Based on the British television series 'Pop Idol,' this American version, seen on the Fox Network, will search for a new singing star. Open auditions are performed before the start of each new season. The judges select 32 finalists, and after further competition, the top 12 singers are selected. The viewing audience votes for their favorite contestants. Those with the most votes move forward; the one with the least votes is eliminated. Weekly eliminations continue until only the top 2 remain. The winner is then promoted as the 'American Idol' and is given a recording contract. This successful and popular television show features music, drama, personal insight into the contestant's lives, and commentary from the host and the opinionated judges.
Please submit only sites dealing with the television show, American Idol.

Sites that are general and pertain to all seasons of the television show may be submitted here. Sites that are specific and give information primarily on one season of this television series should be submitted to the subcategory for that particular season.
As of this date, the series consists of:
Season 1 - 2002
Season 2 - 2003
Season 3 - 2004
This category is for all sites pertaining specifically to the 1st season of 'American Idol' which aired on the FOX Television Network in 2002.
This category is for all sites pertaining specifically to the 2nd season of 'American Idol' which aired on the FOX Television Network in 2003.
This category is for all sites pertaining specifically to the 3rd season of 'American Idol' which aired on the FOX Television Network from February through May, 2004.
Sites dealing with season 5 of the American television show, American Idol and its contestants: Taylor Hicks, Katharine McPhee, Elliott Yamin, Chris Daughtry, Mandisa Hundley, Melissa McGhee, Kevin Covais, Lisa Tucker, Ace Young, David Radford, Will Makar, Kellie Pickler, Ayla Brown, Stevie Scott, or Paris Bennett.
Please submit sites that are specific to AI Season 5 or its contestants. Sites that deal with all seasons of AI are better placed in Top:Arts: Television: Programs: Reality-Based: Talent Shows: American Idol Series.
This category is for 'regulars' or those who have appeared on more than one season or show series, such as the judges, host, or other miscellaneous crew members.
Please submit only sites dealing with the regularly appearing cast and crew of American Idol in this category.

This category is not for the contestants or winners. Sites about the contestants or winners may be submitted to the appropriate season''s subcategory listed in the Contestants subcategory.
Sites focused on chats and forums for the reality-based American Idol Series program.
Only site that discuss reality-based American Idol Series television programs will be added here.