The fifth season of reality television singing competition American Idol began on January 17, 2006, and concluded on May 24, 2006. Auditions were held in seven cities in the summer and fall of 2005. Later stages of the Austin auditions were held in San Francisco due to Hurricane Katrina which caused a large number of evacuees to be relocated in Texas. The show however made no mention of the venue switch and presented the Austin audition as having taken place entirely in Austin. Unlike season four, no guest judges were involved during the auditions.
This season used the same rules as season four. One notable auditioner this season was Paula Goodspeed, a fervent fan of Paula Abdul, who auditioned in Austin. In 2008, Goodspeed made headlines when she committed suicide outside Abdul’s home. In Las Vegas, an auditioner Tora Woloshin gained a golden ticket to Hollywood but was disqualified just before she was due to go to Hollywood for unspecified reasons. She later appeared on the first season of X-Factor. The Hollywood semi-final rounds were held at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, California consisting of 175 contestants. This section does not cite any sources. The live show portion of the semifinals began on February 21, 2006, with the names announced on February 15, 2006.
There were three live shows each week for the three weeks of the semifinals. There were no format changes from season four which featured 12 male singers and 12 female singers with two of each being eliminated each week. The semifinalists were announced February 15, 2006. The following are semifinalists who did not reach the finals. She originally auditioned in Boston, singing «Ain’t No Mountain High Enough». She was grouped with Nicole Turk, Celeste Scalone and Tyra Schwartz during the group rounds.
Grouped with Halicia Thompson and Kellie Pickler during Hollywood group performances. She auditioned in Boston, and was known for her «catty» attitude. She became the lead singer for Bomb Squad, a funk-rock band that won an American Music Award for Best New Music in 2003. She sang «Emotions» with Hannah Freeman and Paris Bennett during their group performance in Hollywood. Simon Cowell praised her looks, but said no to her voice. He intended to audition in Memphis, but the auditions there were canceled due to the city’s role in relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina. The Woodlands College Park High School.
South San Francisco, California, where he also had his audition for the show. He was the only Asian-American who made it to the semifinals that season. He has performed with such groups as DnH and 6th Day. Gravette, Arkansas, and was seen for the first time in Hollywood, California. During the Hollywood rounds, Simon Cowell called him ‘very likeable’, and compared him to Clay Aiken. He received many positive comments during these rounds.
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Denver, Colorado, where his audition was held. He is most known for his rousing rendition of the song «Copacabana» and was named the «showman» of the semifinalists. He also made an appearance in the March 21 episode on which Barry Manilow performed. Taylor Hicks is from Birmingham, Alabama. He is gray-haired and performed «A Change Is Gonna Come» by Sam Cooke at his original audition in Las Vegas. At the first audition, the judges were surprised by his appearance. Her mother is a vocal coach. Elliott Yamin was born in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in Richmond, Virginia.
He started singing at the age of five and did not have any formal training. He auditioned for American Idol in Boston. During the audition round, he was profiled as a «Rocker Dad. Paris Bennett, from Fayetteville, Georgia, is the granddaughter of Grammy Award winner Ann Nesby. Kellie Pickler is from Albemarle, North Carolina. She was profiled as a roller-skating waitress. Pickler lived with her grandfather and originally auditioned in Greensboro. She was never in the bottom three until she was eliminated.
At that time, Randy Jackson called him one of the best he’d seen so far this season. Bucky Covington is from Rockingham, North Carolina. He has an identical twin brother named Rocky. She had a successful original audition in Chicago, Illinois, where she performed Alicia Keys’s Fallin’. Lisa Tucker was 16 years old at the time of the show, and was the youngest finalist of this season. Kevin Covais was 16 years old at the time of the show, and is from Levittown, New York.
For his audition in Boston, he sang «You Raise Me Up». In the Hollywood round he performed Shai’s If I Ever Fall in Love in the solo. Viewers gave him the nickname «Chicken Little». She had not sung on camera until her first week in the top 24. Why Do Fools Fall in Love? Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman? A new feature this year, the show used a special song to make a tribute to an eliminated contestant’s journey on the show, as opposed to before when various different melodic music compositions were played.
This year, the song used for an eliminated contestant’s flashback tribute was «Bad Day» by Daniel Powter. On the finale, Carrie Underwood sang «Don’t Forget to Remember Me» solo along with the song «Through the Rain» with the 12 finalists. Also, the finalists performed two medleys: one medley was for the female finalists and the other for the male finalists. American Idol results, came at the end of the show with the result card. 578 million votes were cast for the season with 63. Note: Bottom 3 indicates that the contestant was ‘saved’ first while, Bottom 2 indicates that the contestant was ‘saved’ last. This may or may not indicate his or her actual vote rank. This was the first season in which the free US public service website, Zabasearch. In January 2006, twins Derrell and Terrell Brittenum were charged with forgery and theft after allegedly using a false identity to purchase a car. This occurred after the «Hollywood» portion of the show was filmed, and the twins were subsequently disqualified. In February 2006, it was discovered that José «Sway» Penala was reportedly signed to E-Real Record with his band 6th Day, at the time of his audition.