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[back to top] Contestants

Finalists
Place Name / Hometown #Ep #Pf. Average Rating Hi Lo σ 0-19 20-39 40-59 60-79 80-100
1
Clarkson KellyKelly Clarkson
Burleson, TX
9 13
75.6
 
95 47 16.3 0 0 1 8 4
2
Guarini JustinJustin Guarini
Doylestown, PA
9 13
52.2
 
82 17 18.3 1 1 6 4 1
3
McKibbin NikkiNikki McKibbin
Grand Prairie, TX
8 10
45.8
 
69 15 20.9 1 2 5 2 0
4
Gray TamyraTamyra Gray
Takoma Park, MD
7 8
71.9
 
92 19 14.1 1 0 0 3 4
5
Helton RJRJ Helton
Cumming, GA
7 7
43.3
 
65 35 18.3 0 2 4 1 0
6
Christian ChristinaChristina Christian
Brooklyn, NY
5 5
55.0
 
65 45 20.4 0 0 3 2 0
7
Starr RyanRyan Starr
Sunland, CA
4 4
38.8
 
61 10 19.8 1 1 1 1 0
8
Gil A.J.A.J. Gil
San Diego, CA
3 3
16.7
 
18 15 13.7 3 0 0 0 0
9
Day EJayEJay Day
Lawrenceville, GA
2 2
36.5
 
41 32 21.5 0 1 1 0 0
9
Verraros JimJim Verraros
Crystal Lake, IL
2 2
17.0
 
27 7 16.5 1 1 0 0 0
Place Name / Hometown Avg. Rtg. SF FI Solo Lo1 Growth #Ep. B3 SAge FFact RFact
1
Clarkson KellyKelly Clarkson
Burleson, TX
75.6 84.0 74.9 75.6 47.0 -1.17 9 0 25.3 n/a n/a
2
Guarini JustinJustin Guarini
Doylestown, PA
52.2 61.0 51.5 52.2 17.0 -1.11 9 1 30.2 n/a n/a
3
McKibbin NikkiNikki McKibbin
Grand Prairie, TX
45.8 57.0 44.6 45.8 15.0 +1.08 8 5 22.0 n/a n/a
4
Gray TamyraTamyra Gray
Takoma Park, MD
71.9 86.0 69.9 71.9 19.0 -5.13 7 1 31.9 n/a n/a
5
Helton RJRJ Helton
Cumming, GA
43.3 53.5 39.2 43.3 35.0 -2.25 7 2 32.0 n/a n/a
6
Christian ChristinaChristina Christian
Brooklyn, NY
55.0 60.0 53.8 55.0 45.0 +1.10 5 2 37.2 n/a n/a
7
Starr RyanRyan Starr
Sunland, CA
38.8 61.0 31.3 38.8 10.0 -10.90 4 2 37.5 n/a n/a
8
Gil A.J.A.J. Gil
San Diego, CA
16.7 15.0 17.5 16.7 15.0 n/a 3 1 23.7 n/a n/a
9
Day EJayEJay Day
Lawrenceville, GA
36.5 41.0 32.0 36.5 32.0 n/a 2 1 20.5 n/a n/a
9
Verraros JimJim Verraros
Crystal Lake, IL
17.0 27.0 7.0 17.0 7.0 n/a 2 1 35.0 n/a n/a
Place Name / Hometown Avg. Rtg. HTH W L T Pct Strk Solo
1
Clarkson KellyKelly Clarkson
Burleson, TX
75.6 22 20 2 0 0.909 6 6
2
Guarini JustinJustin Guarini
Doylestown, PA
52.2 23 10 13 0 0.435 2 2
3
McKibbin NikkiNikki McKibbin
Grand Prairie, TX
45.8 14 4 10 0 0.286 2 2
4
Gray TamyraTamyra Gray
Takoma Park, MD
71.9 13 10 3 0 0.769 6 6
5
Helton RJRJ Helton
Cumming, GA
43.3 17 8 8 1 0.500 1 1
6
Christian ChristinaChristina Christian
Brooklyn, NY
55.0 13 4 9 0 0.308 2 2
7
Starr RyanRyan Starr
Sunland, CA
38.8 5 2 3 0 0.400 1 1
8
Gil A.J.A.J. Gil
San Diego, CA
16.7 7 1 6 0 0.143 0 0
9
Day EJayEJay Day
Lawrenceville, GA
36.5 10 4 6 0 0.400 0 0
9
Verraros JimJim Verraros
Crystal Lake, IL
17.0 3 0 3 0 0.000 0 0
Semifinalists
Place Name / Hometown #Ep #Pf. Average Rating Hi Lo σ 0-19 20-39 40-59 60-79 80-100
200 SF
Aaron ChristopherChristopher Aaron
Duluth, GA
2 2
40.0
 
