Thử giọng were held in Soldier Field. 34 people made it to Hollywood.
Semifinalists shown: David Radford, Gedeon McKinney, và Mandisa.
Simon jokes about Mandisa's size: when Paula says "she reminds me of Frenchie Davis", Simon replies "Forget Frenchie. She's France."
Thử giọng were held in INVESCO Field. 35 people made it to Hollywood.
Semifinalists shown: Lisa Tucker, Ace Young, Chris Daughtry, và Heather Cox.
Simon tells Lisa that she is the best 16-year-old the show has yet seen. Chris' wife screams as Chris walks out with ticket. A clip is also shown of his country home in North Carolina, where he lives with his wife và stepchildren.
Thử giọng were held in the Greensboro Coliseum. 33 people made it to Hollywood.
Semifinalists shown: Kellie Pickler, Paris Bennett, Bucky Covington và Kinnik Sky.
18 people made it to Hollywood.
Semifinalists shown: Katharine McPhee và Jose "Sway" Penala.
In a dispute with Randy, Simon walks out of the judging.
11 people made it to Hollywood.
Semifinalists shown: Taylor Hicks và Patrick Hall. Bobie May, the 'psychic' who predicted she was going to be in the Tốp 10 of the previous season, returned in this episode.
12 people made it to Hollywood. Some of the rejected Thử giọng included Alison Schoening, Tessa Mae Reid, Cierra Johnson. One contestant sings the "Jigglypuff" song from Pokemon và is rejected.
Semifinalists shown: Will Makar.
28 people made it to Hollywood.
Semifinalists shown: Ayla Brown, Becky O'Donohue, Kevin Covais và Elliott Yamin.
99 people make it to the next round. Ten songs were heard: "Hopelessly Devoted To You" (Olivia Newton-John); "If" (Bread); "If I Ever Fall In Love" (Shai); "The First Cut Is The Deepest" (Sheryl Crow), performed by Chris Daughtry và Ace Young; "Can't Fight The Moonlight" (LeAnn Rimes); "I Believe In You And Me" (Whitney Houston); "I'll Never Love This Way Again" (Dionne Warrick); "Bless the Broken Road" (Rascal Flatts); "Dim All The Lights" (Donna Summer); và "Bat Out Of Hell" (Meat Loaf).
44 people made it to the next round. Derrell Brittenum had quit the competition for both he và his brother, Terrell, because he had thought Terrell had been eliminated. After Terrell told Derrell that he was not eliminated, Derrell went back và apologized to the judges, asking to let them back in. The judges said the both of them could, và not everybody was happy. Brenna Gethers does not get along with her group members Marcy Smith và Nick Whitten. Elliott Yamin is shown, along with group member Josè "Sway" Penala.
The Brittenum twins are disqualified due to criminal charges. The Tốp 24 semifinalists were: Ayla Brown, Becky O'Donohue, Ace Young, Bobby Bennett, Brenna Gethers, Heather Cox, Bucky Covington, Chris Daughtry, Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, David Radford, Elliott Yamin, Kinnik Sky, Lisa Tucker, Gedeon McKinney, Josè "Sway" Penala, Mandisa, Melissa McGhee, Kevin Covais, Patrick Hall, Paris Bennett, Stephanie "Stevie" Scott, Taylor Hicks, và Will Makar. Simon apologizes to Mandisa.
The Tốp twelve women perform their own choice of songs.
The Tốp twelve men perform their own choice of songs.
Four semi-finalists are eliminated: Becky O'Donohue, Bobby Bennett, Stevie Scott, và Patrick Hall.
The Tốp ten women perform their own choice of songs.
The Tốp ten men perform their own choice of songs.
Carrie Underwood, guest performer, sings "Jesus, Take the Wheel." Four people go home: Brenna Gethers, Heather Cox, David Radford, và Josè "Sway" Penala.
The Tốp eight women perform their own choice of songs.
The Tốp eight men perform their own choice of songs.
