American Idol Extra

American Idol Extra

Infobox Television
show_name = American Idol Extra

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runtime = 1 hour
creator = 19 Entertainment and Fremantle Media
developer = 19 Entertainment and Fremantle Media
executive_producer = Dug James, Bob Boden
starring = J. D. Roberto (2007-present, host)
Gina Glocksen and Constantine Maroulis (2008-present, co-hosts)
Mikalah Gordon and Matt Rogers (2006-2007; co-hosts) Ty Treadway (2006, host)
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opentheme = "American Idol" Theme
endtheme = A song sung by that week's eliminated contestant.
country = USA
network = Fox Reality
first_aired = March 15, 2006
last_aired = present
num_episodes = 33
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imdb_id = 0810489
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"American Idol Extra" is a television show that is shown on the Fox Reality channel 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. Roberto and co-hosted by Gina Glocksen and 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 Abdul have been periodically interviewed after the results show tapings.

The show premiered in 2006 and was shown on both Fox Reality and The 101 (the DirecTV owned and exclusive programming service). Ty Treadway was the host that season and Mikalah Gordon and 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 City adjacent to the "Idol" studio in front of a live studio audience.

In season 3, Gina Glocksen and Constantine Maroulis replaced Mikalah Gordon and 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.


Episode 1

*Airdate: March 21, 2006
*Eliminated Contestant: Melissa McGhee
*Other features:
**Previous contestants Nikki McKibbin and Anthony Fedorov ask trivia questions.
**Season 1 runner-up Justin Guarini talks about his new album.
**Season 4 runner up Bo Bice shows viewers the making of his music video for "The Real Thing"
**Mikalah catches everyone up on the careers of Amy Adams, George Huff and Kimberley Locke.
**Some of the top 12 talk about what they do to warm up before their performance.

Episode 2

*Airdate: March 22, 2006
*Eliminated Contestant: Kevin Covais
*Other features:
**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 Underwood after 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.

Episode 3

*Airdate: March 29, 2006
*Eliminated Contestant: Lisa Tucker
*Other Features:
**Season 3 runnerup Diana DeGarmo shows 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 Hurricane Katrina.
**The top 10 talk about the first concert they went to.

Episode 4

*Airdate: April 5, 2006
*Eliminated Contestant: Mandisa
*Other Features:
** Ty talks to guest coach Kenny Rogers
** 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 Wyoming cowboy eliminated in the Hollywood rounds, travels to New York City, gets to see Frenchie Davis in "Rent", and meets with students at LaGuardia Performing Arts High School.

Episode 5

*Airdate: April 12, 2006
*Eliminated Contestant: Bucky Covington
*Other Features:
**Season 1 top 3 finalist Nikki McKibbin previews 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.

Episode 6

*Airdate: April 19, 2006
*Eliminated Contestant: Ace Young
*Other Features:
**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 Nigel Lythgoe.
**Mikalah talks to director Bruce Gowers.
**Season 2 semifinalist Jennifer Fuentes shows viewers around her job as the lead presenter at the Ringing Brothers, Barnum & Bailey circus.

Episode 7

*Airdate: April 26, 2006
*Eliminated Conetstant: Kellie Pickler
*Other Features:
**Behind the scenes footage of the top 6 Ford commercial.
**Ty interviews guest coaches Andrea Bocelli and 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.

Episode 8

*Airdate: May 3, 2006
*Eliminated Contestant: Paris Bennett
*Other Features:
**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 Rasmusen talks 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 Guarini and season 5 top 10 finalist Lisa Tucker, and Lisa returns to the children's theater where she got her start.

Episode 9

*Airdate: May 10, 2006
*Eliminated Contestant: Chris Daughtry

Episode 10

*Airdate: May 17, 2006
*Eliminated Contestant: Elliott Yamin
*Other Features:
**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.

Episode 11

*Airdate: May 24, 2006
*Winner and Runner Up: Taylor Hicks and Katharine McPhee

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Episode 12

*Airdate: March 15, 2007
*Eliminated Contestant: Brandon Rogers
*Other Features:
**Season 5 Top 10 finalist Lisa Tucker performs.
**The show looks back on Carrie Underwood and 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.

