American Idol


May 31, 2002

American Idol


Based on the British series Pop Idol, this competition series, hosted by Ryan Seacrest, featured the original judge trio of Randy JacksonPaula Abdul and Simon Cowell.  The show was revived by ABC in 2018.


Several American Idol contestants who were finalists or semi-finalists went on to have success in their careers such as Jennifer HudsonChris Daughtry and Adam Lambert.

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