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- “There are singers, then there are idols.”
American Idol is a singing competition show that is broadcast on the ABC network. The show was first aired on Fox before being revived for ABC on March 11, 2018. The show was created by Simon Fuller, who created the original concept for this show as Pop Idol, which was broadcast on ITV starting on October 6, 2001. The show is responsible for introducing many famous musicians including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and many others.
It was renewed in 2020 for a 19th season.
|Season number||Begin date||End date||Season winner|
|Original series (2002-2016)|
|1||June 11, 2002||September 4, 2002||Kelly Clarkson|
|2||January 21, 2003||March 21, 2003||Ruben Studdard|
|3||January 19, 2004||May 26, 2004||Fantasia Barrino|
|4||January 18, 2005||May 25, 2005||Carrie Underwood|
|5||January 17, 2006||May 24, 2006||Taylor Hicks|
|6||January 16, 2007||May 23, 2007||Jordin Sparks|
|7||January 15, 2008||May 21, 2008||David Cook|
|8||January 13, 2009||May 20, 2009||Kris Allen|
|9||January 12, 2010||May 26, 2010||Lee DeWyze|
|10||January 19, 2011||May 25, 2011||Scotty McCreery|
|11||January 18, 2012||May 23, 2012||Phillip Phillips|
|12||January 16, 2013||May 16, 2013||Candice Glover|
|14||January 15, 2014||May 21, 2014||Caleb Johnson|
|15||January 7, 2015||May 13, 2015||Nick Fradiani|
|15||January 6, 2016||April 7, 2016||Trent Harmon|
|New series (2018-present)|
|16||March 11, 2018||May 21, 2018||Maddie Poppe|
|17||March 3, 2019||May 19, 2019||Laine Hardy|
|18||February 16, 2020||May 17, 2020||Just Sam|