American Idol 2009 Season 8

American Idol 2009 Season 8

 The eighth season of American Idol is scheduled on January 13, 2009.

American Idol 2009 Season 8 Logo
American Idol 2009 Season 8 Logo

American Idol 2009 Season 8 Created By: Simon Fuller.
American Idol 2009 Season 8 Directed By: Ken Warwick and Bruce Gowers.
American Idol 2009 Season 8 No.of Episodes: 18.
American Idol 2009 Season 8 Executive Producers: Ken Warwick and Simon Fuller.
American Idol 2009 Season 8 Original Channel: Fox Broadcasting Company.
American Idol 2009 Season 8 Original Run: January 13, 2009 – May 20, 2009.



  American Idol Judges 2009 Season 8 :

  • Simon Cowell
  • Paula Abdul
  • Randy Jackson

  American Idol 2009 Season 8 Auditions:

American Idol 2009 Audition City  American Idol 2009 Date  American Idol 2009 Audition Venue
San Francisco, California 17-Jul-08 Cow Palace
Louisville, Kentucky 21-Jul-08 Freedom Hall
Glendale, Arizona 25-Jul-08 Arena
Salt Lake City, Utah  29-Jul-08 EnergySolutions Arena
San Juan, Puerto Rico  2-Aug-08 Coliseo de Puerto Rico
Kansas City, Missouri  8-Aug-08 Kemper Arena
Jacksonville, Florida  13-Aug-08 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
East Rutherford, New Jersey  19-Aug-08 Izod Center

  American Idol 2009 Season 8 Scorecard

Semifinal Group1 Semifinal Group2 Semifinal Group 3
Jackie Tohn Jasmine Murray Von Smith
Ricky Braddy Matt Giraud Taylor Vaifanua
Alexis Grace Jeanine Vailes Alex Wagner-Trugman
Brent Keith Nick Mitchell Arianna Afsar
Stevie Wright Allison Iraheta Ju'Not Joyner
Anoop Desai Kris Allen Kristen McNamara
Casey Carlson Megan Joy Nathaniel Marshall
Michael Sarver Matt Breitzke Felicia Barton
Ann Marie Boskovich Jesse Langseth Scott MacIntyre
Stephen Fowler Kai Kalama Kendall Beard
Tatiana Del Toro Mishavonna Henson Jorge Núñez
Danny Gokey Adam Lambert Lil Rounds
Wild card

Top 13 (Michael Jackson)

Top 11 (Grand Ole Opry)
Jesse Langseth Lil Rounds Michael Sarver
Matt Giraud Scott MacIntyre Allison Iraheta
Megan Joy Danny Gokey Kris Allen
Von Smith Michael Sarver Lil Rounds
Jasmine Murray Jasmine Murray Adam Lambert
Ricky Braddy Kris Allen Scott MacIntyre
Tatiana Del Toro Allison Iraheta Alexis Grace
Anoop Desai Anoop Desai Danny Gokey
  Jorge Núñez Anoop Desai
  Megan Joy Megan Joy
  Adam Lambert Matt Giraud
  Matt Giraud  
  Alexis Grace  
Top10 (Motown) Top 9(Popular itunes Downloads) Top 8(Year They Were Born)
Matt Giraud Anoop Desai Danny Gokey
Kris Allen Megan Joy Kris Allen
Scott MacIntyre Danny Gokey Lil Rounds
Megan Joy Allison Iraheta Anoop Desai
Anoop Desai Scott MacIntyre Scott MacIntyre
Michael Sarver Matt Giraud Allison Iraheta
Lil Rounds Lil Rounds Matt Giraud
Adam Lambert Adam Lambert Adam Lambert
Danny Gokey Kris Allen  
Allison Iraheta    
Top7 First Week(Idol At Movies)

Top 7 second week (Disco)

Top 5 (Rat Pack Standsrds)
Allison Iraheta Lil Rounds Kris Allen
Anoop Desai Kris Allen Allison Iraheta
Adam Lambert Danny Gokey Matt Giraud
Matt Giraud Allison Iraheta Danny Gokey
Danny Gokey Adam Lambert Adam Lambert
Kris Allen Matt Giraud  
Lil Rounds Anoop Desai  
Top4 (Rock Music)

Top 3(Judges/contestants choice)

Top 2( )
Adam Lambert Kris Allen

Adam Lambert Contestants choice

Allison Iraheta Danny Gokey Kris Allen Contestants choice
Kris Allen Adam Lambert Adam Lambert Judge's choice
Danny Gokey   Kris Allen Judge's choice
Kris Allen & Danny Gokey--Duets   Adam Lambert Winners's Single
Allison Iraheta & Adam Lambert--Duets   Kris AllenWinners's Single

