Natalie Burge

American Idol (season 1)

The first season of American Idol premiered on June 11, 2002 (under the full title American Idol: The Search for a Superstar) and continued until September 4, 2002. It was won by Kelly Clarkson. This season was co-hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman, the latter of whom left the show after this season.

Auditions

Auditions were held in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Atlanta, and Seattle in the spring of 2002.

American Idol 1 Scorecard

Semifinal Group 1

American Idol Season 1 Winner

Birthname Kelly Brianne Clarkson
Years as winner September 4, 2002 - May 21, 2003
Genres Pop, Rock, Alternative rock, R&B
Successor Ruben Studdard

Advancing to the Top 10: Tamyra Gray, Ryan Starr and Jim Verraros

Semifinal Group 2

Advancing to the Top 10: Justin Guarini, Kelly Clarkson and A.J. Gil

Semifinal Group 3

Advancing to the Top 10: Christina Christian, Nikki McKibbin and EJay Day

Wild Card

Advancing to the Top 10: R.J. Helton

Top 10 (Motown)

Bottom 3: Nikki McKibbin, Jim Verraros, EJay Day

First person eliminated: EJay Day

Second person eliminated: Jim Verraros

Top 8 (1960s)

Bottom 3: Ryan Starr, A.J. Gil and Christina Christian

Bottom 2: Ryan Starr and A.J. Gil

Eliminated: A.J. Gil

Top 7 (1970s)

Bottom 3: Nikki McKibbin, Ryan Starr and Justin Guarini

Bottom 2: Ryan Starr and Justin Guarini

Eliminated: Ryan Starr

Top 6 (Big Band)

Bottom 3: Nikki McKibbin, R.J. Helton, Christina Christian

Bottom 2: R.J. Helton and Christina Christian

Eliminated: Christina Christian

Top 5 (Burt Bacharach Love Songs)

Bottom 2: Nikki McKibbin and R.J. Helton

Eliminated: R.J. Helton

Top 4 (1980s/1990s)

Bottom 2: Nikki McKibbin and Tamyra Gray

Eliminated: Tamyra Gray

Top 3 (Idol's Choice, Judges' Choice)

Eliminated: Nikki McKibbin

Top 2 (Finale)

Winner: Kelly Clarkson

Runner-up: Justin Guarini

Finals

In the first season the show was co-hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman. Kelly Clarkson won, with Justin Guarini coming in second. A television special from Las Vegas starring the top thirty-two finalists aired after the show, a forty city tour with the top ten followed, as did the box office bomb titled From Justin to Kelly. Since winning, Clarkson has gone on to a successful recording career, including multiple-platinum albums, a number of Top 10 hit singles and 2 Grammy Awards.

