American Idol: Season 1 (2002)


Season 1
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Episodes

Air date: Jun 11, 2002

The top 100 winners from national tryouts arrive in Hollywood to perform for judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman.

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Air date: Jun 12, 2002

The results of the first phone-in vote are revealed as half of the top 100 finalists are sent on their way. Hosted by Brian Dunkleman and Ryan Seacrest.

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Air date: Jun 18, 2002

The first set of 10 finalists from the top 100 perform. Judges include Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson. Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman host.

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Air date: Jun 19, 2002

Three winners from the first round of 10 finalists are named. Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman host.

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Air date: Jun 25, 2002

The second set of finalists perform. Judges include Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman.

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Air date: Jun 26, 2002

The top three vote-getting singers from Round 2 are announced. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman.

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Air date: Jul 2, 2002

The third set of 10 finalists performs for judges Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman.

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Air date: Jul 3, 2002

The winners of round three are announced. Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman host.

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Air date: Jul 10, 2002

A handful of runners-up vie for the coveted 10th "Wild Card" spot among the finalists, to be selected by judges Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell during the hour's live conclusion. Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman host.

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Air date: Jul 16, 2002

The 10 finalists perform in a 90-minute edition. Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson are the judges. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman.

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Critic Reviews for American Idol Season 1

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

[American Idol] proves that competition in any form can be entertaining and Simon Cowell knows what he's talking about.

Mar 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Winning a fame contest is not all that different from being kidnapped, reprogrammed and choreographed by Lou Pearlman.

Mar 18, 2019 | Full Review…

As TV, American Idol is crazily entertaining; as music, it's dust-mote inconsequential.

Mar 18, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

So let's get it in writing that without [Kelly] Clarkson, this show would've been hosed and probably canceled within two years, which perhaps would've saved us all a lot of grief, long-term.

Mar 20, 2019 | Full Review…

Like it or not, American Idol's show formula (as unforgiving as it can sometimes be) really does work.

Mar 18, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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