American Idol 2003 Season 2

American Idol 2003 Season 2
Birthname Christopher Ruben Studdard
Years as winner May 21, 2003 - May 26, 2004
Genres R&B, Soul, Gospel
Successor Fantasia Barrino
Predecessor Kelly Clarkson

The second season of American Idol premiered on January 21, 2003 and continued until May 21, 2003. It was the first season hosted by Ryan Seacrest exclusively. It was won by Ruben Studdard.

  American Idol Season 2 Scorecard

Semifinal Group1 Semifinal Group2 Semifinal Group 3
Kimberly Caldwel Clay Aiken Kimberly Kelsey
Patrick Fortson Candice Coleman Jordan Segundo
J.D. Adams Rebecca Bond Vanessa Olivarez
Trenyce Jacob John Smalley Rickey Smith
Meosha Denton Hadas Shalev Samantha Elizabeth Cohen
Bettis Richardson Ruben Studdard Louis Gazzara
Charles Grigsby Kimberley Locke Equoia Coleman
Julia DeMato Jennifer Fuentes George Trice
 
Semifinal Group 4

Wild card

Top 12 (Motown)
Sylvia Chibiliti Kimberly Caldwell Kimberley Locke
Chip Days Clay Aiken Josh Gracin
Juanita Barber Nasheka Siddall Charles Grigsby
Patrick Lake Carmen Rasmusen Kimberly Caldwell
Nasheka Siddall Olivia Mojica Rickey Smith
Josh Gracin Janine Falsone Julia DeMato
Ashley Hartman Chip Days Clay Aiken
Corey Clark Aliceyn Cooney Vanessa Olivarez
  Trenyce Corey Clark
    Carmen Rasmusen
    Trenyce
    Ruben Studdard
 
Top11 (Movie soundtracks) Top 10(Country Rock) Top 9(Disco)
Corey Clark Josh Gracin Rickey Smith
Ruben Studdard Trenyce Carmen Rasmusen
Trenyce Kimberley Locke Kimberly Caldwell
Clay Aiken Corey Clark Clay Aiken
Kimberly Caldwell Carmen Rasmusen Trenyce
Josh Gracin Rickey Smith Ruben Studdard
Carmen Rasmusen Kimberly Caldwell Kimberley Locke
Charles Grigsby Ruben Studdard Josh Gracin
Rickey Smith Julia DeMato  
Julia DeMato Clay Aiken  
Kimberley Locke    
 
Top8(Billboard Number Ones)

Top 7 (IBilly Joel)

Top 6 (Diane Warren)
Clay Aiken Kimberly Caldwell Kimberley Locke
Kimberley Locke Ruben Studdard Clay Aiken
Rickey Smith Kimberley Locke Trenyce
Kimberly Caldwell Carmen Rasmusen Josh Gracin
Josh Gracin Josh Gracin Carmen Rasmusen
Carmen Rasmusen Trenyce Ruben Studdard
Trenyce Clay Aiken  
Ruben Studdard    
Top5 (1960s Neil Sedaka) Top 4(Bee Gees) Top 3(Randon, Judges, Idols Choice )
Ruben Studdard Josh Gracin Kimberley Locke
Trenyce Clay Aiken Ruben Studdard
Josh Gracin Kimberley Locke Clay Aiken
Kimberley Locke Ruben Studdard  
Clay Aiken    
 
Top2(Finale)
Ruben Studdard
Clay Aiken

  Winner: Ruben Studdard

  Runner-Up: Clay Aiken

  American Idol Season 2 Elimination Chart

Did Not Perform Top 32 Wild Card Top 12

 

Stage: Semi-Finals WC American Idol Season 2 Finals
Week: 2/5 2/12 2/19 2/26 3/5 3/12 3/19 3/26 4/1* 4/9 4/16 4/23 4/30 5/7 5/14 5/21
Place Contestant Result
1 Ruben Studdard   Top 12                     Btm 2     Winner
2 Clay Aiken   WC     Top 12                     Runner-Up
3 Kimberley Locke   Top 12       Btm 3     Btm 3 Btm 3       Btm 2 Elim  
4 Josh Gracin       Top 12               Btm 2   Elim  
5 Trenyce WC       Top 12       Btm 2   Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim  
6 Carmen Rasmusen         Top 12       Btm 2   Btm 2 Elim  
7 Kimberly Caldwell WC       Top 12     Btm 2   Btm 2 Elim  
8 Rickey Smith     Top 12         Btm 3   Elim  
9 Corey Clark       Top 12     Btm 2   DSQ  
10 Julia DeMato Top 12         Btm 2 Btm 3 Elim  
11 Charles Grigsby Top 12           Elim  
12 Vanessa Olivarez     Top 12     Elim  
Wild
Card
Aliceyn Cooney         Elim  
Chip Days       WC  
Janine Falsone          
Olivia Mojica          
Nasheka Siddall       WC  
Semi-
Final
4
Juanita Barber       Elim  
Sylvia Chibiliti        
Ashley Hartman        
Patrick Lake        
Semi-
Final
3
Samantha Cohen     Elim  
Equoia Coleman      
Louis Gazzara      
Kimberly Kelsey      
Jordan Segundo      
George Trice      
Semi-
Final
2
Rebecca Bond   Elim  
Candice Coleman    
Jennifer Fuentes    
Hadas    
Jacob John Smalley    
Semi-
Final
1
J.D. Adams Elim  
Meosha Denton  
Patrick Fortson  
Bettis Richardson  

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