List of American Idol Episodes - Season 5: 2006

Season 5: 2006

# Title Original airdate Code
1 "Chicago, Illinois Auditions" January 17, 2006 (2006-01-17) -

Auditions were held in Soldier Field. 34 people made it to Hollywood.

Semifinalists shown: David Radford, Gedeon McKinney, and Mandisa.
Simon jokes about Mandisa's size: when Paula says "she reminds me of Frenchie Davis", Simon replies "Forget Frenchie. She's France."
2 "Denver, Colorado Auditions" January 18, 2006 (2006-01-18) -
Auditions were held in INVESCO Field. 35 people made it to Hollywood.
Semifinalists shown: Lisa Tucker, Ace Young, Chris Daughtry, and Heather Cox.
Simon tells Lisa that she is the best 16-year-old the show has yet seen. Chris' wife screams as Chris walks out with ticket. A clip is also shown of his country home in North Carolina, where he lives with his wife and stepchildren.
3 "Greensboro, North Carolina Auditions" January 24, 2006 (2006-01-24) -
Auditions were held in the Greensboro Coliseum. 33 people made it to Hollywood.
Semifinalists shown: Kellie Pickler, Paris Bennett, Bucky Covington and Kinnik Sky.
4 "San Francisco, California Auditions" January 25, 2006 (2006-01-25) -
18 people made it to Hollywood.
Semifinalists shown: Katharine McPhee and Jose "Sway" Penala.
In a dispute with Randy, Simon walks out of the judging.
5 "Las Vegas, Nevada Auditions" January 31, 2006 (2006-01-31) -
11 people made it to Hollywood.
Semifinalists shown: Taylor Hicks and Patrick Hall. Bobie May, the 'psychic' who predicted she was going to be in the top 10 of the previous season, returned in this episode.
6 "Austin, Texas Auditions" February 1, 2006 (2006-02-01) -
12 people made it to Hollywood. Some of the rejected auditions included Alison Schoening, Tessa Mae Reid, Cierra Johnson. One contestant sings the "Jigglypuff" song from Pokémon and is rejected.
Semifinalists shown: Will Makar.
7 "Boston, Massachusetts Auditions" February 7, 2006 (2006-02-07) -
28 people made it to Hollywood.
Semifinalists shown: Ayla Brown, Becky O'Donohue, Kevin Covais and Elliott Yamin.
8 "Hollywood Round 1" February 8, 2006 (2006-02-08) -
99 people make it to the next round. Ten songs were heard: "Hopelessly Devoted To You" (Olivia Newton-John); "If" (Bread); "If I Ever Fall In Love" (Shai); "The First Cut Is The Deepest" (Sheryl Crow), performed by Chris Daughtry and Ace Young; "Can't Fight The Moonlight" (LeAnn Rimes); "I Believe In You And Me" (Whitney Houston); "I'll Never Love This Way Again" (Dionne Warrick); "Bless the Broken Road" (Rascal Flatts); "Dim All The Lights" (Donna Summer); and "Bat Out Of Hell" (Meat Loaf).
9 "Hollywood Round 2" February 14, 2006 (2006-02-14) -
44 people made it to the next round. Derrell Brittenum had quit the competition for both he and his brother, Terrell, because he had thought Terrell had been eliminated. After Terrell told Derrell that he was not eliminated, Derrell went back and apologized to the judges, asking to let them back in. The judges said the both of them could, and not everybody was happy. Brenna Gethers does not get along with her group members Marcy Smith and Nick Whitten. Elliott Yamin is shown, along with group member Josè "Sway" Penala.
10 "Top 24 Semifinalists Revealed" February 15, 2006 (2006-02-15) -
The Brittenum twins are disqualified due to criminal charges. The top 24 semifinalists were: Ayla Brown, Becky O'Donohue, Ace Young, Bobby Bennett, Brenna Gethers, Heather Cox, Bucky Covington, Chris Daughtry, Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, David Radford, Elliott Yamin, Kinnik Sky, Lisa Tucker, Gedeon McKinney, Josè "Sway" Penala, Mandisa, Melissa McGhee, Kevin Covais, Patrick Hall, Paris Bennett, Stephanie "Stevie" Scott, Taylor Hicks, and Will Makar. Simon apologizes to Mandisa.
11 "Top 12 Women Perform" February 21, 2006 (2006-02-21) -
The top twelve women perform their own choice of songs.
12 "Top 12 Men Perform" February 22, 2006 (2006-02-22) -
The top twelve men perform their own choice of songs.
13 "Top 24 Results" February 23, 2006 (2006-02-23) -
Four semi-finalists are eliminated: Becky O'Donohue, Bobby Bennett, Stevie Scott, and Patrick Hall.
14 "Top 10 Women Perform" February 28, 2006 (2006-02-28) -
The top ten women perform their own choice of songs.
15 "Top 10 Men Perform" March 1, 2006 (2006-03-01) -
The top ten men perform their own choice of songs.
16 "Top 16 Semifinalists Revealed" March 2, 2006 (2006-03-02) -
Carrie Underwood, guest performer, sings "Jesus, Take the Wheel." Four people go home: Brenna Gethers, Heather Cox, David Radford, and Josè "Sway" Penala.
17 "Top 8 Women Perform" March 7, 2006 (2006-03-07) -
The top eight women perform their own choice of songs.
18 "Top 8 Men Perform" March 8, 2006 (2006-03-08) -
The top eight men perform their own choice of songs.
19 "Top 12 Finalists Revealed" March 9, 2006 (2006-03-09) -
Guest performer Bo Bice sings "The Real Thing." Derrell and Terrell Brittenum are spotted in the audience. The top twelve finalists are revealed, as Kinnik Sky, Will Makar, Ayla Brown, and Gedeon McKinney are eliminated.
20 "Stevie Wonder Theme" March 14, 2006 (2006-03-14) -
