Monday, January 10, 2011

American Idol Recap (Season 1)

American Idol premieres on June 11, 2002 on Fox. This is first season we heard about Simon Cowell,  Ryan Seascrest, and Brain Dunkleman. After this season we all find out that Brain Dunkleman was going leave the show. Ryan Seacrest became the only host of American Idol.

Top 10-Motown
Ryan Star-If You Really Love Me (Stevie Wonder)
R.J Helton-I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) (The Four Tops)
Nikki McKibbin- Ben (Michael Jackson)
EJay Day- My Girl (The Temptation)
Tamyra Gray-Touch Me in the Morning(Diana Ross)
Justin Guarini-For Once in My Life (Jean DuShon)
Jim Verraros- Easy(The Commodores)
Kelly Clarkson-You're All I Need to Get By (Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell)
A.J Gil- My Cherrie Amour(Stevie Wonder)
Christina Christian- Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell)
Eliminated: EJ Day and Jim Verraros

Top 8-1960s
RJ Helton-Under The Broadwalk(The Drifters)
Tamyra Gray-A Fool in Love (Ike & Tina Turner)
AJ Gil- How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By)(Marvin Gaye)
Nikki McKibbin-Pieces of My Heart (Janis Joplin)
Kelly Clarkson-(You Make Feel Like) A Nautral Woman (Aretha Frankin)
Christina Christian-When a Man Loves a Woman (Percy Sledge)
Justin Guarini- Sunny (Mieko Hirota)
Ryan Starr- You Really Got Me (The Kinks)
Eliminated: AJ Gil

Top 7- 1970s
Nikki McKibbin-Heartbreaker (Pat Benatar)
Christina Christian- Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
Justin Guarini-Someday We'll All Be Free (Donny Hathaway)
Kelly Clarkson-Don't Play That Song (You Lied) (Ben E King)
RJ Helton-Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Tamyra Gray-If I Were Your Woman (Gladys Knight & The Pips)
Ryan Starr-Last Dance
Eliminated: Ryan Starr

Top 6-Big Band
Tamyra Gray-Minnie the Moocher (Cab Calloway)
Justin Guarini- Route 66(Nat King Cole)
Nikki McKibbin-Heat Hearted Hannah (Dolly Kay)
Christina Christian-The Glory of Love (Benny Goodman and His Orchestra)
RJ Helton-I Won't Dance (Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers)
Kelly Clarkson-Stuff Like That There (Betty Hutton)
Eliminated: Christina Christian

Top 5-Burt Bacharach Love Songs
Kelly Clarkson-Walk On By (Donnie Warwick)
RJ Helton-Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) (Christopher Cross)
Tamyra Gray-A House is Not a Home (Donnie Warwick)
Justin Guarini- The Look of Love (Dusty Springfield)
Nikki McKibbin-(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me (Lou Johnson)
Eliminated: RJ Helton

Top 4-1980/1990s
Each contestants sang two songs.
Tamyra Gray
New Attitude(Patti LaBelle)
Feel The Fire (Stephanie Mills)

Nikki McKibbin
Mary Jane(Alanis Morrissette)
I'm The Only One (Melissa Etheridge)

Kelly Clakson
It's Raining Men (The Weather Girls)
I Surrender (Celine Dion)

Justin Guarini
Get Here (Brenda Russell)
P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing)(Michael Jackson)
Eliminated:Tamyra Gray

Top 3-Contestant's Choice & Judges Choice
Each contestant sang two songs.

Nikki McKibbin
Edge of Seventeen (Stevie Nicks)
Black Velvet (Alannah Myles)

Justin Guarini
Let's Stay Together (Al Green)
Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me (Elton John)

Kelly Clarkson
Without You (Badfinger)
Think Twice (Celine Dion)
Eliminated: Nikki McKibbin

Top 2-Finale
Each contestant sang three songs.

Justin Guarini
Before Your Love (Kelly Clarkson)
Get Here (Brenda Russell)
A Moment Like This (Kelly Clarkson)

Kelly Clarkson
A Moment Like This (Kelly Clarkson)
Respect (Otis Redding)
Before Your Love (Kelly Clarkson)

Winner: Kelly Clakson
Runner-Up: Justin Guarini

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