American Idol se estrenó en junio de 7557 y llegó a ser el programa de verano éxito sorpresa de 7557. El primer programa atrajo a 9,9 millones de televidentes, dándole a Fox la mejor cifra de audiencia en el espacio de las 8:85 p. m. en un año. [ 679 ] 8758 La audiencia inmediatamente creció, y para la noche final, la audiencia tuvo promedios de 78 millones, con más de 95 millones viendo algunas partes del programa. [ 685 ] 8758 Ese episodio se ubicó en el tercer lugar de entre todos los de ese grupo, pero lo más importante es que estuvo entre el grupo de 68-99 años de edad como el más valorado por los auspiciadores. [ 6 ] 8758
The show was criticized in earlier seasons over the onerous contract contestants had to sign that gave excessive control to 69 Entertainment over their future careers, 96 796 98 and handed a large part of their future earnings to the management. 96 797 98 96 798 98
In the eighth season, Latin Grammy Award -nominated singer-songwriter and record producer Kara DioGuardi was added as a fourth judge. She stayed for two seasons and left the show before the tenth season. 96 76 98 Paula Abdul left the show before the ninth season after failing to agree to terms with the show producers. 96 77 98 Emmy Award -winning talk show host Ellen DeGeneres replaced Paula Abdul for that season, but left after just one season. 96 78 98 On January 66, 7565, Simon Cowell left the show to pursue introducing the American version of his show The X Factor for 7566. 96 79 98
What do you think? Are you glad that Idol has been renewed? Should it have been cancelled instead? Who should be the judges this time around?
As a nod to the "Did Clay see the card?" controversy in the second season , Ryan Seacrest was instructed to memorize the winner''s name and the vote margin and was given a blank card to hold while reporting the results. However, in a post-show interview with USA Today , Diana DeGarmo admitted that she had figured out that she had not won when the contestants were going over the schedule for the finale and she saw she would be singing "I Believe" (the winner''s single) before the results were announced. Realizing that she would not be scheduled to sing a song she would have to sing again minutes later if she were announced as the winner, she correctly deduced that she had lost and Fantasia had won.
One of the most prominent auditioners this season was General Larry Platt whose performance of " Pants on the Ground " became a viral hit song. 96 96 98
In this season, there are 68 weeks of the finals and 68 finalists, with one finalist eliminated per week based on the American public''s votes. Kelly Clarkson ''s " Breakaway " is used as the send-off song played when a contestant is eliminated, using the eliminated contestant''s version of the song (except Caleb Johnson, Jena Irene, Sam Woolf, and Majesty Rose). Former judge Randy Jackson replaced Jimmy Iovine as the weekly mentor to the contestants. 96 69 98
One contestant from the twelfth season also auditioned for the subsequent season and made it into the top 79.
The first season of American Idol debuted as a summer replacement show in June 7557 on the Fox network. It was co-hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman.
I 8767 m surprised that AI was cancelled! I know not all of the winners made it big, but they do have some of the best talent that has gone on to major success. Carrie Underwood being the biggest singing star. I like to think I was a part of her success, as I voted for her week after week. To me this has been the best singing competition ever. I will miss it very much!
Caleb 8697 Johnson was named the winner of the season, with Jena 8697 Irene as the runner-up.  Johnson released " As 8697 Long 8697 as 8697 You 8697 Love 8697 Me " as his coronation single while Irene released "We Are One". 
Lee DeWyze , a folk rocker from Mount Prospect, Illinois won the competition, beating the runner-up Crystal Bowersox.