Season 8 Breakdown
Normal Episodes: 40
TV Specials: 0
TV Movies: 0
Normal Episodes: 40
TV Specials: 0
TV Movies: 0
American Idol Season 8 (2009)
|8x01 Phoenix Auditions |
Season 8 begins as Simon, Paula and Randy are back to hear the auditions for this year's show.
|Jan. 13, 2009|
|8x02 Kansas City Auditions |
The auditions continue from Kansas City.
|Jan. 14, 2009|
|8x03 San Francisco Auditions |
The judges move to San Francisco to audition the next group of singers.
|Jan. 20, 2009|
|8x04 Louisville Auditions |
More than 10,000 hardy performers braved extremely hot and muggy weather and turned out for auditions for Season 8 of American Idol in Louisville.
|Jan. 21, 2009|
|8x05 Jacksonville Auditions |
12,000 hardy auditioners turned out in torrential rain in Jacksonville, Florida to sing for the chance to be on season 8 of American Idol.
|Jan. 27, 2009|
|8x06 Salt Lake City Auditions |
Thousands of hopeful auditioners streamed into Salt Lake City for their chance to show us that they have the talent to be the next American Idol.
|Jan. 28, 2009|
|8x07 New York City & San Juan, PR Auditions |
The final auditions take place as the judges head to New York City and then San Juan, PR. in search for the next American Idol.
|Jan. 29, 2009|
|8x08 Hollywood Round 1 |
The first round in Hollywood begins as the judges take a look at this seasons talent.
|Feb. 03, 2009|
|8x09 Hollywood Round 2 |
The second installment of the Hollywood performances continue.
|Feb. 04, 2009|
|8x10 Hollywood Round 3 |
The singing hopefuls continue their journey in Hollywood as they try for a spot in the Top 36.
|Feb. 10, 2009|
|8x11 Hollywood Round 4 |
The contestants from all over the country have performed tirelessly in front of the judges and faced stiff competition while in Hollywood. Now it's time they reveal the Top 36 who will ...
|Feb. 11, 2009|
|8x12 12 Semifinalists (Group 1) Perform |
Let the competition begin, as the first 12 of 36 semifinalists performs.
|Feb. 17, 2009|
|8x13 3 Finalists Chosen |
The first nine contestants are cut and three move on to the finals.
|Feb. 18, 2009|
|8x14 12 Semifinalists (Group 2) Perform |
The second group of 12 contestants take the stage for their chance of moving on to the finals.
|Feb. 25, 2009|
|8x15 3 Finalists Chosen |
The second set of 3 finalists are chosen, while nine more contestants are released.
|Feb. 26, 2009|
|8x16 12 Semifinalists (Group 3) Perform |
The third group of 12 performers take the stage for a chance of being named one of the three who will be moving on to the next round.
|Mar. 03, 2009|
|8x17 3 Finalists Chosen |
Nine singers are eliminated as 3 more are chosen to remain from the final pool of 12 performers.
|Mar. 04, 2009|
|8x18 Wild Card / 3 Finalists Chosen |
Wild Card Results
|Mar. 05, 2009|
|8x19 Top 13 Finalists Perform |
Season eight sees it's first performances from the 13 chosen contestants.
|Mar. 10, 2009|
|8x20 2 of 13 Voted Off |
Two of the 13 finalists are voted off the show.
|Mar. 11, 2009|
|8x21 Top 11 Finalists Perform |
The remaining 11 singers compete.
|Mar. 17, 2009|
|8x22 1 of 11 Voted Off |
One of the remaining 11 contestants are voted off the show.
|Mar. 18, 2009|
|8x23 Top 10 Finalists Perform |
The third showcase features songs from the Motown song library. Motown legends Smokey Robinson and Berry Gordy make an appearance.
|Mar. 25, 2009|
|8x24 1 of 10 Voted Off |
Smokey Robinson and Ruben Studdard perform live before one more contestant is eliminated.
|Mar. 26, 2009|
|8x25 Top 9 Finalists Perform |
The remaining nine performers take the stage for your vote.
|Mar. 31, 2009|
|8x26 1 of 9 Voted Off |
The nine remaining finalist will see one more voted off. Also, a performance by season 7 winner David Cook and Lady GaGa.
|Apr. 01, 2009|
|8x27 Top 8 Finalists Perform |
This week's performance showcases feature songs from the year each performer was born for the eight remaining singers.
|Apr. 07, 2009|
|8x28 1 of 8 Voted Off |
Former season five contestant Kellie Pickler comes back to perform before one more singer is eliminated.
|Apr. 08, 2009|
|8x29 Top 7 Finalists Perform |
The remaining seven performers take the stage to sing songs from the cinema. Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino acts as the guest mentor.
|Apr. 14, 2009|
|8x30 1 of 7 Voted Off |
It's the end of a dream for one of the remaining seven contestants as another singer is eliminated. Season 3 finalist Jennifer Hudson and Miley Cyrus each perform.
|Apr. 15, 2009|
|8x31 Top 6 Finalists Perform |
The seven remaining singers will be challenged with a disco tune theme.
|Apr. 21, 2009|
|8x32 2 of 7 Voted Off |
This episode will end with 2 contestants being eliminated. Performances from disco week include Harry Casey, Thelma Houston and Freda Payne singing a medley of the genres gems. Also, ...
|Apr. 22, 2009|
|8x33 Top 5 Finalists Perform |
This week's performances will come from the songbook of the Rat Pack, the 1960's cool crooners who also went by the names of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr.
|Apr. 28, 2009|
|8x34 1 of 5 Voted Off |
Season 5 winner Taylor Hicks returns to the stage for a performance before one more contestant is released.
|Apr. 29, 2009|
|8x35 Top 4 Finalists Perform |
Guest mentor Slash, (Guns 'n Roses, Velvet Revolver) help the remaining four singers with their rock songs for this week's performance. Source: www.TVRage.com
|May. 05, 2009|
|8x36 1 of 4 Voted Off |
The votes are in and 1 more of the remaining 4 singers are dismissed from the series. Also included are performances from No Doubt and Daughtry. Source: www.TVRage.com
|May. 06, 2009|
|8x37 Top 3 Finalists Perform |
The series 300th episode finds the Top 3 singers performing two songs apiece in the performance edition. Source: www.TVRage.com
|May. 12, 2009|
|8x38 1 of 3 Voted Off |
Tonight will reveal the final two contestants after one more singer is eliminated. Songstress Katy Perry and season six winner Jordin Sparks make an appearance. Source: www.TVRage. ...
|May. 13, 2009|
|8x39 Top 2 Finalists Perform |
Presented live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, the final performances from the Top 2 contestants in their last competition. Source: www.TVRage.com
|May. 19, 2009|
|8x40 Winner Revealed |
The season 8 finale live from Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, features a reunion of the Top 13 finalists before naming this season's winner. Source: www.TVRage.com
|May. 20, 2009|
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