American Idol

(2002)

'American Idol' Season 9 Episodes

American Idol - Season 9

American Idol - Season 9

The ninth season of American Idol premiered on January 12, 2010 and concluded on May 26, 2010 on Fox. Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi all returned as judges, and Ellen DeGeneres replaced Paula Abdul as the fourth judge. Idol Gives Back also returned for the season and was held on April 21, 2010, during the top seven results show. The top 24 semi-finals format used in the fourth through seventh seasons also returned this season. Judges Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, and Ellen DeGeneres all left the show after this season ended, although only Cowell's departure was announced in advance. This was the second season where neither of the final 2 contestants had been in the bottom 2 or 3 prior to the finale, with the first being the seventh season. This was also the third consecutive season a male contestant had won, the longest streak for either gender. It was the first season since season 6 where a female made it to the finale and was also the first time since season 7 that both the finalists released a different song as a debut single.

Lee DeWyze, a folk rocker from Mount Prospect, Illinois won the competition, beating the runner-up Crystal Bowersox.

Eight contestants from this season were signed to record labels. The signed artists are Lee DeWyze, Crystal Bowersox, Casey James, Michael Lynche, Siobhan Magnus, Tim Urban, Didi Benami, and Lacey Brown.

American Idol S9E1
Episode 1  •  January 12th, 2010

Boston Auditions

American Idol S9E2
Episode 2  •  January 13th, 2010

Atlanta Auditions

American Idol S9E3
Episode 3  •  January 19th, 2010

Chicago Auditions

American Idol S9E4
Episode 4  •  January 20th, 2010

Orlando Auditions

American Idol S9E5
Episode 5  •  January 26th, 2010

Los Angeles Auditions

American Idol S9E6
Episode 6  •  January 27th, 2010

Dallas Auditions

American Idol S9E7
Episode 7  •  February 2nd, 2010

Denver Auditions

American Idol S9E8
Episode 8  •  February 3rd, 2010

The Road To Hollywood

American Idol S9E9
Episode 9  •  February 9th, 2010

Hollywood Round 1

American Idol S9E10
Episode 10  •  February 10th, 2010

Hollywood Round 2

American Idol S9E11
Episode 11  •  February 16th, 2010

Hollywood Round 3

American Idol S9E12
Episode 12  •  February 17th, 2010

Hollywood Round 4 - Top 24 Semifinalists Announced

American Idol S9E13
Episode 13  •  February 23rd, 2010

Top 12 Girls Perform

American Idol S9E14
Episode 14  •  February 24th, 2010

Top 12 Guys Perform

American Idol S9E15
Episode 15  •  February 25th, 2010

Top 24 Results

American Idol S9E16
Episode 16  •  March 2nd, 2010

Top 10 Guys Perform

American Idol S9E17
Episode 17  •  March 3rd, 2010

Top 10 Girls Perform

American Idol S9E18
Episode 18  •  March 4th, 2010

Top 20 Results

American Idol S9E19
Episode 19  •  March 9th, 2010

Top 8 Girls Perform

American Idol S9E20
Episode 20  •  March 10th, 2010

Top 8 Guys Perform

American Idol S9E21
Episode 21  •  March 11th, 2010

Top 16 Results

American Idol S9E22
Episode 22  •  March 16th, 2010

Top 12 Finalists Perform

American Idol S9E23
Episode 23  •  March 17th, 2010

1 of 12 Voted Off

American Idol S9E24
Episode 24  •  March 23rd, 2010

Top 11 Finalists Perform

American Idol S9E25
Episode 25  •  March 24th, 2010

1 of 11 Voted Off

American Idol S9E26
Episode 26  •  March 30th, 2010

Top 10 Finalists Perform

American Idol S9E27
Episode 27  •  March 31st, 2010

1 of 10 Voted Off

American Idol S9E28
Episode 28  •  April 6th, 2010

Top 9 Finalists Perform

American Idol S9E29
Episode 29  •  April 7th, 2010

1 of 9 Voted Off

American Idol S9E30
Episode 30  •  April 13th, 2010

Top 9 Finalists Perform Again

American Idol S9E31
Episode 31  •  April 14th, 2010

2 of 9 Voted Off

American Idol S9E32
Episode 32  •  April 20th, 2010

Top 7 Finalists Perform

American Idol S9E33
Episode 33  •  April 21st, 2010

1 of 7 Voted Off

American Idol S9E34
Episode 34  •  April 27th, 2010

Top 6 Finalists Perform

American Idol S9E35
Episode 35  •  April 28th, 2010

1 of 6 Voted Off

American Idol S9E36
Episode 36  •  May 4th, 2010

Top 5 Finalists Perform

American Idol S9E37
Episode 37  •  May 5th, 2010

1 of 5 Voted Off

American Idol S9E38
Episode 38  •  May 11th, 2010

Top 4 Finalists Perform

American Idol S9E39
Episode 39  •  May 12th, 2010

1 of 4 Voted Off

American Idol S9E40
Episode 40  •  May 18th, 2010

Top 3 Finalists Perform

American Idol S9E41
Episode 41  •  May 19th, 2010

1 of 3 Voted Off

American Idol S9E42
Episode 42  •  May 25th, 2010

Top 2 Finalists Perform

American Idol S9E43
Episode 43  •  May 26th, 2010

Winner Announced

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