home.

Week #3B: Auditions
More hopefuls audition for the judges for the chance to go to Hollywood, and ultimately to be named the "American Idol."

12 Semifinalists Perform
The first 12 semi-finalists performed, and three contestants moved on to the Top 12. The second group of 12 semi-finalists will perform live and America will vote on their favorites.

1 of 5 Voted Off
The remaining 5 perform a medley of standards as a group. Adam Lambert is in the bottom two, and Matt Giraud is sent home. Natalie Cole, Jamie Foxx, and former "American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks perform.

Hollywood Round, Part 1
Winners of the auditions compete in Hollywood, in hope of becoming semifinalists and ultimately America's idol.

1 of 9 Voted Off
David Cook and Lady Gaga perform. Megan Joy is eliminated.

Top 13 Finalists Perform
The Top 13 finalists take the American Idol stage to perform Live for the nation. The finalists will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America's vote and surviving another week in the competition.

Week #3C: Auditions
Simon and the crew head for Puerto Rico, in search of contestants for Season 8.

Hollywood Round, Part 4 - Top 36 Semifinalists Announced
The judges make their final cuts to determine the Top 36 contestants.

Auditions #4: Louisville
Over 10,000 people try out, as Simon and the crew head for Louisville, Kentucky, in search of contestants for Season 8. In the end, 19 make it through to Hollywood.

8 Finalists Compete
The Top 8 finalists take the American Idol stage to perform songs from the year they were born.

1 of 10 Voted Off
Ruben Studdard, Smokey Robinson and Joss Stone perform. Michael Sarver is sent home.

9 Finalists Compete
The Top 9 finalists perform songs that were top downloads on iTunes.

Wild Card Round - Top 12 Finalists Revealed
In the Wild Card audition, the judges' favorite remaining contestants battle it out live for a coveted spot in the next phase of the competition.

10 Finalists Compete
The Top 10 finalists perform Motown songs after taking a trip to Hitsville, USA and working with the legendary Smokey Robinson.

2 Finalists Compete
Adam and Kris battle it out Live to be crowned the next American Idol. Carrie Underwood performs.

5 Finalists Compete
The five finalists perform standards made famous by members of the Rat Pack. Jamie Foxx gives the contestants advice on their performances.

2 of 13 Voted Off
Jorge Nuñez and Jasmine Murray are the first of the top 13 finalists to be sent home. Kanye West performs.

7 Finalists Compete
The Top 7 finalists perform disco songs.

Live Results Show
The 12 semi-finalists who performed Tuesday night will return to the stage to find out their fate. America's votes will be revealed and three finalists will move on in the competition, while nine semi-finalists will go home.

1 of 7 Voted Off
Jennifer Hudson, an "Idol" alum, performs. The contestants attend a movie premiere. Miley Cyrus performs. Matt has the fewest votes, but the judges' use their save to keep him in the competition.

Live Results Show
The 12 semi-finalists who performed Tuesday night return to the stage to find out their fate. Adam, Allison and Kris are voted through to the final 12.

1 of 3 Voted Off
The final three -- Adam, Danny, and Kris -- are shown returning to their hometowns for a visit. Katy Perry performs; former "Idol" winner Jordin Sparks performs. Finalist Danny Gokey is eliminated, leaving Kris and Adam as the final two.

7 Finalists Compete
The Top 7 finalists perform songs from the movies. Quentin Tarantino gives the contestants advice on their performances.

12 Semifinalists Perform
The final group of 12 semi-finalists will perform in the hopes of winning America over and securing a coveted spot in the Top 12. The 12 more contestants will perform and America will vote for their favorites.

4 Finalists Compete
The top 4 finalists take the stage to perform rock songs under the guidance of mentor Slash. Danny and Kris sing a rock duet together, and Adam pairs with Allison to do the same.

Auditions #2: Kansas City
Night 2 of the two part season opener takes place in Kansas City, as the judges continue their quest to find the next singing superstar.

12 Semifinalists Perform
The first 12 contestants perform live for America.

Hollywood Round, Part 3
Singers compete in Hollywood, in hopes of becoming semifinalists in the competition.

11 Finalists Compete
The Top 11 finalists take the stage to perform country music hits with the help of Randy Travis.

Auditions #1 - Phoenix
In the season premiere, the crew heads to Phoenix for the first round of auditions. The usual suspects are back, with new contestants and a new judge, Kara DioGuardi, who joins Simon, Randy and Paula in the first part of a 2-night, 4-hour season opener.





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