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Season 8 Episodes

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Season Finale

Season 8, Episode 40 - Air Date: 5/20/2009
The winner is crowned.
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Top 2 Perform

Season 8, Episode 39 - Air Date: 5/19/2009
The Top 2 perform.
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Top 3 Perform

Season 8, Episode 38 - Air Date: 5/13/2009
One singer is eliminated.
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Top 3 Perform

Season 8, Episode 37 - Air Date: 5/12/2009
The Top 3 perform.
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Top 4 Results

Season 8, Episode 36 - Air Date: 5/6/2009
One singer is eliminated.
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Top 4 Perform

Season 8, Episode 35 - Air Date: 5/5/2009
Top 4 perform.
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Top 5 Results

Season 8, Episode 34 - Air Date: 4/29/2009
One contestant is eliminated.
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Top 5 Perform

Season 8, Episode 33 - Air Date: 4/28/2009
The top 5 perform.
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Top 7 Results 2.0

Season 8, Episode 32 - Air Date: 4/22/2009
Two contestants are eliminated.
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Top 7 Perform 2.0

Season 8, Episode 31 - Air Date: 4/21/2009
The Top 6 Perform.
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Top 7 Results

Season 8, Episode 30 - Air Date: 4/15/2009
One more contestant is eliminated.
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Top 7 Perform

Season 8, Episode 29 - Air Date: 4/14/2009
The Top 7 Perform.
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Top 8 Results

Season 8, Episode 28 - Air Date: 4/8/2009
One singer is eliminated from the Top 8.
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Top 8 Perform

Season 8, Episode 27 - Air Date: 4/7/2009
The Top 8 perform songs from the year they were born.
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Top 9 Results

Season 8, Episode 26 - Air Date: 4/1/2009
Another singer is eliminated.
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Top 9 Perform

Season 8, Episode 25 - Air Date: 3/31/2009
The Top 9 Perform
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Top 10 Results

Season 8, Episode 24 - Air Date: 3/26/2009
One contestant is eliminated from the Top 10.
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Top 10 Perform

Season 8, Episode 23 - Air Date: 3/25/2009
The Top 10 perform.
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Top 11 Results

Season 8, Episode 22 - Air Date: 3/18/2009
. The Top 11 results are announced.
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Top 11 Perform

Season 8, Episode 21 - Air Date: 3/17/2009
. The Top 11 perform.
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Top 13 Results

Season 8, Episode 20 - Air Date: 3/11/2009
. One person is sent home.
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Top 13 Perform

Season 8, Episode 19 - Air Date: 3/10/2009
. The Top 13 perform.
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Judges' Wild Card Picks

Season 8, Episode 18 - Air Date: 3/5/2009
. The judges pick the final three for the Top 12. In a surprise twist, they instead chose four people and expanded it to a Top 13.
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3rd Group of 12 Results

Season 8, Episode 17 - Air Date: 3/4/2009
Three singers from the final group of 12 are chosen to move on.
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3rd Group of 12 Perform

Season 8, Episode 16 - Air Date: 3/3/2009
The final group of 12 from the Top 35 perform for America's votes.
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2nd Group of 12 Results

Season 8, Episode 15 - Air Date: 2/26/2009
Three singers are chosen to move on.
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2nd Group Of 12 Perform

Season 8, Episode 14 - Air Date: 2/25/2009
Last week, the first 12 semi-finalists performed, and three contestants moved on to the Top 12. Tonight's episode features performances by the second group of 12 semi-finalists, and America will vote for their favorites.
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Three Finalists Chosen Tonight

Season 8, Episode 13 - Air Date: 2/18/2009
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1st 12 Semifinalists Perform

Season 8, Episode 12 - Air Date: 2/17/2009
Watch Full Episode Last week, the Top 36 semi-finalists were revealed to the nation and were separated into three groups of 12.
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Hollywood Round 4

Season 8, Episode 11 - Air Date: 2/11/2009
The contestants from all over the country have performed tirelessly in front of the judges and faced stiff competition while in Hollywood.
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Hollywood Round 3

Season 8, Episode 10 - Air Date: 2/10/2009
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Hollywood Round 2

Season 8, Episode 9 - Air Date: 2/4/2009
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Hollywood Round 1

Season 8, Episode 8 - Air Date: 2/3/2009
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New York City & San Juan, PR Auditions

Season 8, Episode 7 - Air Date: 1/29/2009
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.
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Salt Lake City Auditions

Season 8, Episode 6 - Air Date: 1/28/2009
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.
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Jacksonville, FL Auditions

Season 8, Episode 5 - Air Date: 1/28/2009
. The auditions continue on American Idol as the judges continue their quest to find the next singing superstar from Jacksonville, FL.
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Louisville, KY Auditions

Season 8, Episode 4 - Air Date: 1/21/2009
. The auditions continue on from Louisville, KY as the judges continue their quest to find the next singing superstar.
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San Francisco, CA Auditions

Season 8, Episode 3 - Air Date: 1/20/2009
Singer wannabes render trial performances in San Francisco. Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi and Randy Jackson are the judges.
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Episode 2 - Kansas City Auditions

Season 8, Episode 2 - Air Date: 1/14/2009
The auditions continue from Kansas City.
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Premiere

Season 8, Episode 1 - Air Date: 1/13/2009
. Season 8 kicks off with new judge Kara DioGuardi and returning arbiters Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson rating (and likely berating) a fresh pool of aspiring crooners.

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