Elimination Chart

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 |align="center" bgcolor="palegoldenrod"| 1
 |Kelly Clarkson
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       |bgcolor="lime" align="center"|Winner
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 |align="center" bgcolor="palegoldenrod"| 2
 |Justin Guarini
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 |align="center" bgcolor="palegoldenrod"|3
 |Nikki McKibbin
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 |bgcolor="palegoldenrod" align="center"|Top 10
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       |bgcolor="palegoldenrod" align="center"|Elim
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 |align="center" bgcolor="palegoldenrod"|4
       |Tamyra Gray
 |bgcolor="palegoldenrod" align="center"|Top 10
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       |bgcolor="palegoldenrod" align="center"|Elim
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 |align="center" bgcolor="palegoldenrod"|5
 |RJ Helton
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 |align="center" bgcolor="palegoldenrod"|6
 |Christina Cristian
       |bgcolor="F5F5DC"|
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       |bgcolor="palegoldenrod" align="center"|Elim
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       |align="center" bgcolor="palegoldenrod"|7
 |Ryan Starr
 |bgcolor="palegoldenrod" align="center"|Top 10
       |bgcolor="F5F5DC"|
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|bgcolor="palegoldenrod" align="center"|
 |bgcolor="palegoldenrod" align="center"|Elim
       |colspan="5" bgcolor="666666"|
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 |align="center" bgcolor="palegoldenrod"|8
 |A.J. Gil
       |bgcolor="F5F5DC"|
 |bgcolor="palegoldenrod" align="center"|Top 10
       |bgcolor="F5F5DC"|
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       |bgcolor="palegoldenrod" align="center" |Elim
 |colspan="6" bgcolor="666666"|
       |-
 |align="center" bgcolor="palegoldenrod" rowspan=2|9-10
 |Jim Verraros
 |bgcolor="palegoldenrod" align="center"|Top 10
       |bgcolor="F5F5DC"|
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       |bgcolor="palegoldenrod" align="center" rowspan=2|Elim
 |colspan="7" bgcolor="666666"|
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 |EJay Day
       |bgcolor="F5F5DC"|
       |bgcolor="F5F5DC"|
 |bgcolor="palegoldenrod" align="center"|Top 10
       |bgcolor="F5F5DC"|
 |colspan="7" bgcolor="666666"|
       |-
       |bgcolor="#FBF373" align="center" rowspan="4"|Wild
Card
       |Chris Aaron
|bgcolor="#FBF373" align="center" rowspan=2|
       |bgcolor="F5F5DC"|
       |bgcolor="F5F5DC"|
       |bgcolor="#FBF373" align="center" rowspan="4"|Elim
       |bgcolor="666666" colspan="8"|
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       |Kelli Glover
       |bgcolor="F5F5DC"|
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       |bgcolor="666666" colspan="8"|
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       |Alexis Lopez
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|bgcolor="#FBF373" align="center" rowspan=2|
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       |Angela J. Peel
       |bgcolor="F5F5DC"|
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       |bgcolor="666666" colspan="8"|
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       |bgcolor="#CCCCCC" align="center" rowspan="6"|Semi-
Final
3
       |Christopher Badano
       |bgcolor="F5F5DC"|
       |bgcolor="F5F5DC"|
       |bgcolor="#CCCCCC" align="center" rowspan="6"|Elim
       |bgcolor="#666666" colspan="9"|
       |-
       |Khaleef Chiles
       |bgcolor="F5F5DC"|
       |bgcolor="F5F5DC"|
       |bgcolor="#666666" colspan="9"|
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       |Kristin Holt
       |bgcolor="F5F5DC"|
       |bgcolor="F5F5DC"|
       |bgcolor="#666666" colspan="9"|
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       |Melanie Sanders
       |bgcolor="F5F5DC"|
       |bgcolor="F5F5DC"|
       |bgcolor="#666666" colspan="9"|
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       |Mark Scott
       |bgcolor="F5F5DC"|
       |bgcolor="F5F5DC"|
       |bgcolor="#666666" colspan="9"|
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       |Tanesha Ross
       |bgcolor="F5F5DC"|
       |bgcolor="F5F5DC"|
       |bgcolor="#666666" colspan="9"|
       |-
       |bgcolor="#CCCCCC" align="center" rowspan="5"|Semi-
Final
2
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       |bgcolor="F5F5DC"|
       |bgcolor="#CCCCCC" align="center" rowspan="5"|Elim
       |bgcolor="#666666" colspan="10"|
       |-
       |Jamar
       |bgcolor="F5F5DC"|
       |bgcolor="#666666" colspan="10"|
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       |Jazmin Lowery
       |bgcolor="F5F5DC"|
       |bgcolor="#666666" colspan="10"|
       |-
       |Gil Sinuet
       |bgcolor="F5F5DC"|
       |bgcolor="#666666" colspan="10"|
       |-
       |Tenia Taylor
       |bgcolor="F5F5DC"|
       |bgcolor="#666666" colspan="10"|
       |-
       |bgcolor="#CCCCCC" align="center" rowspan="5"|Semi-
Final
1
       |Natalie Burge
       |bgcolor="#CCCCCC" align="center" rowspan="5"|Elim
       |bgcolor="#666666" colspan="11"|
       |-
       |Rodesia Eaves
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       |Brad Estrin
       |bgcolor="#666666" colspan="11"|
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       |Adriel Herrera
       |bgcolor="#666666" colspan="11"|
       |-
       |Justinn Waddell
       |bgcolor="#666666" colspan="11"|

American Idol Rewind

Re-edited episodes of American Idol season 1 are now being shown in syndication as "American Idol Rewind." The new episodes feature commentary from some of the first season's top 30, including runner-ups Justin Guarini, Jim Verraros, Christina Christian, Angela Peel, and Kelli Glover. Rewind also showcases footage that was not seen in the initial run of season 1, including Kelly Clarkson's full audition.

Releases

Major releases

Minor or independent releases

(This list does not include pre-Idol releases)

  • Unsaid and Understood (Jim Verraros, album, 2003)
  • Real Life (RJ Helton, album, 2004)
  • "My Religion" (Ryan Starr, single, 2004)
  • Human Again (Adriel Herrera, album)
  • Rollercoaster (Jim Verraros, album, 2005)
  • Stranger Things Have Happened (Justin Guarini, album, 2005)
  • "To Be with You" (Nikki McKibbin, single, 2006)
  • "The Lie" (Nikki McKibbin, single, 2006)
  • Voyces United for UNHCR (Brad Estrin, album, 2006)
  • Unleashed (Nikki McKibbin, album, 2007)

Source: Idolsmusic.com

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