If the Audition Round is your favorite part of American Idol , oh boy, you are living your best life at the moment. Okay, that last one is new and also wild and maybe I am here for these antics? Jacob Moran, 24, Dansville, Mich. A hobby no more, says Katy Perry! His voice demands that he take singing seriously.
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Maybe not. The crowning of Allen was the icing on the bizarre slice of live music madness that was the Idol season finale. The episode also showcased its finalists with celeb-studded duets: Allen strumming alongside Grammy winner Keith Urban while a fully glammed-out Lambert rocked with iconic band Kiss. Thankfully, the arrival of Gene Simmons and his platform-booted Kiss gang in full regalia justified it all.
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The third season of American Idol premiered on Monday, January 19, , and continued until May 26, This was the last season to be aired in standard definition , with the only exception being the grand finale. Season 3 was the first season where both the winner and the runner-up had been in the bottom 2 or 3 prior to the finale. It was the first season to have a finale with two female contestants. It is also the first season where a Wild Card contestant, Leah LaBelle, was eliminated in the first episode of the finals.
It was hosted by Ryan Seacrest. Taylor Hicks won the competition. Tour followed the season finale.