49 31 20.5 0 1 1 0 0
200 SF
Bachelier AlexandraAlexandra Bachelier
Miami, FL
1 1
16.0
 
16 16 17.0 1 0 0 0 0
200 SF
Badano ChrisChris Badano
Parsippany, NJ
1 1
25.0
 
25 25 14.0 0 1 0 0 0
200 SF
Burge NatalieNatalie Burge
Morton, IL
1 1
43.0
 
43 43 15.0 0 0 1 0 0
200 SF
Chiles KhaleefKhaleef Chiles
Plainfield, NJ
1 1
20.0
 
20 20 18.0 0 1 0 0 0
200 SF
Eaves RodesiaRodesia Eaves
Columbia, SC
1 1
9.0
 
9 9 14.0 1 0 0 0 0
200 SF
Estrin BradBrad Estrin
Valley Village, CA
1 1
9.0
 
9 9 13.0 1 0 0 0 0
200 SF
Glover KelliKelli Glover
Cranford, NJ
2 2
57.5
 
62 53 18.0 0 0 1 1 0
200 SF
Herrera AdrielAdriel Herrera
Odessa, TX
1 1
58.0
 
58 58 21.0 0 0 1 0 0
200 SF
Holt KristinKristin Holt
Plano, TX
1 1
28.0
 
28 28 15.0 0 1 0 0 0
200 SF
JamarJamar
Atlanta, GA
1 1
15.0
 
15 15 14.0 1 0 0 0 0
200 SF
Lopez AlexisAlexis Lopez
Modesto, CA
2 2
49.5
 
55 44 19.0 0 0 2 0 0
200 SF
Lowery JazminJazmin Lowery
Hempstead, NY
1 1
38.0
 
38 38 23.0 0 1 0 0 0
200 SF
Peel AngelaAngela Peel
Chicago, IL
2 2
51.5
 
60 43 22.0 0 0 1 1 0
200 SF
Ross TaneshaTanesha Ross
Auburn, WA
1 1
21.0
 
21 21 14.0 0 1 0 0 0
200 SF
Sanders MelanieMelanie Sanders
Atlanta, GA
1 1
53.0
 
53 53 15.0 0 0 1 0 0
200 SF
Scott MarkMark Scott
Portage, IN
1 1
21.0
 
21 21 24.0 0 1 0 0 0
200 SF
Sinuet GilGil Sinuet
Manhattan, NY
1 1
42.0
 
42 42 23.0 0 0 1 0 0
200 SF
Taylor TeniaTenia Taylor
Orange Park, FL
1 1
24.0
 
24 24 16.0 0 1 0 0 0
200 SF
Waddell JustinnJustinn Waddell
Dayton, NJ
1 1
19.0
 
19 19 15.0 1 0 0 0 0
Place Name / Hometown Avg. Rtg. SF FI Solo Lo1 Growth #Ep. B3 SAge FFact RFact
200 SF
Aaron ChristopherChristopher Aaron
Duluth, GA
40.0 40.0 n/a 40.0 31.0 n/a 2 0 7.5 n/a n/a
200 SF
Bachelier AlexandraAlexandra Bachelier
Miami, FL
16.0 16.0 n/a 16.0 16.0 n/a 1 0 10.0 n/a n/a
200 SF
Badano ChrisChris Badano
Parsippany, NJ
25.0 25.0 n/a 25.0 25.0 n/a 1 0 8.0 n/a n/a
200 SF
Burge NatalieNatalie Burge
Morton, IL
43.0 43.0 n/a 43.0 43.0 n/a 1 0 41.0 n/a n/a
200 SF
Chiles KhaleefKhaleef Chiles
Plainfield, NJ
20.0 20.0 n/a 20.0 20.0 n/a 1 0 33.0 n/a n/a
200 SF
Eaves RodesiaRodesia Eaves
Columbia, SC
9.0 9.0 n/a 9.0 9.0 n/a 1 0 35.0 n/a n/a
200 SF
Estrin BradBrad Estrin
Valley Village, CA
9.0 9.0 n/a 9.0 9.0 n/a 1 0 21.0 n/a n/a
200 SF
Glover KelliKelli Glover
Cranford, NJ
57.5 57.5 n/a 57.5 53.0 n/a 2 0 23.5 n/a n/a
200 SF
Herrera AdrielAdriel Herrera
Odessa, TX
58.0 58.0 n/a 58.0 58.0 n/a 1 0 4.0 n/a n/a
200 SF
Holt KristinKristin Holt
Plano, TX
28.0 28.0 n/a 28.0 28.0 n/a 1 0 1.0 n/a n/a
200 SF
