- American Idol Extra
show_name = American Idol Extra
runtime = 1 hour
19 Entertainmentand Fremantle Media
19 Entertainmentand Fremantle Media
Dug James, Bob Boden
J. D. Roberto(2007-present, host) Gina Glocksenand Constantine Maroulis(2008-present, co-hosts) Mikalah Gordonand Matt Rogers (2006-2007; co-hosts) Ty Treadway(2006, host)
opentheme = "American Idol" Theme
endtheme = A song sung by that week's eliminated contestant.
country = USA
March 15, 2006
last_aired = present
num_episodes = 33
website = http://www.foxreality.com/shows.php?storyid=3530
imdb_id = 0810489
"American Idol Extra" is a television show that is shown on the
Fox Realitychannel and Star!and billed as "the show that picks up right where " American Idol" leaves off". The program features the first full-length interview with the most recent eliminated contestant and various behind-the-scenes material. The show airs in place of the Thursday edition of " Reality Remix".
It is hosted by
J. D. Robertoand co-hosted by Gina Glocksenand Constantine Maroulis, both former contestants of the show. J. D. interviews each week's eliminated contestant as well as Idol contestants from years past. The show includes exclusive behind the scenes packages from the Idol show as well as live, in studio, performances by former Idols. Judges Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Paula Abdulhave been periodically interviewed after the results show tapings.
The show premiered in 2006 and was shown on both Fox Reality and
The 101(the DirecTVowned and exclusive programming service). Ty Treadwaywas the host that season and Mikalah Gordonand Matt Rogers served as cohosts.
The second season (2007) brought some changes. As mentioned above, J. D. Roberto became the host and the show became exclusive to Fox Reality. In addition, the show is now taped on a stage of
CBS Television Cityadjacent to the "Idol" studio in front of a live studio audience.
In season 3,
Gina Glocksenand Constantine Maroulisreplaced Mikalah Gordonand Matt Rogers as the co-hosts of the show.
Weekly segments include interviews with audience members who watched the performance show, interviews with past "Idol" contestants, a trivia contest, and a viewer question submitted by text messages from
AT&T(formerly Cingular) subscribers.
March 21, 2006
Nikki McKibbinand Anthony Fedorovask trivia questions.
**Season 1 runner-up
Justin Guarinitalks about his new album.
**Season 4 runner up
Bo Biceshows viewers the making of his music video for "The Real Thing"
**Mikalah catches everyone up on the careers of Amy Adams, George Huff and
**Some of the top 12 talk about what they do to warm up before their performance.
March 22, 2006
**Ty interviews the guest coach for the week,
Barry Manilow, and later Jasmine Trias, about their opinions on the performances.
**Footage of season 4 winner
Carrie Underwoodafter she went backstage to talk to the top 16.
**Mikalah talks to wardrobe supervisor Miles Siggins about what each of the top 11 were wearing for the performance show.
March 29, 2006
*Eliminated Contestant: Lisa Tucker
**Season 3 runnerup
Diana DeGarmoshows some of her childhood performances and talks about how she got a part in the Broadway musical "Hairspray".
**Mikalah talks to music director Ricky Minor.
**Matt gives season 3 top 5 finalist George Huff some prized mementos, as he lost most of his possessions in
**The top 10 talk about the first concert they went to.
April 5, 2006
** Ty talks to guest coach
** The final 8 talk about what country means to them, and also how they would sum up Mandisa.
** Mikalah talks to hairstylist Teena Allen, makeup artist Mezghan Hussainy, and Patricia Clark of craft services.
** Garet Johnson, the
Wyomingcowboy eliminated in the Hollywood rounds, travels to New York City, gets to see Frenchie Davisin "Rent", and meets with students at LaGuardia Performing Arts High School.
April 12, 2006
**Season 1 top 3 finalist
Nikki McKibbinpreviews her new video and single.
**Mikalah talks to hairstylist Dean Banowetz and makeup artist Mezhgan Hussainy about their styling of the top 8.
**A look at Kevin Covais after his return home.
**The top 7 are asked to describe
Simon Cowell, what they think about when they sing a love song, and how they would describe Bucky Covington.
April 19, 2006
**The top 6 are asked to give their first thoughts on
Rod Stewart, asked what they were doing a year ago, what 3 words they would use to describe Randy Jackson, and how they would describe Ace.
**Ty interviews executive producer
**Mikalah talks to director
**Season 2 semifinalist
Jennifer Fuentesshows viewers around her job as the lead presenter at the Ringing Brothers, Barnum & Bailey circus.
April 26, 2006
**Behind the scenes footage of the top 6 Ford commercial.
**Ty interviews guest coaches
Andrea Bocelliand David Foster.
**The top 6 are asked what title they'd use if they had to write a love song about their life. The top 5 are asked 3 words to describe their time on American Idol, and for their opinion on Kellie.
**Mikalah talks to stage manager Debbie Williams.
**Ty interviews Paula Abdul.
May 3, 2006
**The top 4 talk about the worst birthday present they could ever get, a CD people would be surprised they own, and their thoughts on Paris.
