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Jan 20, 2022
This Is American Idol (S3-E5)
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This Is American Idol (S3E5)

The JabberGuys look back at the beginnings of American Idol and discuss some of the biggest successes, as well as some of the most memorable failures of the popular TV show.

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Introducing the judges; Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson

The audition segments of the TV show were as popular as the competition.

William Hung - “She Bangs She Bangs

Larry Platt - ‘Pants on the Ground”    Where is Larry Platt now?

Keith Beukelaer - “Like a Virgin

(2002) Season 1, First winner: Kelly Clarkson

(2003) Season 2 Winner: Ruben Studdard, Second Place: Clay Aiken

(2004) Season 3 Winner: Fantasia Barrino, Second Place: Diana DiGarmo

Jennifer Hudson finished 7th in Season 3.

(2005) Season 4 Winner: Carrie Underwood, Second Place: Bo Bice

(2006) Season 5 Winner: Taylor Hicks, Second Place: Katharine McPhee

Chris Daughtry finished 4th, and Kellie Pickler finished 6th

(2007) Season 6 Winner: Jordin Sparks, Second Place: Blake Lewis

(2008) Season 7 Winner: David Cook, Second Place: David Archuleta

(2009) Season 8 Winner: Kris Allen, Second Place: Adam Lambert

Queen and Adam Lambert

(2010) Season 9 Winner: Lee DeWyze, Second Place: Crystal Bowersox

(2011) Season 10 Winner: Scotty Creery, Second Place: Lauren Alaina

Haley Reinhart finished 3rd

(2012) Season 11 Winner: Phillip Phillips, Second Place: Jessica Sanchez

(2013) Season 12 Winner: Candice Glover, Second Place: Kree Harrison

(2014) Season 13 Winner: Caleb Johnson, Second Place: Jena Irene

(2015) Season 14 Winner: Nick Fradiani, Second Place: Clark Beckham

(2016) Season 15 Winner: Trent Harmon, Second Place: La’Porsha Renae

American Idol moves from FOX to ABC

(2018) Season 16 Winner: Maddie Poppe, Second Place: Caleb Lee Hutchinson

(2019) Season 17 Winner: Laine Hardy, Second Place: Alejandro Aranda

(2020) Season 18 Winner: Just Sam, Second Place: Arthur Gunn

(2021) Season 19 Winner: Chayce Beckham, Second Place: Willie Spence

News (week of Jan 10-16)

a)     Lionel Ritchie to receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Award

b)     On this date…
-       1969, Led Zeppelin’s debut album is released
-       1974, Steve Miller Band has #1 single, ‘The Joker’
-       1993, Van Morrison doesn’t attend his Rock Hall of Fame induction 

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