JamarJamar
Atlanta, GA
15.0 15.0 n/a 15.0 15.0 n/a 1 0 18.0 n/a n/a
200 SF
Lopez AlexisAlexis Lopez
Modesto, CA
49.5 49.5 n/a 49.5 44.0 n/a 2 0 20.5 n/a n/a
200 SF
Lowery JazminJazmin Lowery
Hempstead, NY
38.0 38.0 n/a 38.0 38.0 n/a 1 0 6.0 n/a n/a
200 SF
Peel AngelaAngela Peel
Chicago, IL
51.5 51.5 n/a 51.5 43.0 n/a 2 0 12.5 n/a n/a
200 SF
Ross TaneshaTanesha Ross
Auburn, WA
21.0 21.0 n/a 21.0 21.0 n/a 1 0 29.0 n/a n/a
200 SF
Sanders MelanieMelanie Sanders
Atlanta, GA
53.0 53.0 n/a 53.0 53.0 n/a 1 0 21.0 n/a n/a
200 SF
Scott MarkMark Scott
Portage, IN
21.0 21.0 n/a 21.0 21.0 n/a 1 0 37.0 n/a n/a
200 SF
Sinuet GilGil Sinuet
Manhattan, NY
42.0 42.0 n/a 42.0 42.0 n/a 1 0 20.0 n/a n/a
200 SF
Taylor TeniaTenia Taylor
Orange Park, FL
24.0 24.0 n/a 24.0 24.0 n/a 1 0 16.0 n/a n/a
200 SF
Waddell JustinnJustinn Waddell
Dayton, NJ
19.0 19.0 n/a 19.0 19.0 n/a 1 0 36.0 n/a n/a
Place Name / Hometown Avg. Rtg. HTH W L T Pct Strk Solo
200 SF
Aaron ChristopherChristopher Aaron
Duluth, GA
40.0 0 0 0 0 n/a 0 0
200 SF
Bachelier AlexandraAlexandra Bachelier
Miami, FL
16.0 0 0 0 0 n/a 0 0
200 SF
Badano ChrisChris Badano
Parsippany, NJ
25.0 0 0 0 0 n/a 0 0
200 SF
Burge NatalieNatalie Burge
Morton, IL
43.0 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 0
200 SF
Chiles KhaleefKhaleef Chiles
Plainfield, NJ
20.0 3 1 2 0 0.333 0 0
200 SF
Eaves RodesiaRodesia Eaves
Columbia, SC
9.0 0 0 0 0 n/a 0 0
200 SF
Estrin BradBrad Estrin
Valley Village, CA
9.0 1 0 1 0 0.000 0 0
200 SF
Glover KelliKelli Glover
Cranford, NJ
57.5 6 4 1 1 0.750 2 2
200 SF
Herrera AdrielAdriel Herrera
Odessa, TX
58.0 6 3 3 0 0.500 1 1
200 SF
Holt KristinKristin Holt
Plano, TX
28.0 3 0 3 0 0.000 0 0
200 SF
JamarJamar
Atlanta, GA
15.0 1 0 1 0 0.000 0 0
200 SF
Lopez AlexisAlexis Lopez
Modesto, CA
49.5 4 1 3 0 0.250 1 1
200 SF
Lowery JazminJazmin Lowery
Hempstead, NY
38.0 0 0 0 0 n/a 0 0
200 SF
Peel AngelaAngela Peel
Chicago, IL
51.5 1 0 1 0 0.000 1 1
200 SF
Ross TaneshaTanesha Ross
Auburn, WA
21.0 1 0 1 0 0.000 0 0
200 SF
Sanders MelanieMelanie Sanders
Atlanta, GA
53.0 5 2 3 0 0.400 1 1
200 SF
Scott MarkMark Scott
Portage, IN
21.0 4 1 3 0 0.250 0 0
200 SF
Sinuet GilGil Sinuet
Manhattan, NY
42.0 2 1 1 0 0.500 0 0
200 SF
Taylor TeniaTenia Taylor
Orange Park, FL
24.0 1 0 1 0 0.000 0 0
200 SF
Waddell JustinnJustinn Waddell
Dayton, NJ
19.0 7 0 7 0 0.000 0 0

[back to top] Episodes

Pre-finals
Date Episode / Theme #Cn. #Pf. Average Rating Hi Lo σ 0-19 20-39 40-59 60-79 80-100
37425 Jun 18, 2002
Open
10 10
41.4
 