The top 12 finalists perform Stevie Wonder songs.
21 "Top 12 Results" March 15, 2006 (2006-03-15) -
Stevie Wonder performs "My Love Is On Fire." The bottom three are Ace Young, Melissa McGhee, and Lisa Tucker. McGhee is eliminated.
22 "1950s Theme" March 21, 2006 (2006-03-21) -
The top eleven finalists perform songs from the 1950s.
23 "Top 11 Results" March 22, 2006 (2006-03-22) -
Barry Manilow performs. Bobby Bennett appears in the audience. The bottom three are Kevin Covais, Lisa Tucker, and Bucky Covington. Covais is eliminated.
24 "Top 10 Perform" March 28, 2006 (2006-03-28) -
The top ten finalists perform songs within the past six years.
25 "Top 10 Results" March 29, 2006 (2006-03-29) -
Shakira and Wyclef Jean perform "Hips Don't Lie." The bottom three are Lisa Tucker, Ace Young, and Katharine McPhee. Tucker is eliminated.
26 "Top 9 Perform" April 4, 2006 (2006-04-04) -
The top nine finalists work with Kenny Rogers to perform their own versions of country music songs.
27 "Top 9 Results" April 5, 2006 (2006-04-05) -
Kenny Rogers performs. The remaining finalists are placed into three groups. The first group consists of Ace Young, Katharine McPhee, and Bucky Covington. The second group consists of Mandisa, Elliott Yamin, and Paris Bennett. The third group consists of Taylor Hicks, Chris Daughtry, and Kellie Pickler. It is announced that the middle group is the bottom three, and Mandisa is eliminated.
28 "Top 8 Perform" April 11, 2006 (2006-04-11) -
The top eight finalists work with Brian May and Roger Taylor to perform their own versions of classic Queen songs.
29 "Top 8 Results" April 12, 2006 (2006-04-12) -
The top eight finalists perform a group medley of Queen songs. The finalists watch videos from their families. Will Makar appears in the audience. The bottom three are Elliott Yamin, Ace Young, and Bucky Covington. Covington is eliminated.
30 "Top 7 Perform" April 18, 2006 (2006-04-18) -
The top seven finalists work with Rod Stewart to perform their own versions of classic songs from the Great American Songbook.
31 "Top 7 Results" April 19, 2006 (2006-04-19) -
Rod Stewart performs "The Way You Look Tonight." The remaining finalists except for Taylor Hicks (who is announced to be the highest vote-getter) are split into two groups. The far right group consists of Chris Daughtry, Ace Young, and Paris Bennett. The far left group consists of Elliott Yamin, Katharine McPhee, and Kellie Pickler. Hicks is asked to join the group he thinks is the top three. He starts to walk toward Chris' group but when Ryan Seacrest tells him he's wrong, Hicks immediately shakes hands with Daughtry and goes to the other group instead. It is announced that Daughtry's group is the bottom three, and Ace Young is eliminated.
32 "Classic Top 6 Perform" April 25, 2006 (2006-04-25) -
The top six finalists work with Andrea Bocelli and David Foster to perform their own versions of classic love songs.
33 "Top 6 Results" April 26, 2006 (2006-04-26) -
Andrea Bocelli performs. The remaining finalists are split into three groups of two. The far left group consists of Chris Daughtry and Katharine McPhee. The middle group consists of Taylor Hicks and Elliott Yamin. The far right group consists of Paris Bennett and Kellie Pickler. It is announced that the far left group are the highest vote-getters, the middle group somewhere in between, and the far right group the lowest. Pickler is eliminated.
34 "Top 5 Perform" May 2, 2006 (2006-05-02) -
The top five finalists perform their own versions of two hit songs: one from their year of birth and one from the current Billboard chart.
35 "Top 5 Results" May 3, 2006 (2006-05-03) -
The bottom two are Paris Bennett and Elliott Yamin, and Bennett is eliminated.
36 "Top 4 Perform" May 9, 2006 (2006-05-09) -
The top four finalists perform their own versions of classic Elvis Presley songs (two each).
37 "Top 4 Results" May 10, 2006 (2006-05-10) -
Archived footage is shown of the four finalists touring Graceland. The four finalists perform together. Rebecca Romijn requests for an encore of Taylor Hicks' rendition of "Jailhouse Rock." The bottom two are Chris Daughtry and Katharine McPhee, and Daughtry is eliminated.
38 "Top 3 Perform" May 16, 2006 (2006-05-16) -
The top three finalists perform three songs each: their own choice of a song they have previously performed on the show, a designated judge's choice, and Clive Davis' choice.
39 "Top 3 Results" May 17, 2006 (2006-05-17) -
The top three finalists spend a day in their hometowns (archived footage). They perform a song together live. It is announced that 33.46% and 33.16% of the votes went to the top two finalists, and 33.06% for the lowest vote-getter. Elliott Yamin is announced as the lowest vote-getter and is eliminated.
40 "Top 2 Perform" May 23, 2006 (2006-05-23) -
The top two finalists perform songs they deem as their best of the season, and a debut single from American Idol.
41 "American Idol Season 5 Finale" May 24, 2006 (2006-05-24) -
The top twelve finalists return to perform. Guest entertainers also perform. Taylor Hicks is announced as the winner.

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