Season 9 Episodes

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Finale

Season 9, Episode 43 - Air Date: 5/26/2010
This year's American Idol is revealed, as the show bids farewell to Simon Cowell.
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Top 2 Perform

Season 9, Episode 42 - Air Date: 5/25/2010
The final two contestants perform three songs each: one picked by the contestants, one picked by Simon Fuller, and their winning single.
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Top 3 Results

Season 9, Episode 41 - Air Date: 5/19/2010
The three remaining finalists find out who is safe making it to the finale and who will be sent home live
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Top 3 Perform

Season 9, Episode 40 - Air Date: 5/18/2010
The Top 3 perform two songs each: one picked by the judges, and one picked by the finalists themselves.
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Top4 Results

Season 9, Episode 39 - Air Date: 5/12/2010
Daughtry, Fantasia and Bon Jovi perform, and one more contestant goes home.
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Top4 Perform

Season 9, Episode 38 - Air Date: 5/11/2010
The Top 4 take on the songs of the cinema, with Jamie Foxx as mentor.
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Top 5 Results

Season 9, Episode 37 - Air Date: 5/5/2010
The five remaining finalists find out who is safe and who will be sent home live leaving 4 contestants to remain.
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Top 5 Perform

Season 9, Episode 36 - Air Date: 5/4/2010
The Top 5 take on the songs of Frank Sinatra, with Harry Connick, Jr. as mentor.
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Top 6 Results

Season 9, Episode 35 - Air Date: 4/28/2010
Shakira, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts and Sons of Sylvia perform, and one more contestant goes home.
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Top 6 Perform

Season 9, Episode 34 - Air Date: 4/27/2010
The Top 6 take on Shania Twain's songs, with Shania Twain herself as mentor.
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Top 7 Results

Season 9, Episode 33 - Air Date: 4/21/2010
It's Idol Gives Back, featuring performances from Elton John, Carrie Underwood and Mary J. Blige, among others.
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Top 7 Perform

Season 9, Episode 32 - Air Date: 4/20/2010
The Top 7 take on inspirational songs, with Alicia Keys as mentor.
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Top 9 Results ... Again (2 Go Home)

Season 9, Episode 31 - Air Date: 4/14/2010
Adam Lambert, Brooke White and Justin Gaston perform, and two contestants go home.
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Top 9 Perform ... Again

Season 9, Episode 30 - Air Date: 4/13/2010
The Top 9 take on the hits of Elvis Presley, with Adam Lambert as mentor.
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Top 9 Results

Season 9, Episode 29 - Air Date: 4/7/2010
David Archuleta, Jason Derulo and Rihanna perform, and one contestant goes home. Or is it?
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Top 9 Perform

Season 9, Episode 28 - Air Date: 4/6/2010
The Top 9 take on the Lennon/McCartney songbook.
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Top 10 Results

Season 9, Episode 27 - Air Date: 3/31/2010
Ruben Studdard, Usher and Diddy Dirty Money perform, plus one contestant goes home.
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Top 10 Perform

Season 9, Episode 26 - Air Date: 3/30/2010
The Top 10 take on R&B and soul hits, with Usher as mentor.
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Top 11 Elimination

Season 9, Episode 25 - Air Date: 3/24/2010
Miley Cyrus, Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato perform, plus one contestant goes home.
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Top 11 Perform

Season 9, Episode 24 - Air Date: 3/23/2010
The Top 11 take on Billboard #1 hits, with Miley Cyrus as mentor.
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Top 12 Elimination

Season 9, Episode 23 - Air Date: 3/17/2010
David Cook, Orianthi, and Ke$ha perform, plus one contestant goes home.
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Top 12 Perform

Season 9, Episode 22 - Air Date: 3/16/2010
The Top 12 take on the hits of the Rolling Stones.
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Top 16 Elimination

Season 9, Episode 21 - Air Date: 3/11/2010
Matt Giraud and Scott MacIntyre perform, plus two girls and two guys go home.
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Top 8 Guys Perform

Season 9, Episode 20 - Air Date: 3/10/2010
The Top 8 guys take on Billboard hits.
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Top 8 Girls Perform

Season 9, Episode 19 - Air Date: 3/9/2010
The Top 8 girls take on Billboard hits.
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Top 20 Elimination

Season 9, Episode 18 - Air Date: 3/4/2010
Danny Gokey performs, plus two girls and two guys go home.
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Top 10 Girls Perform

Season 9, Episode 17 - Air Date: 3/3/2010
In a last-minute schedule swap, the Top 10 girls perform Billboard hits.
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Top 10 Guys Perform

Season 9, Episode 16 - Air Date: 3/2/2010
In a last-minute schedule swap, the Top 10 guys take on Billboard hits.
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Top 24 Elimination

Season 9, Episode 15 - Air Date: 2/25/2010
Kris Allen and Allison Iraheta perform, plus two girls and two guys go home.
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Top 12 Guys Perform

Season 9, Episode 14 - Air Date: 2/24/2010
The Top 12 guys perform Billboard hits.
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Top 12 Girls Perform

Season 9, Episode 13 - Air Date: 2/23/2010
The Top 12 girls perform Billboard hits.
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Top 24 Are Chosen

Season 9, Episode 12 - Air Date: 2/17/2010
The rest of American Idol's Top 24 is revealed.
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Hollywood Week, Round 3

Season 9, Episode 11 - Air Date: 2/16/2010
Hollywood week continues, with seven of the Top 24 revealed.
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Hollywood Week, Round 2: Group Day

Season 9, Episode 10 - Air Date: 2/10/2010
Hollywood week continues with group performance day.
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Hollywood Week, Round 1

Season 9, Episode 9 - Air Date: 2/9/2010
Hollywood week kicks off, with Ellen DeGeneres making her debut as judge.
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Best of the Rest Auditions

Season 9, Episode 8 - Air Date: 2/3/2010
The other auditions that American Idol didn't have time to squeeze into the previous week's shows.
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Denver Auditions

Season 9, Episode 7 - Air Date: 2/2/2010
The search for the next American Idol continues in Denver, with Victoria Beckham returning as guest judge.
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Dallas Auditions

Season 9, Episode 6 - Air Date: 1/27/2010
The search for the next American Idol continues in Dallas, with Neil Patrick Harris and Joe Jonas as guest judges.
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Los Angeles Auditions

Season 9, Episode 5 - Air Date: 1/26/2010
The search for the next American Idol continues in Los Angeles, with Katy Perry and Avril Lavigne as guest judges.
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Orlando Auditions

Season 9, Episode 4 - Air Date: 1/20/2010
The search for the next American Idol continues in Orlando, with Kristin Chenoweth as guest judge.
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Chicago Auditions

Season 9, Episode 3 - Air Date: 1/19/2010
The search for the next American Idol continues in Chicago, with Shania Twain as guest judge.
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Atlanta Auditions

Season 9, Episode 2 - Air Date: 1/13/2010
The search for the next American Idol continues in Atlanta, with Mary J. Blige as guest judge.
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Boston Auditions

Season 9, Episode 1 - Air Date: 1/12/2010
The search for the next American Idol begins in Boston, with Victoria Beckham as guest judge.

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