86 9 18.1 3 1 4 1 1
37432 Jun 25, 2002
Open
10 10
41.0
 
84 15 17.4 3 2 2 2 1
37439 Jul 2, 2002
Open
10 10
36.8
 
60 20 18.1 0 5 4 1 0
37446 Jul 9, 2002
Open
5 5
49.0
 
65 31 20.2 0 1 2 2 0
Date Episode / Theme Avg. Rtg. Solo SR In SR Out CR XFact SAge FFact RFact
37425 Jun 18, 2002
Open
41.4 41.4 n/a 41.4 41.4 n/a 29.5 100% 0.00
37432 Jun 25, 2002
Open
41.0 41.0 41.4 41.2 41.0 n/a 15.9 100% 0.10
37439 Jul 2, 2002
Open
36.8 36.8 41.2 39.7 36.8 n/a 22.5 80% 0.20
37446 Jul 9, 2002
Open
49.0 49.0 39.7 41.1 50.4 -2.80 16.2 100% 0.00
Finals
Date Episode / Theme #Cn. #Pf. Average Rating Hi Lo σ 0-19 20-39 40-59 60-79 80-100
37453 Jul 16, 2002
Motown
10 10
44.3
 
77 7 13.6 2 2 3 3 0
37460 Jul 23, 2002
1960s
8 8
47.8
 
89 10 15.1 2 0 4 0 2
37467 Jul 30, 2002
1970s
7 7
50.4
 
76 29 19.1 0 3 1 3 0
37474 Aug 6, 2002
Big Band
6 6
64.5
 
95 36 14.5 0 1 2 1 2
37481 Aug 13, 2002
Burt Bacharach Love Songs
5 5
53.6
 
92 15 20.4 1 0 2 1 1
37488 Aug 20, 2002
1980s & 1990s
4 8
54.5
 
82 17 21.0 2 0 1 4 1
37495 Aug 27, 2002
Idol's Choice / Judge's Choice
3 6
58.8
 
82 36 23.3 0 1 3 1 1
37502 Sep 3, 2002
Finale
2 6
60.7
 
74 41 17.2 0 0 2 4 0
Date Episode / Theme Avg. Rtg. Solo SR In SR Out CR XFact SAge FFact RFact
37453 Jul 16, 2002
Motown
44.3 44.3 41.1 41.8 49.7 -10.25 32.5 80% 0.20
37460 Jul 23, 2002
1960s
47.8 47.8 41.8 42.7 52.9 -7.63 37.0 88% 0.13
37467 Jul 30, 2002
1970s
50.4 50.4 42.7 43.6 56.3 -7.64 30.1 100% 0.00
37474 Aug 6, 2002
Big Band
64.5 64.5 43.6 45.5 60.3 +5.33 45.7 100% 0.00
37481 Aug 13, 2002
Burt Bacharach Love Songs
53.6 53.6 45.5 46.1 60.1 -7.74 26.8 100% 0.00
37488 Aug 20, 2002
1980s & 1990s
54.5 54.5 46.1 46.9 61.8 -9.75 13.4 100% 0.00
37495 Aug 27, 2002
Idol's Choice / Judge's Choice
58.8 58.8 46.9 47.8 58.5 +0.38 21.5 100% 0.00
37502 Sep 3, 2002
Finale
60.7 60.7 47.8 48.6 64.9 -4.23 n/a 67% 0.67

[back to top] Ratings Distribution

Total of 91 performances
  3
 
10
 
9
 
7
 
21
 
9
 
12
 
11
 
7
 
2
 
 
  9- 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-79 80-89 90+  

[back to top] Top Performances

Highest-Rated Performances
Highest-Rated Performances
1
Stuff Like That There0001Stuff Like That There
95
 
2
A House Is Not A Home0001A House Is Not A Home
92
 
3
A Natural Woman0001A Natural Woman
89
 
4
And I Am Telling You Im Not Going0001And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going
86
 
5
Respect0001Respect
84
 
Minnie The Moocher0001Minnie The Moocher
84
 
7
Get Here0001Get Here
82
 
Without You0001Without You
82
 
9
Fool In Love0001Fool In Love
81
 
10
I Surrender0001I Surrender
79
 
Lowest-Rated Performances
Lowest-Rated Performances
1
Easy0001Easy
7
 
2
Daydream Believer0001Daydream Believer
9
 
Just Once0001Just Once
9
 
4
You Really Got Me0001You Really Got Me
10
 
5
All Or Nothing0001All Or Nothing
15
 
Careless Whisper0001Careless Whisper
15
 
Always Something There To Remind Me0001(There's) Always Something There To Remind Me
15
 
8
Save The Best For Last0001Save The Best For Last
16
 
9
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)0001How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
17
 
PYT Pretty Young Thing0001P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
17
 

[back to top] Summary

Thanks to the outstanding efforts of the Season One Review Crew, all performances from AI's fabled first season have been rated and cross-referenced as of May 2008.  The combined verdict of the 2002 and 2008 reviewers:  when it was good, Season One was very good, but when it was bad, you were better off watching C-SPAN.  Though it was the lowest-rated season thus far (by a lot), it featured two of the highest-rated contestants, the highest-rated performance, and three of the highest-rated episodes ever (two of which occurred after Tamyra Gray was eliminated, which almost defies belief.)

Sometime soon we'll publish a Season summary article.  Somebody named Kelly won, we think.

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