Episode 13

*Airdate: March 22, 2007
*Eliminated Contestant: Stephanie Edwards
*Other Features:
**Paris Bennett, a Top 5 finalist from last season, visits the Idol Extra stage and performs.
**A look back on Taylor Hicks and 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.

Episode 14

*Airdate: March 29, 2007
*Eliminated Contestant: Chris Sligh

Episode 15

*Airdate: April 5, 2007
*Eliminated Contestant: Gina Glocksen

Episode 16

*Airdate: April 12, 2007
*Eliminated Contestant: Haley Scarnato
*Other Features:
**Mandisa performs "True Beauty" and talks about her new book and her career after American Idol.

Episode 17

*Airdate: April 19, 2007
*Eliminated Contestant: Sanjaya Malakar

Episode 18

*Airdate: April 26, 2007
*Eliminated Contestant: None
*Note: All six of the remaining contestants were interviewed at separate points in the broadcast: Melinda Doolittle and Jordin Sparks, Blake Lewis and Chris Richardson, Phil Stacey and LaKisha Jones.

Episode 19

*Airdate: May 3, 2007
*Eliminated Contestants: Phil Stacey, Chris Richardson
*Other features:
**Ace Young (season 5) performed a song from his new album
**Haley Scarnato's return to her hometown of San Antonio, Texas is chronicled

Episode 20

*Airdate: May 10, 2007
*Eliminated Contestant: LaKisha Jones

Episode 21

*Airdate: May 17, 2007
*Eliminated Contestant: Melinda Doolittle

Episode 22

*Airdate: May 24, 2007
*Winner and Runner Up: Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis

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Episode 23

*Airdate: March 13, 2008
*Eliminated Contestant: David Hernandez
*Other Features:
**Melinda Doolittle performed
** Sanjaya Malakar made a special appearance and had an interview.

Episode 24

*Airdate: March 20, 2008
*Eliminated Contestant: Amanda Overmyer
*Other Features:
**Chris Richardson performed
** Gina Glocksen had an exclusive one-on-one interview with Kellie Pickler.

Episode 25

*Airdate: March 27, 2008
*Eliminated Contestant: Chikezie
*Other Features:
**Ruben Studdard performs single from his new album.
**Haley Scarnato performed, and did an in-depth interview about life after Idol.

Episode 26

*Airdate: April 3, 2008
*Eliminated Contestant: Ramiele Malubay
*Other Features:
**Ace Young performs single from his new album.

Episode 27

*Airdate: April 10, 2008
*Eliminated Contestant: Michael Johns
*Other Features:
**Blake Lewis performs single from his new album.

Episode 28

*Airdate: April 17, 2008
*Eliminated Contestant: Kristy Lee Cook
*Other Features:
**Kristy Lee Cook stated her song choice for Andrew Lloyd Webber week 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 Bice performs single "Gone" from his new album.

Episode 29

*Airdate: April 24, 2008
*Eliminated Contestant: Carly Smithson
*Other Features:
**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 Maroulis had an exclusive one-on-one interview with Jordin Sparks.
** Gina Glocksen performs single from her new album.

Episode 30

*Airdate: May 1, 2008
*Eliminated Contestant: Brooke White
*Other Features::*Like Michael Johns, Kristy Lee Cook made 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.

Episode 31

*Airdate: May 8, 2008
*Eliminated Contestant: Jason Castro
*Other Features::*Judges; Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell make a guest appearance on the show and they comfort Jason. Plus the remaining 3 finalists; David Cook, Syesha Mercado and David Archuleta via video only.:*JD Roberto interviews Castro's sister and brother.:*Today's show also goes through several past great performances that Jason Castro had sung. Among them; Hallelujah and Over the Rainbow.:*LaKisha Jones performs her Gospel single.

Episode 32

*Airdate: May 15, 2008
*Eliminated Contestant: Syesha Mercado
*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 Malakar and Diana DeGarmo performed

Episode 33

*Airdate: May 22, 2008
*Winner and Runner-Up: David Cook and David Archuleta
*Other Features::* JD Roberto had 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 Archuleta and David Cook.

External links

* [ "American Idol Extra" at]
*imdb name|0810489

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