'american Idol': How Well Do You Know The Show?

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As "American Idol" returns for its 12th season with a new slate of judges, we test your knowledge of seasons past.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    1. What was Kelly Clarkson’s coronation song?
    • A. 

      "Flying Without Wings"

    • B. 

      "A Moment Like This"

    • C. 

      "Inside Your Heaven"

    • D. 

      "This is My Now"

    • E. 

      "Beautiful Day"

  • 2. 
    2. Who was NOT in the final two of his/her season?
    • A. 

      Adam Lambert

    • B. 

      Chris Daughtry

    • C. 

      Katherine McPhee

    • D. 

      Jessica Sanchez

    • E. 

      Clay Aiken

  • 3. 
    Who was Ryan Seacrest’s co-host in the first season?
    • A. 

      Mario Lopez

    • B. 

      Brian Dunkleman

    • C. 

      Steve Jones

    • D. 

      Len Goodman

    • E. 

      Adam Levine

  • 4. 
    Who was NOT crowned the "American Idol"?
    • A. 

      Lee DeWyze

    • B. 

      Scotty McCreery

    • C. 

      Taylor Hicks

    • D. 

      Clay Aiken

    • E. 

      David Cook

  • 5. 
    Which "Idol" contestant has sold the most albums?
    • A. 

      Kelly Clarkson

    • B. 

      Daughtry

    • C. 

      Carrie Underwood

    • D. 

      Clay Aiken

    • E. 

      Fantasia

  • 6. 
    Who were the original "Idol" judges?
    • A. 

      Simon, Randy and Jennifer

    • B. 

      Kara, Paula, Randy and Simon

    • C. 

      Jennifer, Steven and Randy

    • D. 

      Simon, Paula and Randy

    • E. 

      Mariah, Keith, Nicki and Randy

  • 7. 
    In what season and year did the show debut?
    • A. 

      Fall 2010

    • B. 

      Spring 2001

    • C. 

      Summer 2002

    • D. 

      Summer 2004

    • E. 

      Fall 2007

  • 8. 
    Who was the first fourth judge?
    • A. 

      Kara DioGuardi

    • B. 

      Ellen DeGeneres

    • C. 

      Steven Tyler

    • D. 

      Jennifer Lopez

    • E. 

      Nicki Minaj

  • 9. 
    Who has NOT appeared as a guest judge or mentor?
    • A. 

      Quentin Tarantino

    • B. 

      Queen

    • C. 

      Smokey Robinson

    • D. 

      Pink

    • E. 

      Adam Lambert

  • 10. 
    Which contestant alleged he had an affair with Paula Abdul?
    • A. 

      Constantine Maroulis

    • B. 

      Corey Clark

    • C. 

      Bo Bice

    • D. 

      Bucky Covington

    • E. 

      John Stevens

  • 11. 
    Who was the only "Idol" winner absent during Simon Cowell’s farewell telecast?
    • A. 

      Kelly Clarkson

    • B. 

      Carrie Underwood

    • C. 

      David Cook

    • D. 

      Taylor Hicks

    • E. 

      Fantasia

  • 12. 
    Which is NOT a hit song by an "Idol" contestant?
    • A. 

      "Miss Independent"

    • B. 

      "Whataya Want From Me"

    • C. 

      "Before He Cheats"

    • D. 

      "No Surprise"

    • E. 

      "Little Things"

  • 13. 
    Clay Aiken was a wild card pick in Season 2.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Who was disqualified from Season 2 because of racy photos?
    • A. 

      Frenchie Davis

    • B. 

      Corey Clark

    • C. 

      Jermaine Jones

    • D. 

      Mario Vazquez

    • E. 

      Kellie Pickler

  • 15. 
    Which contestant infamously sang Ricky Martin’s "She Bangs"?
    • A. 

      Sanjaya

    • B. 

      Chris Medina

    • C. 

      Larry Platt

    • D. 

      Michael Johns

    • E. 

      William Hung

  • 16. 
    During Season 3, who labeled the results "racist" when three black contestants ended up in the Bottom 3?
    • A. 

      Jennifer Lopez

    • B. 

      Elton John

    • C. 

      Mariah Carey

    • D. 

      Diana Ross

    • E. 

      Prince

  • 17. 
    Who were those contestants?
    • A. 

      Jennifer, LaToya and Fantasia

    • B. 

      Lil Rounds, Mandisa and Jordin

    • C. 

      Jordin, Jennifer and Melinda

    • D. 

      Fantasia, Jordin and Melinda

    • E. 

      Jennifer, Fantasia and Tamyra

  • 18. 
    Which contestant has won an Oscar?
    • A. 

      Fantasia

    • B. 

      LaToya London

    • C. 

      Jennifer Hudson

    • D. 

      Kelly Clarkson

    • E. 

      Carrie Underwood

  • 19. 
    Which finalist stars on NBC’s "Smash"?
    • A. 

      Diana DeGarmo

    • B. 

      Katharine McPhee

    • C. 

      Mandisa

    • D. 

      Jessica Sanchez

    • E. 

      Carly Smithson

  • 20. 
    Who did the "Smash" star lose to?
    • A. 

      Taylor Hicks

    • B. 

      David Cook

    • C. 

      Lee DeWyze

    • D. 

      Jason Castro

    • E. 

      Kris Allen

  • 21. 
    Which two final contestants were never in the Bottom 3?
    • A. 

      David Cook and David Archuleta

    • B. 

      Fantasia and Diana DeGarmo

    • C. 

      Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis

    • D. 

      Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini

    • E. 

      Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez

  • 22. 
    Which is NOT an "Idol" coronation song?
    • A. 

      "Do I Make You Proud?"

    • B. 

      "Home"

    • C. 

      "Hero"

    • D. 

      "I Believe"

    • E. 

      "The Time of My Life"

  • 23. 
    Who has the best-selling coronation song?
    • A. 

      Kelly Clarkson

    • B. 

      Phillip Phillips

    • C. 

      Fantasia

    • D. 

      Kris Allen

    • E. 

      Scotty McCreery

  • 24. 
    Which "loser" went on to bigger career than his/her season’s winner?
    • A. 

      Chris Daughtry

    • B. 

      Clay Aiken

    • C. 

      Katharine McPhee

    • D. 

      Adam Lambert

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    How many Emmys has "American Idol" won?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      1

    • E. 

      0

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