Season 7 Episodes

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The American Idol 7 Finale

Season 7, Episode 42 - Air Date: 5/21/2008
In a two-hour, star-studded affair, David Cook is crowned American Idol champion, with David Archuleta as the runner-up.
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The Final 2 Perform

Season 7, Episode 41 - Air Date: 5/20/2008
Live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, the two finalists, David Cook and David Archuleta, compete for one last time.
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Top 3 Results Show

Season 7, Episode 40 - Air Date: 5/14/2008
Syesha Mercado is eliminated.
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The Top 3 Perform

Season 7, Episode 39 - Air Date: 5/13/2008
The Top 3 all perform three separate songs: A judges' choice, a producers' choice, and one choice of their own.
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Top 4 Results Show

Season 7, Episode 38 - Air Date: 5/7/2008
Jason Castro is eliminated.
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The Top 4 Perform

Season 7, Episode 37 - Air Date: 5/6/2008
The Top 4 perform songs featured in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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Top 5 Results Show

Season 7, Episode 36 - Air Date: 4/30/2008
Brooke White is eliminated.
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The Top 5 Perform

Season 7, Episode 35 - Air Date: 4/29/2008
The Top 5 perform songs by Neil Diamond.
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Top 6 Results Show

Season 7, Episode 34 - Air Date: 4/23/2008
Carly Smithson is eliminated.
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The Top 6 Perform

Season 7, Episode 33 - Air Date: 4/22/2008
The Top 6 perform songs by Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber.
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Top 7 Results Show

Season 7, Episode 32 - Air Date: 4/16/2008
Kristy Lee Cook is eliminated.
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The Top 7 Perform

Season 7, Episode 31 - Air Date: 4/15/2008
The Top 7 perform songs by Mariah Carey.
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Top 8 Results Show

Season 7, Episode 30 - Air Date: 4/10/2008
Michael Johns is eliminated.
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Idol Gives Back

Season 7, Episode 29 - Air Date: 4/9/2008
In the second edition of Idol Gives Back, the American Idol team once again put on a star-studded event, raising money for a host of great charities.
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The Top 8 Perform

Season 7, Episode 28 - Air Date: 4/8/2008
The Top 8 perform inspirational songs.
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Top 9 Results Show

Season 7, Episode 27 - Air Date: 4/2/2008
Ramiele Malubay is eliminated.
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The Top 9 Perform

Season 7, Episode 26 - Air Date: 4/1/2008
The Top 9 perform songs by Dolly Parton.
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Top 10 Results Show

Season 7, Episode 25 - Air Date: 3/26/2008
Chikezie Eze is eliminated.
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The Top 10 Perform

Season 7, Episode 24 - Air Date: 3/25/2008
The Top 10 all perform a song from the year they were born.
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Top 11 Results Show

Season 7, Episode 23 - Air Date: 3/19/2008
Amanda Overmyer is eliminated.
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The Top 11 Perform

Season 7, Episode 22 - Air Date: 3/18/2008
The Top 11 perform songs by The Beatles.
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Top 12 Results Show

Season 7, Episode 21 - Air Date: 3/12/2008
David Hernandez is eliminated.
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The Top 12 Perform

Season 7, Episode 20 - Air Date: 3/11/2008
The Top 12 perform songs from the Lennon/McCartney songbook.
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Top 16 Results Show, Top 12 Revealed

Season 7, Episode 19 - Air Date: 3/6/2008
Kady Malloy, Luke Menard, Asia'h Epperson, and Danny Noriega are eliminated.The Top 12 are David Archuleta, Jason Castro, David Cook, Chikezie, David Hernandez, Michael Johns, Kristy Lee Cook, Ramiele Malubay, Syesha Mercado, Amanda Overmyer, Carly Smithson and Brooke White.
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The Top 8 Women Perform

Season 7, Episode 18 - Air Date: 3/5/2008
The Top 8 women perform songs from the 1980's.
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The Top 8 Men Perform

Season 7, Episode 17 - Air Date: 3/4/2008
The Top 8 men perform songs from the 1980's.
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Top 20 Results Show

Season 7, Episode 16 - Air Date: 2/28/2008
Jason Yeager, Robbie Carrico, Alexandrea Lushington and Alaina Whitaker are eliminated.
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The Top 10 Women Perform

Season 7, Episode 15 - Air Date: 2/27/2008
The Top 10 women perform songs from the 1970's.
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The Top 10 Men Perform

Season 7, Episode 14 - Air Date: 2/26/2008
The Top 10 men perform songs from the 1970's.
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Top 24 Results Show

Season 7, Episode 13 - Air Date: 2/21/2008
Garrett Haley, Colton Berry, Amy Davis and Joanne Borgella are eliminated.
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The Top 12 Women Perform

Season 7, Episode 12 - Air Date: 2/20/2008
The Top 12 women perform songs from the 1960's.
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The Top 12 Men Perform

Season 7, Episode 11 - Air Date: 2/19/2008
The Top 12 men perform songs from the 1960's.
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Hollywood Round 2

Season 7, Episode 10 - Air Date: 2/13/2008
After reviewing the field one last time, the American Idol judges select the Top 24.
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Hollywood Round 1

Season 7, Episode 9 - Air Date: 2/12/2008
The Top 164 contestants from across the country come to Hollywood. After a series of more auditions, the field is pared down from 164 to 50.
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Best of the Rest Auditions

Season 7, Episode 8 - Air Date: 2/6/2008
The American Idol auditions conclude with an episode devoted to the best auditions that couldn't be fit in to the previous episodes.
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Atlanta Auditions

Season 7, Episode 7 - Air Date: 2/5/2008
The American Idol auditions continue with a stop in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Miami Auditions

Season 7, Episode 6 - Air Date: 1/30/2008
The American Idol auditions continue with a stop in Miami, Florida.
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Omaha Auditions

Season 7, Episode 5 - Air Date: 1/29/2008
The American Idol auditions continue with a stop in Omaha, Nebraska.
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Charleston Auditions

Season 7, Episode 4 - Air Date: 1/23/2008
The American Idol auditions continue with a stop in Charleston, South Carolina.
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San Diego Auditions

Season 7, Episode 3 - Air Date: 1/22/2008
The American Idol auditions continue with a stop in San Diego, California.
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Dallas Auditions

Season 7, Episode 2 - Air Date: 1/16/2008
The American Idol auditions continue with a stop in Dallas, Texas.
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Philadelphia Auditions

Season 7, Episode 1 - Air Date: 1/15/2008
American Idol kicks off its seventh season with auditions from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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