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The ULTIMATE American Idol Quiz

How well do you know the hit FOX reality singing competition that's ending it's 15 Season run Thursday night?

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  1. What Was The Name Of The Show That Inspired American Idol?

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    UK Idol
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    Pop Idol
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    Britain Idol
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    Wrong!

    Pop Idol was created by Simon Fuller, who then brought it to the United States as "American Idol" with him he also brought head judge, record executive Simon Cowell

  2. What Was The Name Of Ryan Seacrest's Co-Host In Season 1?

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    Brian Dunkleman
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    Nigel Lythgoe
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    Ken Warwick
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    Wrong!

    They ultimately decided on one host starting with Season 2

    Ken Warwick and Nigel Lythgoe were producers on American Idol

    They ultimately decided on one host starting with Season 2
  3. What Band Did Randy Jackson Play Bass For?

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    Boston
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    Foreigner
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    Journey
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    Wrong!

    Jackson played bass guitar for Journey from 1985-1987 and was featured on the album "Raised on Radio"

  4. What UK Boyband Did Simon Cowell Sign Prior To Idol?

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    Take That
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    Westlife
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    Boyzone
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    Cowell also executive produced the band's debut album which featured the hit single "Swear It Again" among others

    Cowell also executive produced the band's debut album which featured the hit single "Swear It Again" among others
  5. Speaking of That... Which Of Their Hit Songs Was Ruben Studdard's Winner's Single And Coronation Song?

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    The single peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in June of 2003 and has been certified Gold by the RIAA

  6. What Was The Name Of The Short Lived Spin-Off Of American Idol For Kids?

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    Kid Idol
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    American Juniors
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    American Kids
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    Wrong!

    The competition which was built to make a kids singing group of the same name only lasted one season

    One of the winners was a 13 Year Old named Lucy Hale, who is now a DMG Nashville Recording Artist and star of Freeform's "Pretty Little Liars"

    The competition which was built to make a kids singing group of the same name only lasted one season
  7. What's Kelly Clarkson's Highest Selling Single To Date?

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    Since U Been Gone
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    Behind These Hazel Eyes
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    Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)
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    "Stronger" has sold 4,533,000 copies in digital sales and been certified 4x Platinum

  8. This Top 40 Songstress Was An American Idol Contestant in Season 9... Name Her?

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    Tori was cut at the Final 40 in Hollywood Week... just missing the Top 24

  9. Which Current Idol Judge Was In The Audience For The First Finale?

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    Harry Connick Jr.
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    Jennifer Lopez
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    Keith Urban
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    Wrong!

    He was there with his then Will & Grace co-star Debra Messing who was a huge fan of the show

  10. Season 4 Finalist Constantine Maroulis Originated The Lead Role In What Broadway Musical?

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    School of Rock
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    Rock of Ages
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    We Will Rock You
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    He also had a cameo in the 2012 film adaptation

    He did however record "Bohemian Rhapsody" with the cast of We Will Rock You for the Hollywood Records tribute album "Killer Queen"

    He also had a cameo in the 2012 film adaptation
  11. Season 7 Finalist Carly Smithson Formed A Band With Original Members Of Evanescence. What Were They Called???

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    We Are The Fallen
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    We Are The Broken
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    We Are The Ocean
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    Their single "Bury Me Alive" got heavy radio play on Mainstream Rock stations

    Their single "Bury Me Alive" got heavy radio play on Mainstream Rock stations
  12. Howard Stern Encouraged People To Vote For This Notoriously Bad Contestant in Season 6. What Is His Name?

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    Stern's influence and the website "Vote For The Worst" helped Sanjaya reach 7th Place

  13. Which Of These Elvis Songs Did Chris Daughtry NOT Perform The Week He Was Eliminated?

    Ray Mickshaw
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    Suspicious Minds
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    A Little Less Conversation
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    Love Me Tender
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    Chris' 4th place elimination is one of the most shocking moments in American Idol history

  14. Everyone Knows That These 3 Are The Top 3 Highest Selling Idol Alums. Who Is The 4th?

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    Adam Lambert
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    Clay Aiken
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    Jordin Sparks
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    4. Clay Aiken - 5,069,000

    4. Clay Aiken - 5,069,000
  15. Season 15 Finalist MacKenzie Bourg Was Also On Season 3 Of The Voice, Whose Team Was He On?

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    Adam Levine
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    Cee Lo Green
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    Christina Aguilera
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    He was cut at the Top 20 Live Playoff and his elimination was quite shocking to fans of the show

  16. Which Winner's Single Has Sold The Most Copies

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    "Home" by Phillip Philips
    "Home" by Phillip Philips
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    "Inside Your Heaven" by Carrie Underwood
    "Inside Your Heaven" by Carrie Underwood
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    "A Moment Like This" by Kelly Clarkson
    "A Moment Like This" by Kelly Clarkson
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    Wrong!

    It has sold over 5 million digital copies to date

    Not only was "Home" the lead single off Phillip's debut album "The World From The Side of The Moon" but it was also the official song of the 2012 London Summer Olympics

    It has sold over 5 million digital copies to date
  17. Prior To Winning American Idol, Season 14 Champion Nick Fradiani And His Band Beach Avenue Were On What Show?

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    Nick's bandmates Ryan Zipp and Nick Abraham are now members of his backing band

    The Connecticut based band performed their original song "Coming Your Way" even though judge Howie Mandel advised against it... They were cut in the Vegas rounds just missing live shows

    Nick's bandmates Ryan Zipp and Nick Abraham are now members of his backing band
  18. Which Finale Had The Closest Vote Margin?

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    Season 7 (David Cook vs David Archuleta)
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    Season 10 (Scotty McCreery vs Lauren Alaina)
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    Season 2 (Ruben Studdard vs Clay Aiken)
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    By less than 1 percent!

    Ruben had 50.28% of America's vote, while Clay had 49.72%. Only 130,000 votes separated them

    By less than 1 percent!
  19. What Was The Name Of The Guy That Memorably Sang "Pants On The Ground"

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    General Larry Platt
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    General Larry Pratt
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    General Larry Patts
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    Wrong!

    Pull them pants up!!!

    In one of the most memorable auditions General Larry Platt sang his anthem about "sagging" for the judges and guest judge Mary J. Blige in Atlanta back in Season 9

    Pull them pants up!!!
  20. Which Of These Contestants Did NOT Get The Judges' Save?

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    Casey Abrams
    Casey Abrams
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    Colton Dixon
    Colton Dixon
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    Matt Giraud
    Matt Giraud
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    Unfortunately Colton was sent home in 7th Place... But has made quite the career for himself in Contemporary Christian Music

    The Judges Save was introduced in Season 8... It could be used ONE time up to the Top 4

    Unfortunately Colton was sent home in 7th Place... But has made quite the career for himself in Contemporary Christian Music
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