    Winner: Kris Allen

    Runner-Up: Adam Lambert

  American Idol 2009 Season 8 Other Performances List

Week Performer(s) Title Hot 100
Hot Digital Songs
Top 36/
Group 1
Carly Smithson
Michael Johns
"The Letter" Ineligible to chart
(No legal digital release)
live performance
Top 36/
Group 2
Brooke White "Hold Up My Heart" 47 (debut) 27 (51,171 +999%) live performance
Top 36/
Group 3
No performer
Top 13 Kanye West "Heartless" 7 (+1) 13 (95,223 +18%) pre-recorded
Kelly Clarkson "My Life Would Suck Without You" 5 (+4) 6 (141,167 +38%) live performance
Top 11 Brad Paisley "Then" 35 (debut) 18 (64,127 +999%) live performance
Carrie Underwood
Randy Travis
"I Told You So" 9 (+48) 4 (125,806 +701%) pre-recorded
Top 10 Ruben Studdard "Together" did not debut N/A pre-recorded
Smokey Robinson
Joss Stone
"You’re the One for Me" did not debut N/A live performance
Stevie Wonder "My Chérie Amour"/"Superstition"/
"Overjoyed"/"All About the Love Again"
ineligible to re-enter N/A live performance
Top 9 David Cook "Come Back to Me" 63 (debut) 40 (39,430 +498%) pre-recorded
Lady GaGa "Poker Face" 2 (-1) 2 (228,799 +11%) live performance
Top 8 Frankie Avalon "Venus" N/A N/A live performance
Flo Rida "Right Round" 3 (=) 4 (179,913 +9%) live performance
Kellie Pickler "Best Days of Your Life" 50 (+53) 34 (46,825 +257%) live performance
Top 7
(week 1)
Jennifer Hudson "If This Isn't Love" 63 (+23) 86 (19,112 +172%) live performance
Miley Cyrus "The Climb" 4 (+4) 2 (189,566 +0%) pre-recorded
Top 7
(week 2)
David Archuleta "Touch My Hand" did not debut 107 (12,875 +558%) live performance

Freda Payne
Thelma Houston
Medley of
"Band of Gold"
"Don't Leave Me This Way"
"Get Down Tonight."
ineligible to re-enter N/A live performance
Top 5 Natalie Cole "Something's Gotta Give" did not debut N/A live performance
Taylor Hicks "Seven Mile Breakdown" did not debut N/A live performance
Jamie Foxx "Blame It" 2(+2) 4(+6) live performance
Top 4 Paula Abdul "I'm Just Here for the Music" 87(DEBUT) 61(24,615 +999%) live performance
No Doubt "Just a Girl" ineligible to re-enter TBA pre-recorded
Daughtry "No Surprise" 15(debut) 7 (103,593 +999%) live performance
Top 3 Noah Mushimiyimana "World's Greatest" TBA TBA live performance
Jordin Sparks "Battlefield" TBA 12 (75,007 +999%) live performance
Katy Perry "Waking Up in Vegas" TBA 5 (103,921) +180% live performance
Top 2 Carrie Underwood "Home Sweet Home" TBA TBA live performance on Tuesday, May 19, 2009

  American Idol 2009 Season 8 Elimination Chart

Did Not Perform Female Male Top 36 American Idol 2009 Wild Card Top 13 American Idol 2009 Winner


Safe Bottom Three Eliminated Saved by judges


Stage: Semi-Finals Wild
American Idol 2009 Season 8 Finals
Week: 2/18 2/261 3/4 3/5 3/112 3/18 3/263 4/1 4/8 4/154 4/225 4/29 5/66 5/13 5/20
Place Contestant American Idol 2009 Season 8 Result
1 Kris Allen   Top 13                   Btm 3     Winner
2 Adam Lambert   Top 13                   Btm 2     Runner-up
3 Danny Gokey Top 13                         Elim  
4 Allison Iraheta   Top 13       Btm 3   Btm 3     Btm 3   Elim  
5 Matt Giraud   Elim   Top 13     Btm 2     Saved   Elim  
6 - 7 Anoop Desai Elim     Top 13       Btm 2 Btm 2 Btm 3 Elim  
Lil Rounds     Top 13           Btm 3 Btm 2  
8 Scott MacIntyre     Top 13       Btm 3   Elim  
9 Megan Joy   Elim   Top 13       Elim  
10 Michael Sarver Top 13         Btm 2 Elim  
11 Alexis Grace Top 13         Elim  
12 - 13 Jorge Núñez     Top 13   Elim  
Jasmine Murray   Elim   Top 13  
Ricky Braddy Elim     Elim  
Tatiana Del Toro Elim      
Jesse Langseth   Elim    
Von Smith     Elim  
Final 3
Arianna Afsar     Elim  
Felicia Barton      
Kendall Beard      
Ju'Not Joyner      
Nathaniel Marshall      
Kristen McNamara      
Taylor Vaifanua      
Alex Wagner-Trugman      
Final 2
Matt Breitzke   Elim  
Mishavonna Henson    
Kai Kalama    
Nick Mitchell    
Jeanine Vailes    
Final 1
Ann Marie Boskovich Elim  
Casey Carlson  
Stephen Fowler  
Brent Keith  
Jackie Tohn  
Stevie Wright  

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