**Season 2 top 6 finalist
Carmen Rasmusentalks about her struggles to get a record deal and her first album.
**Mikalah talks to wardrobe stylist Miles Siggins about the clothes worn for the top 5 performance show.
**Ty talks to season 1 runner-up
Justin Guariniand season 5 top 10 finalist Lisa Tucker, and Lisa returns to the children's theater where she got her start.
May 10, 2006
May 17, 2006
**Kellie returns to her hometown to big fanfare.
**Mikalah does a recap of all the backstage crew she has talked to over the season.
**Ty talks to Nigel Lythgoe.
**The making of the top 3 Ford commercial.
**The top 3 talk about how they've changed since they started
American Idol, and various contestants talk about their feelings for Elliott.
May 24, 2006
*Winner and Runner Up:
Taylor Hicksand Katharine McPhee
March 15, 2007
*Eliminated Contestant: Brandon Rogers
**Season 5 Top 10 finalist Lisa Tucker performs.
**The show looks back on
Carrie Underwoodand her visit with the top 12 of this year.
**Brandon talks about his elimination and his plans for the future.
**His final performance is seen in its entirety at the episode's end. It had not been shown on the original Fox broadcast due to time constraints.
March 22, 2007
*Eliminated Contestant: Stephanie Edwards
**Paris Bennett, a Top 5 finalist from last season, visits the Idol Extra stage and performs.
**A look back on
Taylor Hicksand his successes after Idol.
**Edwards' final performance is shown completely; as with Rogers' the previous week, it had not been shown on the Fox broadcast as time had expired.
**The top 10 give their thoughts on how Stephanie will succeed in the future.
March 29, 2007
April 5, 2007
April 12, 2007
Mandisaperforms "True Beauty" and talks about her new book and her career after American Idol.
April 19, 2007
April 26, 2007
*Eliminated Contestant: None
*Note: All six of the remaining contestants were interviewed at separate points in the broadcast:
Melinda Doolittleand Jordin Sparks, Blake Lewisand Chris Richardson, Phil Staceyand LaKisha Jones.
May 3, 2007
Phil Stacey, Chris Richardson
Ace Young(season 5) performed a song from his new album
Haley Scarnato's return to her hometown of San Antonio, Texasis chronicled
May 10, 2007
May 17, 2007
May 24, 2007
*Winner and Runner Up:
Jordin Sparksand Blake Lewis
March 13, 2008
Sanjaya Malakarmade a special appearance and had an interview.
March 20, 2008
Gina Glocksenhad an exclusive one-on-one interview with Kellie Pickler.
March 27, 2008
Ruben Studdardperforms single from his new album.
Haley Scarnatoperformed, and did an in-depth interview about life after Idol.
April 3, 2008
Ace Youngperforms single from his new album.
April 10, 2008
*Eliminated Contestant: Michael Johns
Blake Lewisperforms single from his new album.
April 17, 2008
Kristy Lee Cook
Kristy Lee Cookstated her song choice for Andrew Lloyd Webberweek had she not been eliminated had already been selected and would have been " Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" from "Evita"
**Kristy announced she is engaged to boyfriend
Bo Biceperforms single "Gone" from his new album.
April 24, 2008
**Michael Johns made a special surprise for Carly Smithson. He also interviewed about his thoughts from the judges, his previous appearances, his upcoming appearance for the White House Correspondents' Dinner, and his song choices that he should have sing after he got eliminated.
Constantine Maroulishad an exclusive one-on-one interview with Jordin Sparks.
Gina Glocksenperforms single from her new album.
May 1, 2008
*Other Features::*Like Michael Johns,
Kristy Lee Cookmade a special surprise for Brooke White. She also interviewed about her previous appearances, and her song choices that she should have sing after she got eliminated.:*JD Roberto had an exclusive interview with Paula Abdul about the controversy between her and Jason Castro after the first performance.
May 8, 2008
Paula Abdul, Randy Jacksonand Simon Cowellmake a guest appearance on the show and they comfort Jason. Plus the remaining 3 finalists; David Cook, Syesha Mercadoand David Archuletavia video only.:* JD Robertointerviews Castro's sister and brother.:*Today's show also goes through several past great performances that Jason Castrohad sung. Among them; Hallelujah and Over the Rainbow.:* LaKisha Jonesperforms her Gospel single.
May 15, 2008
*Other Features::* The 10 eliminated finalists were congratulated to David Archuleta and David Cook for being the Final 2, and JD Roberto finally interviewed Syesha Mercado as the last eliminated finalist on the show.:*
Sanjaya Malakarand Diana DeGarmoperformed
May 22, 2008
*Winner and Runner-Up: David Cook and
JD Robertohad last interviews with the eliminated Top 12 Finalists about their finale performances and feedbacks for the Final 2. He also had an exclusive one-on-one interview separately with David Archuletaand David Cook.
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