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American Idol

Genres: Music, Reality Competition
Broadcast on: SABC2, M-Net, M-Net Series Reality, M-Net Series, Vuzu, Vuzu Amp

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Seasons

Season 5

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
Fox 17 Jan 2006 24 May 2006 Tuesdays, 20h00 - 22h00 41
M-Net Series 22 Feb 2006 30 May 2006 Various Times 41


Season 5

Season 5 began in the US in January 2006. The final 12 were Melissa McGhee, Kevin Covais, Lisa Tucker, Mandisa, Bucky Covington, Ace Young, Kellie Pickler, Paris Bennett, Chris Daughtry, Elliott Yamin, Runner up Katharine McPhee and winner Taylor Hicks.

Taylor Hicks joined Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood as the only winners of American Idol to never be in the bottom three or two. It was revealed that a total of 63.5 million votes were cast in the finale round. A total of 580 million votes were cast in the entire season.

The finale was seen by some as the best yet, with surprise performances from stars such as Live, Mary J. Blige, and Toni Braxton singing duets with the members of the final 12. An additional performance by Prince was generally seen as a statement of Idol's acceptance in the music world.


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