The season reaches its climax in a two-hour results finale show, where the winner of the season was revealed.
57 In an interview prior to season five, executive producer Nigel Lythgoe indicated that Aiken had led the fan voting from the wildcard week onward until the finale.
21 Emmy Award -winning talk show host Ellen DeGeneres replaced Paula Abdul for that season, but left after just one season.2, votes also have been affected to a limited degree by online communities such as DialIdol, and Vote series sweep gif for the Worst.Pop music is certainly better for her having won (just ask everyone whos ripped off Since U Been Gone over the past decade-plus and Idol couldnt have had a better original victor.Executive producer Nigel Lythgoe responded on his Twitter that he asked DeWyze to take part in the finale, but he declined, "I was so upset Lee DeWyze wouldn't present the winners trophy to Scotty he wrote.MK Nobilette (Season 13, Placed 10th) If only American Idol had a separate competition for aspiring old-style crooners, this punchy San Franciscan would have been a clear winner."American Idol Brainstorm: What Should the Top 5 Sing for 'Now and Then' Week?".Ashthon Jones (Season 10, Placed 13th) Season ten introduced its finalists by having them perform songs made famous by their personal idols, but this Tennessee singers limp tribute to Diana Jones would have nobody calling her Miss Ross anytime soon.A b "Luke Bryan to Become New 'American Idol' Judge".The pair and second runner-up Dalton Rapattoni took to the stage Wednesday night at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles for what was part of a three-day bonanza for "Idol."."May Sweeps Sees Record Low Ratings".
"TV Ratings Broadcast Top 25: 'American Idol 'Modern Family 'The Voice 'Dancing with the Stars 'ncis' Top Week 35 Ratings".
American Idol' Charges Most for Ads".67 As of 2015, Underwood has become the most successful Idol contestant in the.S., 52 selling 16 million albums in the country, 68 while selling a total of 65 million records worldwide."American Idol 'Season 5 Encores."Chart Watch Extra: Phillip Phillips' Idol Record"."American Idol' Final Season To Be Four Weeks Shorter Than Last".A b Seidman, Robert (May 10, 2011).Her choice of Dolly Partons Dumb Blonde during what wound up being her final performance was a delicious kiss-off to the panel, although they were probably too busy fighting amongst themselves to notice.Tuesday 8:00 pm (performance).11 139 2 Season Finale: May 23, 2007.76 Wednesday 8:00 pm (results).Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, Scotty McCreery, Phillip Phillips, Candice Glover, Caleb Johnson, Nick Fradiani, and Trent Harmon."TV Ratings Broadcast Top 25: 'American Idol 'Dancing with the Stars 'Modern Family 'ncis' ' Top Week 27 Viewing".
186 By the time of the 201011 television season, Fox was in its seventh consecutive season of victory overall in the 1849 demographic ratings in the United States.