| Idol 2005 Finalists|
(with dates of elimination)
|Season 2 (2005)|
24 contestants appeared to the public in four groups of six contestants and the two contestants with the highest phone and SMS votes in each group became finalists. The judges also held a Wildcard episode in which two contestants advanced to the finals based on viewer votes and one contestant based on the jury's choice; Agnes Carlsson.
The finalists of Idol 2005 also recorded a CD of show performances as did the first season of Idol 2004. Idol 2005 - My Own Idol was also a highly successful CD earning double platinum accreditation in Sweden.
The two contestants making the grand final were Agnes Carlsson, from Vänersborg, and Sebastian Karlsson, from Morgongåva. In this final, both contestants sang their version of the winning single: Right Here, Right Now (My Heart Belongs to You). Agnes became the third Idol wildcard to win Idol 2005. BMG released the single, followed by her debut album Agnes. During 2006, Sebastian released his debut self-titled album as well as his debut single Do What You're Told. It was also revealed that Ola Svensson gained a record deal too. He released his debut single Rain in April, followed by his debut album Given To Fly in May. Jens Pääjärvi released a single as well called I Wanna Love You. Agnes, Sebastian, and Ola all went on to release a sophomore album. Agnes' is called Stronger and was released in 2006, Sebastian's is called The Vintage Virgin and was released in 2007, and Ola's is called Good Enough and was also released in 2007. Jens went on to release an album entitled This Is. Måns Zelmerlöw released an album called Stand By For... in 2007. Sibel Redzep released an album called The Diving Belle in 2008.
|September 19||Jonah Hallberg||Cindy Lamreus|
|September 20||Måns Zelmerlöw||Maria Albayrak|
|September 21||Sibel Redzep||Ola Svensson|
|September 22||Sebastian Karlsson||Elina Nelson|
|Judges Joker||Agnes Carlsson|
|September 30||Cindy Lamréus||Jens Pääjärvi||Marième Niang|
|October 7||Maria Albayrak||Måns Zelmerlöw||Marième Niang (2)|
|October 14||Marième Niang (3)||Jens Pääjärvi (2)||Elina Nelson|
|October 21||Ola Svensson||Måns Zelmerlöw (2)||Jens Pääjärvi (3)|
|October 28||Jonah Hallberg||Jens Pääjärvi (4)||Elina Nelson (2)|
|November 4||Elina Nelson (3)||Jens Pääjärvi (5)||Sibel Redzep|
|November 11||Måns Zelmerlöw (3)||Jens Pääjärvi (6)|
|November 18||Jens Pääjärvi (7)|
|November 25||Sibel Redzep (2)|
|December 2||Sebastian Karlsson||Agnes Carlsson|
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