Guest performer Bo Bice sings "The Real Thing." Derrell và Terrell Brittenum are spotted in the audience. The Tốp twelve finalists are revealed, as Kinnik Sky, Will Makar, Ayla Brown, và Gedeon McKinney are eliminated.
Tốp 12 trình diễn các ca khúc của Stevie Wonder.
Stevie Wonder performs "My Love Is On Fire." The bottom three are Ace Young, Melissa McGhee, và Lisa Tucker. McGhee is eliminated.
Tốp 11 trình diễn những bài hát nổi tiếng từ thập niên 50.
Barry Manilow performs. Bobby Bennett appears in the audience. The bottom three are Kevin Covais, Lisa Tucker, và Bucky Covington. Covais is eliminated.
The Tốp ten finalists perform songs within the past six years.
Shakira và Wyclef Jean perform "Hips Don't Lie." The bottom three are Lisa Tucker, Ace Young, và Katharine McPhee. Tucker is eliminated.
The Tốp nine finalists work with Kenny Rogers to perform their own versions of country music songs.
Kenny Rogers performs. The remaining finalists are placed into three groups. The first group consists of Ace Young, Katharine McPhee, và Bucky Covington. The second group consists of Mandisa, Elliott Yamin, và Paris Bennett. The third group consists of Taylor Hicks, Chris Daughtry, và Kellie Pickler. It is announced that the middle group is the bottom three, và Mandisa is eliminated.
The Tốp eight finalists work with Brian May và Roger Taylor to perform their own versions of classic Queen songs.
The Tốp eight finalists perform a group medley of Queen songs. The finalists watch videos from their families. Will Makar appears in the audience. The bottom three are Elliott Yamin, Ace Young, và Bucky Covington. Covington is eliminated.
The Tốp seven finalists work with Rod Stewart to perform their own versions of classic songs from the Great American Songbook.
Rod Stewart performs "The Way You Look Tonight." The remaining finalists except for Taylor Hicks (who is announced to be the highest vote-getter) are split into two groups. The far right group consists of Chris Daughtry, Ace Young, và Paris Bennett. The far left group consists of Elliott Yamin, Katharine McPhee, và Kellie Pickler. Hicks is asked to join the group he thinks is the Tốp three. He starts to walk toward Chris' group but when Ryan Seacrest tells him he's wrong, Hicks immediately shakes hands with Daughtry và goes to the other group instead. It is announced that Daughtry's group is the bottom three, và Ace Young is eliminated.
The Tốp six finalists work with Andrea Bocelli và David Foster to perform their own versions of classic love songs.
Andrea Bocelli performs. The remaining finalists are split into three groups of two. The far left group consists of Chris Daughtry và Katharine McPhee. The middle group consists of Taylor Hicks và Elliott Yamin. The far right group consists of Paris Bennett và Kellie Pickler. It is announced that the far left group are the highest vote-getters, the middle group somewhere in between, và the far right group the lowest. Pickler is eliminated.
The Tốp five finalists perform their own versions of two hit songs: one from their year of birth và one from the current Billboard chart.
The bottom two are Paris Bennett và Elliott Yamin, và Bennett is eliminated.
The Tốp four finalists perform their own versions of classic Elvis Presley songs (two each).
Archived footage is shown of the four finalists touring Graceland. The four finalists perform together. Rebecca Romijn requests for an encore of Taylor Hicks' rendition of "Jailhouse Rock." The bottom two are Chris Daughtry và Katharine McPhee, và Daughtry is eliminated.
The Tốp three finalists perform three songs each: their own choice of a song they have previously performed on the show, a designated judge's choice, và Clive Davis' choice.
The Tốp three finalists spend a day in their hometowns (archived footage). They perform a song together live. It is announced that 33.46% và 33.16% of the votes went to the Tốp two finalists, và 33.06% for the lowest vote-getter. Elliott Yamin is announced as the lowest vote-getter và is eliminated.
The Tốp two finalists perform songs they deem as their best of the season, và a debut single from American Idol.
The Tốp twelve finalists return to perform. Guest entertainers also perform. Taylor Hicks is announced as the winner.